PROPOSED 129th New Zealand Chess Congress, Auckland. 2nd to 12th January 2022. Incorporating NZ Championship, NZ Open, NZ Rapid, NZ Blitz, Auckland Open tournaments.

129th NZ Chess Congress 2022

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129th NZ Chess Congress 2022

Sunday 2nd to Wednesday 12th January 2022

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Entry Details

Entry Fees

$100 per player. NZ Championship and NZ Open.

$60 per player. NZ Rapid.

$30 per player. NZ Blitz.

$50 per player. Auckland Open.

Entry Instructions

No entries accepted after 12pm 1st January 2022 or when full.

Club account for payment:12-3011-0713528-00 (state name & “Congress”).

Use online entry form to enter.

Event Information

129th New Zealand Chess Congress incorporates the following tournaments:

  • NZ Rapid, New Zealand Rapid Chess Championship. 2nd to 3rd January 2022.
  • NZ Blitz, New Zealand Blitz Chess Championship. 3rd January 2022.
  • NZ Championship, New Zealand Chess Championship. 4th to 12th January 2022.
  • NZ Open, New Zealand Chess Open. 4th to 12th January 2022.
  • Auckland Open, Auckland Chess Open. 4th to 12th January 2022.

Dates

Sunday 2nd to Monday 12th January 2022

Venue

Lyell Creek Lounge, Alexandra Park,

corner Green Lane West and Manukau Road, Epsom, Auckland 1051, New Zealand.

Eligibility

NZ Open, Auckland Open, NZ Rapid, NZ Blitz are open to all players.

Non-NZL players must have FIDE ID issued by their chess federation.

NZL players without FIDE ID must provide full Date of Birth.

NZ Championship entry is restricted to the 10 highest rated players registered by FIDE as NZL who had entered the NZ Open. These players will be automatically and compulsorily removed from the NZ Open and entered into the NZ Championship. Ratings will be determined through FIDE standard ratings effective from 1st January 2022.

Format

NZ Championship is a single round robin of 9 rounds with 10 players.

NZ Open is a swiss of 9 rounds.

NZ Rapid is a swiss of 9 rounds.

NZ Blitz is a swiss of 9 rounds.

Auckland Open is a swiss of 9 rounds.

All tournaments will be FIDE and NZCF rated where possible.

Time Controls

NZ Championship and NZ Open: Standard, 90 minutes per player plus 30 minutes at move 40, with 30 seconds increment per move for all moves.

Auckland Open: Standard, 90 minutes per player with 30 seconds increment per move for all moves.

NZ Rapid: Rapid, 25 minutes per player with 5 seconds increment per move for all moves.

NZ Blitz: Blitz, 3 minutes per player with 5 seconds increment per move for all moves.

Schedule

January 20229.30am Start2.30pm Start
Sunday 2ndNZ Rapid, rounds 1 to 3NZ Rapid, rounds 4 to 6
Monday 3rdNZ Rapid, rounds 7 to 9NZ Blitz, rounds 1 to 9
Tuesday 4thAuckland Open, round 1NZ Championship and NZ Open,
round 1
Wednesday 5thAuckland Open, round 2NZ Championship and NZ Open,
round 2
Thursday 6thAuckland Open, round 3NZ Championship and NZ Open,
round 3
Friday 7thAuckland Open, round 4NZ Championship and NZ Open,
round 4
Saturday 8thAuckland Open, round 5NZ Championship and NZ Open,
round 5
Sunday 9thAuckland Open, round 6NZ Championship and NZ Open,
round 6
Monday 10thAuckland Open, round 7NZ Championship and NZ Open,
round 7
Tuesday 11thAuckland Open, round 8NZ Championship and NZ Open,
round 8
Wednesday 12thAuckland Open, round 9NZ Championship and NZ Open,
round 9

Prize Fund

PositionNZ ChampionshipNZ OpenNZ RapidNZ BlitzAuckland Open
1st$1000$1000$500$250$300
2nd$750$750$200$150$200
3rd$500$500$100$100$100
4th$250$250
< 2100$600
Grade prizes$600$400

Trophies and Titles:

1st (equal) in NZ Championship would be titled “New Zealand Chess Champion” with name(s) engraved on the Hookham “Silver Rook” trophy and receive a plaque. An outright New Zealand Chess Champion would be automatically selected as a player in the NZL Open Olympiad team for the 2022 World Chess Olympiad.

1st (equal) NZL player rated under 2100 in NZ Open would be titled “New Zealand Major Open Champion”.

1st (equal) NZL player in NZ Rapid would be titled “New Zealand Rapid Chess Champion” with name(s) engraved on the Robert Jones “Wooden King” trophy.

1st (equal) NZL player in NZ Blitz would be titled “New Zealand Lightning Chess Champion” with name(s) engraved on the New Zealand Lightning Championship trophy.

Personnel

Chief Organiser: IO Mike Steadman

Chief Arbiter: IA Keong Ang

Rules and Regulations

  1. All tournaments will be FIDE and NZCF rated where possible. Non-NZL players must have FIDE ID issued by their national chess federation.
  2. Entries to all tournaments need to be submitted and paid by 12pm of the day prior to the start of a tournament. No new entries accepted from the day a tournament starts.
  3. Ratings to be used are prioritised in the following descending order:
    1. FIDE ratings
    2. NZCF ratings
    3. National ratings of other countries.
  4. Default time for all tournaments is 30 minutes after the start of the round.
  5. Titles (eg. New Zealand Chess Champion) will be awarded jointly where permissible.
  6. No player may claim more than one monetary prize per tournament.
    1. In the event of a tie, prize money will be shared.
    2. Players eligible for multiple prizes in the same tournament would receive the highest monetary value prize only.
  7. Administration and pairing software for all tournaments is Vega.
    1. Lots will be drawn randomly by Vega.
    2. Initial colours will be drawn randomly by Vega.
    3. All pairings will be automatically generated by Vega.
  8. Tiebreaks utilised for indivisible non-monetary prizes for round robin tournaments are calculated by Vega in the following descending order:
    1. Direct Encounter
    2. Most Wins
    3. Sonneborn-Berger
    4. Koya
  9. Tiebreaks utilised for indivisible non-monetary prizes for swiss tournaments are calculated by Vega in the following descending order:
    1. Direct Encouter
    2. Cumulative
    3. Buchholz Total
    4. Sonneborn-Berger
    5. Buchholz Cut 1
  10. If all tiebreaks fail, the tie shall be broken by drawing of lots.
  11. Appeals
    1. The Appeals Committee is chaired by the Chief Organiser.
    2. The Chief Organiser will appoint the remaining two members of the Appeals Committee.
    3. If required, the Chief Organiser may appoint replacement members of the Appeals Committee.
    4. Appeals against the decision of an arbiter must be made to the Chief Arbiter. Appeals against the decision of the Chief Arbiter may be lodged with the Appeals Committee.
    5. Appeals lodged with the Appeals Committee must be in writing and submitted before the end of the applicable round accompanied by an appeal fee of $100 that would not be refunded unless the appeal is successful.
  12. Situations that are not covered by these rules and regulations are subject to New Zealand Chess Federation (NZCF)’s followed by Fédération Internationale des Échecs (FIDE)’s rules and regulations.

Results

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Link to Vega Results.

Prizewinners

Prizewinners would be listed here.

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