Billanook Chess Classic

Billanook Chess Classic 2015

Venue: Billanook College
197-199 Cardigan Road
Mooroolbark, Victoria 3138
(Melway Ref: [52 C1])
Divisions: Classic - Stronger of the two divisions. Open to any player. Generous cash prizes on offer.
Novice - Players with no ACF rating (Quick or Classic), and ACF Quick rating of less than 800
(as at March 2015 rating period)
Cost: Per player per tournament:
    $20 - Pre-tournament registration
    $25 - Registration on the day
Format: 7-rounds Swiss tournaments
Time Control: 15 minutes per player per game
Classic division
Novice division
  • Cash prizes, medals and trophies per tournament
  • Grand total prizes of cash prizes, cups and perpetual cups based on accumulated scores over whole series of 4 tournaments
  • Medals and cash prizes per tournament
  • Grand total prizes of Trophy, medals and prizes
More info...

Billanook Chess Classic 2015 is a suite of 1 day chess tournaments which Northern Star Chess is conducting at the Billanook College in Mooroolbark. In 2015, the suite consists of 4 Sunday tournaments, each event incorporating the Classic division and a new Novice division.

Billanook College has been supporting quality chess incentives for their students and the wider community for a number of years, providing chess coaching and school tournaments for students within school as well as hosting chess tournaments on weekends.

The Billanook Chess Classic has been running for a number of years as a single division and has been attracting a strong field of chess players. This year, we introduce a new Novice division to cater for the not so strong players who might enjoy a milder challenge, competing against other novice players.

Novice division - New in 2015!


  • If a player has no rating of any manner (ACF or FIDE), or
  • If a player's ACF Quick rating is below 800, or
  • If a player does not have a Quick rating, the Classic rating is below 800

Classic division - The tradition continues...

A healthy prize structure is offered for each of the 4 individual tournaments, along with medals and trophies. Individual scores for each tournament accumulate over all 4 events to determine the grand prizes and winners of the Billanook Chess Classic perpetual cup, to be presented at the conclusion of the Grand Final tournament.

The Classic Division - the tradition continues...

The cash prize pool is over $4000!

2 Perpetual Cups:

  • The Billanook Classic Cup - Adult Division , and
  • The Billanook Classic Cup - Junior Division
will be awarded - to the top scorer of the Adult Division and the top scorer of the Junior Division.
These cups will be on display at the College to showcase the success of the individuals.