2023 Bob Wade Masters, Challengers A and B are three round robin chess tournaments held in Howick, Auckland, New Zealand.

2023 Bob Wade Masters and Challengers

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2023 Bob Wade Masters and Challengers

2023 Bob Wade Masters and Challengers A and B are three single round robin chess tournaments held at Howick EHPC (E-Sports High Performance Centre). The Masters tournament would have IM player norm available with invited GM’s and IM’s. The Challengers A and B tournaments will be comprised of NZL and overseas players in two approximately equal strength groups.

Results

Prizewinners

Position Points Player
Masters
1st 7.5/9 GM Samy Shoker
2nd 7/9 GM Elshan Moradiabadi
3rd equal 6/9 CM Felix Xie
3rd equal 6/9 IM Gary W Lane
5th 5.5/9 FM Ben Hague
Challengers A
1st 7.5/9 Hao Tang
2nd equal 6.5/9 WFM Vyanla M Punsalan
2nd equal 6.5/9 Daqi Mao
4th 6/9 Oscar Shu Xuan Qin
Challengers B
1st 8/9 Daniel Wang
2nd 5.5/9 Yolanda Chang
3rd 5/9 Duncan McDonald
4th equal 4.5/9 Fuatai Fuatai
4th equal 4.5/9 Luna Yuexiu Xu

Vega Webpage View

Links to Vega webpages for Masters, Challengers A, and Challengers B.

Live Game Broadcast

Links to broadcast of live games on DGT Livechess and Lichess.

PGN of games for Masters, Challengers A, and Challengers B.

Entry Details

Entry Fees

$150 per Masters player.

$100 per Challengers player.

Fees are payable to, Howick Chess Centre Account: BNZ, Howick 02-0168-0020937-000

Entry Instructions

Email expressions of interest to the organiser, IO Paul Spiller [email protected]

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.

Event Information

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

Dates

Saturday 14th to Friday 20th January 2023

Venue

Howick EHPC [E-Sports High Performance Centre], 116 Picton Street, Howick.

The new Howick EHPC [E-Sports High Performance Centre] is at 116 Picton Street, Howick. This is part of the Picton Centre. Entrance from the main street or via the adjoining car park. There are approximately 11 designated parking spaces on site.

Travel Arrangements

Flights and Accommodation with WayAway
Car Hire with Economy Bookings

Eligibility

Players applying to play in the Masters should have FIDE standard rating above 2200.

Players applying to play in either of the Challengers should have FIDE standard rating between 1700 and 2200.

Format

10 Player single round robin over 7 days. FIDE and NZCF rated.

Time Controls

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

Schedule

Start Time Day and Date
Opening and Players Meeting 3pm Saturday 14th January 2023
Round 1 4pm Saturday 14th January 2023
Round 2 10.30am Sunday 15th January 2023
Round 3 4pm Sunday 15th January 2023
Round 4 4pm Monday 16th January 2023
Round 5 4pm Tuesday 17th January 2023
Round 6 10.30am Wednesday 18th January 2023
Round 7 4pm Wednesday 18th January 2023
Round 8 4pm Thursday 19th January 2023
Round 9 10.30am Friday 20th January 2023

Prizegiving will follow as soon as possible after completion of the final game.

Prize Fund

Position Masters Challengers A and B
1st $1,500 $200
2nd $1,000 $150
3rd $750 $100
4th $500 $50
5th $250
Book Prizes

IM player norm possible in Masters round robin tournament.

Players intending to apply for IM title after obtaining IM norm, please note extra requirement (since 2022) in FIDE Title Regulations quoted below.

FIDE TITLE REGULATIONS
1.5.6
Any title application containing a norm not achieved before 30/06/2022 must include at least one norm from an individual Swiss tournament with every round containing at least forty participants whose average rating is at least 2000.
For this purpose, players will be counted only if they miss at most one round (excluding pairing allocated byes).

Personnel

Chief Organiser: IO Paul Spiller

Chief Arbiter: IA Ying Wang

Arbiter: Richie Christie

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