ACF Grand Prix: General Information

The Australian Chess Federation Grand Prix (ACF GP) is a series of tournaments around the country held over each calendar year.

Each year, state chess associations and individual clubs can register tournaments in the ACF GP. Participation in a registered ACF GP event earns players grand prix points. Individual tournaments are registered in one of five classes depending on their prize pool. The higher the registered ACF GP class, the more points are on offer.

ACF GP Points table.

Class 1 Class 2 Class 3 Class 4 Class 5
Place 1 10 15 20 25 30
Place 2 6 10 15 20 25
Place 3 4 6 10 15 20
Place 4 3 4 6 10 15
Place 5 2 3 4 6 10
Place 6 1 2 3 4 6
Place 7 1 2 3 4
Place 8 1 2 3
Place 9 1 2
Place 10 1

 

At the end of each year the points are tallied and the player(s) with the most points from their top 7 performances win cash prizes.

Information on each year’s Grand Prix’s can be found on their individual pages along with the ACF GP Rules documents (available for download). You can also visit the ACF GP FAQ page or contact the ACF Grand Prix Director, Mr Ian Little, using the “Contact Us” facility (attention your message to the ACF GP Director).