Ballarat Chess Triathlon

Ballarat Chess Club is pleased to announce our 4th Ballarat Chess Triathlon: An annual event where all participants take part in all three formats of the game: (Blitz, Rapid & Classic).

VENUE: The Hooper Room (Ballarat Chess Club Clubroom), Ballaarat Mechanics Institute, 117 Sturt Street, Ballarat DATE: Saturday, December 7

ROUND TIMES: - Registration 9:30am - Round 1 9:45am Blitz - Round 2 10:00am Rapid - Round 3 11:15am Classic - Round 4 2:45pm Blitz - Round 5 3:00pm Rapid - Round 6 4:15pm Classic

HALF-POINT BYES: - 1 half-point bye is permitted per player and can be taken for Rounds 1 through 4 only.

RATE OF PLAY: - Blitz (All moves in 5 minutes per player) - Rapid (All moves in 25 minutes per player plus an increment of 10 seconds per move from move 1) - Classic (All moves in 60 minutes per player plus an increment of 30 seconds per move from move 1). A forfeit will be awarded if a player is 30 minutes late for a classic game.

PRIZES: - TBA

PLAY-OFFS FOR MEDALS (IF TIED): - 2 Blitz games (1 with each colour). If still tied.... - 1 Armageddon Blitz game (drawn by lots). 5 min for white, 4 min for black. Black wins if game is drawn.

NO ENTRY FEE FOR TOURNAMENT (FREE)

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The idea for holding a "Triathlon" - a mix of blitz, rapid and short standard games held on the one day, was conceived by Jasan Barnett. It was well received, with many members expressing support for the tournament as a fun way to end the year of chess. The inaugural tournament was held in the Hooper Room of the Ballarat Mechanics' Institute, the club's new domicile from 2017.