Chess is back at Rooty Hill!

2020 Rooty Hill Open Championships

9 Round FIDE & ACF rated tournament 

Pairings by Vega using FIDE approved Baku Acceleration Method 

Clocks Start promptly at 7.15pm: Default time 7:45pm 


Round 1 Monday, 19 October   

Round 2 – Monday, 26 October    Round 3 – Monday, 2 Nov 

Round 4 Monday 9 Nov,   Round 5 Monday, 16 November  

Round 6 Monday 23 Nov,   Round 7 Monday, 30 November 

Round 8 Monday 7 Dec, Round 9 Monday, 14 December

Time control

90 mins for all moves, plus 30 seconds per move from the start 

Entry Fee

Adult: $35

Junior: $20


Prize money subject to 40+ entries 

1st $400.00    2nd $200.00    3rd $150.00 

ACF U1900 $150.00   U1600 $135.00   U1300 $135.00 

Players are eligible for only 1 prize. Rating prizes are based on ACF ratings. Unrated players are not eligible for rating-restricted prizes.  Players not normally resident in Australia must have a FIDE ID number to enter the Open tournament. This can be obtained from their national federation.  

Any player who arrives at the chessboard more than 30 minutes after the start of the session shall lose the game unless the arbiter decides otherwise. 

Ratings using will be FIDE October 2020 – ACF September 2020 

Entries Now Open

Online entries only

Rooty Hill Chess Club Closed Until Further Notice

Rooty Hill Chess Club is now closed until further notice, due to Rooty Hill RSL being closed because of the COVID-19 virus outbreak.

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