POSTPONED – A Section – JMC Prestige OTB Tournament

Date(s) - 22/05/2021 - 23/05/2021
08:30 - 18:30

Pinnacle College Waterfall


Event Notes

Postponement: JMC Tournament 22/23 May

We regret to advise that after careful consideration of the current circumstances, in particular the concerning increase in COVID-19 infections in Gauteng, we have decided to postpone the JMC Tournament at Pinnacle Waterfall indefinitely.

The safety and well-being of all participants and tournament officials remains our highest priority, and given the current circumstances we are of the view that to proceed with the tournament is not in the best interests of all concerned.

We will revert to Online Tournaments for the foreseeable future and, once the situation stabilises and it is safe to do so, we will announce the new date for this and other Over The Board Tournaments.

Thank you to all who have already entered the tournament. We are attending to the refunds of the entry fees you have paid and these refunds should be finalised and received by you within the next 48-72 hours. Should you not receive your refund by Saturday 22 May, kindly notify us via email so that we can assist.

We appreciate your continued support of JMC through these challenging times.

JMC Executive Committee







Online Entries: (Chesshub)          Entries Close: 20th May 2021 at 20.00    Limited to 100 players 

Players to provide their own CLOCKS



  • Latest FIDE rules will apply.
  • All Sections will be rated by CHESS SA
  • Players to provide their own clock with sanitising wipes for in between rounds. Player who plays Black to provide the Clock.
  • Players to bring their own notation pads
  • It is the responsibility of the player to ensure that he/she is entered into the correct section. The Organiser reserves the right to move a player to the appropriate section in accordance with the latest national rating; the player will be held liable for any additional portion of the entry fee which might arise due to the move between sections.
  • The Organiser has the right to move unrated players between sections at his/her own discretion and to combine or split sections to maintain the integrity of the tournament.
  • Only players with confirmed payments will be added to the draw as published on
  • No cell phones will be allowed in the playing area except for the TD, Chief Arbiter, Arbiters and PC personnel.
  • The Organiser of the tournament and other tournament officials are not responsible for the safety or property of players or spectators.
  • The player/parent/guardian gives consent for the player’s name, surname, gender, race, date of birth to be submitted to the rating agencies for the purposes of rating the tournament and the rating agencies displaying it on their respective websites.
  • The player/parent/guardian gives consent for photo’s to be taken of the players during the tournament and to be published on our Social Media pages. Should consent not be given please notify us before the tournament so that we can notify our photographers.
  • The tournament organisers reserve the right to cancel the tournament. Players will have their entry fee refunded.


Covid – 19 Tournament Procedures


  • The Wearing of Masks will be compulsory for all players. Face Shields may be worn together with a mask that covers the nose and mouth.
  • Sanitising and Hand washing – All players will line up in front of the playing hall keeping at least a 1m distance between each player at all times and their hands will be sanitised before they are allowed to enter the venue.
  • Boards and pieces will also be sanitised before and during the tournament.
  • Temperature Measurement Station – All players will report to a Temperature measurement station after their hands have been sanitised – Please arrive at least 60 minutes before the start time of the tournament to allow enough time for this. Should a player have an elevated temperature he / she will not be allowed to play.
  • Each player must have his / her own small bottle of hand sanitiser with him/ her at all times.
  • Stringent Social Distancing measures must be followed at all times. All players will be spaced 1 to 1.5 meters apart. Players must also follow social distancing rules when entering and leaving the playing venue as well as when outside on the campus grounds.


  • Parents / Guardians
  • All Parents / Guardians will have to wear Masks.
  • No Parent will be allowed inside the venue. (Update will be sent regarding venue rules outside of playing area)



  • No spectators will be allowed inside the playing venue. When your game is completed, you must leave the playing venue. Parents may sit outside.


Before the Tournament: Parents / Guardians are requested to check the symptoms of the player/ players for any of the following:

  • Fever (Elevated temperature above 37.5 ºC)
  • Dry Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sore Throat
  • Tiredness


Should any of the above symptoms be apparent, parents/ guardians are requested to let us know immediately and to withdraw the player / players from the tournament for their own as well as the safety of the other participants.

Disclaimer: The building and grounds of the School/Venue will always be a smoke and alcohol-free zone. Any individual smelling of alcohol will be removed from the premises.

Premier Section – Chess SA and Fide rated A Section Chess SA rated (also Fide rated if complies to Fide criteria)
Fide rated players over 1600 then non Fide rated CHESS SA players rated over 1600 Next 68 players to enter (Fide rated players get preference)
32 players 68 players
Fee: R300 Fee: 300
6 rounds – 60 / 60 + 30 seconds increment per move 6 rounds – 60 / 60 + 30 seconds increment per move

Round 1: Saturday 8:30 – 11.30

Round 2: Saturday 12:00 – 15.00

Round 3: Saturday 15:30 – 18.30

Round 4: Sunday 8:30 – 11.30

Round 5: Sunday 12:00 – 15.00

Round 6: Sunday 15:30 – 18.30


Round 1: Saturday 8:30 – 11.30

Round 2: Saturday 12:00 – 15.00

Round 3: Saturday 15:30 – 18.30

Round 4: Sunday 8:30 – 11.30

Round 5: Sunday 12:00 – 15.00

Round 6: Sunday 15:30 – 18.30

Prize fund:

1st Place    R2500

2nd Place   R1500

3rd Place    R1000

4th Place      R750

5th Place      R500

Best female prize  R500  ((minimum of 2 points required and 3 females in the section)

Best player under 18 not in top 5   R500

Top 3 prizes guaranteed, other prizes depend on number of entries

Under 12, u14 and u16 – Gold, Silver and Bronze medals

Prize fund:

1st Place      R1250

2nd Place       R750

3rd Place       R500

Best female prize  R500  ((minimum of 2 points required and 3 females in the section)

Under 12, u14 and u16 – Gold, Silver and Bronze medals



Tie Breaks updated:

  • Direct Encounter.
  • Buchholz cut 1
  • Sonneborn-Berger
  • Share the prize (if completely equal)


15 booked of 68 - 53 available spaces

Bookings are closed for this event.

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