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    2022 NSW Open

    The NSW Chess Association has great pleasure in inviting entries to the NSW Open, the premier
    weekender. There are outstanding prizes on offer, with the Minor
    boasting the richest prize-pool for U1600s in Australia. We look forward to seeing you there!

    Entry is limited to 150 players.

    Where: The Russian Club
    5-7 Albert Rd, Strathfield, NSW
    When: Saturday 11th, Sunday 12th & Monday 13th June 2022

    Schedule:
    Saturday:
    11am–11:30am Registration
    12 noon Round 1
    4:30pm Round 2
    Sunday:
    9:30am Round 3
    2:00pm Round 4
    6:30pm Round 5
    Monday:
    9:30am Round 6
    2:00pm Round 7
    6:30pm Prizegiving

    Prize fund: $8,750 (all prizes guaranteed)
    Open:
    1st $1500 2nd $1000 3rd $650 4th $550 5th $400
    Rating divisions: U2000-1800, U1800 - 1st $300 2nd $175 – in each division

    Minor (U1600 ACF): 1st $1000 2nd $600 3rd $500 4th $350 5th $300
    Rating divisions: U1400-1200, U1200 - 1st $300 2nd $175 – in each division

    Time control: 90 minutes plus 30 seconds per move
    Open entry fees if registered by 9 June: Adult: $110 Junior [U18]: $102 Pensioner: $92
    Open entry fees if registered on 10 June: Adult: $135 Junior [U18]: $120 Pensioner: $110
    Open entry fees if registered on 11 June: Adult: $175 Junior [U18]: $160 Pensioner: $150
    Minor entry fees if registered by 9 June: Adult: $100 Junior [U18]: $93 Pensioner: $82
    Minor entry fees if registered on 10 June: Adult: $125 Junior [U18]: $115 Pensioner: $100
    Minor entry fees if registered on 11 June: Adult: $165 Junior [U18]: $155 Pensioner: $140
     You need to register and pay by 9 June to be eligible for the early entry fee.
     Entries on the day of the tournament will be included in the round 1 draw at the arbiter’s discretion. Absolutely no entries will be accepted after 11:30am.
     Full-time students under 25 can enter at the junior rate. Student ID card must be produced on the day of the
    tournament otherwise the applicable adult entry fee will be charged.
     For Pensioner discount, Pensioner Concession Card or Commonwealth Seniors Health Card must be produced on the day of the tournament
    otherwise the applicable adult entry fee will be charged.
     Exemption from entry fees: FIDE titleholders – GM, IM, WGM, WIM. Entry must be received by the early
    entry cut off date of 9 June or full entry fees must be paid.
     Players are eligible for one prize only. Rating prizes are based on ACF ratings. Unrated players are not
    eligible for rating-restricted prizes, including 1st-5th prizes in the Minor.
     The Open Division will be FIDE and ACF rated. The U1600 will be ACF rated. Players not normally resident
    in Australia must have a FIDE ID number to enter the Open tournament. This can be obtained from their
    national federation.
     Forfeit times: Any player who arrives at the chessboard more than 30 minutes after the start of the session
    shall lose the game unless the arbiter decides otherwise.
     All NSW resident players must be full members of (or join) the NSWCA or the NSWJCL.
     By entering the event players acknowledge that the decision of the organiser (NSWCA) is final.
     For further information contact e-mail tournaments@nswca.org.au or visit the NSWCA website:
    www.nswca.org.au
     Players may request up to two half point byes prior to the start of the round before the bye is needed. Half point
    byes are not available in the last two rounds.
     All prizes not redeemed within 3 months will be treated as donations to the next Olympiad.

    NSW Open website
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    Excellent that this event is on again!
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    Currently 71 entries, with 46 in the Open and 25 in the U1600.
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    Now 100 entries, with 66 in the Open and 34 in the U1600.
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    Now 125 entries, with 82 in the Open and 43 in the U1600.
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    As the capacity limit of 150 has been reached entries are now closed.
    Total 150 entries (100 Open, 50 U1600).
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    Is there any live pairing and round results to follow? Thx

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    Last edited by Bill Gletsos; 11-06-2022 at 01:01 PM. Reason: removed in correct live games link

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    155 total entries with 103 in Open, 52 in U1600.

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    Thank you Bill for the link to live games

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    So close but so very far for Savin against Gary Lane

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    Congratulations to Igor Bjelobrk for winning the 2022 NSW Open with a score of 6.5/7.
    Congratulations also to Kamal Jain for winning the 2022 NSW Open U1600 also with a score of 6.5/7.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Gletsos View Post
    Congratulations to Igor Bjelobrk for winning the 2022 NSW Open with a score of 6.5/7.
    Congratulations also to Kamal Jain for winning the 2022 NSW Open U1600 also with a score of 6.5/7.
    Hi Bill, is there any detailed list of the winning players?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tt1900 View Post
    Hi Bill, is there any detailed list of the winning players?
    The link Scott posted up above seems to have some good details.

    Below is a link to the Open results after rd 7.

    https://chess-results.com/tnr646116....n=1&art=1&rd=7

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    Oh, I mean who won the rating group prize etc, I just can’t work out in the minor group myself, as we have to travel back to QLD and missed out the prize presentation.

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