17th Bay of Plenty Rapid 2023 comprise 3 separate rapid chess tournaments of 6 rounds at Bay of Plenty Masonic Centre, Hairini, Tauranga.

17th Bay of Plenty Rapid 2023

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17th Bay of Plenty Rapid 2023

17th BoP Rapid 2023 is to be held on Saturday 25th February 2023. 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 2023 continues the first and now ubiquitous throughout New Zealand, 25 minutes plus 5 seconds increment rapid time control chess tournament 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.

Entry Details

Entry Fees

A’ tournament: $55 per player.

B’ tournament: $50 per player.

C’ tournament: $45 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 23rd February 2023.

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

Use online entry form to enter by clicking button below:

Name of player entered would be listed in Vega Results with links available in Results section of this webpage.

Please contact us if name is not listed more than a day after submission.

New Zealand chess players who participate in 2 or more NZCF rated events in a year must be a member of a chess club that is affiliated or associated with NZCF (New Zealand Chess Federation). The Mount Maunganui RSA Chess Club offers memberships that fulfill this requirement from just $10.

Event Information

Summarised information available in printable PDF brochure.

Date

Saturday 25th February 2023

Venue

Bay of Plenty Masonic Centre exterior view

Bay of Plenty Masonic Centre

33 Hairini Street, Hairini, Tauranga.

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Eligibility

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.

Format

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.

Time Controls

Rapid:

25 minutes each player plus 5 seconds increment per move from move one.

Refreshments

Tea, coffee, and biscuits will be provided at no charge throughout the tournament.

Schedule

Start Time Day & Date
Players meeting 9.15am Saturday 25th February 2023
Round 1 9.30am Saturday 25th February 2023
Round 2 10.45am Saturday 25th February 2023
Round 3 12pm Saturday 25th February 2023
Lunch break 1pm Saturday 25th February 2023
Round 4 2pm Saturday 25th February 2023
Round 5 3.15pm Saturday 25th February 2023
Round 6 4.30pm Saturday 25th February 2023

Prize Fund

A B C
1st $300 $150 $100
2nd $200 $100 $80
3rd $100 $65 $60
4th $60 $55 $50
Grade One $60
Grade Two $60

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.

Personnel

the Bay of Plenty’s only Affiliated NZ Chess Federation chess club

Chief Organiser: Caleb Wright.

Chief Arbiter: IA Keong Ang.

Email any queries to Caleb Wright.

Results

Vega Webpage View

Photos available from

(when available)

Prizewinners

Prizewinners would be listed here.

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