One of Queensland’s most prestigious weekenders!
The Nell Van de Graaff Classic is held yearly to celebrate Nell Van de Graaff and her passion for chess. This event is also unique in that whilst it is an individual tournament, players will also be able to compete as part of a team. Team rating averages must be under 1500 ACF in the Open and 850 QJ in the junior. Teams can be advised in advance, or we can help put you in a team on the day (Arbiters will work to make team averages as competitive as possible, however cannot guarantee all teams a realistic chance at team prizes).
Players must record their moves during their game.
Players must be members of the Chess Association of Queensland to participate.
For the first time ever, due to the growth and popularity of the event we are splitting the tournament in 2.
Open Division (Open to adults and juniors)
Junior U1200 QJ (Players with a QJ rating under 1200
Saturday 18th September – Sunday 19th
William Duncan State School
Explorers Way, Highland Park
Early: $70 Standard: $80 Late: $90
Registration: Saturday 9:30am – 9:45am
Saturday 18th September: Round 1 @ 10:00am
Round 2 @ 1:00pm Round 3 @ 4:00pm
Sunday 19th September: Round 4 @ 9:00am Round 5 @ 12:00pm Round 6 @ 3:00pm Presentations: 6:00pm
60 minutes per player + 10 seconds per move (ACF and Queensland Junior Rated)
Trophies and cash prizes
Open –1st – $700 2nd – $500 3rd – $300
3x Rating Groups
1st – $120 2nd – $80
Junior Division – 1st—$200 2nd—$150 3rd—$100
3x Rating Groups with trophies for 1st—3rd.
1st – $300 2nd – $200 3rd – $100
Rating Group Team – $200
Entry Fee Structure
Early—Until August 22nd
Standard—From August 23rd—September 16th
Late—From September 17th