Auckland May Weekender 2022 is a combined chess tournament of 18 rounds consisting of 9 rounds of Blitz followed by 9 rounds of Rapid. Held from 21st to 22nd May 2022 at the Auckland Chess Centre.

Auckland May Weekender 2022

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Auckland May Weekender 2022

Auckland May Weekender 2022 is a combined chess tournament of 18 rounds consisting of 9 rounds of Blitz followed by 9 rounds of Rapid. Held from 21st to 22nd May 2022 at the Auckland Chess Centre.

Entry Details

Entry Fees

$50 per player.

Entry Instructions

No entries accepted after 9am 21st May 2022 or when full.

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

Use online entry form to enter. (available after entries open)

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Pay entry fee when you have received acknowledgement email after successfully submitting online entry form.

Club account for payment: 12-3011-0713528-00 (state your name and “[month]Wk”).

Name of player entered would be listed in Vega Results. Link also available in Results section of this webpage. Please contact us using above online entry form message section if name is not listed more than a day after submission.

Event Information

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

Dates

Saturday 21st to Sunday 22nd May 2022

Venue

Auckland Chess Centre exterior view January 2021

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 21st May 2022
Blitz Rounds 1-9 9.30am Saturday 21st May 2022
Rapid Rounds 1-4 2pm Saturday 21st May 2022
Rapid Rounds 5-7 9.30am Sunday 22nd May 2022
Rapid Rounds 8-9 2pm Sunday 22nd May 2022

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. (when available)

Live Game Broadcast

Link to broadcast of live games. (when available)

Photos available from

(when available)

Prizewinners

Prizewinners would be listed here.

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