2017 Club Championship – Tournament Rules

Playing Schedule

  1. The 2017 Geelong Chess Club Championship Tournament commenced on Thursday, 1st June, 2017 and finishes on Thursday, 7th September, 2017.
  2. The event is a fifteen-round Round Robin Tournament, with all players competing for the 2017 Club Championship.
  3. Players have 90 minutes to complete all moves, with a 30 second increment per move.
  4. All games are ACF rated.
  5. Clocks start at 7pm on Thursdays.

Postponements

Players can request a postponement if they are unable to attend a round. Please forward postponement requests to:

email geelongchess@gmail.com or
text message to Michael Sugrue on 0419 545 671

Please note:

  1. Postponement requests must be submitted no later than 5pm on the Tuesday before the requested round.
  2. The requesting player must make arrangements with their opponent (as listed on the Tournament Page for that round) to re-schedule their match.
  3. Players may accumulate no more than three postponements.
  4. If preferred, postponements may be re-scheduled to after the Championship concludes on 7th September, 2017.
  5. All postponements must be completed by Thursday, 9th November, 2017.
  6. Postponements not completed are forfeited by the requesting player.

Player Seedings

The following player seeding were drawn by lot on Thursday, 1st June:

Seed Player
1 Slade, Daniel
2 Raby, Steve
3 Hessing, Rod
4 Liu, Connor
5 Gill, Geoffrey
6 Courtis, Owen
7 Anderson, Alistair
8 Barber, Geoffrey
9 Sugrue, Michael
10 Babic, Zoran
11 Daneshvar, Reza
12 Ristic, Mio
13 Smith, Jack
14 Davis, Geoff
15 Benne, Theo
16 BYE

Pairing Method

A sixteen player Berger Pairing was selected (with “Player 16” being the Bye Round).

Please see pairings below:

R\B 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 BYE
1 2 v 15 3 v 14 4 v 13 5 v 12 6 v 11 7 v 10 8 v 9 1 v 16
2 10 v 8 11 v 7 12 v 6 13 v 5 14 v 4 15 v 3 1 v 2 16 v 9
3 3 v 1 4 v 15 5 v 14 6 v 13 7 v 12 8 v 11 9 v 10 2 v 16
4 11 v 9 12 v 8 13 v 7 14 v 6 15 v 5 1 v 4 2 v 3 16 v 10
5 4 v 2 5 v 1 6 v 15 7 v 14 8 v 13 9 v 12 10 v 11 3 v 16
6 12 v 10 13 v 9 14 v 8 15 v 7 1 v 6 2 v 5 3 v 4 16 v 11
7 5 v 3 6 v 2 7 v 1 8 v 15 9 v 14 10 v 13 11 v 12 4 v 16
8 13 v 11 14 v 10 15 v 9 1 v 8 2 v 7 3 v 6 4 v 5 16 v 12
9 6 v 4 7 v 3 8 v 2 9 v 1 10 v 15 11 v 14 12 v 13 5 v 16
10 14 v 12 15 v 11 1 v 10 2 v 9 3 v 8 4 v 7 5 v 6 16 v 13
11 7 v 5 8 v 4 9 v 3 10 v 2 11 v 1 12 v 15 13 v 14 6 v 16
12 15 v 13 1 v 12 2 v 11 3 v 10 4 v 9 5 v 8 6 v 7 16 v 14
13 8 v 6 9 v 5 10 v 4 11 v 3 12 v 2 13 v 1 14 v 15 7 v 16
14 1 v 14 2 v 13 3 v 12 4 v 11 5 v 10 6 v 9 7 v 8 16 v 15
15 9 v 7 10 v 6 11 v 5 12 v 4 13 v 3 14 v 2 15 v 1 8 v 16
  1. First shown Seed Number plays with the White Pieces.
  2. The top row shows the board number.
  3. The First Column indicates the Round Number (as listed on the Tournament Page).
  4. The last column indicates which seed has the BYE (i.e. when they play “Player” 16).

General Enquiries

Please direct general enquiries to email geelongchess@gmail.com.

Or please call Michael Sugrue (DOP) on 0419 545 671

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