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Launceston Open Lightning

  • YMCA Kings Meadows 8A Blaydon Street Kings Meadows, TAS, 7249 Australia (map)


To be determined depending on entries. 3 minutes plus 2 seconds per move per player from move 1.


Saturday the 2nd. of November

Round 1 will commence at 6:30pm with all rounds proceeding as soon as possible after the previous round finishes. Short breaks will be taken as appropriate throughout the tournament.


Competitors may enter online using the registration form below, or enter on the night before the start of round 1. Competitors wishing to pay their entry online should complete the online registration to avoid confusion.

Entries close at 6:15pm on Saturday the 2nd of November.


Entry fees may be paid on the day in cash (cash only for on-the-day payments), or online prior to the event by credit card or PayPal, or by direct transfer to the TCA.

  • All competitors $10

In accordance with section 3 of the TCA Constitution, Tasmanian players not already a member of the TCA must pay an Individual TCA Membership levy in addition to their entry fee. This fee entitles the individual to all items listed under rule 3.2 of the constitution until the commencement of the next TCA financial year (rule 6.5)


1st. 40%
2nd. 20%
3rd. 15%
Ratings Prize: 10%
Best Junior: 10%


Official DOP: To Be Confirmed
Assistant DOP: To Be Confirmed


Chief Arbiter: To Be Confirmed
2 additional arbiters to be selected from the entrants.


FIDE Laws 2018 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.

This TCA tournament has been organised and operated to comply with the TCA Constitution and the Tournament Guidelines of the TCA. All titles and awards will be bestowed in accordance with the TCA Constitution and the TCA’s State Title Eligibility Policy. All information collected is protected under the TCA’s Privacy Policy. To view and/or download these documents, please click here.

Entry Form:

Personal Details
Name *
Date of Birth *
Date of Birth
Club Membership & Payment
Club Membership *
Payment Options *
Consent and Privacy
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Earlier Event: November 2
Launceston Cup 2019