2017 Victorian Open

posted Apr 27, 2017, 1:17 AM by Leonid Sandler   [ updated Apr 27, 2017, 1:25 AM ]

This post is an detailed informative post about the 2017 Victorian Open Championship. If you would like to find out more, please click the title to access the full details.

Friday 9th of June – Monday 12th of June
Hosted by Melbourne Chess Club on behalf of Chess Victoria 

WHERE: Melbourne Chess Club
66 Leicester St
Fitzroy, VIC

CAPACITY: 92 players maximum 

TIMETABLE: Round 1: Fri 9th Jun, 7.00pm
Round 2: Sat 10th Jun, 10.30am
Round 3: Sat 10th Jun, 3.30pm
Round 4: Sun 11th Jun, 10.30am
Round 5: Sun 11th Jun, 3.30pm
Round 6: Mon 12th Jun, 10.30am
Round 7: Mon 12th Jun, 3.30pm

ENTRY FEES: $75 Full, $65 Concession / Junior.
GMs and IMs free.

EARLY BIRD: $5 early bird discount if paid by Friday 2nd June

PRIZES: The following prizes are based on 70 paying entries:
1st: $1000
2nd: $500
3rd: $300
4th: $200
5th: $100
Rating 1: 1st: $200, 2nd $100
Rating 2: 1st: $200, 2nd $100
Rating 3: 1st: $200, 2nd $100
Prize money will increase or decrease based on # of paying entries.

FORMAT: 7 Round Swiss.
90 minutes plus 30 seconds per move time controls

BYES: 2 half point byes allowed in rounds 1-5.

FORFEIT TIME: 30 minutes after published round start time

ARBITER: Gary Bekker (0418 142 258,
ORGANISER: Elizabeth Warren (0400 405 220,

RATING: The event will be ACF and FIDE rated.

ENTRY: Online via MCC Website Entry Form , in person at MCC or by contacting the above.

CURRENT LIST OF PLAYERS: See link in tournament page on MCC website.

PAYMENTS: By cash on the day, credit card (for online entries), cheque to Melbourne Chess Club Inc. or via EFT:

Branch BSB: 633 000
Acc. No: 132 887 126
Account name: Melbourne Chess Club Inc. 
Bendigo Bank, Carlton

2017 Victorian Junior Championship

posted Apr 26, 2017, 2:16 PM by Peter Tsai

The 2017 Victorian Junior Championship will be held on Sat 8 July to 10 July at the Knox School.
Full details are available on the 2017 Victorian Junior page

2017 Victorian Championship

posted Apr 11, 2017, 5:07 PM by Peter Tsai   [ updated Aug 2, 2017, 11:42 AM ]

The 2017 Victorian Championship will be a 9 round Swiss tournament to be held on Sunday afternoons at the Box Hill Chess Club.

Full details and results are available on the 2017 Victorian Championship page

FIDE Arbiter Seminar in Melbourne

posted Feb 19, 2017, 2:33 AM by Peter Tsai   [ updated Apr 10, 2017, 2:31 PM ]

Chess Victoria is organising a FIDE Arbiter Seminar in Melbourne. The dates are Sat 22 July and Sun 23 July. See details here

2017 Aged Group Rapid Tournament

posted Feb 15, 2017, 1:02 PM by Peter Tsai

The 2017 Aged Group Rapid Tournament will be held on Sunday 19 March at the Glen Waverley Secondary College.
Full details here

Chess Victoria AGM

posted Jan 19, 2017, 7:30 AM by Kerry Stead

The 2016 Annual General Meeting of Chess Victoria will be held on Saturday February 11th at Box Hill Chess Club, starting at 7:30pm.
Details of the meeting, as well as documents relating to the meeting are available on the AGM webpage.

2016 Australasian Masters

posted Dec 4, 2016, 11:56 AM by Kerry Stead

The 2016 Australasian Masters runs from December 10-18 at Melbourne Chess Club.

2016 Victorian Blitz Championship

posted Nov 12, 2016, 3:28 AM by Peter Tsai

Chess Victoria will be holding the Victorian Blitz Championship on Monday 19 December 2016 at the Melbourne Chess Club.
For more information, see details here.

World Championship ready to start

posted Nov 9, 2016, 5:32 PM by Kerry Stead   [ updated Nov 9, 2016, 5:42 PM ]

The World Championship match between Champion Magnus Carlsen (Norway) & Challenger Sergey Karjakin (Russia) is set to get underway in New York.
The official website is available here.
Best of luck to both players!

MCC v Rest of Victoria Match

posted Nov 4, 2016, 3:47 PM by Kerry Stead

Chess Victoria will be celebrating the 150th anniversary celebration of the Melbourne Chess Club with the running of this tournament. The event is open to current members of any Chess Victoria affiliated club.
For more information, see details here or visit the Melbourne Chess Club website for details & entry.

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