Waikato Rapid 2016 — This Saturday

Posted: 13/06/2016 by Ian in Club News

Waikato Rapid 2016 — This Saturday 18th June

St. Paul’s Collegiate School, Hamilton

The tournament flyer is here, and the registration page is located here

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.

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.

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