Waikato Open Details Announced

Posted: 18/06/2016 by Ian in Club News

The Waikato Rapid is today, 18th June. The Waikato Open is 29th July. Details are below:

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

The Tournaments:

An Open and an under 1800 tournament, each a six round Swiss with a time control of all moves in 90 minutes plus an increment of 30 seconds per move. Both tournaments will be FIDE and nationally rated events, and are therefore open only to NZCFregistered players (or overseas players registered with their national federation). 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 Open”.

Venue: Saint Paul’s Collegiate School, Hukanui Road, Hamilton

No smoking will be permitted at the venue. St Paul’s Collegiate has a total non-smoking policy.


Friday 29th        Rnd 1 7.15 pm

Saturday 30th        Rnd 2 9.00 am        Rnd 3 2.00 pm        Rnd 4 7.00 pm

Sunday 31st        Rnd 5 9.00 am        Rnd 6 2.00 pm

A players’ meeting will be held at 7.00 pm Friday. A prize-giving will follow the completion of the last game on Sunday.

Half Point Bye Round: Any player may elect to take a half point bye in either round 1 or 4. For round 1 this must be notified with your entry, and for round 4 before the start of round 3. This can be noted on the entry slip below.

Prize Fund:

Open Tournament: 1st $325, 2nd $200, 3rd $150

Grade Prizes: cash and chess book prizes to the value of $175

Under 1800 Tournament: 1st $175, 2nd $125, 3rd $75

Grade Prizes: cash and chess book prizes to the value of $175

Best result by a Waikato player – title of “Waikato Champion” plus Waikato Open “Len Whitehouse Memorial” Championship Trophy. Best result by a Waikato Junior – the “William Lynn Cup”

Entry Fees:

$60 Open section      $50 U1800 section

In addition an NZCF player registration fee of $20 applies, if not already registered for 2016

There is a $10 late fee if paid after 27 July


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