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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