Adult Round Robins return to Queensland!! —Now for some PROPER CHESS!!

The problem with Monster Swisses is that nobody ever plays anybody until the last round.
So for 5 or 6 rounds the games are being decided in the middle game because of the miss-matched draw.
To beat the World, and for our Olympiad Teams (as yet unnamed) –
to place in the Top 5 and not the Nervous 20s –
we need to be able to play and practice endgames in real time against similar strength players.
Round Robins do that all day long! – Kerry Corker
Gold Coast Chess Club Inc.
is proud to present the
Coomera Winter Classic
Starts Tuesday, July 26th

Join us for our exciting major chess event in Term 3!

The Coomera Winter Classic will include 2 exciting divisions.
I – The Premier Division – Single Round Robin – The top 8 seeded entries by ACF Rating
II – The Challenger Division – 7 Round Swiss

ACF and QJ rated

2022 CAQ membership is required.
CAQ membership:

Entry Fees:
GCCC Members $35 (Discount Applied at Checkout Automatically if Logged In)
Non-Members $70

Entry Online at:…winter-classic

Time control:
60 minutes + 30 seconds increment from move 1

Round 1 6:45 pm Tuesday 26 July
Round 2 6:45 pm Tuesday 2 August
Round 3 6:45 pm Tuesday 9 August
Round 4 6:45 pm Tuesday 16 August
Round 5 6:45 pm Tuesday 23 August
Round 6 6:45 pm Tuesday 30 August
Round 7 6:45 pm Tuesday 6 September

Pairing System:
The Premier Division – Vega using Single Round Robin
The Challenger Division – Vega using Swiss Dutch FIDE JaVaFo

Tie Break:
The Premier Division – Single Round Robin
1.Most Wins;

The Challenger Division – 7 Round Swiss
1.Buchholz Cut 1;
3.Direct Encounter.
In case of a tie, the Tournament title will be decided on tie-break but all prize money for placings will be evenly split.

Forfeiture time:
30 minutes from advertised start time.

The Premier Division
No Byes Allowed. If a player can not play a game then it must be rescheduled with the chief arbiter. All missed games must be completed by Tues., September 13th – which will act as a catch up day if required.

The Challenger Division
Half Point Byes: A maximum of two half point byes only will be permitted for rounds 1 to 5
Provisional Pairings will be published on Saturday. Arbiter must be informed by Friday, 5 pm if you require a bye for the following round.

Total Prize Pool: $800

The Premier Division
Prizes: 1st $200, 2nd $100 and Best Game Prize $50

The Challenger Division
1st $150, 2nd $100, 3rd $50 and 1st Rating Group A $75 and 1st Rating Group B $75
The Winner of the Challenger Division will also win a place in Term 4’s Premier Division Round Robin

In the case of a tie prize money will be shared. Players are eligible for 1 prize only and will be awarded the larger prize. Titles will be decided on countback.

The event will be conducted as a player arbiter event.
Head Arbiter – Mathew Smith NA Assistant Arbiter – Orsen Van der Byl NA

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