17th Bay of Plenty Rapid 2022
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17th Bay of Plenty Rapid 2022
17th BoP Rapid 2022 is to be held on Saturday February 26th 2022. The Bay of Plenty Rapid (BoP Rapid) that is held on the last Saturday of February annually is one of most popular weekend rapids in the country.
The 17th BoP Rapid 2022 continues the longest running annual rapid tournament with the, now ubiquitous throughout New Zealand, 25 minutes plus 5 seconds increment time control made possible by digital clocks.
Chess players who can remember the bad old days will know that this rapid time control introduced by the BoP Rapid had practically eliminated the chaos, confusion and injustice of guillotine finishes. We look forward to the 17th edition of the BoP Rapid continuing this pleasant tournament tradition.
Get your entry in and enjoy playing chess in a pleasant tournament at one of the most beautiful regions in the country.
‘A’ tournament: $55 per player.
‘B’ tournament: $50 per player.
‘C’ tournament: $45 per player.
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 24th February 2022.
Club account for payment: BNZ 02-0372-0029728-000 (state name & tournament choice).
Use online entry form to enter by clicking button below:
Saturday 26th February 2022
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 and at or over 1300.
‘C’ tournament for players rated below 1300.
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||9.15am||Saturday 26th February 2022|
|Round 1||9.30am||Saturday 26th February 2022|
|Round 2||10.45am||Saturday 26th February 2022|
|Round 3||12pm||Saturday 26th February 2022|
|Lunch break||1pm||Saturday 26th February 2022|
|Round 4||2pm||Saturday 26th February 2022|
|Round 5||3.15pm||Saturday 26th February 2022|
|Round 6||4.30pm||Saturday 26th February 2022|
|Prizegiving||5.45pm||Saturday 26th February 2022|
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 Bay of Plenty’s only Affiliated NZ Chess Federation chess club)
supported by the complimentary Tauranga Chess Club
Vega Webpage View
Link to Vega Results: A-Grade, B-Grade, Junior-Grade. (when available)
Photos available from
Prizewinners would be listed here.