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December 2019

2019 Australasian Masters

December 14, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - December 22, 2019 @ 12:00 am

2019 Australasian Masters GM and IM norm tournaments start 14th December at the Melbourne Chess Club. The Australasian Master has been held annually since 1987.

Lidums Christmas Allegro 2019

December 17, 2019

TopChess Christmas Weekender

December 21, 2019 - December 23, 2019

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Victorian Blitz Championship 2019

December 22, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

CHESS VICTORIA presents the 2019 VICTORIAN BLITZ CHAMPIONSHIP Many titled players have already confirmed their participation including Australia's number 2 player, GM Temur Kuybokarov.

Lidums Australian Allegro Championship 2019

December 26, 2019

2019 Canterbury Summer Swiss

December 27, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - December 30, 2019 @ 12:00 am

The Box Hill Chess Club will again run the Canterbury Summer Swiss after an absence of 1 year due to the Australian Open last year. This is the last chance to play in Melbourne before the 2020 Australian Chess Championship in Sydney and the Australian Junior Chess Championship on the Gold Coast.

January 2020

St George Classic 2020

January 2 - January 11

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Australian Reserves 2020

January 2 - January 13

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Australian Chess Championships 2020

January 2 - January 13

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The Southport School Australian Junior Chess Championships

January 18 - January 27

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February 2020

2020 Newcastle Open

February 8 @ 8:00 am - February 9 @ 5:00 pm

Rate of Play: Fischer: 60 minutes + 10 sec per move for each player. On Saturday, February 8th & Sunday, February 9th 2020 the Newcastle District Chess Association will be hosting the premier Newcastle chess event, the Newcastle Open. - 6 Rounds - 3 rounds on Saturday and 3 rounds on Sunday. - Time control: 1 Hour + 10 seconds Fischer. - $60 entry fee / $50 for Concession. - Pre-registration is appreciated by contacting, Brett Saunders on email –…

Queensland Reserves and Tin Cup

February 22 @ 9:00 am - February 23 @ 6:00 pm

2020 City of Sydney Rapid

February 23 @ 11:00 am - February 23 @ 7:30 pm

7 rounds from 11 a.m. until approximately 7.30 p.m. Registration 10:15-10:30am. Time Limit: 20 minutes each per game plus 10 seconds per move. Entry Fee: If registered by 21 February: $25 including all titled players If registered on 22 February: $35 including all titled players If registered on 23 February: $50 including all titled players Prizes: 1st $300 2nd $250 3rd $200 U2000-1800, U1800-1600, U1600-1400 and U1400 $150 in each division • The event will be ACF & FIDE rated.…

March 2020

Ballarat Begonia Open 2020

March 7 @ 8:00 am - March 9 @ 5:00 pm

The Ballarat Begonia Open is a favourite amongst Australia's chess players. Many of Australia's GMs, IMs and FMs and a sprinkling of OS GMs have expressed interest in competing, as well as our regular cohort of supporters. GM Ian Rogers will provide Live Commentary again as it proved so popular in previous years. IA Peter Tsai will be our chief arbiter. Venue is Ballarat Tech School at 136 Albert St. Labour Day weekend in 2020 is March 7 to 9,…

Tasmanian Championships

March 7 @ 1:30 pm - March 9 @ 6:00 pm

FORMAT: 7 round Swiss. 90 minutes plus 30 seconds per move per player from move 1. ENTRIES: All competitors MUST enter online using the digital registration form. Entries close at 5pm on Wednesday the 4th of March. A $10 early bird discount will be applied to all entries if registration is received on or before Saturday the 22nd of February. FEES & LEVIES: Entry fees may be paid in person on the day with cash or credit card. Entry fees…

2020 Dubbo Open

March 28 @ 9:30 am - March 29 @ 5:00 pm

Venue: Dubbo RSL Club, corner Brisbane & Wingewarra Streets, NSW 2830 Length: 6 rounds, 2 days (weekend) Start/End: Saturday 28 March - Sunday 29 March Registration: 9.30 am Saturday 28 March Start time: 10.30 am Saturday 6 April 2019 Entry Fee(s): $45 adults, $35 concession, $25 juniors Rounds: 10:30 am, 1:30 pm, 4:00 pm on Saturday; 9:30 am, 12:00 pm, 2:30 pm on Sunday Time Control: Fischer – 60 minutes + 10 seconds per move Prizes: $350 first prize guaranteed,…

April 2020

2020 Doeberl Cup

April 9 - April 13

The Doeberl Cup is the longest running weekend chess event in Australia. Since 1963 it has been held every year in Canberra, Australia. Grandmaster Ian Rogers holds the record for the most number of wins (either outright or on tie-break) with 12. The Doeberl Cup was named after its primary sponsor, Erich Doeberl. This year's event runs from the 9th to the 13th April. So far 83 players have registered, including 6 GMs with current top seed 2020 Australian Champion…

Macquarie Uni Chess Festival

April 14 @ 9:00 am - April 19 @ 5:00 pm

The Macquarie chess festival, hosted at the beautiful Macquarie university in Sydney consists of four sections. The blitz held on the evening of the 14th, The Sydney International Open (SIO), The Sydney International Challengers (under 2000 Fide) both held form the 15th-19th) and the junior rapidplay on the 19th.

July 2020

2020 Gold Coast Open – Cancelled

July 2 - July 6

The Gold Coast Open is Queensland’s biggest chess tournament with a record attendance of over 180 players, including 5 GM's in 2018 . Then 2019 saw 176 participants! 2020 is set to be even bigger! 4 GM's have entered to date. An event not to miss as JETS is also on the Gold Coast in 2020.

August 2020

Rooty Hill Open – Cancelled

August 3 @ 7:30 pm (Weekly)

9 round FIDE rated Open 90 mins plus 30 seconds per move.

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