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    Surfers Paradise Open to World 2008

    Surfers Paradise Open 2008

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    Hi to all ,

    Coming up soon: 2008 "Surfers Paradise Open to World" chess tournament.
    Tan Myer Grand Prix 5 category

    When: 30/31 August 2008
    Where: Broadbeach SLSC same as last Year

    1st prize $2000
    Juniors under 1200 or 1000 is going to be decided but 1st prize > Playstation 3 worth $700

    For more information follow our website: www.kingsofchess.biz

    see you there

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    Looking forward to it, I will play the open division this year so its more of an experience , and I tend to play badly when faced with low rated opposistion cause I get lazy and don't try .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ziah
    Looking forward to it, I will play the open division this year so its more of an experience , and I tend to play badly when faced with low rated opposistion cause I get lazy and don't try .
    I do not think you would get any low rated opposition if you played in the Under 1600 Division. You would also get a lot of players rated about 1300-1400 acf, which will provide plenty of challenges over 7 rounds.

    If you play in the top division (the open), you will get almost all games with players rated over 1600.

    Last year the lowest rated player faced a field of:

    1868, 1654, 1695, 1761, 1333, 1668 and 1430.
    Last edited by Garvinator; 20-04-2008 at 08:51 PM.

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    Can't find the round times. But a word of advice: most of the top chessplayers have been night-owls who detest early mornings. The same seems to be true of Australian chessplayers, at least according to one of the most one-sided polls ever on this site. A registration at 8.30-9.15AM, as at Broadbeach, is more likely to repel such people, and more so if they live far from the Gold Coast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jono
    Can't find the round times. But a word of advice: most of the top chessplayers have been night-owls who detest early mornings. The same seems to be true of Australian chessplayers, at least according to one of the most one-sided polls ever on this site. A registration at 8.30-9.15AM, as at Broadbeach, is more likely to repel such people, and more so if they live far from the Gold Coast.
    SURFERS PARADISE OPEN
    2008 CHESS TOURNAMENT
    Surf the chess board!
    Excellent air-conditioned venue, where you can stay, dine and play chess. Have a fantastic weekend playing chess on the Gold Coast - the tourist capital of Australia.
    $2000 First Prize 2008 Myer Tan Grand Prix Class 5
    At Quality Hotels Mermaid Waters
    Cnr Markeri Street and Sunshine Boulevard
    Mermaid Waters, Gold Coast, QLD 4218
    T: (0061) 75572 2500 F: (0061) 75572 9787
    To book a room quote reference No. #63224
    E: functions.mwhotel@alhgroup.com.au
    W: www.mermaidwatershotel.com.au
    PARADISE SECTION (FIDE-rated, 3 days)
    Open to everyone to enter:
    Friday 29 ( Gold Coast Show day as a Public Holiday) Saturday, 30 and Sunday, 31 August 2008
    SESSION TIMES:
    Friday: Registration 8.30-9.15AM,
    Rd1 9.30AM, Rd 2 2.30 PM
    Saturday: Rd 3 9.30AM, Rd 4 2.30 PM
    Sunday: Rd 5 9.30AM, Rd 6 2.30 PM
    Presentation 6.30PM
    ENTRY FEE: $ 90 (Grandmasters free entry)
    FORMAT: Six-round Swiss
    TIME CONTROLS: 90 min + 30 sec per move
    PRIZES: First $2000, Second $1000, Third $500,
    Fourth $200, Fifth $100, Brilliancy prize $200
    SURFING SECTION ( ACF-rated, 2 days)
    Restricted to players rated under 2000
    Saturday, 30 August – Sunday, 31 August
    SESSION TIMES:
    Saturday: Registration 8.30-9.15AM,
    Rd1 9.30AM, Rd 2 12.00PM, Rd 3 2.30 PM
    Sunday: Rd 4 9.30AM, Rd 5 12.00PM,
    Rd 6 2.30 PM, Presentation 5.00PM
    ENTRY FEE: $ 60
    FORMAT: Six-round Swiss
    TIME CONTROLS: 60 min + 10 sec per move
    PRIZES: 1st $500, 2nd $200, 3rd $100,
    Under 1600: 1st $200, 2nd $100, 3rd $50, Under 1100 Junior: Wii Game Console, Runners up: medals
    Under 1100 Adult: $100.00, Runners up : medals
    Under 700 Junior: Mobile phone, Runners up: medals
    FUN SECTION ( 1 day)
    For beginners and parents. Restricted to unrated players.
    No clock, no recording of moves.
    Saturday, 30 August
    SESSION TIMES: same as “Surfing” section
    ENTRY FEE: $ 30 1st Prize: $100 Runners up: medals
    Information on this form are subject to change
    REGISTRATION CLOSES ON 20 August 2008.
    Please note: Tournament details are subject to change.
    ENTRY FORM
    Name: ___________________________________
    Address:__________________________________
    _________________________________________
    Phone: _____________ D.O.B.:____________
    Status: _____________ Rating:____________
    (Adult / Junior)
    Email:____________________________________
    Section entering: Paradise / Surfing / Fun
    (Please circle one) (Open) (U2000) (Unrated)
    Entries and payments closing on Monday, 25 August 2008. Venue capacity limited to 120 players.
    Players who fail to register in person 8:30am - 9:15am on the day will be given a half point bye for round one.
    Note: Entrants must be current CAQ members;
    non-members or lapsed members may join with this entry.
    Entry fee payable: $ _______________________________
    (including CAQ membership fee of $10, if applicable)
    Signature:________________________________________
    Post with fee to: Kings of Chess, PO Box 5253,
    Q Super Centre, Mermaid Waters Q 4218, Australia
    Direct bank deposit to: Kings of chess, ANZ Bank,
    SWIFT code: ANZBAU3M, BSB: 014 688,
    Acc. Number: 4895 63975. Quote player’s name as reference.
    For credit card payments ring us or please fax details to:
    Fax. (0061) 07 5578 6171
    Enquiries: (0061) 07 5578 5872 Mob (0061) 0414 673 228
    Email: info@kingsofchess.biz Web: www.kingsofchess.biz
    Last edited by Kings of chess; 06-06-2008 at 06:59 PM.

