2014 Victorian Junior Championship


The Canterbury Junior Chess Club has been appointed by Chess Victoria to conduct the Victorian junior Championships in 2014. 
The championships will be conducted in 3 separate tournaments as follows:

Playing Venue: 3 Rochester Road Canterbury 3126

Tournament A Under 10, Under 8, boys and girls seven rounds
Schedule: 
Saturday June 28, Rd 1: 10.00 Rd 2: 12.15 Rd 3: 14.30 
Sunday June 29, Rd 4: 10.00 Rd 5: 12.15 Rd 6: 14.30 Rd 7: 16.45 
Rate of Play: 40 minutes plus 30 seconds from move one 
Entry fee: $50 early bird. [closes Sunday June 22] $60 full fee

Tournament B Under 12, boys and girls seven rounds
Schedule: 
Saturday July 5, Rd 1: 10.00 Rd 2: 12.15 Rd 3: 14.30 
Sunday July 6, Rd 4: 10.00 Rd 5: 12.15 Rd 6: 14.30 Rd 7: 16.45 
Rate of Play: 40 minutes plus 30 seconds from move one 
Entry fee: $50 early bird. [closes Sunday June 29] $60 full fee.
Note that players from tournament A wishing to play in Tournament B may do so on payment of the entry fee discounted by $10

Tournament C Under 16, Under 14, boys and girls seven rounds 
Schedule:
Monday July 7, Round 1: 10.00, Round 2: 14.00, 
Tuesday July 8, Round 3: 10.00, Round 4: 14.00 
Wednesday July 9, Round 5: 10.00, Round 6: 14.00 
Thursday July 10, Round 7: 10.00
Prize Giving Thursday July 10, 14.00
Rate of Play: 75 minutes plus 30 seconds from move one 
Entry fee: $60 early bird. [Closes Sunday June 29] $70 full fee 
Note that players from tournament A or B wishing to play in Tournament C may do so on payment of the entry fee discounted by $10

For tournament A, B, and C
Forfeit time: 30 minutes
Ratings: Games will be rated on ACF Ratings 
Ranking: The following order will be used: ACF Classic, ACF Rapid & then if none exist at the Arbiter's discretion
Payments: Cash or cheque to the Canterbury Junior Chess Club 
Entries: by mail to the address on the entry form or in person at the Club.
Enquiries: Peter Tsai tournament organizer Telephone 0419 324 870 
E-mail: chess@t-s-a-i.com
Prizes Total Prize fund $2700 and many trophies

ENTRY FORM 2014 VIC JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS
Name ………………………………………………………………………………………….
Address. ………………………………………………………………………………………..
………………………………………………………………………….Post code…….…….. 
E-mail ……………………………………………………tel. No…………………………….
Date of Birth…………………………………………………………………………………..
Entry fee …………………………… ………………………………………………………… … 
Tournament A …….....
Tournament B ………..
Tournament C ………..
Mailing address: 23 Chester Street Surrey Hills 3127

2014 Victorian Junior Rules
ELIGIBILITY 
The right to participate in the championships is granted to players 
who pay the required Entry Fee; 
whose entries are accepted before the maximum number of players is reached; 
whose participation is approved by parents or guardians; 
whose year of birth is 1998 or later; 
who are able to satisfy the competition director that they are or intend to be residents of Victoria for the foreseeable future; 
who have been notified by the competition director that a Special Application for exemption from specified requirements has been granted. 

ELIGIBILITY TO HOLD TITLE 
The right to hold any of the titles to be gained through participation in the championships is awarded to the player whose score in the tournament or tie-break (if any) exceeds that of all other eligible players and whose participation was not subject to a Special Application granted on a non-title basis. 

