2017 Victorian Championship

Chess Victoria Presents The 2017 Victorian Championship 

Format: Swiss System 9 rounds
Venue: Box Hill Chess Club (21A Electra Avenue, Ashwood)
Eligibility: Top 24 Victorian players based on the June 1/2017 Australian Chess Federation rating list.
Rate of play: All moves in 90 minutes + 30 seconds per move increment from move 1
Ratings: Event will be rated on ACF & FIDE rating lists 
Forfeit time: 30 minutes after scheduled start time 

Byes: 2 half point byes may be taken in rounds 1 to 7
Entry Fees: $75 full; $50 concession; GMs, IMs, WGMs & WIMs free; 
Payments: Cash or cheque to the Chess Victoria treasurer Trevor Stanning 23 Chester Street Surrey Hills 3127
Entries & enquiries: by e-mail to the Tournament Director Leonid Sandler 

Entries for Championship close on June 11. 
Prizes: 1st $1000, 2nd $500, 3rd $300, 4th $200.
Playoff: In case of two players sharing first place a play-off match for the State title will be arranged. The playoff will be over two games with Championship time control and in case of a tie two rapid games, if still tied two blitz games and if still tied an Armageddon game. In case of 3 or more players tying for first place a round -robin tournament for the title will be arranged. 

Round 1 June 18 
Round 2 June 25
Round 3 July 16
Round 4 July 23
Round 5 July 30
Round 6 August 6
Round 7 August 13
Round 8 August 20
Round 9 August 27
Starting time
: 4:00 pm except  August 13, which will start at 6:30 pm