Waikato Rapid 2016

Posted: 31/05/2016 by Ian in Club News

Saturday 18rd June, 2016

St. Paul’s Collegiate School, Hamilton

Grand Prix Class One Event


Three NZCF rapid rated 6 round Swiss tournaments, with each player having 25 minutes plus 5 seconds increment from move one. Open, Under 1800, and Junior/under 1200 Divisions. The Open and Under 1800 Divisions will be FIDE rated.
Minimum total prize fund to the value of $1,400. All players must be NZCF registered. Non-NZL players must have a FIDE ID issued by their national chess federation. Players under 1800 NZCF rating may enter the Open tournament, but the organisers reserve the right to move players between events if they feel that it is appropriate. The event will be subject to the ‘Rules of the Waikato Chess Rapid’.

Venue: St Paul’s Collegiate School, Hukanui Road, Hamilton. (This is a non-smoking area)
Minimum Prize fund:

Open Division
1st $300; 2nd $175; 3rd $100;
Under 1800
1st $175; 2nd $125; 3rd $50;
Under1200/Junior (Under 18 years on 1st January 2016)
1st $100; 2nd $70; 3rd $40;
Plus grade prizes (cash & chess books) to a total value of $375 across the three divisions.

Players meeting: 9am sharp, entries close.
Round 1 9:30 am – 10:30 am Round 4 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Round 2 11:00 am – 12 noon Round 5 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Round 3 12:45 pm – 1:45 pm Round 6 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

Prize-giving will follow as soon as possible after the completion of the last round.

Entry Fees: (If received by Friday 17th June)
Open Division; $50
Under 1800; $45
Junior/under 1200; $30
Late entry fee $10.00 (if entry received after 17th June)
In addition an NZCF player registration fee of $20 applies, if not already registered for 2016 (Junior/under 1200 exempt).

The Registration page is here

The Tournament flyer is here



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