Round robin (all play all) tournaments in two divisions:
- Top division: 90 minutes plus 10 seconds/move. ACF Rated.
- Faster division: 60 minutes plus 3 seconds/move. ACF Rated.
Both divisions are open to both adults and juniors but most juniors will find faster division more suitable. Players rated above 1500 ACF cannot enter faster division. Moves must be recorded in both events until your time falls below 5 minutes.
Mondays 6:30. All players expected to be present strictly on time or else contact us. Games start as soon after 6:30 as we can.
FINISH TIME INFO FOR PARENTS:
Young juniors who tend to play quickly will generally finish their games by 7:30. Games involving stronger juniors who play slowly and carefully may in cases go until 8:00 or (rarely) around 8:30.
THE MOST IMPORTANT RULE – ABSENCE NOTIFICATION:
If you cannot attend on a given night, or could be more than 15 minutes late, you or your parent must, must, must let us know in advance.
You can also us using the form below, alternatively contact details for Kevin Bonham and Ian Little have been provided on the club flyer.
Both events start May 16th. Entries taken on the night. We aim to finish the events by around the end of August depending on numbers. Players will not always get a game each night but we will try to pair as many as possible and share the byes around. School holiday nights are "free nights" for Faster Division - players are not required to attend but those who do may play. Club will be closed June 13.
The tournament will be held at our new club rooms at Mt Carmel College, 361 Sandy Bay Road.
Entries open until June 6 for both divisions. (Later entries at our discretion). Players who enter late will have weeks they miss counted as absences.
If a division has up to 8 entries it will be a double round robin. A division with 9 or more entries as of June 6 will be a single round robin unless decided otherwise.
Provided they tell us in advance they will be absent, a player can miss up to four playing weeks without forfeiting any games. Absences can be negated by playing two games on one night or playing games on free nights.
ABSENCE WITHOUT NOTICE:
If you are not present and did not notify your absence in advance you will forfeit a game unless we can give you a bye. You will also be removed from the tournament until we hear from you again. Any player who does this more than once is out of the tournament.
Pairings will be made on the night from those present or expected to arrive. If players who have been paired fail to arrive by 6:45 without notice, then their game may be re-paired which may result in not getting a game. Players who have frequently missed games by arriving late will be counted as absent.
New club members must have paid membership prior to playing any games.