Club Rapid Round 1 Next Week: Members Only

Posted: 15/06/2016 by Ian in Club News

We will commence the Club Rapid next week. This will be a members only event with time control 25 + 5, one game per night over 6 nights. The first three games will run over the next three weeks, with rounds 4, 5 and 6 after the school holiday break. One half point bye allowed if notified prior to the draw, no byes in the last 2 rounds.  If you are not currently a member but want to take part then you can join on the first night.

A single division Swiss Style Tournament. The overall winner will be awarded the title Club Rapid Champion 2016 and receive all the accolades that are associated with the title. The highest rated junior  will be awarded the title Club Junior Rapid Champion 2016.

The draw will be based on current club ratings. New players without a club rating will be assigned 1500 points for the purposes of the  draw.

No late entries allowed – so if you can’t make it on the first night let me know and you will be awarded a bye. Also if you want to play but might be a little late on the first night let me know and I will include you in the draw. Please don’t turn up late and expect to be added to the draw. Entries will not be accepted in week two or beyond.

Games start at 7.30pm – a 10 minute late time applies (your game is lost if you are 10 minutes late). Clocks will be started at 7:30 even if neither player is present.

Usual FIDE laws apply with  the exception of the Hamilton Chess Club Special Rules found on the website. Although Hamilton Chess Club Special Rules do not call for game forfeit if your mobile goes off please be considerate and set your phone to silent. Disputes committee will be club executive (Hilton Ian and Richard). If one or two of the disputes committee is/are party to a dispute, the remaining member(s) will constitute the disputes committee.  Ties will be decided using tie breaks according to the NZ  standard  1. Direct Encounter. 2. Cumulative (Sum of Progressive Scores). 3. Total Buchholz. 4. Sonneborn-Berger. 5. Buchholz Cut1.   If still tied the award will be shared.

Please bring a pen if you wish to record your games. Recording is not mandatory, but if you don’t record your game you will not be allowed to claim a draw for the 50 move rule or 3 fold repetition unless agreed by your opponent.


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