Chess Centre Closure

March 17th, 2020

With the well-being of its players and visitors being paramount, the SA Chess Centre will be closed until, at least, the

7th APRIL 2020

The COVID-19 situation will be reviewed by the SACA Committee at that time. Any updates on the situation will be published as they occur.

Due to the closure, the final three rounds of the 2020 SA Championships and Candidates have been postponed. The remaining rounds will be rescheduled in the near future.

SACA thanks everyone for their understanding of the situation and hopes to see everyone at the chess board soon!


South Australian Championships 2020

Updated January 29th, 2020

The SA Championship is a qualifying tournament for the $10,000 Sulik prize.

When: 7.00pm, consecutive Tuesdays from the 4th of February to the 31st of March 2020
Venue: The Chess Centre of South Australia,
10 Ranelagh Street, Adelaide.
Entry Fee: $150 Adult, $120 Concession, late entry fee $10 (after 12pm 4th of February)
Qualification limits apply.
Format: 9 Rounds, Round-Robin format. FIDE Rated.
Players are expected to play all rounds.
Time Control: Fischer Classic – 90 Minutes + 30 Seconds a move
Prizes:
1st: $750
2nd: $350
3rd: $150


South Australian Candidates 2020

Updated January 29th, 2020

When: 7.00pm, consecutive Tuesdays from the 4th of February to the 31st of March 2020
Venue: The Chess Centre of South Australia,
10 Ranelagh Street, Adelaide.
Entry Fee: $130 Adult, $110 Concession, late entry fee $10 (all entries after 12pm 4th of February)
The Candidates tournament is open to all players.
Format: 9 Rounds, Swiss System. FIDE Rated.
Time Control: Fischer Classic – 90 Minutes + 30 Seconds a move
Prizes:
1st: $400
2nd: $250
3rd: $130
Rating Performance: $130
 
In addition to prizes, the winner of the 2020 Candidates tournament qualifies for the 2021 SA Championship tournament.


Australia Day Weekender 2020

Updated January 25th, 2020

When: Saturday the 25th and Sunday the 26th of January

Venue: The Chess Centre of South Australia,
10 Ranelagh Street, Adelaide
Entry Fee: $50 Adult, $40 Concession if before 11pm, Friday 24th of January.
Late Entry +$5. Free entry to GM, WGM, IM, WIM entrants.
Format: 6 rounds, Swiss system.
Time Control: Fischer Classic – 60 minutes + 10 seconds a move
Prizes: $400 minimum prize pool
Round Times:
Saturday: 10:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 4:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 4:00 PM

Players have the option of taking one (1) half-point bye before the last round with the prior approval of the Arbiter.

Entries will be accepted at the door up to 15 minutes before the start time, or by emailing tournaments@sachess.org.au with your details.