Churchie Chess is proud to present the
Churchie Chess August FIDE Blitz
Friday 18th August 2022
A 9-round Swiss Blitz tournament.
Time control – 3 minutes + 2 seconds increment from move 1
Pairing System – Vega using Swiss Dutch FIDE JaVaFo
- Buchholz Cut 1;
- Buchholz Total;
- Cumulative system – Sum of Progressive Scores
- Direct Encounter
FIDE Laws of Chess Appendix A Section A4 shall apply.
Tie Break methods are as calculated in the FIDE Handbook C.02.13
The tournament shall be FIDE Blitz, ACF Quick and QJ rated.
The seeding order shall be ACF Quick; then FIDE Blitz if no ACF Quick rating. QJ shall be used if unrated in the ACF and FIDE rating lists.
Total Prize Pool: $350
1st $200, 2nd $100, 3rd $50.
There may be $100 in Gift Card Prizes for best performing unrated player(s). This may not be the highest placed. This (these) prize(s) will be awarded at the sole discretion of the Chief Organiser.
Players without a FIDE ID must be Australian citizens otherwise they will have to register with their FIDE country of citizenship prior to registering for the event.
Entry Fees: $30 (plus 1% Credit Card surcharge)
Entries Close on Thursday, 17th August 2022 at 6:00 pm.
Late entries may be accepted by the Tournament Organisers.
Late entries, if accepted, will be paired into Round 2.
Venue – Centenary Library
Anglican Church Grammar School
Oaklands Parade, East Brisbane QLD 4169
Eligibility – 2022 CAQ membership is required
CAQ membership: https://caq.org.au/membership/
Registration: Friday, 18th August 2022 3:00 pm
Round 1 @ 3:30 pm
Subsequent rounds will commence once all players have completed the previous round.
Presentations: 6:00 pm Friday 18th August 2022.
Forfeiture time: 3 minutes from start time.
Half Point Byes: A maximum of two half point byes only will be permitted for
rounds 1 to 8. Byes for round 1 must be notified before 6:00pm, Thursday, 17th August 2022.
Chief Organiser – Max Condon
Chief Arbiter – FA David Esmonde, Deputy Arbiter NA Henry Slater-Jones
In case of a tie, the Tournament title and all prizes will be decided on tie-break.
Prizes at Churchie are never shared.