15th Bay of Plenty Rapid 2020 is a 6 round rapid chess tournament held on Saturday 29th February 2020 at Bay of Plenty Masonic Centre, Hairini, Tauranga.

Bay of Plenty Rapid 2020

Bay of Plenty Masonic Centre exterior view

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15th Bay of Plenty Rapid 2020

Saturday 29th February 2020

Class One Event

Entry Details

Entry Fees

‘A’ tournament: $55 per player.

‘B’ tournament: $50 per player.

‘Junior’ tournament: $35 per player.

Subtract $5 per player for 2 or more members of same immediate family. ($5 family discount)

Entry Instructions

No entries accepted on day of play. Payment not received / not shown = Not Entered.

$15 per player Late Fee if payment not received / not shown by 12pm Thursday 27th February 2020.

Club account for payment: BNZ 02-0372-0029728-000 (state name & tournament choice).

Use online entry form to enter by clicking button below:

Event Information

Summarised information available in printable PDF Flyer.


Saturday 29th February 2020.


Bay of Plenty Masonic Centre – 33 Hairini Street, Hairini, Tauranga.


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.


Three separate 6 round Swiss tournaments, FIDE and NZCF rated where possible.

‘A’ tournament for players rated 1800 and above.

‘B’ tournament for players rated below 1800.

‘Junior’ tournament for players aged under 20 years before 1st January 2020 and rated below 1200.

The organisers reserve the right to shift a player to a different tournament if they feel an inappropriate one has been entered.

Time Controls


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


Tea, coffee, and biscuits will be provided at no charge throughout the tournament.


Start TimeDay & Date
Players meeting9amSaturday 29th February 2020
Round 19.30amSaturday 29th February 2020
Round 210.45amSaturday 29th February 2020
Round 312pmSaturday 29th February 2020
Lunch break1pmSaturday 29th February 2020
Round 42pmSaturday 29th February 2020
Round 53.15pmSaturday 29th February 2020
Round 64.30pmSaturday 29th February 2020
Prizegiving5.45pmSaturday 29th February 2020

Prize Fund ($1400 total value)

'A' tournament Open$300$200$100$50
'A' tournament Grade one$60
'A' tournament Grade two$40
'B' tournament Open$150$100$50
'B' tournament Grade one$50
'B' tournament Grade two$30
'B' tournament Open$100$70$40
'Junior tournament Grade one$40
'Junior tournament Grade two$20

The ‘A’ tournament winner will hold the BOP Rapid trophy until the next BOP Rapid. The local player with the best result in the same tournament receives the best local player trophy until the next BOP Rapid.

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

Grade prizes awarded in bands, eg. Player eligible for grade two prize cannot win grade one prize.

Players eligible for open or grade prize would receive the highest monetary value prize.


Chief Organiser: Caleb Wright.

Chief Arbiter: IA Keong Ang.

Email any queries to Werner Corbe.


Vega Webpage View

Link to Vega Results.

A grade, B grade, Junior.

Photos available from


A grade
1st equal4.5/6FM Ben Hague
1st equal4.5/6IM Paul Anthony Garbett
1st equal4.5/6FM Alphaeus Wei Ern Ang
4th equal4/6Evan Timothy Capel
4th equal and under 21004/6Noel Pinic
Best Bay of Plenty player4/6Noel Pinic
under 1900 equal3.5/6Felix Xie
under 1900 equal3.5/6Oscar Shu Xuan Qin
B grade
1st6/6Simon Lyall
2nd equal4/6Huy Minh (Timothy) Ha
2nd equal4/6Leyton Hackney
2nd equal4/6Neil Cruden
2nd equal and under 16004/6John Guan
under 14003.5/6Nrusingha Rath
1st6/6Duki Stojanovic
2nd4.5/6Stephan Wolfaard
3rd4/6Ryan Hwang
under 123/6Matthew Kangmin Kim
under 102.5/6Koki Hara


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