1st Counties Rapid 2021
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1st Counties Rapid 2021
1st Counties Rapid 2021 is a 6 round rapid chess tournament held on Saturday 16th October 2021 at the Pukekohe War Memorial Hall, Pukekohe, Auckland. 1st Counties Rapid 2021 organised by Counties Chess Club has a conveniently located venue that is a short walk away from the site of Pukekohe’s Saturday morning market as well as other facilities in the town centre.
‘A‘ tournament: $55 per player.
‘B‘ tournament: $50 per player.
‘Junior‘ tournament: $30 per player.
$15 per player Late Fee if payment not received / not shown by 12pm Thursday 14th October 2021.
No entries accepted on day of play.
Club account for payment: 06-0401-0168824-20 (state name & tournament choice).
Use online entry form to enter.
Saturday 16th October 2021
Pukekohe War Memorial Hall, 12-14 Massey Avenue, Pukekohe, Auckland.
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, NZCF & FIDE 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.
Rapid. 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 16th October 2021|
|Round 1||9.30am||Saturday 16th October 2021|
|Round 2||10.45am||Saturday 16th October 2021|
|Round 3||12pm||Saturday 16th October 2021|
|Lunch break||1pm||Saturday 16th October 2021|
|Round 4||2pm||Saturday 16th October 2021|
|Round 5||3.15pm||Saturday 16th October 2021|
|Round 6||4.30pm||Saturday 16th October 2021|
|Prizegiving||5.45pm||Saturday 16th October 2021|
The ‘A’ tournament winner will hold the Counties Rapid trophy until the next Counties Rapid. The local Senior and Junior players with the best result in the same tournament receives the best local player Senior and Junior’s trophy until the next Counties Rapid.
- No player may claim more than one prize.
- In the event of a tie, prize money will be shared.
Players eligible for Open or Grade Prize, would receive the highest monetary value prize.
Flights and Accommodation
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Prizewinners would be listed here.