JMC – Second Open 2021

JMC - Second Open 2021


09:00 - 15:00


Bookings closed

Event Type

  1. The tournament will be a 7 round Swiss tournament on the Tornelo platform.
  2. Time control is 15 / 15 + 10 seconds increment per move.
  3. Rate of play. Games will start 5 minutes after the last game is completed.
  4. Pairings will be done using the Tornelo system.
  5. 1st round Starts at 9.00 am sharp.
  6. There are 3 sections:
    1. A Section 1600+ (Chess SA rating)
      1. Prize money 1st R 1000

(Only 1st place prize guaranteed. 2nd and 3rd prize contingent to entrants’ participation)

  1. B Section 1100 – 1599+ (Chess SA rating) and unrated adults
    1. Prize money 1st R 200
  2. C Section Below 1100 (Chess SA rating) and unrated Juniors
    1. Prize money 1st R 100


  1. Players will be allowed to enter a higher rated section with the permission of the organizers.
  2. All players must be logged into Tornelo no later than 8.45am.
  3. Players must not log out of the tournament and must be committed to play all 7 rounds.
  4. Players must not get aid of any sort – we expect fair play from all players and to use their own ability. Cheating is monitored by Tornelo. The Fide sanctions for cheating or breaching the “Fair Play Policy” are:
    1. Revocation of titles and sport results.

These sanctions could be enforced by Chess SA and we will report any suspicious behaviour. PLAY FAIR.

  • No computer assistance is allowed and will be strictly monitored.
  • Any person found guilty of cheating will be banned from participating in future events.
  • The organizers reserve the right of admission to this event.
  • The organizers reserve the right to cancel or reschedule this event should they consider this necessary.
  1. The organizers reserve the right to request players to switch on their cameras on Tornelo during the games.
  2. The tournament will be rated as an online tournament.
  3. Entry closing date: 19th March 2021 @ 17:00. No late entries will be accepted.
  4. Entry fee is R60 per player. Payment is made through the SA Chess Hub booking platform via Payfast. Do not make payment to JHB Metro Chess account.
  5. No Refunds if players do not join from the start or are disconnected during the tournament. This includes an inability to play due to load shedding.

Cut off for registration is 5pm on Friday night (19th March 2021). No late entries will be accepted.


The Tornelo tournament link and Tournaments WhatsApp Group link will be supplied in your confirmation email from ChessHub after you have entered


Bookings are closed for this event.

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