EXEMPTIONS 
Application for exemption from a condition of participation will be considered but not necessarily granted if submitted as follows: in writing, addressed to Chess Victoria Junior Chess Director Unless otherwise advised, a player whose Special Application is granted shall be ineligible to hold a title to be gained through participation in the championships 

TITLES 
Each entrant is required to nominate the tournament in which he or she wishes to compete. Tournaments to determine titleholders may be combined or held separately, according to the number of entrants and the titles within the tournament they have elected to complete in. Where more than one title is determined in a tournament, the highest-scoring eligible player in that tournament shall be awarded the title in the highest age group within the tournament concerned. A boy player is eligible to hold one open title in a tournament A girl player is eligible to hold one girls title and one open title in the same or in different age groups. 
The 2014 Championships will determine holders of the following titles: 
Victorian Under-16 Champion Year of Birth (or later) 1998 
Victorian Girls Under-16 Champion Year of Birth (or later) 1998 
Victorian Under-14 Champion Year of Birth (or later) 2000 
Victorian Girls Under-14 Champion Year of Birth (or later) 2000 
Victorian Under-12 Champion Year of Birth (or later) 2002 
Victorian Girls Under-12 Champion Year of Birth (or later) 2002 
Victorian Under-10 Champion Year of Birth (or later) 2004 
Victorian Girls Under-10 Champion Year of Birth (or later) 2004 
Victorian Under-8 Champion Year of Birth (or later) 2006 
Victorian Girls Under-8 Champion Year of Birth (or later) 2006 

SEEDINGS 
The seeding of players shall generally be in accordance with ACF and FIDE ratings lists available to the organisers at the scheduled time of the close of entries. Under -16 and -14 Championships; Under -12 Championship; Under -10 and –8 Championships Players shall be seeded according to their rating in the highest-listed of the following rating systems: 
ACF Classical [including very unreliable (?) ratings but excluding extremely unreliable (??) ratings];
ACF Rapid-play [including very unreliable (?) ratings but excluding extremely unreliable (??) ratings];
Unrated Players

RATING OF RESULTS 
Results of the Under -16 and -14 championships will be submitted for inclusion in the ACF Classical rating system. 
Results of the Under -12 championships will be submitted for inclusion in the ACF Classical rating system
Results of the Under -10 and - 8 championships will be submitted for inclusion in the ACF Classical rating system 

TIES 
Titles: 
Where two players tie for a Victorian Championship title, the tie shall be broken by tiebreak 
Non-Cash Prizes: 
Where ties occur for non-cash prizes, the count back system shall also be used. 
Count back System: 
In a swiss tournament, the tie shall be broken using the Sum of Progressive Scores system described in paragraph 2.1.1 of the annex to Section C.06 of the FIDE Handbook, as approved at the 1998 FIDE General Assembly. If still tied, the tie shall be broken by the Buchholz system (sum of opponents' points) as described in paragraph 2.2.1. (points scored against opponents who scored 50 per cent or better), as described in paragraph 2.1.3. If still tied, the Sonneborn-Berger system, as described in paragraph 2.2.2. shall be employed. 

RULES
Laws of Chess:
Games will generally be conducted in accordance with the current version of the FIDE Laws of Chess. 
In circumstances which the arbiter regards as special, the arbiter may exempt a player from the requirement to record moves and may impose a similar requirement in place of that requirement or may reduce the amount of time given to a player so exempted. 
EQUIPMENT: 
FIDE-approved Digital Game Timers will be used in all games 
Each player is required to make a correct and clearly legible record of the game on the duplicate scoresheet provided, which remains the property of the tournament organisers. Completed scoresheets must be delivered to the Arbiter as soon as possible after the game. Players may retain the yellow copy of the scoresheet 

TIME CONTROLS 
As shown on the index page 

ENTRY FEES 
U-16, -14 Entry fee: $70 less $10 early bird discount if paid by June 29 
U-12 Entry fee: $60 less $10 early bird discount if paid by June 29
U- 8, -10 Entry fee: $60 less $10 early bird discount if paid by June 22

ENTRIES
OBTAIN A PRINTED ENTRY FORM:
Forms may be obtained from affiliated Chess Clubs listed at the Chess Victoria web site. 
Forms may also be downloaded from this the tournament’s website 
SUBMIT an ENTRY:
Entries should be submitted by mail to 
2014 Vic Junior championships 
23 Chester Street, Surrey Hills, Vic. 3127 
Or in person at the Canterbury Junior Chess Club 3 Rochester Road Canterbury 3126 Tuesdays from 6PM Fridays from 7PM or Sunday afternoons 
Entries lodged before payment of Entry Fee are accepted on the basis that failure to pay as required may result in this and other options being withheld in future. 
WHERE, WHEN, HOW TO PAY 
By Mail:
Post cheque payable to Canterbury Junior Chess Club Inc to 2012 Vic Junior championships 23 Chester Street Surrey Hills 3127 
In person:
At the Box Hill Chess Club and Canterbury Junior Chess at 3 Rochester Road 3126. Tuesdays from 6PM or Fridays from 7PM or Sunday afternoons

