2019 Aurora Spring Open - March 30-31

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  • 2019 Aurora Spring Open - March 30-31

    Details are posted on the tournament website - http://www.aucc.club/2019-aurora-spr...-open-details/

    Major changes:
    one-day juniors-only Under 1000 tournament (JU1000) on Saturday.
    section groups: Master, U2100, U1700, and U1300.
    FIDE rated sections - Master, U2100, and U1700.

    Posting what is on the tournament website:

    CFC/FIDE Rated Chess Tournaments
    with the minimum 1000 CAD first prize in Master Section


    Dates

    JU1000 March 30 (Saturday only)
    All other sections March 30-31 (Saturday & Sunday)

    Round Times

    Saturday (March 30) Sunday (March 31)
    1 2 3 4 5
    9:30 am 2 pm 6:30 pm 10 am 2:30 pm
    JU1000 section only
    Saturday (March 30)
    1 2 3 4 Tie-break blitz
    9:30 am 11:30 am 2:30 pm 4:30 pm asap
    Place

    Newmarket Old Town Hall, 460 Botsford Street, Newmarket, Ontario, L3Y 1T1

    Sections

    Master, U2100, and U1700 - rated CFC & FIDE rated;
    U1300, and JU1000 - rated with CFC regular rating.
    JU1000 - for juniors (under 20 years) only with ratings 999 and below, including unrated juniors. This section is a four (4) round tournament, and only on Saturday, March 30.
    Compositions of other sections:
    Master - rating 2100 or higher;
    U2100 - with ratings from 1700 to 2099;
    U1700 - with ratings from 1300 to 1699;
    U1300 - with ratings 1299 and below, and unrated adults;
    CFC ratings are used for pairings and selecting sections. Other ratings (except online) might be considered, please contact organizers for your special case.

    Format

    5 Round Swiss. Pairing software – SwissManager. Two half-point byes may be requested in advance for Rounds 1-4.
    JU1000 section only 4 rounds on Saturday. If first three places are shared, blitz games will be played to determine top three winners.

    Prizes

    Monetary prizes in Master, U2100, U1700, and U1300 sections. First prize in Master Section – minimum 1000 CAD based on 150 players. For unrated players max prize is 100 CAD.
    JU1000 - trophies for three first places and participant ribbons to all players.

    Time Control

    90 minutes per player + 30 seconds per move starting from move one. Default time is 30 min, except the first round - 60 minutes. (FIDE rules 6.7.1 “Any player who arrives at the chessboard after the default time shall lose the game unless the arbiter decides otherwise.”)
    JU1000 - 55 minutes per player + 5 seconds per move starting from move one.

    Entry fees

    Paid by March 24 (Sunday 11:59 pm) - 80 CAD
    Paid by March 29 (Friday 1 pm) - 100 CAD
    Tournament day - 120 CAD; paired for Round 2
    Only for JU1000 section - 50 CAD by March 24 (Sunday 11:59 pm). Later 70 CAD (till March 29, 1 pm). Tournament day 90 CAD, paired for Round 2.
    GM, WGM, IM and WIM free entry if confirmed by March 1.
    For an additional Play-up fee – 30 CAD – a player can enter the higher Section if his/her rating is within 100 points than the Section floor limit.
    Play-up ratings for sections:
    Master - 2000-2099;
    U2100 - 1600-1699;
    U1700 - 1200-1299;

    Registration

    Players must be CFC members in good standing to register to Master, U2100, U1700, and U1300 sections.
    Only players who have registered and paid by March 29 will be paired for Round one. Round one pairings will be posted in advance on this site late Friday night. You no longer need to “check-in” on Saturday as in previous tournaments. Several ways to register by March 29:
    1. Credit card via Paypal(see the website for the link) – all major credit cards accepted.
    2. In person: on Mondays at the Aurora Chess Club and paying cheques or cash.
    3. Mail a cheque: it must arrive before March 21. Please include the player’s name and CFC number. Use the form at the bottom of the page to inform us about your intention to play. Address:
      Aurora Chess Club
      913 Tegal Place
      Newmarket, ON
      L3X 1L3.

    Cancellation

    If a registered player cancels:
    • before 1 pm on March 29– full refund;
    • after– no refund for cancellation.

    Miscellaneous

    Chess sets and clocks are provided for play.
    Coffee and water provided.
    Free parking.
    Great facilities and restaurants within walking distance on the famous Newmarket Main street.

    Organizers

    Tournament Director - Chris Tapping. Chief Arbiter - Egidijus Zeromskis.

    If you have any question please post it here, write an email to info@aucc.club, or use a form at the website.

  • #2
    Updated player's list:
    No Gr Last Name Name CFC Rating FIDE Rating
    1 MASTER Li William 2287 2172
    1 U1700 Li Adam 1637 1516
    2 U1700 Barbarich Zdravko 1411 0
    3 U1700 Lukezich John I.F. 1363 1582
    1 U1300 Wright Eric 1195 0
    2 U1300 Pishdad M. Hassan 1032 0
    3 U1300 Gao Heye 945 0
    4 U1300 Arnold Devin 908 0
    1 JU1000 Inozemtseva Milana 605 0

    also at the website: http://www.aucc.club/2019-aurora-spr...pen-players-2/

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    • #3
      What a great idea to do the lowest section as a one day! I was thinking of the idea with 5 rounds with rounds 1, 3 and 5 coinciding with start of the regular rounds.

