Country Chess Championship 2019

VRCL Country Championships 2019


Saturday and Sunday October 2019




St Mary’s Terrace Community Hub, 192 Myers St, Geelong.



Round Times

Saturday     Round 1               9.30 am


                        Round 2              1.00 pm


                        Round 3              4.00 pm


Sunday       Round 4              9.00 am


                        Round 5             12.30 pm


                        VRCL meeting    3.30 pm


                        Round 6               3.40 pm


A forfeit will be awarded if a player is 30 minutes late for a game



Entry Fees

$80      Adult               $60      Concession


Concession applies to Pensioners, Unemployed and Full-Time Students. Present concession card at the tournament. Payment can be made either at the event or by EFT to the bank account of Ballarat Chess Club Inc BSB 182 512 number 9632 63561.




The Victorian Country Chess Championship is open to all Victorian players whose main place of residence is outside a 50 km radius from the Melbourne GPO.



Rate of Play


Half Point Bye

All moves in 60 minutes per player plus an increment of 30 seconds per move from move 1. All moves of each game should be recorded.

A player may request a single Half Point Bye in rounds 1 to 4. This must be done in writing, email or text message prior to the tournament or before the start of the previous round.




All entry fees will be distributed in prizes after deduction of expenses in conducting the event. Prizes will be awarded to the first three players in the Championship and Reserve sections. If there is a tie for a title then joint champions will be declared and prize money divided equally. All players will compete in a single tournament. The prize pool will be allocated 75% to the Championship and 25% to the Reserve.



Reserve Champion

The title of Reserve Champion will be awarded to the leading player(s) in the bottom half of the field based on rating or seeding by the Arbiter.



Entries & Inquiries

Email entries to or or post to VRCL at PO Box 500 Ballarat Vic 3353. Telephone Kevin Perrin on 5331 3711, mobile 0418 533 517 or Nigel Barrow on 5444 7916, mobile 0421 674 869 for inquiry. Email advice of entry would be appreciated.




There are numerous hotels and motels in Geelong, many of which are nearby. Detailed information is available on the official city website at




All games will be submitted for rating through Chess Victoria.
The Arbiter for the event will be Nigel Barrow.
A players committee will be elected prior to the start of the tournament to review any appeal to a decision made by the Arbiter.



Tentative pairings shown below could be subject to change

The Victorian Country Chess Championship meets annually on the first weekend of October. All Country Residents Welcome!

Contact: Kevin Perrin (President)

phone: 03 5331-3711


post: PO Box 500 Ballarat Vic 3355