ACF Bulletin No. 107 - 11 March 2001
Oceanic Zonal, National University Teams Competition, ACF Grand Prix
The Italo-Australian Club 39th Doeberl Cup, The Sydney 2001 Easter Cup
Arrangements have been finalised to stage the zonal at the Radisson
Palm Meadows, Gold Coast from Sunday 22 April to Friday 27 April 2001. The
new FIDE time controls will be used which allows the event to be completed
in six days. This will make the event more accessible to those who can only
afford to take one week off work. The official organiser is Graeme Gardiner
on behalf of the Australian Chess Federation.
The Open event will be run as a swiss tournament. In the time available I
have not been able to source a sponsor and therefore a small 'round robin'
would not be financially viable.
Full details are as follows:
Open 9 round swiss (18 to 30 players)
Women 10 player round robin (or 6 player double round robin)
Sunday 22 April Round 1 - 10am Round 2 - 5pm
Monday 23 April Round 3 - 10am Round 4 - 5pm
Tues 24 April Round 5 - 10am Round 6 - 5pm
Wed 25 April Rest Day
Thurs 26 April Round 7 - 10am Round 8 - 5pm
Friday 27 April Round 9 - 10am Play Offs 4pm Presentations 6.30pm
40 moves in 75 mins
Remaining moves in 15 mins
Plus 30 seconds per move from the start
Prizes: Open; Women
1st $1,000; $400
2nd $600; $200
3rd $400; $100
4th $200; $0
5th $100; $0
Entry Fees (Payable to Australian Chess Federation)
2300+ $200; $100
2200+ $300; $200
2100+ $400; $300
2000+ $500; $400
Unrated $600; $500
Australia 2; 2
New Zealand 1; 1
Fiji 1; 1
PNG 1; 1
Closing date for entries 6 April 2001.
4.5 pts = FM or WFM titles
6.0 pts = IM or WIM titles
Under new FIDE regulations for zonals run as swiss events, the maximum
number of titles which can be awarded without the prior approval of the
joint chairmen of the Titles Commission is IM 1, FM 2.
The winning male and female qualify for participation in the relevant World
Championship Cycle events.
Chief Arbiter: Gary Bekker Assistant Arbiter: Charles Zworestine.
It is hoped to transmit all games live to the internet.
Accommodation at the luxury Radisson Resort $37.50 twin share ($75 per
room). Normal rates between $143 and $239. These rates are only available if
booked through the organiser.
These may be obtained from the organiser
Graeme Gardiner C/O Somerset College, Somerset Drive, Mudgeeraba Qld 4213
Phone 07 5530 3777 (W)
07 5530 5794 (H)
Fax 07 5525 2676 (W)