Victorian Country Championship 2021; Enter Before 19 November!

Happy to announce that the Victorian Country Championship is being held again in Geelong this year on the 27th and 28th of November. This tournament is open to all players who live 50+ km from Melbourne CBD.

The venue will be St Mary’s Terrace and Community Hub, 192 Myers Street, Geelong.

The tournament will be ACF rated, and the rate of play will be 60 mins + 30 seconds increment. All moves must be recorded.

Schedule:
Saturday 27th November
Round 1 – 9:30 am
Round 2 – 1:00 pm
Round 3 – 4:00 pm
Sunday 28th November
Round 4 – 9:30 am
Round 5 – 1:00 pm
Players’ Meeting – 3:45 pm
Round 6 – 4:00 pm

Prizes: All entry fees will be distributed in prizes. 75% of the prize pool will go towards Championship prizes, and 25% will go towards Reserve prizes. (Players who are in the bottom half of the field based on rating will be eligible for Reserve prizes; the best scoring Reserve player will be declared Reserve Champion.)

COVID restrictions:
All players must be fully vaccinated, except those under 12, and those who are able to provide a written exemption from a GP. Proof of vaccination will be required upon entry. QR code check-in will also be required.

Currently, (15 November) the advice is that masks will not be required indoors during the tournament, in line with Phase D of the COVID roadmap. However, if the government advice changes between now and then, we will adjust to be in line with said advice.

Half-point Byes:
A single half-point bye is available for rounds 1 – 4. You must advise the arbiter of any Bye requests before the start of the previous round.

Entry enquiries:
Entry fees before 19 November are $60 Concession/$80 Adult. After 19 November, you will have to pay an additional $10.

To enter, or for general enquiries, either contact one of the committee members:

Kevin Perrin (President) 0418 533 517
Nigel Barrow (Secretary) 0421 674 869
Jack Smith (Vice-President) 0406 199 457
or
Use the Trybooking link: https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing?eid=822295&

Keep an eye on the chess chat page to stay abreast of current entries and other tournament updates! Current entries include strong FM Christopher Wallis and our very own 14-time Geelong Club Champion Alistair Anderson.
chesschat page: http://www.chesschat.org/showthread.php?18620-2021-Victorian-Country-Chess-Championship-(Nov-27-amp-28)

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