Auckland Chess Weekend July 2024 is part of a series of 5 over the board chess tournaments with 6 rounds played over 2 days on a weekend.

Auckland Chess Weekend July 2024

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Auckland Chess Weekend July 2024

Auckland Chess Weekend July 2024 is part of a series of 5 over-the-board (OTB) chess tournaments with 6 rounds played over 2 days on a weekend.

Auckland Chess Centre (ACC) is having a series of OTB tournaments to be run throughout 2024, the Auckland Chess Weekends (ACW). These tournaments will fill the gaps between months with long weekends when big open tournaments are traditionally run. The main differences are:

  • ACW events take only two days, just a normal weekend, and you can leave long weekends for bigger plans such as traveling.
  • ACW events are played in a slightly faster time control of 60 minutes plus 30 seconds increment, which is still considered classical by FIDE.
  • unrated players in ACW events will not have to play each other, which provides an opportunity for more players to get FIDE-rated quicker.

This means almost every month you’d be able to find a FIDE rated classical OTB event played over a weekend at ACC. In months when ACW is not held there are the, Auckland Anniversary Weekender in January, Auckland Waitangi Weekender in February, Auckland ANZAC Weekender in April, Merv Morrison Memorial in October.

In 2024, ACC is also organising a series of combined Blitz and Rapid weekend events that are FIDE rated (Blitz and Rapid) too. Check out the Auckland Blitz Rapid (ABR) series.

Results for Auckland Chess Weekend July 2024

Vega Webpage View

Link to Vega Results for Auckland Chess Weekend July 2024.

Live Game Broadcast

Link to broadcast of live games on Lichess. (when available)

Photos available from

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Entry Details

Entry Restrictions

Players must be rated below 2400 standard FIDE or unrated.

Non-NZL players must have FIDE ID issued by their chess federation.

NZL players without FIDE ID must provide full Date of Birth.

Participation is restricted to ACC members and invited players only.

Only first 50 player entries per ACW tournament accepted due to space constraints.

Entry Instructions

No entries accepted after 9am Saturday of tournament or when full.

All entries must be made online through TryBooking (link also available on each ACW tournament’s webpage). Multiple players may be entered in the same booking, simply select number of players (tickets).

Name of player entered would be listed in Vega Results. Link also available in Results section of this webpage.

Please contact us if name is not listed more than a day after submission.

New Zealand chess players who participate in more than one NZCF rated event 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 $15.

Event Information

Summarised information available in printable PDF brochure.

Auckland Chess Weekends 2024 are a series of 5 separate chess tournaments of 6 rounds each. Each tournament is played at a pace of 3 rounds per day over 2 days (Saturday and Sunday) in a weekend.

Players must be rated under 2400 standard FIDE, or be unrated to be eligible to participate in a tournament. Rating ceiling is enforced on a per tournament basis, a player’s eligibility is reinstated if their rating falls below the ceiling in the month of a tournament.

Players who do not have FIDE standard (classical) ratings would not be paired with each other where possible. This is to make it easier for unrated players to earn their initial ratings.

Main purpose of the Auckland Chess Weekends is to provide chess players more opportunities to play standard time control games over the board. Players who play in every tournament in ACW 2024 series would play up to 30 OTB chess games.

Dates

Venue

Auckland Chess Centre exterior view January 2021

Auckland Chess Centre, 17 Cromwell Street, Mt Eden, Auckland.

Travel Arrangements

Flights and Accommodation with WayAway
Car Hire with Economy Bookings

Eligibility

Players must be rated below 2400 standard FIDE or unrated.

Non-NZL players must have FIDE ID issued by their chess federation.

NZL players without FIDE ID must provide full Date of Birth.

Participation is restricted to ACC members and invited players only.

Only first 50 player entries per ACW tournament accepted due to space constraints.

Format

Auckland Chess Weekends 2024 consists of 5 separate 6 round Swiss system chess tournaments.

Players who do not have FIDE standard (classical) ratings would not be paired with each other where possible. This is to make it easier for unrated players to earn their initial ratings.

Time Controls

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

Schedule

Start Time Day
Players meeting 9am Saturday
Round 1 9.30am Saturday
Round 2 1pm Saturday
Round 3 4.30pm Saturday
Round 4 9.30am Sunday
Round 5 1pm Sunday
Round 6 4.30pm Sunday

Rounds 2, 3, 4 games are officially part of FIDE 100 Guinness World Records Attempt.

Prize Fund

In order to keep participation costs to a minimum, there is no prize money. You are playing because you want to play OTB chess.

Main purpose of the Auckland Chess Weekends is to provide chess players more opportunities to play OTB chess games. Players who play in every tournament in ACW 2024 series would play up to 30 OTB chess games.

Personnel

Chief Organiser: IO Mike Steadman

Chief Arbiter: IA Keong Ang

Arbiter: Timothy Ha

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