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    SURFERS PARADISE OPEN
    2008 CHESS TOURNAMENT
    Surf the chess board!
    Excellent air-conditioned venue, where you can stay, dine and play chess. Have a fantastic weekend playing chess on the Gold Coast - the tourist capital of Australia.
    $2000 First Prize 2008 Myer Tan Grand Prix Class 5
    At Quality Hotels Mermaid Waters
    Cnr Markeri Street and Sunshine Boulevard
    Mermaid Waters, Gold Coast, QLD 4218
    T: (0061) 75572 2500 F: (0061) 75572 9787
    To book a room quote reference No. #63224. Great prices for groups up to 4 people from $50 or ideal for Family from $164.00 per night
    E: functions.mwhotel@alhgroup.com.au
    W: www.mermaidwatershotel.com.au

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kings of chess
    SURFERS PARADISE OPEN
    2008 CHESS TOURNAMENT
    Surf the chess board!
    Excellent air-conditioned venue, where you can stay, dine and play chess. Have a fantastic weekend playing chess on the Gold Coast - the tourist capital of Australia.
    $2000 First Prize 2008 Myer Tan Grand Prix Class 5
    At Quality Hotels Mermaid Waters
    Cnr Markeri Street and Sunshine Boulevard
    Mermaid Waters, Gold Coast, QLD 4218
    T: (0061) 75572 2500 F: (0061) 75572 9787
    To book a room quote reference No. #63224. Great prices for groups up to 4 people from $50 or ideal for Family from $164.00 per night
    E: functions.mwhotel@alhgroup.com.au
    W: www.mermaidwatershotel.com.au
    Surfers Paradise Open with live games transmitting by MONROI.
    See as example some of suprise games from NSW OPEN 2008

