2021 Arie Nijman Memorial is a 6 round chess tournament held from 7th to 9th May 2021 at the Canterbury Chess Club, Christchurch.

2021 Arie Nijman Memorial

Arie Nijman at Canterbury Chess Club 2014

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2021 Arie Nijman Memorial

2021 Arie Nijman Memorial is a chess tournament held from Friday 7th May to Sunday 9th May 2021 at the Canterbury Chess Club. Held in memory of the late Arie Nijman, a long time stalward of chess in Canterbury and New Zealand.

Entry Details

Entry Fees

$50 per player.

Players with GM, WG, IM or WIM titles may enter for free but the $50 entry fee will be deducted from any prizes won.

Entry Instructions

Club account for payment: 03 0802 0093915 00 (state name & “Nijman”).

Use online entry form to enter.

Event Information

Summarised information available in printable PDF brochure.


Friday 7th May to Sunday 9th May 2021


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Canterbury Chess Club, Unit 9, 27 Tyne Street, 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 player entries accepted due to space constraints.


6 round Swiss tournament, NZCF & FIDE rated where possible.

Time Controls

90 minutes each player plus 30 seconds increment per move from move one.


Start Time Day & Date
Registration 5pm Friday 7th May 2021
Players Meeting 6.30pm Friday 7th May 2021
Round 1 7pm Friday 7th May 2021
Round 2 9am Saturday 8th May 2021
Round 3 2pm Saturday 8th May 2021
Round 4 7pm Saturday 8th May 2021
Round 5 9am Sunday 9th May 2021
Round 6 2pm Sunday 9th May 2021

Players who have not registered by 6.30pm may not be paired for round 1. Players should register in person where possible or by sending a text message to the organiser +64 21 1289543.

Prize giving would be after completion of Round 6 at approximately 6pm Sunday 9th May.

Half point Byes

Players may take a half point bye in any of the first four rounds. Maximum 1 half point bye per player.

Please advise about taking half point bye when entering.

Prize Fund

1st 2nd 3rd
Open $300 $200 $100
Under 2000 $100
Under 1700 $100


  • No player may claim more than one prize.
  • In the event of a tie, prize money will be shared.
  • The highest placed Cantabrian will be named the All Canterbury Champion.

Flights and Accommodation


Chief Organiser: Craig Hall

Chief Arbiter: IA Craig Hall


Vega Webpage View

Link to Vega Webpages.


Position Points Player
1st 5.5/6 CM Edward Rains
2nd equal 4.5/6 FM Stephen G Lukey
2nd equal 4.5/6 Gavith Dharmasena
Under 2000
1st equal 3.5/6 Ross Black
1st equal 3.5/6 Kendrick Botong Zhang
1st equal 3.5/6 Andrew Masters
1st equal 3.5/6 Karl Holdo
Under 1700
1st 3/6 Kian Dharmasena


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