1st Counties Rapid 2022 is a 6 round rapid chess tournament held on Saturday 15th October 2022 at Pukekohe, Auckland.

1st Counties Rapid 2022

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1st Counties Rapid 2022

1st Counties Rapid 2022 is a 6 round rapid chess tournament held on Saturday 15th October 2022 at the Pukekohe War Memorial Hall, Pukekohe, Auckland. 1st Counties Rapid 2022 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.

Entry Details

Entry Fees

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 13th October 2022.

Entry Instructions

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.

Event Information

Summarised information available in printable PDF brochure. (when available)

Dates

Saturday 15th October 2022

Venue

Pukekohe War Memorial Hall exterior view

Pukekohe War Memorial Hall, 12-14 Massey Avenue, Pukekohe, Auckland.

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, 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 2022 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

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 9am Saturday 15th October 2022
Round 1 9.30am Saturday 15th October 2022
Round 2 10.45am Saturday 15th October 2022
Round 3 12pm Saturday 15th October 2022
Lunch break 1pm Saturday 15th October 2022
Round 4 2pm Saturday 15th October 2022
Round 5 3.15pm Saturday 15th October 2022
Round 6 4.30pm Saturday 15th October 2022
Prizegiving 5.45pm Saturday 15th October 2022

Prize Fund

A B Junior
1st $300 $150 $100
2nd $200 $100 $70
3rd $100 $50 $40
4th $55
Grade One $60 $60
Grade Two $55 $50

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.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • 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.

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Personnel

Chief Organiser: Ron Lanning

Chief Arbiter: IA Keong Ang

Email any queries to Ron Lanning

Results

Vega Webpage View

Link to Vega Results, ‘A‘, ‘B‘ or ‘Junior‘. (when available)

Photos available from

(when available)

Prizewinners

Prizewinners would be listed here.

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