Our Tournaments

Throughout the year Armidale Chess Club plays regular club tournaments. These tournaments take different forms: Swiss, Knockout, Rapid and Classical. Clocks and time controls are used for some tournaments.

All are welcome to play in these tournaments. 

Where possible members of the Chess Club also play in tournaments around NSW and beyond. Click here for information on other Tournaments.

Rate of Play Time Controls

Bullet

Less than 3 minutes per game. Common Bullet time controls are:  

(1) 1 minute + an increment of 2 sec./move or

(2) 2 minutes + an increment of 1 sec./move.

Blitz

Between 3 to 5 minutes per game often with an increment of 2 sec./move. The FIDE World Blitz Chess Championship uses 3 min. + an increment of 2 sec./move. 

Rapid

Between 10 min. to 30 min. per move. The current FIDE World Rapid Chess Championships use 15 min. + an increment of 10 sec./move

Classical

Over 30 minutes a game. The current FIDE World Classical Chess rate of play is 90 minutes for first 40 moves, followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game + an increment of 30 sec./move  starting from move 1.

Winter Blitz Tournament
Winter 2022
Swiss Tournament starts Wednesday 17th August 2022

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Wall of Club Champions

Winter Blitz Tournament 2021

Term 2, 2021

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Sam Burr

Blitz Champion 2021

Spring Rapid Tournament 2021

Term 3, 2021

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Sam Burr

Rapid Champion 2021

Summer Classic
Tournament 2021

Jan, 2022

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Sam Burr

Classic Champion 2021

Ladder Tournament 2021

Term 1, 2021

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Geert Geesink

Problem Solving Competition 2022

25 May 2022

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Chris Martin

Problem Champion 2022

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to see Problems & Solutions

Winter Blitz Tournament 2022

Term 2, 2022

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Blitz Champion 2022

Spring Rapid
Tournament 2022

Term 3, 2022

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Rapid Champion 2022

Summer Classic
Tournament 2022

Term 4, 2022

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Classic Champion 2022