Club Champs Start Next Week

Posted: 01/03/2023 by Ian in Club News

Rating Our premier event, the club champs, will kick off on Tuesday 06 March.

Time control will be the same as usual at 60 minutes + 10 seconds per move from move 1.

One game per night over 6 weeks.

The format will be start time 7.15pm (7.30 on week 1), 1 game per night, open to financial members (or financial members temporarily in arrears) only. You can check when your sub is due by going to the website – About > Who We Are. Online payments preferred, see the website for details. [Note that HBHS pupils and staff are financial members by default]. If you are not currently a member but want to take part then you can join in the first two weeks, after that it is no-pay no-play.

(Adult: $40 per year, or $25 for 6 months. Juniors $20 per year)

A single division Swiss Style Tournament. The overall winner will be awarded the title Club Champion 2023 and receive all the accolades that are associated with the title. The highest rated junior will be awarded the title Club Junior Champion 2023.

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.

Entry can be in week one or week two only. If you can’t make it on the first night let me know and you will be awarded a half point bye. Also if you want to play but might be a little late  let me know and I will include you in the draw. The draw will be done on the night of the tournament for the first two weeks to allow for late entries. Please don’t turn up after 7:15. and expect to be included. Entries will not be accepted in week three or beyond, so the draw will be posted before Tuesday night.

Games start at 7.15pm – a 30 minute late time applies (your game is lost if you are 30 minutes late). Clocks will be started at 7:15 even if neither player is present.

Usual FIDE laws apply with the exception of the Hamilton Chess Club Special Rules found on the website. Disputes committee will be club executive (Ian and Richard). If one of the disputes committee is/are party to a dispute, the remaining member will constitute the disputes committee.

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.

One 1/2 point bye allowed per player, if notified to Ian the Sunday before the round that it applies.

No half point byes allowed in round 6.

Tie breaks will be 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.


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