2023 Simul with IM Cameron McGowan

Members only, 30 players maximum.

If you are a member, please log in to the member’s portal to register.

Rules for the Simul:

  1. No chess clocks are used.
  2. Cameron will be white on all boards.
  3. Cameron will walk from board to board. Each player is expected to make a move when Cameron arrives at the board.
  4. When Cameron arrives at your board, you are allowed to say pass on a maximum of three occasions.
  5. Cameron has the right to change his move up until the moment he makes his move on the next board.
  6. Once down to the last three players, they will have 5 minutes on the clock to finish their games.
  7. Any player who defeats Cameron in the simul will receive a $20 voucher.

Entry Fee: Free
Play starts exactly 7:15 pm.
If you are not present, someone else will take your spot.
Boards will be set up for social chess as well.

2023 Rooty Hill December Blitz

Open to both members and non-members.
If you are a member, please log in to the member’s portal to register.

FIDE Blitz and ACF Quick Rated
11 Round Swiss using FIDE Endorsed Baku Acceleration Method

Time Control:
5 minutes per player

Entry Fees:
Members: Free
Non-Members: $10
Late Fee: $15 for all

Tuesday, 12th of December

Round 1 starts immediately after Presentation Night

If you are not present for your first game, and you have not informed the arbiter, you will be withdrawn from the tournament. A $10 fee is to be paid to re-enter the tournament.
If you cannot make the first game on time, please email byes@rootyhillchessclub.org

Arbiters: Winston Zhao Chen & Jose Cyriac

Enter Here: For Non-Members ONLY

Terms and Conditions

  • Entries are accepted via our website only.
  • Play is governed under Article B.4 of the FIDE Blitz Laws.
  • Pairings by Vega using FIDE Approved Baku Acceleration Method.
  • December FIDE and ACF Quick Ratings will be used.
  • Decisions made by the Chief Arbiter on the night are final, and no appeals will be permitted for the purposes of not disturbing the flow of the tournament. (Article 11.10)
  • Full refunds will be processed, given at least 48-hour notice before the start of the tournament. Otherwise, no refund will be issued.
  • Entries after Sunday, December 10th is $15 for all players, regardless of membership status.
  • 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.

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Please ensure you email byes@rootyhillchessclub.org if you are unable to make it to your game.