Auckland May Weekender 2021 is a combined chess tournament of 18 rounds consisting of 9 rounds of Blitz followed by 9 rounds of Rapid. Held from 22nd to 23rd May 2021 at the Auckland Chess Centre.

Auckland May Weekender 2021

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Auckland May Weekender 2021

Auckland May Weekender 2021 is a chess tournament held from Saturday 22nd to Sunday 23rd May 2021 at the Auckland Chess Centre. It is a combined tournament of 18 rounds consisting of 9 rounds of Blitz followed by 9 rounds of Rapid.

Entry Details

Entry Fees

$50 per player.

Entry Instructions

No entries accepted after 9am 22nd May 2021 or when full.

Only first 50 fully paid player entries accepted due to space constraints.

Club account for payment:12-3011-0713528-00 (state name & “MayWk”).

Use online entry form to enter.

Event Information

Summarised information available in printable PDF brochure.

Dates

Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd May 2021

Venue

Auckland Chess Centre view from road

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

Eligibility

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 50 fully paid player entries accepted due to space constraints.

Format

18 rounds combined Swiss tournaments played as 2 tournaments.

9 rounds Blitz & 9 rounds Rapid. FIDE and NZCF rated where possible.

Final standings would be determined by combining both tournaments scores.

Rapid games have double value of Blitz games for standings purposes.

Time Controls

Blitz, 3 minutes each player plus 2 seconds increment per move from move one.

Rapid, 25 minutes each player plus 5 seconds increment per move from move one.

Schedule

Start Time Day & Date
Players meeting 9.15am Saturday 22nd May 2021
Blitz Rounds 1-9 9.30am Saturday 22nd May 2021
Rapid Rounds 1-4 2pm Saturday 22nd May 2021
Rapid Rounds 5-7 9.30am Sunday 23rd May 2021
Rapid Rounds 8-9 2pm Sunday 23rd May 2021

Prize Fund

 1st2nd3rd
Open$320$200$100
Under 1800$220$180$80

Plus Grade Prizes to the value of $300

PLEASE NOTE:

  • No player may claim more than one prize.
  • In the event of a tie, prize money will be shared.

 

Players eligible for Open, Under1800, or Grade Prize, would receive the highest monetary value prize.

Personnel

Chief Organiser: IO Mike Steadman

Chief Arbiter: IA Keong Ang

Results

Vega Webpage View

Link to Vega Results. Blitz or Rapid.

Photos available from

when available

Prizewinners

Prizewinners would be listed here.

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