Events

2020 Macquarie University Sydney International Open (SIO) – Wednesday 15 April to Sunday 19 April 2020

The 2020 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).

Round times will 10am and 2:30pm with their being only the one round at 10am on the 19th (Sunday)

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.

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.

 Domestic players will need to be registered with their own state federations to be eligible to play.

2020 Peter Parr Memorial Sydney International Challengers (SIC) – Wednesday 15 April to Sunday 19 April 2020

2020 Peter Parr Memorial Sydney International Challengers (SIC) is a 9-round individual chess tournament open to players with an ACF rating of under 2000. 

Round times will be at 10am and 2:30pm with their being only the one round at 10am on the 19th (Sunday.) The SIC will be run concurrently with the SIO

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.

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.

Domestic players will need to be registered with their own state federation to be eligible to play

2020 Macquarie University Junior Rapidplay – Saturday 18 April (9am – 5pm)

2020 Macquarie University Sydney International Junior Rapidplay is a 9-round individual Swiss tournament open to players under 18 years as of 1 January 2020.

The tournament will run approximately from 9:30am-5pm. 

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.

Unfortunately, the Junior Rapidplay this year clashes with the SIO and SIC. Players from the SIC can choose to play the Rapidplay, however they will not receive any byes for the missed games.

2020 Sydney International Blitz (SIB) – Tuesday 14 April 2020 (from 7pm)

The 2020 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.

Registration is avaliable online via the registration page and also at the venue from 6pm. For Registrations at the venue only cash will be accepted.

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. 

Domestic players will need to be registered with their own state federation to be eligible to play.