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Begonia Open

9 to 11 March 2019

Presented by Ballarat Chess Club Inc.

Venue

The Sewell Pavilion at Ballarat Clarendon College, 1425 Sturt Street Ballarat.

The pavilion is located on Wanliss Street 100 metres from Sturt Street.

Round Times

Saturday

March 9

Entries Close

12 noon

Opening ceremony

1.30 pm

Round 1

1.45 pm

Round 2

7.30 pm

Sunday

March 10

Round 3

9.30 am

Round 4

2.30 pm

Round 5

7.30 pm

Monday

March 11

Round 6

9.30 am

Round 7

2.30 pm

Rate of Play

All moves in 90 minutes per player plus an increment of 30 seconds per move from move 1. A forfeit will be awarded if a player is 30 minutes late for a game.

Entry Fees

Grandmasters and International Masters

Free

Adults

$140

Concession (unemployed and full time students)

$120

A reduction of $20 is available if paid by 22 February 2019

Prizes

Outright

Rating Groups (3 sections)

1st

$2,500

$800

2nd

$1,250

$400

3rd

$1,000

4th

$750

Several special prizes tba

How to enter

Online at www.begoniaopen.com or complete and send the form below.

How to pay

Online via EFT to Ballarat Chess Club BSB 182 512 # 9632 63561 or PayPal

Cheque or Money Order posted to Box 1242 Ballarat Mail Centre Vic 3354

Half Point Byes

Players may request the Arbiter for 2 Half Point Bye in rounds 1 to 5. This must be done in writing prior to the tournament or before the start of the previous round.

General

The tournament will be an ACF Grand Prix Class 5 event

It will also be rated by both the ACF and FIDE

Draws under 15 moves will not be accepted

Sponsorship

The club appreciates the generous support of: PPT Financial, Tornelo, Chess Microbase, Frangos Cafe, Ballarat College & Friends of Begonia Tournament.

Further Information

Visit the tournament website at www.begoniaopen.com where further information is listed. Alternatively call Patrick Cook on 0499 255 240 or Kevin Perrin on 0418 533 517. Email inquiries to ballaratchess@hotmail.com 

Begonia Open 2019 - Entry Form

Name:

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Postal address:

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Email address:

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Rating:

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Telephone:

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Entry Fee:

$140 or $120 (reduction of $20 if paid by 22 February 2019)

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Payment:

Online at www.begoniaopen.com via PayPal

EFT to Ballarat Chess Club BSB number 182 512 account number 9632 63561

Cheque or Money Order posted to Box 1242 Ballarat Mail Centre Vic 3354