2022 Arie Nijman Memorial
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2022 Arie Nijman Memorial
2022 Arie Nijman Memorial is a chess tournament held from Friday 13th May to Sunday 15th May 2022 at the Canterbury Chess Club. Held in memory of the late Arie Nijman, a long time stalward of chess in Canterbury and New Zealand.
COVID-19 Protection Framework (Traffic Lights) for Christchurch must be at Orange or Green for this event to proceed. Vaccine Pass REQUIRED.
Unwell Players and Spectators:
Players should not enter or attend if they are or become unwell and should inform an Arbiter of non-attendance as soon as practical. Players who are disturbing other players e.g. with repeated sniffling, coughing, sneezing may be subject to the penalties outlined in the Laws of Chess. Spectators may be expelled and/or banned from the venue.
Players should not enter or attend if they are awaiting the results of a Covid test, have been asked to isolate, have one or more Covid symptoms, have Covid, or are not willing to follow requirements of Covid legislation e.g. vaccine passes and QR scanning. Where the Chief Arbiter believes that any of these apply, the Chief Arbiter may declare the game lost or exclude the player from one or more rounds. If a player is excluded pending a Covid test, one half-point bye may apply at the discretion of the Chief Arbiter. If a player refuses to follow arbiter direction on these, they may be expelled from the tournament. Spectators may be expelled and/or banned from the venue.
- Hand sanitiser will be provided – clean hands frequently using hand sanitiser if hands are not visibly soiled, or soap and water when hands are visibly soiled.
- If coughing or sneezing, cover nose and mouth with flexed elbow or paper tissue, dispose of tissue immediately after use and cleanse your hands. Refrain from touching your face until you have thoroughly washed your hands.
- Masks are recommended but not required to be worn.
- Handshakes before and/or after the game are not required.
- Equipment will be sanitised between rounds.
- If necessary, restrictions may be placed on numbers of spectators in the playing venue and numbers of people in particular areas within the playing venue.
In line with current NZCF and Canterbury Chess Club policy, the Arie Nijman Memorial is CVC-compliant. This means all attendees including players, arbiters and spectators must provide a valid vaccine pass, temporary exemption from the Ministry of Health, or be under the age of 12 years 3 months.
$50 per player.
$40 for unwaged / retirees / students / juniors.
Club account for payment: 03 0802 0093915 00 (state name & “Nijman”).
Use online entry form on Trybooking to enter.
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.
Summarised information available in printable PDF brochure.
Friday 13th May to Sunday 15th May 2022
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.
90 minutes each player plus 30 seconds increment per move from move one.
|Start Time||Day & Date|
|Registration||6pm to 6.30pm||Friday 13th May 2022|
|Players Meeting||6.30pm||Friday 13th May 2022|
|Round 1||7pm||Friday 13th May 2022|
|Round 2||9am||Saturday 14th May 2022|
|Round 3||2pm||Saturday 14th May 2022|
|Round 4||7pm||Saturday 14th May 2022|
|Round 5||9am||Sunday 15th May 2022|
|Round 6||2pm||Sunday 15th May 2022|
|Prize giving||approx. 6pm||Sunday 15th May 2022|
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.
- 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.
Book Flights, Transport and Accommodation
Chief Organiser: Craig Hall
Chief Arbiter: IA Craig Hall
Vega Webpage View
Link to Vega Webpages.
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|1st||5.5/6||CM Felix Xie|
|All Canterbury Champion||2nd||5/6||FM Stephen G Lukey|
|1st equal||3.5/6||Kendrick Botong Zhang|
|1st equal||3.5/6||Hamish Gold|