Arie Nijman Memorial is a 6 round chess tournament held from 8th to 10th May 2020 at the Canterbury Chess Club, Christchurch.

2020 Arie Nijman Memorial

Arie Nijman at Canterbury Chess Club 2014

due to COVID-19

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2020 Arie Nijman Memorial

due to COVID-19

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WAS: Friday 8th to Sunday 10th May 2020

Entry Details

Entry Fees

$60 adult.

$50 concession (junior / tertiary student / unwaged / retiree)

Entry Instructions

Only first 32 fully paid player entries accepted due to space constraints.

If more than 32 entries are received, players will be placed on a waiting list.

Club account for payment: 03 0802 0093915 00 (state name as reference).

Use online entry form to enter.

Event Information

Summarised information available in printable PDF brochure.


due to COVID-19

WAS: Friday 8th to Sunday 10th May 2020


Canterbury Chess Club, Unit 9, 27 Tyne Street, Addington, Christchurch.


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.

Only first 32 fully paid player entries accepted due to space constraints.


NZCF and FIDE rated 6 round Swiss, paired with Vega.

Time Controls

90 minutes plus 30 seconds increment per move.


due to COVID-19

Friday 8th May 2020

7:00pm Players Meeting

7:15pm Round 1

Saturday 9th May 2020

9:00am Round 2

2:00pm Round 3

7:00pm Round 4

Sunday 10th May 2020

9:00am Round 5

2:00pm Round 6

Prizegiving ceremony to follow.

Prize Fund

Minimum $700 cash and book prizes.

Highest placed Cantabrian will be named the All Canterbury Champion.

Please note that players may only win one prize. Prizes will be shared between eligible players on the same score.


Chief Organiser: IA Craig Hall.

Chief Arbiter: IA Craig Hall.


Vega Webpage View

Link to Vega Results.


Prizewinners would be listed here.


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