The 2018 event calendar is as follows (all Tuesdays unless noted). Also, all of our standard time period club games are both ACF and FIDE rated; these have a time setting of 60 minutes plus 30 seconds per move, unless otherwise noted. Our rapid games have a time setting of 15 minutes plus 5 seconds per move.
All games get underway by 7:30pm, or as soon as possible after this time, with a 30 minute forfeit period.
Please ensure that Steven is advised either by email or phone if you can’t attend on a night that you are paired to play (phone only if notifying on the day of the game). If he is notified he will try to contact your opponent. In addition, if you know in advance that you cannot attend a round, Steven should be advised as soon as possible so that the computer can allocate requested byes.These policies are in place to make every effort to ensure that all players attending the club actually get to play.
At the 2017 AGM we adopted the following policy for failure to attend without previous advice:
- 1st time in tournament – Warning and player needs to confirm that they are wishing to continue.
- 2nd time in tournament – Player withdrawn from tournament.
Informal Night, 23 Jan Honourable Bob, rounds 1-5: 30 Jan to 27 Feb (75 minutes + 30 seconds per move) Lightning #1: 7 rounds of 5-minute chess: 6 Mar CJS Purdy Cup, rounds 1-5: 13 Mar to 10 Apr, time limit is 60 mins + 30 seconds per move Allegro #1: 17 Apr, 5 Rounds (10 mins + 10 seconds per move), Fischer Random opening Hobsons Bay Cup, rounds 1-7: 24 Apr to 5 Jun Lightning #2: 7 rounds of 5-minute chess: 12 Jun
Rapid play: Western Master, Major, Minor and Swiss, Rounds 1 to 4: 19 Jun to 10 Jul
Losing Points Lightning, 17 Jul, 5-minute chess
Rapid play: Western Master, Major, Minor and Swiss, Round 5: 24 Jul
Allegro #2: 31 Jul, 5 Rounds (10 mins + 10 seconds per move), Musio Gambit opening
Koshnitsky Cup, rounds 1-7: 7 Aug to 18 Sep
Best in the West, 22-23 September (more details here)
Lightning #3: 7 rounds of 5-minute chess: 25 Sep
Allegro #3: 2 Oct, 5 Rounds (10 mins + 10 seconds per move), Grob opening
Club championship and reserves, rounds 1-7 (no play on 6 Nov): 9 Oct to 4 Dec (27 Nov is a catchup night for these games)
Presentation night and AGM: 11 Dec (Party, yeah!)
Start 2019 on 22 Jan (TBD).