Calendar 2014

A calendar of Hamilton Chess club events is below, first for club championship events run on club nights (Tuesdays) then weekend events. Scroll down to a week by week breakdown of club night events, formats, and eligibility crtiteria

Championship            
Dates Event NZCF Rated? Rate of play Rounds
12/3 – 16/4 Club Championship (Open) No 45 + 10 6
12/3 – 16/4 Club Championship (Junior) No 45 + 10 6
20/5 – 21/10  Club Rapid Championship No 25/5 6
6/5 – 26/8 Club Blitz Championship No 5/3 6 x 6
Weekend        
tba St Pauls Rapid Yes 25/5 6
27/6 – 29/6 Waikato Open, FIDE rated Yes 90/30 6

 


 Week by week timetable for club nights:

18/02/2014 Casual Blitz 5 + 3
25/02/2014 Doubles
04/03/2014 Casual
11/03/2014 Club Champs Round 1
18/03/2014 Club Champs Round 2
25/03/2014 Club Champs Round 3
01/04/2014 Club Champs Round 4
08/04/2014 Club Champs Round 5
15/04/2014 Club Champs Round 6
22/04/2014 Casual Blitz 3 + 3
29/04/2014 Casual Blitz 5 + 3
6/05/2014 Blitz Round 1
13/05/2014 Blitz Round 2
20/05/2014 Club Rapid Round 1
27/05/2014 Club Rapid Round 2
3/06/2014 Club Rapid Round 3
10/06/2014 Club Rapid Round 4
17/06/2014 Winter Cup Round 1, 2
24/06/2014 Winter Cup Round 3, 4
1/07/2014 Winter Cup Round 5, 6
8/07/2014 Blitz Round 3
15/07/2014 Blitz Round 4
22/07/2014 Openings Rounds 1, 2
29/07/2014 Openings Rounds 3, 4
5/08/2014 Openings Rounds 5, 6
12/08/2014 Openings Rounds 7, 8
19/08/2014 Blitz Round 5
26/08/2014 Blitz Round 6 (final)
2/09/2014 Club Rapid Round 5
9/09/2014 Graded Round Robin Rounds 1 ,2
16/09/2014 Graded Round Robin Rounds 3, 4
23/09/2014 Graded Round Robin Rounds 5, followed by AGM
30/09/2014 Lightning 3 + 2 Round 1
7/10/2014 Lightning 3 + 2 Round 2
14/10/2014 Club Rapid Round 6
21/10/2014 Club Rapid Round 7
28/10/2014 Spring Cup Rounds 1, 2, 3
4/11/2014 Spring Cup Rounds 4, 5, 6
11/11/2014 Spring Cup Rounds 7, 8
18/11/2014 Momentum Blitz A
25/11/2014 Momentum Blitz B
2/12/2014 Final Night

 


 

Eligibility:

Guests/Non-members can play: Blitz, Spring Cup, Winter Cup, Super Blitz, Doubles, Momentum Blitz

Members only can play: Club Rapid, Openings, Graded Round Robin, Handicap


Format:

Club Champs 45 + 10 1 game per night
Super Blitz 3 + 2 8 games per night
Club Blitz 5 + 3 6 games per night
Club Rapid 25 + 5 1 game per night
Spring Cup 6 @ 15/0,   2 @25/0 3 games per night
Winter Cup 25 + 0 2 games per night
Openings 25 + 0 2 games per night
Momentum Blitz 3 @ 3/2, 4 @ 5/3 7 games per night

 


Novelty Rules:

Openings

Prespecified opening, first 7 moves played, one game as white, one as black same opening

Graded Round Robin

A and B grade: Groups of six players based on club ranking. C grade: 6 round swiss

Doubles

Players compete against an opponent on two boards simultaneously, one as black and the other as white, each with a separate clock. The time control is7 minutes + 2 seconds on each of the two clocks  with a total of five rounds meaning 10 games in all.

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