Sydney Academy of Chess • Burwood 2134


    Tournament Format:
    This tournament is an individual and not a team event. The tournament is restricted to players under 2000 ACF. The tournament is an 8-round ‘Swiss’ competition. This means that all players play 8 games and no-one is ‘knocked out’ of the tournament. The time limit is 60 minutes per player per game with a 5 second increment per move.

    All players must record moves on a scoresheet until they have less than 5 minutes remaining on the clock.

    Game analysis and Master coaching will be given between the rounds.

    Sydney Academy of Chess
    Suite 02, Lv2, 1-17 Elsie St, Burwood

    $160 per player (without ACF rating)
    $100 per player (with ACF rating under 2000)
    +$10 if paid on the day of the tournament

    ACF rated players must be listed with a 3 or 4-digit number in the second column (not "NEW" or "4g") of the Classic ACF Master File:

    A NSW JCL rating (junior rating) does not count towards an ACF rating.

    9:00am Registration
    9:15am Round 1 and Round 5
    5:00pm Prizegiving (on the second day)

    Trophies and book prizes will be given for:
    1st Place
    2nd Place
    3rd Place
    Best Unrated
    Best Junior (U/18)

    To enrol please pay online with your credit card or debit card at
    enter one of the following codes:
    0798I7OE5R (for ACF Unrated players)
    EJI1J3E1SO (for Under 2000 ACF rated players)
    and fill in the electronic form with the player's details.

    Rated players must be listed with a 3 or 4-digit number in the second column (not "NEW" or "4g") of the Classic ACF Master File:

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level 2 suite 2/1-17 Elsie St, Burwood NSW 2134, Australia

5 - 18 years old

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Where to find us

level 2 suite 2/1-17 Elsie St, Burwood NSW 2134, Australia

About the provider

Sydney Academy of Chess is a team of people who have one passion in common: teaching chess to others. We’ve been doing it in New South Wales for 22 years.

The director of the Sydney Academy of Chess is Fide Master Brett Tindall. Brett has been coaching chess for over 26 years and has coached at all major events including Australian Junior Championships and World Junior events.

Brett is not only an experienced coach but also a very experienced player and has competed at both national and international level.

He has won many titles such as NSW junior champion, City of Sydney Junior and Senior Champion; he has also won several age titles at Australian Junior events.

Trained coaches

All of Sydney Academy’s coaches are highly proficient players themselves. Coaches are taught effective teaching methods as well as ways of managing groups of children of all ages. Our chess coaches meet regularly to discuss ways in which our teaching can improve.

Continual Improvement

Sydney Academy of Chess is continually seeking ways of improving its service to schools and the public. We encourage our chess coaches to improve their own playing ability. We also look to teaching methods overseas. Currently three of our coaches hold the titles of Fide trainers.

Mission Statement

Sydney Academy of Chess is an organisation with the purpose of providing a quality chess coaching service to schools and individuals. We ultimately aim to bring an appreciation of chess into the minds of all Australians

Sydney Academy of Chess is the biggest chess-coaching firm in NSW, coaching thousands of school children around Sydney every week. Our students range from absolute beginners to NSW and Australian Junior title winners as well as Australian representatives at many World Junior events. Our base is Sydney Chess Centre: Level 1, 30a George street, Burwood.

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