16th Bay of Plenty Rapid 2021 is a 6 round rapid chess tournament held on Saturday 27th February 2021 at Bay of Plenty Masonic Centre, Hairini, Tauranga.

16th Bay of Plenty Rapid 2021

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16th Bay of Plenty Rapid 2021

Saturday 27th February 2021

Entry Details

Entry Fees

‘A’ tournament: $55 per player.

‘B’ tournament: $50 per player.

‘Junior’ tournament: $35 per player.

Entry Instructions

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.

Club account for payment: BNZ 02-0372-0029728-000 (state name & tournament choice).

Use online entry form to enter by clicking button below:

Event Information

Summarised information available in printable PDF brochure.


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.

Time Controls


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 TimeDay & Date
Players meeting9amSaturday 27th February 2021
Round 19.30amSaturday 27th February 2021
Round 210.45amSaturday 27th February 2021
Round 312pmSaturday 27th February 2021
Lunch break1pmSaturday 27th February 2021
Round 42pmSaturday 27th February 2021
Round 53.15pmSaturday 27th February 2021
Round 64.30pmSaturday 27th February 2021
Prizegiving5.45pmSaturday 27th February 2021

Prize Fund

Grade one$60$50
Grade two$40$30

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.


Chief Organiser: Caleb Wright.

Chief Arbiter: IA Keong Ang.

Email any queries to Werner Corbe.


Vega Webpage View

Link to Vega Results.


Prizewinners would be listed here.


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