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Tue, 24 Oct


Upper Coomera

Coomera Classical Summer Grades

Join us for our final classical event of 2023.

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Coomera Classical Summer Grades
Coomera Classical Summer Grades

Time & Location

24 Oct 2023, 6:30 pm – 21 Nov 2023, 9:30 pm

Upper Coomera, 90 Reserve Rd, Upper Coomera QLD 4209, Australia

About the event

Join us for our final major chess event of 2023!

The Coomera Classical Summer Grades will include 2 exciting grades.

I - The Premier Grade - Players in the top half of the draw will be given a permanent 2 point acceleration.

II - The Challenger Grade - Players in the bottom half of the draw based on ACF rating.

ACF and QJ-rated

If there are less than 14 players registered for round 1  there will be no acceleration.


2023 CAQ membership is required.

CAQ membership:

Entry Fees:

GCCC Members $25 (Discount Applied at Checkout Automatically if Logged In)

Non-Members $50

Time control:

60 minutes + 10 seconds increment from move 1


Round 1 6:45 pm Tuesday  24th  October

Round 2 6:45 pm Tuesday 31st November

Round 3 6:45 pm Tuesday 7th November

Round 4 6:45 pm Tuesday 14th November

Round 5 6:45 pm Tuesday 21st November

Pairing System:

Vega using Swiss Dutch FIDE JaVaFo - Players in the Premier Grade will be given a permanent 2 point acceleration

Tie Break:

1.Buchholz Cut 1;


3.Direct Encounter.

In case of a tie,  all prize money for placings will be evenly split.

Players are eligible for 1 prize only the largest one they can win.

Forfeiture time:

30 minutes from advertised start time.


Half Point Byes: A maximum of two half point byes only will be permitted for rounds 1 to 3


Modest Prize Pool depending on the number of  entries 

The Premier Grade

Prizes: 1st  2nd  and 3rd 

The Challenger Grade

1st  2nd and 3rd  

In the case of a tie prize money will be shared.  Players are eligible for 1 prize only and will be awarded the larger prize.


The event will be conducted as a player arbiter event.

Head Arbiter - David Esmonde, Orsen Van Der Byl

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