This year's SSCC Round Robin and Swiss tournaments will run from Tuesday 5th April until Tuesday 21st June. Both tournaments will be ACF-rated and FIDE-rated. The time control for the Round Robin is 90 minutes with an increment of 30 seconds per move; for the Swiss it is 75 minutes with an increment of 30 seconds per move.
Originally, this event was run as 3 separate Round Robin tournaments. Nowadays, we continue to run a `Division A' (the SSCC Round Robin) comprising 10 of the club's leading players. However, Divisions B and C of the previous editions of the SSCC Round Robin Tournament have now been replaced by a single 9-round Swiss tournament (the SSCC Swiss). Participants play in one of these two tournaments.
The new format enables players who would previously have been assigned to Divisions B or C to play a wider variety of opponents, and possibly more opponents around their true strength. The Swiss format also allows for easier handling of withdrawals and absences.
SSCC Round Robin (FIDE-rated)
10-player all-play-all, with players selected from entries as follows:
The winner of the 2021 SSCC Swiss
The highest-rated junior entry (March 2022 ACF Classic rating)
All remaining places were taken by the highest-rated remaining entries
The 2022 SSCC Round Robin will have three weeks set aside for rescheduled games (26th April, 24th May, 14th June). It is not necessary for players to attend the club every week -- the round-robin format allows games to be rescheduled easily where necessary. Games can also be played at other chess clubs if required, provided a qualified arbiter is present.
The time control for the Round Robin is 90 minutes initial time, with an increment of 30 seconds per move starting from move 1.
The perpetual trophy for the SSCC Round Robin, the Knights of Rizal Cup, was donated to the club by the Perth Chapter of the Order of the Knights of Rizal. Southern Suburbs Chess Club recognises the work of the Order in promoting awareness of the life, philosophies and teachings of Jose Rizal.
SSCC Swiss (FIDE-rated)
Players who either do not meet the selection criteria for, or decline to participate in, the SSCC Round Robin are entered in the SSCC Swiss.
When the Swiss format is used, half-point byes may be available (1 half-point bye per round, up to a maximum of 2 half-point byes, and only for Rounds 1-7), provided there are sufficient entries. The organiser's decision on this matter is communicated to players at the start of the tournament.
The time control for the SSCC Swiss is be 75 minutes initial time, with an increment of 30 seconds per move starting from move 1.