Tournament Rules for all events

Rules and Conditions.

Entry into a Perth junior Chess Grand Prix Event is an implied agreement to abide by these rules and conditions.

  1. Organisers reserve the right to refuse entry to a player.
  2. Players must keep noise to a minimum to not disturb other players.
  3. Players may not give advise to other players while games are in progress. A player may be forfeited if caught doing so.
  4. Spectators may not give advise to other players while games are in progress. Spectators may be asked to leave the tournament hall if caught doing so.

FIDE Rules.

The competitions will be run in accordance with the FIDE Laws of Chess, which can be found on the FIDE website here.

Pairing Systems

All Perth Junior Chess Grand Prix events employ the Swiss system of pairing players. The Tornelo software is used to produce the match-ups for each event.


If a player is unable to play a round (for any reason), they may request a bye from the organisers.

Such a request must be made before the start of the previous round to the round concerned (i.e. a request for a bye in round 3 must be made before the start of round 2)

If such a request is approved, a player will receive half a point (0.5) for that round with the following exceptions:

1. In the final two rounds a player shall receive no points (0) for that round

2. A player may only receive a maximum of one requested (1) half point bye.

The organisers reserve the right to refuse any request for a bye.

Mobile Phone policy

We will be enforcing a strict No Mobile Phone usage during the event policy. All mobile phones and other communication devices are to be switched off in the tournament hall. This includes tablet computers, PDAs, MP3 players and any other devices that can receive external transmissions.

A breach of this rule will result in the automatic loss of the game in the case of a player (if a game is in progress), or the exclusion from the tournament hall until the start of the next round (in the case of player who has finished their game). Spectators are not bound by this rule but are asked to keep their phones on silent to keep noise to a minimum.

Disputes Procedures

A protest against a decision of an Arbiter must be made to the Director of Play within 15 minutes after the end of the relevant playing session.

The Chief Arbiter will investigate the appeal and make a ruling. This decision will be final.

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