Australian Chess Federation Inc.

ACF Grand Prix 2019

The ACF Grand Prix is Australia’s premier chess tournament series.

Schedule

Date Event
January 25 - January 28
CAQ FIDE Open 2019
January 26 - January 27
NSWCA Australia Day Weekender 2019
February 9 - February 10
Perth Open 2019
March 9 - March 11
53rd Ballarat Begonia Open
March 16 - March 17
2019 March Open
April 6 - April 7
2019 Wendy Terry Memorial
April 23 - April 28
Sydney International Open 2019
May 3 - May 6
Queensland Open 2019
July 27 - July 28
ANU Open 2019
August 10 - August 11
NSWCA August Weekender 2019
August 10 - August 11
Bundaberg Open Weekender 2019
August 24 - August 25
Cairns Open 2019
September 7 - September 8
Toowoomba Open 2019
November 16 - November 17
Vikings Weekender 2019
November 30 - December 1
Charm City Motel Open 2019

Final Standings

Open
NameStateScore
1st $850Solomon, Stephen JQLD94.21
2nd $600McClymont, BrodieQLD83.83
3rd $300Ikeda, JuntaACT82.99
4th $150Litchfield, FrederickACT60
5th $100Cheng, BobbyVIC56.78
U 2000
NameStateScore
1st $250Renjith, SravanOS79.4
2nd $150Dekic, Biljana NNSW46.87
3rd $100Lee, JoshuaACT42.7
U 1600
NameStateScore
1st $250Stewart, Craig AQLD78.85
2nd $150Morris, ByronQLD75
3rd $100Peach, BenQLD63.75
Junior
NameStateScore
1st $250Renjith, SravanOS85.83
2nd $150McGowan, CameronNSW60
3rd $100Ooi, JaydenQLD55.67
Womens
NameStateScore
1st $250Chibnall, AlanaACT92.5
2nd $150Zhang, JilinNSW77.5
3rd $100Williams, ElizabethQLD74.17
Consolation Prizes
NameStateScore
1st U1800 $150Weller, TonyQLD40.88
2nd U1800 $100Kiripitige, ChathulaSA35.25
1st U1400 $150Hii, RyanNSW35.66
2nd U1400 $100Brady, AidenQLD34.03
Top Unrated $100Raichle, JoergNSW10
Best TAS $100Roebuck, Derek JTAS2
Best WA $100Hare, TimWA5
Best SA $100Wedding, WilliamSA8.75
Best ACTN/A
Best VICN/A
Best NSWN/A
Best QLDN/A

General Information

The ACF GP for 2019 will be open for registrations effective immediately. All classical time control tournaments that commence on or after the 1st of January 2019, and conclude on or before the 31st of December 2019 are eligible to register. Registration fees are payable at the time of registration and are dependant on the GP class. For more information on registration fees see the table below. Tournament organisers must register their events 60 days prior to the start date to avoid a late fee of $50.
Tournaments commencing on or before April 1 are exempt from late fees.

Tournament Registration

Registration for the 2019 ACF Grand Prix will be performed using the updated online registration form. Once the online form has been submitted, the information provided will automatically be recorded in a registration table, and a notification e-mail will be sent directly to the Grand Prix Director.
The online registration form can be accessed by clicking the link below:

Registration Fee Payment

Payment of registration fees for the 2019 ACF Grand Prix will be through direct bank transfer. Bank transfers should be accompanied by a suitable description such that payment can be identified and confirmed. A recommended description is “ACFGP [tournament name]”.

Bank Details

Institution: CUA
BSB: 814-282
Account Number: 50680494

Grand Prix Class/Entry Fee Table

Grand Prix Class Tournament Prize Pool (Open section ONLY) Grand Prix Entry Fee
1 $0000 – $0999 $50
2 $1000 – $1999 $125
3 $2000 – $2999 $150
4 $3000 – $3999 $175
5 $4000+ $200

Prizes

Prizes will be awarded as per point 6 of the official 2019 ACF Grand Prix Rules. A minimum prize pool of $4,000 up to a maximum prize pool of $8,400 will be awarded as per the tables below.

Minimum Main Prizes ($4000)

Open U2000 U1600 Junior Female
Place 1 $850 $250 $250 $250 $250
Place 2 $600 $150 $150 $150 $150
Place 3 $300 $100 $100 $100 $100
Place 4 $150
Place 5 $100

Maximum Main Prizes ($7000)

Open U2000 U1600 Junior Female
Place 1 $1000 $500 $500 $500 $500
Place 2 $750 $250 $250 $250 $250
Place 3 $450 $150 $150 $150 $150
Place 4 $300 $100 $100 $100 $100
Place 5 $250
Place 6 $150
Place 7 $100

Consolation Prizes ($1400)

Consolation Prizes ($1,400) will be awarded for:

  • Top Under 1800 $150;
  • Second Under 1800 $100;
  • Top Under 1400 $150;
  • Second Under 1400 $100;
  • Top Unrated $100;
  • Top TAS $100;
  • Top WA $100;
  • Top SA $100;
  • Top ACT $100;
  • Top VIC $100;
  • Top NSW $100,
  • Top QLD $100;
  • Top NT $100.