Format: Swiss System 9 rounds
Venue: Box Hill Chess Club (21A Electra Avenue, Ashwood)
Eligibility: Top 24 Victorian players based on the June 1/2016 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
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 email@example.com
Entries for Championship close on June 10.
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 19
Round 2 June 26
Round 3 July 17
Round 4 July 24
Round 5 July 31
Round 6 August 7
Round 7 August 14
Round 8 August 21
Round 9 August 28
Starting time: 4:00 pm except July 17 & August 14, which will start at 6:30 pm
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