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kings of chess
    SURFERS PARADISE OPEN
    2008 CHESS TOURNAMENT
    Surf the chess board!
    Excellent air-conditioned venue, where you can stay, dine and play chess. Have a fantastic weekend playing chess on the Gold Coast - the tourist capital of Australia.
    $2000 First Prize 2008 Myer Tan Grand Prix Class 5
    At Quality Hotels Mermaid Waters
    Cnr Markeri Street and Sunshine Boulevard
    Mermaid Waters, Gold Coast, QLD 4218
    T: (0061) 75572 2500 F: (0061) 75572 9787
    To book a room quote reference No. #63224
    E: functions.mwhotel@alhgroup.com.au
    W: www.mermaidwatershotel.com.au
    PARADISE SECTION (FIDE-rated, 3 days)
    Open to everyone to enter:
    Friday 29 ( Gold Coast Show day as a Public Holiday) Saturday, 30 and Sunday, 31 August 2008
    SESSION TIMES:
    Friday: Registration 8.30-9.15AM,
    Rd1 9.30AM, Rd 2 2.30 PM
    Saturday: Rd 3 9.30AM, Rd 4 2.30 PM
    Sunday: Rd 5 9.30AM, Rd 6 2.30 PM
    Presentation 6.30PM
    ENTRY FEE: $ 90 (Grandmasters free entry)
    FORMAT: Six-round Swiss
    TIME CONTROLS: 90 min + 30 sec per move
    PRIZES: First $2000, Second $1000, Third $500,
    Fourth $200, Fifth $100, Brilliancy prize $200
    SURFING SECTION ( ACF-rated, 2 days)
    Restricted to players rated under 2000
    Saturday, 30 August – Sunday, 31 August
    SESSION TIMES:
    Saturday: Registration 8.30-9.15AM,
    Rd1 9.30AM, Rd 2 12.00PM, Rd 3 2.30 PM
    Sunday: Rd 4 9.30AM, Rd 5 12.00PM,
    Rd 6 2.30 PM, Presentation 5.00PM
    ENTRY FEE: $ 60
    FORMAT: Six-round Swiss
    TIME CONTROLS: 60 min + 10 sec per move
    PRIZES: 1st $500, 2nd $200, 3rd $100,
    Under 1600: 1st $200, 2nd $100, 3rd $50, Under 1100 Junior: Wii Game Console, Runners up: medals
    Under 1100 Adult: $100.00, Runners up : medals
    Under 700 Junior: Mobile phone, Runners up: medals
    FUN SECTION ( 1 day)
    For beginners and parents. Restricted to unrated players.
    No clock, no recording of moves.
    Saturday, 30 August
    SESSION TIMES: same as “Surfing” section
    ENTRY FEE: $ 30 1st Prize: $100 Runners up: medals
    Information on this form are subject to change
    REGISTRATION CLOSES ON 20 August 2008.
    Please note: Tournament details are subject to change.
    ENTRY FORM
    Name: ___________________________________
    Address:__________________________________
    _________________________________________
    Phone: _____________ D.O.B.:____________
    Status: _____________ Rating:____________
    (Adult / Junior)
    Email:____________________________________
    Section entering: Paradise / Surfing / Fun
    (Please circle one) (Open) (U2000) (Unrated)
    Entries and payments closing on Monday, 25 August 2008. Venue capacity limited to 120 players.
    Players who fail to register in person 8:30am - 9:15am on the day will be given a half point bye for round one.
    Note: Entrants must be current CAQ members;
    non-members or lapsed members may join with this entry.
    Entry fee payable: $ _______________________________
    (including CAQ membership fee of $10, if applicable)
    Signature:________________________________________
    Post with fee to: Kings of Chess, PO Box 5253,
    Q Super Centre, Mermaid Waters Q 4218, Australia
    Direct bank deposit to: Kings of chess, ANZ Bank,
    SWIFT code: ANZBAU3M, BSB: 014 688,
    Acc. Number: 4895 63975. Quote player’s name as reference.
    For credit card payments ring us or please fax details to:
    Fax. (0061) 07 5578 6171
    Enquiries: (0061) 07 5578 5872 Mob (0061) 0414 673 228
    Email: info@kingsofchess.biz Web: www.kingsofchess.biz
    Surfers Paradise Open 2008 chess tournament

    On Friday 29, 30 and 31 August 2008, see entry form attached to this email!

