2013 QUEENSLAND PARTICIPATION GRAND PRIX

RULES

The 2013 Queensland Participation Grand Prix is an initiative of the Chess Association of Qld to encourage participation in Qld weekenders, particularly those held in regional locations. The prizes will therefore not necessarily be won by the best players, but by those who perform well and are also prepared to participate regularly.
The Grand Prix points awarded to a player for each event (provided they are not an unapproved withdrawer) is the sum of a player's score and a 'participation bonus' which depends on where the event is held. At the end of the 2013 calendar year, prizes will be awarded based on the sum of these scores. In the event of a tie, the relevant prizes will be combined and split equally.
In 2013, the CAQ Council has again added five rating prizes of $200, in addition to the open prizes. A player's December 2012 ACF Rating will be used to allocate players to a rating group.
In order to qualify for the GP, an event must be open to all players, approved for rating on the 'Normal' (or 'Classic') ACF Rating List, and be played on a single weekend (a 'long weekend' is considered to be a single weekend). Events with rounds on (non-holiday) weekdays may be accepted, provided the majority of rounds are held on a weekend. If an event is divided into sections (eg Open & Under 1600) then it will still qualify, as long as the combined sections are open to all players.
Players must be (or become) CAQ members, and must be resident in Queensland. The decisions of the CAQ Council will be final on all matters.


PRIZES

1ST $500 2ND $300 3RD $200 Under 1700 $200 Under 1400 $200 Under 1100 $200 Under 800 $200 Unrated $200

LEADING SCORES

Brodie McClymont 208.5
Mark Stokes 162.5
Tyson Barker 111.5

Under 1700
Mark Stokes 162.5
Tyson Barker 111.5
Martin Carter 106

Under 1400
Tyson Barker 111.5
Martin Carter 106
Lachlan Pedersen-Lee 101.5

Under 1100
Tyson Barker 111.5
Martin Carter 106
Peter-John Bargo 81

Under 800
Tyson Barker 111.5
Aaron Fahey 77
Patrick Harris 72.5

Unrated
Tyson Barker 111.5
Daniel Noack 65
Bryce Rosser 59.5

A full list of Grand Prix scores is available here (this list may include ineligible players): Grand Prix Points for Every Player