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We are taking entries for this event – so please keep them coming in. 7 rounds of 20 minute +5 seconds a move chess, please be there from 9:45am. Full details are here and go here to register. So what else would you be doing on your day off?

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Well we are going to have a great time this year, with a raft of events on club nights and a number of weekend events. The table on the calendar page summarises the full year list of events, too numerous to mention here. But some things are worth a few words…

We start on club nights with a blitz tournament (21st Feb) followed by 3 nights of the Autumn Rapid. Then I am very excited about the start (on 27 Mar) of the club championship and reserves events. The club championship will be a 10 player 90/30 round robin that is FIDE and NZCF rated. The club reserves will be a 9 round 60/10 swiss event. More details to follow.

The first weekend event is the ever popular Rookies Shield is back again this year, 3 events spread through the year, with the first event on 4 Mar. This is for those new to chess, chess tournaments, and is limited to players under an NZCF rating of 1600. We hope to have separate girls only divisions this year, numbers allowing. So please register now to kick off a great Rookies season.

With fantastic weather, we had 17 players (11 juniors) contest 6 hard fought rounds. Richard Dare went through undefeated with 5.5. Judd Zhan won the U1400 rating group and Benjamin Symon won the ‘U1200 and U12′ group. We were also entertained throughout the day with music wafting across from the other side of the river – perhaps not to everyone’s taste, but still it provided an edge to some people’s play (or their grating teeth).  Full results are here.

Our next Sunday event is the Round 2 of the (world famous) Rookies Shield on 10 April. Please register for that here.

Hamilton Rapid – coming soon!

Posted: 06/03/2011 by Scott in Club News
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Putting other interesting and well reported events behind us [two masked visitors and the new club site web address (hamiltonchess.net) – but if you are reading this you have already found us], it is time to focus on our next important tournament! The NZCF rated Hamilton Rapid is on this Sunday (13th) at the Hamilton Chess Centre from 10am to 4.30pm. There will be 6 rounds of 20+5 chess.

Cash Prizes will be given for overall 1st and 2nd, the highest scoring adult, highest unrated player, and for the best U18, U16, U14, U12, U10 and U8 players (players can only win one prize). The prize pool is 80% of entry fees after expenses *.

Please go here for more information or to register see here.

Players must be NZCF registered or pay the NZCF registration fee ($20) before round 1.

Entry fees:
$20 for adults
$15 for juniors and Hamilton Chess Club members
$0 for GM, IM, WGM, WIM

Be there from 10am – and there will be a 35 minute lunch break after round 2.

* Notes:

  • The organiser reserves the right to accept or reject any entry.
  • The event will be conducted under the FIDE laws of chess and the Hamilton Chess Club code of ethics (see library).

Hamilton Rapid

Posted: 24/02/2011 by Scott in Club News
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The Hamilton Chess Club is running a number of rapid play (NZCF rated) chess events at the Hamilton Chess Centre from 10am to 4.30pm (Sundays). The chess will be fast and furious – rapid time controls of 20 minutes and 5 seconds a move each for all your thinking time.

Cash Prizes will be given for overall 1st and 2nd, the highest scoring adult, and for the best U18, U16, U14, U12, U10 and U8 players (players can only win one prize).

The next event is 13 March 2011. Please register here.

These events are NZCF rapid rated – players must be NZCF registered or pay the NZCF registration fee ($20) before round 1. There will be 6 rounds of 20+5 chess.

Entry fees:
$20 for adults
$15 for juniors and Hamilton Chess Club members.

The prize pool is 80% of entry fees after expenses.
Be there from 10am – and there will be a 35 minute lunch break after round 2.