• Program

Date Event Details
Tuesday
8 January
Warm-up Pairs 1 session at 7.30pm. Cash prizes. The entry fee of $22 per pair collected at the table.
Wednesday
9 January
Penline One-Day Swiss Pairs Open entry. 6-round Swiss Butler Pairs. $120 per pair. 10am start.
Wednesday
9 January
One Day Warm Up Novice Teams Each player must have less than 100MPs as at 30/9/2018. Start 10am. Please feel free to enter as a pair and we will find you friendly team mates for this Warm Up event. Entry fee $200 per team. 6 Round Swiss Teams. Category prizes for Novice (<100MPs), Rising Stars (< 50MPs) and Super Novice (<20MPs). Grand Slam Members with a rating of 54%+ are ineligible to enter and those with ratings of under 54% will be deemed eligible for the Novice category only.
Wednesday - Friday
9-11 January
National Women's Teams Championship 9 x 20-Board qualifying sessions. Entry Fee $660 per team. Session start 10.00am, each day. Finishes 7.00pm Friday. Details of semi-finals and finals are below.
Wednesday - Friday
9-11 January
National Seniors' Teams Championship 9 x 20-Board qualifying sessions. Entry Fee $660 per team. Sessions start 10.00am each day. Finishes 7.00pm Friday. All players must have been born before 1/1/1959. Trophies are awarded for the best Mixed, Veteran & Country teams. Details of semi-finals and finals are below.
Wednesday - Friday
9-11 January
National Red Plum Life Masters Teams Championship 9 x 20-Board sessions - Entry Fee $660 per team. Sessions start 10.00am each day. Finishes 7.00pm Friday. Each player must not have achieved the rank of Grand Master as at 30/9/2018.
Wednesday - Friday
9-11 January
National Pianola Plus Non-Life Masters Teams Championship 8 x 20-Board sessions - Entry Fee $580 per team. Sessions start 10.00am each day. Finishes 4.00pm Friday. Each player must not have achieved the rank of Life Master as at 30/9/2018. Under 300 and Under 100 categories. Grand Slam Members with a rating of 56% or higher are ineligible to enter. Grand Slam players with a rating between 50% and 55% will be deemed eligible for the Under 300 category only.
Thursday - Friday
10-11 January
Two Day National Novice Matchpoints Swiss Pairs Championship 8 x 14-Board sessions - Entry fee $250 per pair. Start 10.00am each day. Finishes 5.30pm Friday. All players must have fewer than 100MPs as at 30/09/2018. Category prizes for Novice (<100MPs), Rising Stars (< 50MPs) and Super Novice (<20MPs). Grand Slam Members with a rating of 54%+ are ineligible to enter and those with ratings of between 50% and 53% will be deemed eligible for the Novice category only.
Thursday - Friday
10-11 January
Chris Diment Matchpoints Swiss Pairs 8 x 14 Board sessions. Open Entry. Start 10am Thursday. Matchpoint Swiss pairs. Entry fee $250 per pair. Finishes 5.30pm Friday.
Saturday - Sunday
12-13 January
TBIB National Open Swiss Pairs Championship 11 x 9 board matches. Session times both days 10.00am and 2.30pm. Entry Fee $250 per pair. Finishes 5.00pm Sunday.
Saturday - Sunday
12-13 January
Penline 500 Swiss Pairs Championship
(for players under 500 MPs)
11 x 9 board matches. Session times both days 10.00am and 2.30pm. Entry Fee $250 per pair. All players must have fewer than 500MPs at 30/9/2018. Grand Slam Members with a rating of 56% or higher are ineligible to enter. Finishes 5.00pm Sunday.
Saturday - Sunday
12-13 January
Novice Swiss Pairs Championship 11 x 9 board matches. Session times both days 10.00am and 2.30pm. Entry Fee $250 per pair. All players must have fewer than 100MPs at 30/9/2018. Grand Slam Members with a rating of 54%+ are ineligible to enter. Finishes 5.00pm Sunday.
Saturday - Sunday
12-13 January
National Women's Teams & National Seniors' Teams  Finals Finals for the top 4 teams from National Women's Teams & National Seniors' Teams. Semi-Finals (4 teams) - Starts Saturday 10.00am. Final (2 teams) Starts Sunday 9:00am. Entry Fee $120 per team per day. Finishes 6.30pm Sunday. Venue: To be Advised.
Monday - Thursday
14-17 January
South-West Pacific Open Teams Championship 12 x 20-Board matches. - Entry Fee $920 per team. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 10.00am, 1.30pm, 4.30pm, Thursday 9.30am, 1.00pm, 4.00pm (no evening sessions). Finish 6.30pm Thursday. The leading 8 teams at the end of play on Thursday qualify for the National Open Teams event starting at 10.00am on Friday 18 January. Multiple Category prizes and trophies.
Monday - Wednesday
14-16 January

 
Canberra Rex Under 750/300 MP Teams Championship 9 x 20-Board matches. - Entry Fee $650 per team. Session Times: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 10.00am, 1.30pm, 4.30pm. Finish 6.45pm Wednesday. The leading 2 Under 750 MP teams and 2 Under 300 MP teams at the end of play on Wednesday qualify for a 32 board Final starting at 10.00am on Thursday. Grand Slam Members with a rating of 59% or higher are ineligible to enter. Grand Slam players with a rating between 54% and 59% will be deemed eligible for the Under 750 category only.
Thursday-Friday
17-18 January
NEURA Swiss Pairs Start 10am Thursday. Finish 4.30 pm Friday. Butler Swiss pairs. Entry fee $250 per pair. $50 from each entry fee will be donated to NEURA Research. Category prizes for under 100MPs and U300MPs. Grand Slam Ranking eligibility requirements will apply to category prizes.
Friday - Sunday
18-20 January
National Open Teams Championship (8 pre-qualified teams from SWPT only) Entry Fee $120 per team per stage. Eight teams will have qualified for the NOT starting Friday morning 10.00am Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Meeting for Captains to exercise choice after correction/appeal period expiry - approximately 7.30pm on Thursday 17 January in the Grand Ballroom, Canberra Rex Hotel.
Friday
18 January
Nearly Time to Pack Up and Go Home Pairs Start 10am 2 Session IMP Pairs $100 per pair. Finish 4.30 pm Category prizes: Open, U300MPs and U100MPs. Grand Slam Ranking eligibility requirements will apply to category prizes.