2023 Rooty Hill Open Chess Championships
Open to both members and non-members.
If you are a member, please log in to the member’s portal to register.
FIDE Classical and ACF Standard Rated
9 Round Swiss using FIDE Endorsed Baku Acceleration Method
90 Minutes + 30 Seconds per move
Members: $35 Adults | $20 Juniors
Non-Members: $50 Adults | $30 Juniors
Overall: 1st $750 | 2nd $450 | 3rd $250
Juniors (U18): 1st $200 | 2nd $100 | 3rd $50
1st in ACF U1800, U1600 and U1200: $150
Clocks start at exactly 7:15 pm. Default time 7:45 pm.
If you are not present by 7:45 pm and have not informed the arbiter, you will be withdrawn from the tournament. A $10 penalty fee is to be paid via our website to be included back in the draw.
Email: [email protected]
Entries are only accepted on our website.
Chief Arbiter: Winston Zhao Chen
|Rd 1: 3rd October||Rd 2: 10th October||Rd 3: 17th October|
|Rd 4: 24th October||Rd 5: 31st October||Rd 6: 7th November|
|Rd 7: 14th November||Rd 8: 21st November||Rd 9: 28th November|
Enter Here: (NON-MEMBERS ONLY)
Terms and Conditions:
- Entries are only accepted on our website.
- Decisions made by the arbiter on the night are final, and no appeals are permitted for the purpose of time. (Article 11.10)
- Rating-restricted prizes are subject to 6 players in each division. The organisers reserve the right to modify the rating divisions based on entries.
- Rating-restricted prizes are restricted to players with an ACF Rating. Players are only eligible for one prize. Prize winners will receive the maximum amount possible, depending on their placement.
- Prizes may be combined and split between players if there is a tie.
- Pairings by Vega using FIDE Approved Baku Acceleration Method.
- The arbiter reserves the right to modify the pairing before the round begins if there are changes in the draw.
- October FIDE and September ACF Ratings will be used.
- All ½ point byes must be requested at the latest Friday evening. All byes requested after Friday will be given as zero-point byes. No half-point byes in rounds 8 and 9.
- A maximum of two half-point byes will be permitted in the tournament.
- Exceptions to the byes’ policies will only be made at the arbiter’s discretion under special circumstances. The $10 penalty fee will apply each time you do not turn up before the default time without informing the arbiter.
- The draw will be published weekly on our website, newsletter and social media platforms on Saturday evening.
- Please email [email protected] if you are unable to make it to your game. There is limited reception at the club, and the arbiter may not receive your text message.
- Players not residing in Australia must have a FIDE ID to compete. If not listed on the FIDE website, players must obtain an ID from their national federation.
- Entries close Sunday October 1st. Late entries are $60 for all players. Entries in rounds 7/8/9 will be $30 for all players.