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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
90 mins for all moves, plus 30 seconds per move from the start
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
Here is a step by step method of joining the Rooty Hill Online Chess Club:
If you already have a chess.com account, go to step 5.
If you do not have a chess.com account:
1. Go to chess.com via the URL or a search engine (i.e. google).
2. On the left-hand side click on “Sign Up.” It is orange.
3. Enter a username, email and password for your account.
4. Press “Create your free account”.
5. Join the Rooty Hill Chess Club “club” with either the link: https://www.chess.com/club/rooty-hill-chess-club or through the search bar at the bottom left corner of the screen.
6. Apply to join the group by pressing “Join” and please provide your name.
Once you have joined the group on chess.com, to play in a Rooty Hill Chess Club Tournament:
1. On the menu, either located on the left, right or top of the screen hover over “play” and move the curser over “live chess” and click on it.
2. Locate the “tournaments tab” on the top right hand side. There will be a tournament labelled as “Rooty Hill Chess Club (and the type of tournament it is)”.
Tournaments are not Visible until 25 hours before the start time.
4. Once the tournament starts, you will automatically be paired against someone else, and after all games for that round have finished, you will be paired against someone with the same points as you.
Rooty Hill Chess Club is now closed until further notice, due to Rooty Hill RSL being closed because of the COVID-19 virus outbreak.
For more information please visit:
Please refer to the NSW Department of Health or the World Health Organisation for more information https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Pages/default.aspx https://www.australia.gov.au/ https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019
Proposed Chess Calendar for 2020 to be ratified at the AGM.
Any suggestions or Alterations welcomed
|Monday, 2 December 2019||Allegro Tournament (15min) 6rds|
|Monday, 9 December 2019||Blitz Tournament (10min) 9rds|
|Monday, 16 December 2019||FIDE Rated||Rooty Hill Chess Club AGM/Presentation-Club Awards- Blitz Championship (5 Min)|
|Monday, 23 December 2019||No Chess|
|Monday, 30 December 2019||No Chess|
|Monday, 6 January 2020||Allegro Tournament (15min) 6rds|
|Monday, 13 January 2020||Handicap 5min Blitz Tournament|
|Monday, 20 January 2020||Allegro Tournament (15min) 6rds|
|Monday, 27 January 2020||Public Holiday Aus Day||Blitz Tournament (10min) 9rds|
|Monday, 3 February 2020||Allegro Tournament (15min) 6rds|
|Monday, 10 February 2020||Simul Gary Lane|
|Monday, 17 February 2020||FIDE Rated||Autumn Swiss Rd 1 90+30 secs|
|Monday, 24 February 2020||Autumn Swiss Rd 2|
|Monday, 2 March 2020||Autumn Swiss Rd 3|
|Monday, 9 March 2020||Autumn Swiss Rd 4|
|Monday, 16 March 2020||Autumn Swiss Rd 5|
|Monday, 23 March 2020||Autumn Swiss Rd 6|
|Monday, 30 March 2020||Autumn Swiss Rd 7|
|Monday, 6 April 2020||Allegro Tournament (15min) 6rds|
|Monday, 13 April 2020||Public Holiday Easter||Blitz Tournament (10min) 9rds|
|Monday, 20 April 2020||FIDE Rated||Winter Swiss Rd 1 90+30 secs|
|Monday, 27 April 2020||Winter Swiss Rd 2|
|Monday, 4 May 2020||Winter Swiss Rd 3|
|Monday, 11 May 2020||Winter Swiss Rd 4|
|Monday, 18 May 2020||Winter Swiss Rd 5|
|Monday, 25 May 2020||Winter Swiss Rd 6|
|Monday, 1 June 2020||Winter Swiss Rd 7|
|Monday, 8 June 2020||Public Holiday QBW||Blitz Tournament (10min) 9rds|
|Monday, 15 June 2020||FIDE Rated||Rooty Hill Open Rd1 90+30secs|
|Monday, 22 June 2020||rd 2|
|Monday, 29 June 2020||rd 3|
|Monday, 6 July 2020||rd 4|
|Monday, 13 July 2020||rd 5|
|Monday, 20 July 2020||rd 6|
|Monday, 27 July 2020||rd 7|
|Monday, 3 August 2020||rd 8|
|Monday, 10 August 2020||rd 9|
|Monday, 17 August 2020||FIDE Rated||Club Rapid Chess Championship (20min+10secs) Rds 1-3|
|Monday, 24 August 2020||Club Rapid Chess Championship (20min+10secs) Rds 4-6|
|Monday, 31 August 2020||Club Rapid Chess Championship (20min+10secs) Rds 7-9|
|Monday, 7 September 2020||FIDE A+B+C+D||Fide Rated Rooty Hill Club Championships rd 1 90+30secs|
|Monday, 14 September 2020||E is ACF Rated||rd 2|
|Monday, 21 September 2020||rd 3|
|Monday, 28 September 2020||rd 4|
|Monday, 5 October 2020||Public Holiday|
|Blitz Tournament (10min) 9rds|
|Monday, 12 October 2020||rd 5|
|Monday, 19 October 2020||Postponed games + Allegro 15 min 6 Rds|
|Monday, 26 October 2020||rd 6|
|Monday, 2 November 2020||rd 7|
|Monday, 9 November 2020||rd 8|
|Monday, 16 November 2020||Postponed games + Allegro 15 min 6 Rds|
|Monday, 23 November 2020||rd 9|
|Monday, 30 November 2020||Allegro Tournament (15min) 6rds|
|Monday, 7 December 2020||Blitz Tournament (10min) 9rds|
|Monday, 14 December 2020||FIDE Rated||Rooty Hill Chess Club AGM/Presentation-Club Awards- Blitz Championship (5 Min)|
|Monday, 21 December 2020||No Chess|
|Monday, 28 December 2020||No Chess|