The Tasmanian Chess Open is HOSTED BY the HOBART INTERNATIONAL CHESS CLUB FOR THE TCA
This is a class 1 ACF GRAND PRIX EVENT
Launceston College 107-119 Paterson Street, Launceston, TAS 7250
7 round Swiss. 90 minutes plus 30 seconds per move per player from move 1.
Friday the 11th of March:
- Opening Ceremony - 7:00pm
- Round 1 Start - 7:30pm
Saturday the 12th of March:
- Round 2 Start - 9:00am
- Round 3 Start - 2:00pm
- Tasmanian Lighting Championships - 7:00pm
Sunday the 13th of March:
- Round 4 Start - 9:00am
- Round 5 Start - 2:00pm
- TCA AGM - 7:00pm
Monday the 14th of March:
- Round 6 Start - 9:00am
- Round 7 Start - 2:00pm
- Closing Ceremony - 6:00pm (or as soon as possible after the last game has concluded)
Registration for this event has now closed.
- $55 waged
- $50 concession
- $30 U18
- $25 U12
Entry fees may be paid on the day. $5 early bird discount if received by February 26th.
Pre-payments can be paid by credit card using the TCA Web Store, or can be transferred to*:
Account Name: Tasmanian Chess Association
Account #: 28030272
* Please ensure you enter your name in the description box when transferring payment to avoid delays or confusion.
Tasmanian players add $20 if not a current member of a club affiliated to the TCA
- 1st c. 40%,
- 2nd c. 20%,
- 3rd c. 10%,
- U1750 c. 10%,
- U1500 c. 10%,
- U18 $70,
- U12 $50.
Prizes other than 1st and 2nd subject to at least three eligible entries. Prize pool is all money received except running costs and levies.
Director of Play:
Ian Little (Hobart) + 2 others to be appointed. Anyone wishing to act as an arbiter for this event should make themselves known to the D.O.P
Any player may take up to 2 half point byes in rounds 1 to 5. No half point byes will be given in rounds 6 or 7. All half point byes must be requested before the start of the event.
FIDE Laws 2014 apply – ringing mobiles will incur automatic loss. Entrants agree to abide by all decisions of the organisers and arbiters. The organisers reserve the right to make any changes required.