Eureka Open

Eureka Open


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R40.00 - R200.00
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Eureka school
Kwagga Street, Vereeniging, Gauteng, 1930, Sedibeng

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Format:  5 Round Swiss 60/60 (Chess SA Rated)

Prize fund R 26,900


Entries close at 20:00 on Wednesday 24 July 2024.

Enquiries Contact:

  • General enquiries: Danie Koekemoer 071 909 3354 (WhatsApp)
  • Entry enquiries: Marius Kruger 084 586 4967


  • 06:50 – 07:20 Music by Rika Dippenaar, Soné Vorster, Johandré Steyn and learners from Eureka school.
  • 07:20 Opening: Johan Erasmus.
  • 07:25 Vote of thanks.
  • 07:30 Announcements: Chief Arbiter.
  • 07:50 Players seated for round 1.
  • 08:00 → 1st Round. Draws done at rate of play. Will start 10 minutes after last game is finished.


  • Sections A – E: Players selected on basis of strength vs strength (CHESS SA RATINGS). 
  • Top 32 rank players (Ranked 1 – 32) in Section A; Next 32 rank players (Ranked 33 – 64) in Section B; Next 32 rank players (Ranked 65 – 96) in Section C; Next 32 rank players (Ranked 97 – 128) in  Section D; and Ranked 129 – 300 in Section E. Size of Sections A to E can change at organiser’s discretion.
  • Age groups players will be allowed to enter in higher or Sections A – E.
  • Section A – E: First 300 entries will be accepted.
  • Section F – H: First 200 entries will be accepted.
  • LSEN Sections: First 168 entries will be accepted.
  • Fun Section: First 64 entries will be accepted.   


The following tiebreak system will be used to determine winners in case of equal points:

(1) Score; (2) Direct Encounter; (3) Buchholz System; (4) Sonneborn-Berger System; (5) Cumulative;           (6) Tournament Performance.


Thank You for your Support.
Funds go to: Eureka School for physically and severely intellectually disabled learners


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Ticket Type Price Spaces
Sections A - E
Open to Any Age
Section F
Players Born in 2011 – 2012
Section G
Players Born in 2013 – 2014
Section H
Players Born in 2015 and later
LSEN A - U/20
(Learners with Special Education Needs) LSEN Schools - Learners in LSEN classes
LSEN B - U/15
(Learners with Special Education Needs) LSEN Schools - Learners in LSEN classes
Fun Section - 6 Rounds, Swiss, Unrated, 10/10
Open to Any Age

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