2020 Calendar

ALL EVENTS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

06 Feb T01 Summer Rapid1-3Rapid chess (20 min + 2 sec per move)
13 Feb4-6 
20 FebT02 Summer SwissR1Classical chess (60 min + 30 sec per move)
27 FebR2 
05 MarR3Note: Ballarat Begonia Open over Labour weekend
12 MarR4 
19 MarR5 
26 MarT03 Summer Lightning1-6Blitz chess (5 min + 2 sec per move)
02 AprT04 Blindfold handicap1-3Novelty event – Higher rated player plays first X moves blindfold
09 AprT05 Casual – Easter School holidays
16 AprT06Autumn Rapid1-3Rapid chess (20 min + 2 sec per move)
23 Apr4-6 
30 AprT07Autumn SwissR1Classical chess (60 min + 30 sec per move)
07 MayR2 
14 MayR3 
21 MayR4 
28 MayR5 
04 JunT09Winter Rapid1-3Rapid chess (20 min + 2 sec per move)
11 JunR4-6 
18 JunT08Winter Tandem Rapid1-3Two vs two … each player makes alternate moves
25 Jun4-6(note that players cannot be teamed with the same player twice)
02 JulT10Youth vs ExperienceR1Experienced players play 10 moves, then switch places with other experienced players; the “youth” play the whole game uninterrupted.
09 Jul  R2
16 JulT11One against two1-6Top third of the field (determined by ACF rating) play two other players simultaneously
23 JulT12Winter SwissR1Classical chess (60 min + 30 sec per move)
30 JulR2 
06 AugR3Note: Ballarat v Geelong Match on Sunday – All players wanted!
13 AugR4 
20 AugR5 
27 AugT13Lightning Skittles1-6A knockout system where lower rated players can afford to lose more games before being eliminated.
03 SepT14Lightning Championship1-6Blitz chess – Championship event! (5 min + 2 sec per move)
10 SepT15Spring Rapid1-3Rapid chess – (20 min + 2 sec per move)
17 Sep4-6 
24 SepT16FischerRandom Rapid1-3Play with your back-rank pieces on random starting squares
01 Oct  4-6School holidays
08 OctT17Club ChampsR1Classical chess – Championship event! (60 min + 30 sec increment)
15 OctR2[Victorian Country Chess Champs during weekend]
22 OctR3 
29 OctR4 
05 NovR5 
12 NovR6 
19 NovR7 
26 NovT18 Rapid Play Championship1-3Rapid chess – Championship event! (20 min + 2 sec increment)
03 Dec4-6 
10 DecT19Annual General Meeting