South Australian Championships 2019

February 2nd, 2019

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

When: 7.00pm, Consecutive Tuesdays from the 5th of February to the 2nd of April 2019
Venue: The Chess Centre of South Australia,
10 Ranelagh Street, Adelaide.
Entry Fee: $150 general, $120 Concession, late entry fee $10 (after 12pm 5th of February)
Qualification limits apply.
Format: 9 Rounds, Round-Robin format. FIDE Rated.
Players are expected to play all rounds.
Time Control: Fischer – 90 Minutes + 30 Seconds a move
Prizes:
1st: $750
2nd: $350
3rd: $150


South Australian Candidates Tournament 2019

February 1st, 2019

When: 7.00pm, Consecutive Tuesdays from the 5th of February to the 2nd of April 2018
Venue: The Chess Centre of South Australia,
10 Ranelagh Street, Adelaide.
Entry Fee: $130 general, $110 Concession, late entry fee $10 (all entries after 12pm 5th of February)
The Candidates tournament is open to all players.
Format: 9 Rounds, Swiss System. FIDE Rated.
Time Control: Fischer – 90 Minutes + 30 Seconds a move
 
In addition to prizes, the winner of the 2019 Candidates tournament qualifies for the 2020 SA Championship tournament.


Checkmate Weekender 2018

Updated July 6th, 2018


A Massive weekend in SA Chess!
2018 Checkmate Open – $3000 in prizes!

Registered players include:
IM Trevor Tao

Please note that GM Max Illingworth has had to withdraw from the event.


Sponsored by:

Ceylon Sapphires Australia

PKIDEAS


When: 7.00pm Friday 6th and 9.00am Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th of July
Venue: The Chess Centre of South Australia,
10 Ranelagh Street, Adelaide.
Entry Fee: $80 Adult and $60 for Pensioners, Unemployed and Students if entry

received before 11pm, Thursday 5th of July. Late Entry +$10.
Format: Six rounds, Swiss system. FIDE Rated, open to all players.
Time Control: Fischer – 90 minutes + 30 seconds
Round Times:
Friday: 7.00 PM
Saturday: 9.00 AM, 1:30 PM, 7:30 PM
Sunday: 9:00 AM, 1:30 PM
Players may request up to ONE half point bye in rounds
1 – 5 before the start of the tournament.
Prizes:
1st: $1000
2nd: $700
3rd: $400
Rating Performance: $300
1x Rating category: $300
Top Junior: $300
Contact: Enquiries and entries to tournaments@sachess.org.au.

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.

Checkmate Challengers (U1600)

When: From 9.00am Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th of July
Venue: The Chess Centre of South Australia,
10 Ranelagh Street, Adelaide.
Entry Fee: $50 Adult and $40 for Pensioners, Unemployed and Students if entry

received before 11pm, Thursday 5th of July. Late Entry +$10.
Format: Six rounds, Swiss system. ACF Rated.
Eligibility: Open to all players rated below 1600 on the latest ACF rating list.
Time Control: Fischer – 60 minutes + 10 seconds
Prizes:
1st: $400 + Trophy
2nd: $200
3rd: $100
Rating Performance: $100
Top Junior Boy/Girl: $80 each
Top Unrated Boy/Girl: $80 each
Round Times:
Saturday: 9.30 AM, 12:30 PM, 3:30 PM
Sunday: 9.00 AM, 12:30 PM, 3:30 PM
Players may request up to ONE half point bye in rounds
1 – 5 before the start of the tournament.
Contact: Enquiries and entries to tournaments@sachess.org.au.

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.


Introducing the new Interclub C-Grade competition!

April 28th, 2018

Want to start playing competitive chess?

image courtesy of chessclubforkids.com (Santa Rosa, USA)

Introducing the new Interclub C-Grade!

SACA is introducing a new division of the Interclub tournament for new players or players with a rating of less than 1000 ACF, starting with Round 1 on May 1st at 7.30pm.

Players will play two games each night against the same opponent (once with each colour pieces). The time control will be 15 minutes + 10 seconds per move for each player, meaning that at the very latest games should be finished by 9 PM – perfect for juniors or players of any age looking to start playing competitive chess!

If you are interested or have any further questions, please email gradematches@sachess.org.au ASAP. You do not need to be a member of a club to enter – just playing on a team with a few friends is fine as well!