The 2024 Sydney Chess Championships

Only 2 divisions which is disappointing – still better than a “monster swiss”.


2024 Sydney Chess Championships Saturday 6th July – Wednesday 10th July 2024

The Rooty Hill Chess Club Presents:

The 2024 Sydney Chess Championships


Dates: Saturday 6th of July 2024 to Wednesday 10th of July 2024

Venue: James Ruse Agricultural High School | 17-31 Felton Rd, Carlingford NSW 2118
Please note that there is no on-site parking for players, however, there is plenty of on-street parking along Felton Road and Baker Street.
The Parramatta Light Rail is subject to Open in Mid 2024, hopefully this opens before the start of the tournament!

Sydney Open Chess Championships | 9 Rounds | 90 minutes + 30 seconds per move | (Open to All Players)
Sydney Classic Chess Championships | 9 Rounds | 90 minutes + 30 seconds per move | (U1600 ACF)
Sydney Blitz Chess Championships | 11 Rounds | 3 minutes + 2 seconds per move |(Open to All Players)

All divisions will be ACF and FIDE Rated.

Entry Fees:
Early Bird: Entries before 1st of June 2024
Normal: Entries from 1st of June to 30th June 2024
Late: Entries on or after 1st of July 2024

Sydney Open Chess Championships:
Free for IM, GM, WIM and WGM (Entry must be received before June 1st 2024)
20% Discount for FM and WFM

Early Bird: $150 ($120)
Normal: $175 ($150)
Late: $200

Sydney Classic Chess Championships (U1600 ACF)
Early Bird: $130 ($100)
Normal: $160 ($130)
Late: $190

Sydney Blitz Chess Championships
Early Bird: $35 ($20)
Normal: $35 ($20)
Late: $50
On the day: $75

Prices in brackets are concession prices (for pensioners, disability holders and tertiary students under 25)

Total Prize Pool: $13,250 (subject to number of entries)

Chief Organiser: FA Winston Zhao Chen
Chief Arbiter: IA Charles Zworestine
Arbiter: FA Winston Zhao Chen
Arbiter: TBD

For interstate or overseas IMs or GMs, there are two spots available for funded accommodation in Parramatta. Accommodation will be provided on a first come, first serve. Additional spots may be available, depending on entries. Please contact the organiser to register your interest.

Contact: Please email for any questions or inquiries.

Entries will Open in Feburary

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