      As a father of a young player, I am not sold on the idea of blocking off a whole weekend so my child can play ~2 hours of chess. There seems to be a vacuum between 20-25min and 2-hour time control and really like your idea.

      In the short run it may lead to slightly lower revenues. But it can be a great bridge between kids'/quick tournaments and full adult weekenders.

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      • #4
        [QUOTE=Tony Li;n197632]What a great idea to do the lowest section as a one day! I was thinking of the idea with 5 rounds with rounds 1, 3 and 5 coinciding with start of the regular rounds.

        As a father of a young player, I am not sold on the idea of blocking off a whole weekend so my child can play ~2 hours of chess. There seems to be a vacuum between 20-25min and 2-hour time control and really like your idea.

        In the short run it may lead to slightly lower revenues. But it can be a great bridge between kids'/quick tournaments and full adult weekenders.[/OaQUOTE]

        Yes, one day is a better fit for most of the kids under 900, and we expect kids between 900-1000 will playup :)

        Tony, you can also consider the Oakville CYCC Qualifier on March 2nd, it will be an interesting experience, 5 games in one day, 40+30 delay, the delay will be different to most other tournament

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Grey Guo View Post
          Yes, one day is a better fit for most of the kids under 900, and we expect kids between 900-1000 will playup :)
          For Aurora Open, juniors (<20 years) rated 1 - 999 can choose JU1000 (one day; 4 rounds; $50) or U1300 (two days; 5 rounds; $80).

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Egidijus Zeromskis View Post

            For Aurora Open, juniors (<20 years) rated 1 - 999 can choose JU1000 (one day; 4 rounds; $50) or U1300 (two days; 5 rounds; $80).
            Thanks for clarification, it's good to know

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            • #7
              Several more players joined:


              U1300 Gao Sean 633
              JU1000 Zhang Shuhan 378
              JU1000 Rao Kyle 224
              JU1000 Zhou Felix 0

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              • #8
                bumping up

                40 days till the tournament.

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                • #9
                  I intend to play... Just gotta toy around with my schedule a bit :).

                  Will know for sure in a couple weeks.

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                  • #10
                    I love playing the Aurora tournaments now in the lovely renovated Old Market (Townhall?) building in Newmarket, Ont. (A short drive from Aurora). I play it whenever I can.

                    I'm still negotiating the upcoming one with my long-term partner! LOL

                    But I'd still like to support it, even if I may not be able to attend.

                    I'd encourage people to put it on their chess calendars if possible. Go once, and then, like everything, you've done your homework, gotten the "true" facts, and are ready to evaluate what you just went through.

                    Bob A

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                    • #11
                      hoping to play !! depends on if I can get the money always well run

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                      • #12
                        Thanks for nice words about us. Means a lot :) Hope to see you again!

                        New players:

                        .
                        U1700 Schyngera Eli 1407 0
                        U2100 Joseph Benher Savio 1724 1595
                        U2100 Uthayakumar Ronan 1730 1524
                        U1300 Zhou Johnson Zixuan 1186 0
                        JU1000 Wu Nora 780 0
                        .
                        Reminder:

                        GM, WGM, IM and WIM free entry if confirmed by March 1.
                        Last edited by Egidijus Zeromskis; Thursday, 28th February, 2019, 10:46 PM.

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                        • #13
                          Several IMs and more players registered.
                          .
                          MASTER IM Noritsyn Nikolay 2603 2489
                          MASTER IM Krnan Tomas 2502 2422
                          MASTER IM Cummings David 2395 2338
                          U1700 Dattani Dinesh 1346 0
                          U1300 Ksenych Drew 1093 0
                          U1300 Ksenych Alexa 962 0
                          JU1000 Thorne Ted 200 0
                          JU1000 Ksenych Christian 0 0

                          The full list and all other details on the tournament website: http://www.aucc.club/2019-aurora-spr...-open-players/
                          .

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                          • #14
                            The list on the website was updated as well as on chess-results.

                            New players:
                            .
                            MASTER Kang Dorian 2217 2049
                            U2100 Xie Austin 1840 1573
                            U2100 Moran-Venegas Mario 1772 1646
                            U1700 Zhu Ricky 1389
                            U1300 Lansing Freddy 1253
                            U1300 Yang Lefan 1145
                            U1300 Pietluch Robert 1017
                            U1300 Zhao Yicheng 902
                            JU1000 Zhao Yiming 566
                            .


                            Reminder: junior players with CFC ratings from none to 999 can choose the one-day option or the two-days option.









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                            • #15
                              Player's list updated.

                              New ones:
                              .
                              MASTER Noritsyn Sergey 2300 2164
                              U1300 Noritsyn Ivan 1211 0
                              U1300 Gerber Jerry 1105 0
                              U1300 Mane Arnav 1089 0
                              JU1000 Chen Ricky 866 0
                              JU1000 Morin Sato 853 0
                              JU1000 Sreekumar Gauri 839 0
                              JU1000 Morin Kuni 827 0
                              JU1000 Guan Isabelle 348 0
                              .


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