2024 City of Sydney Blitz Championships: Burwood, Sunday March 3
One of the NSWCA’s big annual events, this is a 9 round FIDE-rated Blitz tourney (3 minutes plus 2 seconds per move). For the first time, the NSWCA is using the swanky premises of the Sydney Academy of Chess, a short walk from Burwood Station. There are five divisions: Open; U2000; U1800; U1600 and U1400, with generous prize money in all categories. You can register online here, and full tournament details are here.
2024 St George Club Championships. Starts March 5
Join us for our showcase event of the year – the Club Championships. Why is it so special? Well, first, because this is a round robin tournament, you will only be playing games against players of a similar strength. Second, our extremely diligent Club Captain, Charles Zworestine, scrutinises all of the games, and writes up a captivating report for each round, often giving great tips on what you did, or did not, do so well. Last year, he even managed to help generate digital records of 238 of the 400 odd games of the tournament. No promises for this year, but one way or another, this tournament is going to be a lot of fun, and very instructive.
Doeberl Cup: Canberra, Easter 2024
The most popular fixture of the Australian chess calendar is coming up – the Doeberl Cup. Last year it had a record attendance of over 400 players. Held every year over Easter in Canberra, it offers five divisions to cater to every skill level. All divisions run under a classical time control, and, for some extra spice, there is also a blitz tournament thrown in on Saturday night. The Doeberl website has all the details.
Previous notices about now-completed events of 2024