9th Hawkes Bay Rapid 2021. Held on 13th February 2021 at Greenmeadows East Community Hall, Taradale, Napier. 3 separate swiss tournaments of 6 rounds.

Hawkes Bay Rapid 2021

Geenmeadows East Community Hall exterior view

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Hawkes Bay Rapid 2021

Saturday 13th February 2021

Entry Details

Entry Fees

$50 A tournament

$40 B tournament

$25 Junior tournament

$10 Late Fee if payment not received by Monday 8th February 2021.

Entry Instructions

Entries without payment are treated as late and can be paid in cash up to 9am Saturday 13th February 2021.

New entries may be accepted on the day of play at the discretion of the organiser.

Account for payment: 03-0658-0245215-00 (state name & tournament).

Use online entry form to enter.

Event Information

Summarised information available in printable PDF brochure.


Saturday 13th February 2021


Geenmeadows East Community Hall exterior view
Greenmeadows East Community Hall

83 Tait Drive, Taradale, Napier.


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

  1. A tournament for players rated 1800 or higher.
  2. B tournament for players rated below 1800.
  3. Junior tournament for players rated below 1200 and under the age of 20 before 1st January 2021.


The organiser reserves the right to move a player to a different tournament category.

Time Control

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


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


13th February 2021
Players meeting 9am
Round 1 9.30am
Round 2 10.45am
Round 3 12pm
Lunch break 1pm
Round 4 2pm
Round 5 3.15pm
Round 6 4.30pm

Prize giving as soon as possible after last game completed.

Venue must be cleared and vacated by 6pm.

Prize Fund

Valued at $1400 comprising $1200 cash and award winning Hawkes Bay wine.

Position Prize
A tournament
1st $420
2nd $210
3rd $120
B tournament
1st $150
2nd $120
3rd $90
Junior tourament
1st $40
2nd $30
3rd $20

PLEASE NOTE: No player may claim more than one prize.


Chief Organiser: Mike Earle

Chief Arbiter: IA Bruce Pollard


Vega Webpage View

Link to Vega webpages: A Grade, B Grade, Junior Grade.


Tournament Position Points Player
1st 5/6 FM Daniel Hanwen Gong
2nd 4.5/6 Felix Xie
3rd 4/6 FM Robert W Smith
1st 6/6 Briene Membrere
2nd 5/6 Kayden Loke
3rd 4.5/6 Finley Duncan
1st 6/6 Justin Zhide Wang
2nd 5/6 Jeevanjot Singh
3rd equal 4/6 Amanjot Singh
3rd equal 4/6 Angus Patrick Michael Potter


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