2023 Rooty Hill Open Chess Championships

2023 Rooty Hill Open Chess Championships

Open to both members and non-members.
If you are a member, please log in to the member’s portal to register.

FIDE Classical and ACF Standard Rated
9 Round Swiss using FIDE Endorsed Baku Acceleration Method

Time Control:
90 Minutes + 30 Seconds per move

Entry Fees:
Members: $35 Adults | $20 Juniors
Non-Members: $50 Adults | $30 Juniors
Late Fees: $60 for All

Prize Money:
Overall: 1st $750 | 2nd $450 | 3rd $250
Juniors (U18): 1st $200 | 2nd $100 | 3rd $50
1st in ACF U1600, U1400 and U1200: $150
Total: $2250
(Please note the rating divisions have been changed based on entries)

Clocks start at exactly 7:15 pm. Default time 7:45 pm.
If you are not present by 7:45 pm and have not informed the arbiter, you will be withdrawn from the tournament. A $10 penalty fee is to be paid via our website to be included back in the draw.
Email: byes@rootyhillchessclub.org

Entries are only accepted on our website.

Chief Arbiter: Winston Zhao Chen


Rd 1: 3rd OctoberRd 2: 10th OctoberRd 3: 17th October  
Rd 4: 24th October  Rd 5: 31st OctoberRd 6: 7th November
Rd 7: 14th NovemberRd 8: 21st NovemberRd 9: 28th November


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Terms and Conditions:

  • Entries are only accepted on our website.
  • Decisions made by the arbiter on the night are final, and no appeals are permitted for the purpose of time. (Article 11.10)
  • Rating-restricted prizes are subject to 6 players in each division. The organisers reserve the right to modify the rating divisions based on entries.
  • Rating-restricted prizes are restricted to players with an ACF Rating. Players are only eligible for one prize. Prize winners will receive the maximum amount possible, depending on their placement.
  • Prizes may be combined and split between players if there is a tie.
  • Pairings by Vega using FIDE Approved Baku Acceleration Method.
  • The arbiter reserves the right to modify the pairing before the round begins if there are changes in the draw.
  • October FIDE and September ACF Ratings will be used.
  • All ½ point byes must be requested at the latest Friday evening. All byes requested after Friday will be given as zero-point byes. No half-point byes in rounds 8 and 9.
  • A maximum of two half-point byes will be permitted in the tournament.
  • Exceptions to the byes’ policies will only be made at the arbiter’s discretion under special circumstances. The $10 penalty fee will apply each time you do not turn up before the default time without informing the arbiter.
  • The Bucholtz Total and Bucholtz Cut 1 will be used as the tie-breaker.
  • The draw will be published weekly on our website, newsletter and social media platforms on Saturday evening. The draw is provisional, and may be subject to changes.
  • Please email byes@rootyhillchessclub.org if you are unable to make it to your game. There is limited reception at the club, and the arbiter may not receive your text message.
  • Players not residing in Australia must have a FIDE ID to compete. If not listed on the FIDE website, players must obtain an ID from their national federation.
  • Entries close Sunday October 1st. Late entries are $60 for all players. Entries in rounds 7/8/9 will be $30 for all players.

Please ensure you email byes@rootyhillchessclub.org if you are unable to make it to your game.