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December 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 10 @ 7:30 pm (Weekly)

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

2020 Tasmanian Open

August 29 @ 12:30 pm - August 30 @ 5:00 pm

6 round Swiss. 60 minutes plus 10 seconds per move per player from move 1. ENTRIES: All competitors MUST enter online using the digital registration form. Entries close at 5pm on Thursday the 27th of August. A $10 early bird discount will be applied to all entries if registration is received on or before Saturday the 22nd. of August.

September 2020

2020 Newcastle Kings Gambit Tournament

September 13

Start/End: Sunday, 13th September 2020 On Sunday, September 13th the Newcastle District Chess Association will be hosting the Kings Gambit novelty tournament. The starting position is - e4, e5, f4. Black moves first in every game and whether Black accepts or declines the gambit is up to him / her. - Fee: $20 Adults, Juniors $10. - Time Control: 15 minutes + 5 Seconds Fischer. - All games will be recorded as a Best Game Prize judged by IM Gary…

Nell Van de Graaff Classic

September 19 @ 8:30 am - September 20 @ 5:00 pm

Nell Van de Graaff Classic One of Queensland's strongest tournaments each year, the Nell van de Graaff Classic is a 7 round swiss event which features a unique teams component that allows players of all abilities and ages to compete for prizes! Make sure you get involved and join the 100+ expected players. Full information can be found on the flyer. When Sat 19 Sep 2020 Where Hinterland Hotel, 53 Station St, Nerang QLD 4211, Australia (map)

2020 Leo Wilkinson Memorial

September 26 @ 10:00 am - September 27 @ 5:00 pm

2020 Leo Wilkinson Memorial Open Chess EventPresented by BBC Painting and Redcliffe Chess Club The time control is 60 minutes each plus 20 seconds a move from move 1. For more information please see the Flyer When Sat 26 Sep 09:00 – Sun 27 Sep 2020 17:00 Australian Eastern Standard Time - Brisbane Where Grace Lutheran College Rothwell Campus, Anzac Ave & Mewes Road, Rothwell QLD 4022, Australia (map)

October 2020

Queensland Womens and Girls Championship

October 10 @ 9:00 am - October 11 @ 5:00 pm

8 year old Elizabeth Williams will defend her Queensland Women's and Girls Champion title! 2019 QLD Womens and Girls report The venue is to be confirmed mid- September 2020

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