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


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.


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. 


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


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.

Spring Rapid Tournament
Saturday 18th September 2021
One day, 7 round Swiss

Tournament Facts Sheet here
Click here for more information


Winter Blitz Placings


Armidale Chess Club Blitz Champion 2021

Sam Burr

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Challenger Top Player


Khaiam Ali

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For all results click here

Wall of Club Champions

Winter Blitz Tournament 2021

Ladder Tournament 2021

Term 1, 2021

Term 2, 2021

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Geert Geesink

Sam Burr

Blitz Champion 2021

Spring Rapid Tournament 2021

Term 3, 2021



Rapid Champion 2021

Summer Tournament 2021

Term 4, 2021



Classic Champion 2021