Events

2019 Macquarie University Sydney International Open (SIO) – Wednesday 24 April to Sunday 28 April 2019

The Macquarie University Sydney International Open (SIO) is the main event of the Macquarie University Chess Festival, and will have internationally titled players from Australia and overseas. The event is a 9-round individual chess tournament open to all players. GM and IM norms will hopefully on offer (subject to number of titled players and foreign players).

Time Control: Each player will start with 90 minutes and receive an additional 30 seconds increments per move from move 1. 

The event will be both FIDE and ACF rated. 

Conditions will be offered to GMs on request.

2019 Peter Parr Memorial Sydney International Challengers (SIC) – Wednesday 24 April to Sunday 28 April 2019

2019 Peter Parr Memorial Sydney International Challengers (SIC) is a 9-round individual chess tournament open to players with an ACF rating of under 2000. 

Time Control: Each player will start with 90 minutes and receive an additional 30 second increment per move from move 1. 

The event will be both FIDE and ACF rated.

2019 Macquarie University Junior Rapidplay – Saturday 27 April to Sunday 28 April 2019 (9am-12pm)

2019 Macquarie University Sydney International Junior Rapidplay is a 7-round individual Swiss tournament open to players under 18 years as of 1 January 2019.

Time Control: Each player will start with 15 minutes and receive an additional 5 second increment per move from move 1.

The event will be both FIDE and ACF rated.

2019 Sydney International Blitz (SIB) – Tuesday 23 April 2019 (from 7pm)

The 2019 Macquarie University Sydney International Blitz is a 9-round individual Swiss tournament open to all players.

Time Control: Each player will start with 3 minutes and receive an addition 2 second increment per move from move 1.

The event will be both FIDE and ACF rated.

Entry fees for this event will be accepted as cash only at the venue between 6pm and 6:45pm.

Foreign players without a FIDE ID number will not be accepted. They will need to obtain a FIDE ID number from their National Federation and advise that number prior to their entry being accepted.