16th Bay of Plenty Rapid 2021
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16th Bay of Plenty Rapid 2021
16th Bay of Plenty Rapid 2021 was successfully held on Saturday 27th February 2021. A record matching 66 players enjoyed this popular chess event that is the first and longest running 25 minutes plus 5 seconds Rapid time control. This one day Rapid tournament turned out to be “A Chess Sanctuary” in light of New Zealand being plunged into COVID-19 lockdown from 6am Sunday, the very next day.
Kudos for the Bay of Plenty Rapid’s continuous long running success goes to the organising clubs. This event is a joint effort of the only two chess clubs still operating in the Western Bay of Plenty, Mount Maunganui RSA Chess Club and Tauranga Chess Club.
After 6 rounds of games, FM Alphaeus Ang from Auckland was the champion. Nunilon III Fulo from Rotorua (Eastern Bay of Plenty) was a close 2nd equal by half a point behind and won Best Bay of Plenty Player.
$55 $70 per player.
$50 $65 per player.
$35 $50 per player.
$15 per player Late Fee now included.
No entries accepted on day of play. Payment not received / not shown = Not Entered.
$15 per player Late Fee if payment not received / not shown by 12pm Thursday 25th February 2021. (now included in Entry Fees)
Club account for payment: BNZ 02-0372-0029728-000 (state name & tournament choice).
Use online entry form to enter by clicking button below:
Saturday 27th February 2021
Bay of Plenty Masonic Centre - 33 Hairini Street, Hairini, Tauranga.
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.
Three separate 6 round Swiss tournaments, FIDE and NZCF rated where possible.
‘A’ tournament for players rated 1800 and above.
‘B’ tournament for players rated below 1800.
‘Junior’ tournament for players aged under 20 years before 1st January 2021 and rated below 1200.
The organisers reserve the right to shift a player to a different tournament if they feel an inappropriate one has been entered.
25 minutes each player plus 5 seconds increment per move from move one.
Tea, coffee, and biscuits will be provided at no charge throughout the tournament.
|Start Time||Day & Date|
|Players meeting||9am||Saturday 27th February 2021|
|Round 1||9.30am||Saturday 27th February 2021|
|Round 2||10.45am||Saturday 27th February 2021|
|Round 3||12pm||Saturday 27th February 2021|
|Lunch break||1pm||Saturday 27th February 2021|
|Round 4||2pm||Saturday 27th February 2021|
|Round 5||3.15pm||Saturday 27th February 2021|
|Round 6||4.30pm||Saturday 27th February 2021|
|Prizegiving||5.45pm||Saturday 27th February 2021|
The ‘A’ tournament winner will hold the BOP Rapid trophy until the next BOP Rapid. The local player with the best result in the same tournament receives the best local player trophy until the next BOP Rapid.
PLEASE NOTE: No player may claim more than one monetary prize. In the event of a tie, prize money will be shared.
Grade prizes awarded in bands, eg. Player eligible for grade two prize cannot win grade one prize.
Players eligible for open or grade prize would receive the highest monetary value prize.
(the region’s Affiliated NZ Chess Federation chess club)
supported by the complimentary Tauranga Chess Club
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|1st||5/6||FM Alphaeus Wei Ern Ang|
|2nd equal||4.5/6||FM Daniel Hanwen Gong|
|2nd equal||4.5/6||Nunilon III Fulo (Best Bay of Plenty Player)|
|4th||4/6||Romie Lord Guerra|
|5th equal||3.5/6||FM Michael V R Steadman|
|5th equal||3.5/6||Felix Xie|
|under 2100||4/6||Romie Lord Guerra|
|under 1900||3/6||WIM Jasmine Haomo Zhang|
|1st||6/6||Scott Kenneth MacLeod|
|2nd equal||5/6||Isabelle Yixuan Ning|
|2nd equal||5/6||Briene Membrere|
|under 1400 equal||4/6||Roy Uta'i|
|under 1400 equal||4/6||Scott R Smith|
|under 1400 equal||4/6||Leon Feiyi Lee|
|under 1400 equal||4/6||David Junyang Zhu|
|under 1200||4/6||Harry Redwood|
|1st equal||4.5/6||Yuchen (Daniel) Shen|
|1st equal||4.5/6||Topia White|
|1st equal||4.5/6||Justin Zhide Wang|