    Myer Tan Grand Prix tournament 5th Class




    GM Alexei Shirov (Fide 2740)



    Breaking News:



    We are delighted to announce that Super Grandmaster Alexei Shirov, one of the best players in the world, is a Brilliancy Prize Judge for the Surfers Paradise Open chess tournament 2008.

    Mr Shirov will be available to choose the Brilliancy Prize winner in September 2008.

    We would like to express our sincere gratitude and appreciation to Mr Shirov.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kings of chess
    Surfers Paradise Open 2008 chess tournament

    On Friday 29, 30 and 31 August 2008, see entry form attached to this email!

    Myer Tan Grand Prix tournament 5th Class




    GM Alexei Shirov (Fide 2740)



    Breaking News:



    We are delighted to announce that Super Grandmaster Alexei Shirov, one of the best players in the world, is a Brilliancy Prize Judge for the Surfers Paradise Open chess tournament 2008.

    Mr Shirov will be available to choose the Brilliancy Prize winner in September 2008.

    We would like to express our sincere gratitude and appreciation to Mr Shirov.
    Please Note: Under 700 rating Juniors 1st prize going to be NINTENDO DS game console

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kings of chess
    Juniors under 1200 or 1000 is going to be decided but 1st prize > Playstation 3 worth $700
    Who is eligible for this playstation? All juniors or only juniors under 1000/1200?
    Thanks in advance.

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    Ok, I have found the answer in the brochure. It is only for juniors under 1100.

    I find it is a very surprising way of designing tournament prizes. The first prize in the under 2000 section is 500, while the first prize for under 1100 juniors is 700. What about stronger juniors? Do not stronger kids like to play games too? Or maybe organizers do not want to distract them from studying chess? What a nice thinking about them.

    What is the maximum prize a junior rated 1100+ can get in this tournament? My understanding it is 500 only. Why a 17 year-old rated 1099 is eligible for the most attractive junior prize while a 7 year-old rated 1100+ is not? Why do organizers effectively provide incentives only for relatively weak juniors to play in this event?

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    Quote Originally Posted by drug
    Ok, I have found the answer in the brochure. It is only for juniors under 1100.

    I find it is a very surprising way of designing tournament prizes. The first prize in the under 2000 section is 500, while the first prize for under 1100 juniors is 700. What about stronger juniors? Do not stronger kids like to play games too? Or maybe organizers do not want to distract them from studying chess? What a nice thinking about them.

    What is the maximum prize a junior rated 1100+ can get in this tournament? My understanding it is 500 only. Why a 17 year-old rated 1099 is eligible for the most attractive junior prize while a 7 year-old rated 1100+ is not? Why do organizers effectively provide incentives only for relatively weak juniors to play in this event?
    I guess the point of it is to make a prize for the weaker kids. Make it open to all under 18s and some 2200+ kid will win it. They win good prizes regularly anyway.
    So what's your excuse? For running like the devil's chasing you?

    See you in another life, brotha.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boris
    I guess the point of it is to make a prize for the weaker kids. Make it open to all under 18s and some 2200+ kid will win it. They win good prizes regularly anyway.
    What you are saying makes sense and I am not against giving rating prizes in general. What I am against is giving a very attractive prize to weaker kids and giving nothing to stronger kids. It is like making a A$1000 prize for the first in the open section and A$5000 for the first in the under 2000 section. It does not happen, does it? I am sure it will be a great way to attract entries but it will destroy the whole idea of improvement and you will see many people trying to make their rating smaller.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drug
    Who is eligible for this playstation? All juniors or only juniors under 1000/1200?
    Thanks in advance.
    You should not be worrying about the $700 playstation anyway. Its not there anymore he sneakily replaced it with this.
    Under 1100 Junior: Wii Game Console, Runners up: medals
    A Wii is only worth $100.

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    Thanks for that. Apparently it is a slightly different issue.

    Do not they want to run this tournament in the future? What happens if they attract kids who have read the original advertisement and who then would be given much lesser prize?

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