11 rounds from 2pm on Wednesday 8 January
FIDE (Blitz) and ACF (Quick) rated
11 round (Dutch) Swiss, with pairings by Vega.
Open, but players who are not Australian citizens or permanent residents must have a FIDE ID.
Enter in the form below. Entries close at 1:30pm on Wednesday 8 January. Entry is free for GM, IM, WGM, WIM.
All moves in 3 minutes plus a 2 seconds increment per move.
The title of Australian Blitz Champion will be awarded to the Australian citizen or permanent resident with the highest final score (after a playoff if required – see Tiebreak section below).
Prize money will be shared equally and each player may win only one prize.
Pairings and rating prizes will be based on the following rating hierarchy:
- FIDE Blitz rating
- FIDE Rapid rating
- FIDE Standard rating
- ACF Quick rating
- ACF Classic rating
In the event of a tie for the title between one or more eligible players, a playoff will be held:
- For two players, 2 games with alternate colours, repeated if necessary until the tie is broken.
- For three or more players, a single round robin, repeated if necessary until the tie is broken (with players who are no longer tied for first eliminated after each round robin cycle).
The forfeit time for a game is when the player’s time has elapsed.
The FIDE Laws of Chess apply, including Article B.4 of the Competition Rules.