Auckland May Weekender 2023 is a combined chess tournament of 18 rounds consisting of 9 rounds of Blitz followed by 9 rounds of Rapid that incorporates the North Island Blitz and Rapid Championships.

Auckland May Weekender 2023

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Auckland May Weekender 2023

Auckland May Weekender 2023 is a combined chess tournament of 18 rounds consisting of 9 rounds of Blitz followed by 9 rounds of Rapid. Auckland May Weekender 2023 also incoporates the NZCF’s North Island Blitz and North Island Rapid championships.

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Results

Prizewinners

Prizewinners would be listed here.

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)

Entry Details

Entry Fees

$60 per player.

Maximum refund is $50 (due to costs already incurred) for any and all reasons.

Entry Instructions

No entries accepted after 9am Saturday 27th May 2023 or when full.

Only first 60 fully paid player entries accepted due to space constraints.

All entries and payments must be made online with TryBooking (available from 25th April 2023) or through using the form below. 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.

Event Information

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

Dates

Saturday 27th to Sunday 28th May 2023

Venue

Auckland Chess Centre exterior view January 2021

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

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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 60 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.

Blitz tournament would determine North Island Blitz Champion(s) and Rapid tournament would determine North Island Rapid Champion(s)

Final standings for prizes 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 27th May 2023
Blitz Rounds 1-9 9.30am Saturday 27th May 2023
Rapid Rounds 1-4 2pm Saturday 27th May 2023
Rapid Rounds 5-7 9.30am Sunday 28th May 2023
Rapid Rounds 8-9 2pm Sunday 28th May 2023

No prize giving ceremony would be held. Players may leave after their last game is completed.

Prizes would be paid to prize winners bank account online after the event.

Prize Fund

Highest scoring NZ player(s) in Blitz would be North Island Blitz Champion(s).

Highest scoring NZ player(s) in Rapid would be North Island Rapid Champion(s).

Two thirds of entry fees would be paid out as prizes. Prize distribution to be determined on the first day of the tournament.

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,or Grade Prize(s), would receive the highest monetary value prize.

Auckland May Weekender 2023 prize distribution:

Table of prizes to be published here. (when available)

Personnel

Chief Organiser: IO Mike Steadman

Chief Arbiter: IA Keong Ang

Arbiter: Timothy Ha

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