2024 Rooty Hill Open Championships

2024 Rooty Hill Open Championships

FIDE Standard and ACF Normal Rated Chess Tournament
10 Round Swiss using FIDE Endorsed Baku Acceleration

In the case of a tie, prize money is split between players. Players are only eligible for one prize.
Players who obtain more than one prize will receive the higher eligible prize.
Tuesday 2nd of July: 2024 Rooty Hill Blitz Championships + AGM
Tuesday 9th of July: No Chess due to Sydney Chess Championships

Chief Arbiter: Winston Zhao Chen

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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)
  • Pairings by Vega using FIDE Approved Baku Acceleration Method.
  • All pairings are provisional and may be subject to change until the round starts.
  • June FIDE and June 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 Saturday evening on our website, newsletter, and social media platforms.
  • Please email byes@rootyhillchessclub.org if you cannot make it to your game. The club has limited reception, and the arbiter may not receive your text message.
  • Players not residing in Australia must have a FIDE ID to compete. Players must obtain an ID from their national federation if not listed on the FIDE website.
  • FIDE Competition Rules apply to this tournament.
  • Entries close Sunday, June 9th.
  • Late entries are an extra $20 for all players. Entries in rounds in 8/9 will be $20 for all players.
  • Refunds are issued following our refund policy.
  • Please email contact@rootyhillchessclub.org for any questions or inquiries.