CONFIRMATION 
Entrants may check that entries have been received by visiting this web site 
or by phoning the inquiries number 0409 259 490 minimum 48 hours after the entry would normally have been received. 
Acknowledgement that an entry has been received does not indicate that eligibility criteria have been met. Indication that an entrant has been admitted to a particular competition will be clearly indicated at the web site and/or given personally to the entrant. Receipts for payments made by cheque will be issued if requested. 
NOTE:
Entries lodged before payment of Entry Fee are accepted on the basis that failure to pay as required may result in this and other options being withheld in future. 
WHERE, WHEN, HOW TO PAY:
By Mail 
Post cheque payable to Canterbury Junior Chess Club Inc to 2014 Vic Junior championships 23 Chester Street, Surrey Hills 3127. 
In person 
At the Box Hill Chess Club and Canterbury Junior Chess at 3 Rochester Road 3126. Tuesdays from 6PM,. Fridays from 7PM Or on the second Sunday of the month during the Sunday tournaments.

THE VENUE 
Box Hill Chess Club, / Canterbury Junior Chess 3 Rochester Road Canterbury.

PRIZES 
DISTRIBUTION OF CASH PRIZES 
Unless otherwise indicated in the prize list, a player may not receive more than one cash prize per tournament. 
Where players are tied for a number of cash prizes, the total value of those prizes is divided equally among the tied players 
The cash prize to be received by a player who would otherwise receive more than one such prize is determined as follows. 
1. Separate conditional prize winners' lists are made for each prize group showing each amount payable to prize-winners after the sharing of prizes among tied players but without regard for the requirement that a player cannot win more than one such prize. 
2. Conditional lists are then considered in turn to determine which prizes are to be paid to players named on more than one conditional list. 
3. The major prize list is considered first, followed by the list for each age group in descending order. Within each list, each prize is allocated in descending order of value. 
4. A player named in more than one list is deemed to have won or shared the appropriate prize of highest value on one of the lists on which his/her name appears. (Where prizes are of equal value, the player receives the prize considered first in the above sequence.) 
5. Such a player is removed from all other conditional lists, to which next-highest scorers may then be added, and the process continued. 
6. If the removal of a player from a conditional list causes the amount to be received by one or more remaining players to exceed the amount won by the removed player, the prize moneys concerned shall be 
7 When no player's name appears more than once on any list, all prize lists become final. 

PRIZES AND TROPHIES 
Players accepting perpetual trophies are asked to ensure that they are returned in presentation condition to the appropriate organizing body in time to be displayed before the start of the open-ing ceremony of the next event at which they are to be presented. 
Players receiving trophies that require additional engraving will need to present the trophy to a representative of the Canterbury Junior Chess Club who will organise the required engraving free of charge

APPEALS 
The Junior Chess Director shall nominate a person to serve as Convenor of an Appeals Committee for the event. 
A player seeking to appeal against an arbiter's ruling must ensure that the Convenor is made aware of the ground(s) of the appeal within what the Convenor regards as a reasonable time of the ruling. If the Convenor requires, the appeal must be made in writing and accompanied by a fee of $100. 
The appeal must attempt to show that the arbiter's decision was not within the range of reasonable rulings available to the arbiter. 
If so directed by the arbiter, the player must continue to play before the appeal is dealt with on the understanding that results so reached will not affect the appeal. 
The Convenor may dismiss an appeal if it: 
- was not lodged within a reasonable time of the arbiter's ruling; 
- is not written or is unintelligible;
- does not attempt to show that the ruling was not within the range of reasonable rulings available to the arbiter; 
- is vexatious or of no significant consequence. 
If the Convenor does not dismiss the appeal, the Convenor shall: 
- determine the membership and quorum of an Appeals committee of one or more persons to be chosen by whatever means the Convenor considers appropriate in the circumstances; 
- determine whether the committee's task is to decide the outcome of the appeal and/or to make related recommendations. 
Until such time as the Convenor declares otherwise, the arbiter's ruling shall stand

NOTE: Below are the results for 2013




 

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