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2014 Victorian Championship

Chess Victoria Presents The 2014 Victorian Championships

Format: 12 player round robin (11 rounds)

Eligibility: Players selected based on March 2014 ACF rating list. 2013 Victorian Champion Bobby Cheng automatically qualifies for 2014 Championship.

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

Entry Fees: $75 full; $50 concession; GMs, IMs, WGMs & WIMs free;

Payments: Cash or cheque to the CV treasurer Trevor Stanning 23 Chester Street Surrey Hills 3127

Entries & enquiries: by e-mail to the CV president Leonid Sandler
Entries for Championship close on April 20. Final field will be announced by May 1.

Prizes: 1st $1500 + gold medal; 2nd $750 + silver medal; 3rd $375 + Bronze medal;

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.

Postponements: A maximum of one postponement is allowed per player during the event, unless exceptional circumstances apply.

Round 1 - Box Hill CC – Tuesday May 6 starting at 7:45pm

Round 2 - Noble Park CC – Saturday May 10 starting at 3:00pm

Round 3 - Melbourne CC – Thursday May 15 starting at 7:30pm

Round 4 - Box Hill CC – Tuesday May 20 starting at 7:45pm

Round 5 – Noble Park CC – Saturday May 24 starting at 3:00pm

Round 6 - Melbourne CC – Thursday May 29 starting at 7:30pm

Round 7 – Box Hill CC – Tuesday June 3 starting at 7:45pm

Round 8 – Melbourne CC – Thursday June 12 starting at 7:30pm

Round 9 – Box Hill CC – Tuesday June 17 starting at 7:45pm

Round 10 – Noble Park CC – Saturday June 21 starting at 3:00pm

Round 11 – Melbourne CC – Thursday June 26 starting at 7:30pm

Note: There will be no Reserves event in 2014