IM Sims Memorial Rapid 2021 is a 6 round chess tournament held on 16th May 2021 at the Takaro Bowling Club.

IM Sims Memorial Rapid 2021

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IM Sims Memorial Rapid 2021

2nd I.M. Sims Memorial Rapid 2021 is a chess tournament held on Sunday 16th May 2021 at the Takaro Bowling Club, 2-14 Featherston Street, Palmerston North. It is a NZCF Rapid rated where possible, 6 round Swiss tournament that is held in memory of the late Ian Martin Sims.

Entry Details

Entry Fees

$50 per player Open Event.

$20 per player Under 18 Junior Event.

$10 extra for late entries after 12pm Friday 14th May 2021.

Entry Instructions

Direct credit payment online to: 01 0530 0038807 01 (state full name as reference).

Use online entry form to send details.


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Event Information

Summarised information available in printable PDF brochure.


Sunday 16th May 2021


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Takaro Bowling Club, Corner Featherston Street and Botanical Road, Takaro, Palmerston North.


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.


6 round Swiss tournament, NZCF Rapid rated where possible.

Time Control

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


Start Time Day & Date
Players meeting 9.15am Sunday 16th May 2021
Round 1 9.30am Sunday 16th May 2021
Round 2 10.45am Sunday 16th May 2021
Round 3 12pm Sunday 16th May 2021
Lunch 1pm Sunday 16th May 2021
Round 4 1.45pm Sunday 16th May 2021
Round 5 3pm Sunday 16th May 2021
Round 6 4.15pm Sunday 16th May 2021

Prize Fund

Prizes TBA but will be greater than $600 in total.

Includes $50 Lucky Draw where it is required to be present at the prize giving to receive it.

Flights and Accommodation


Chief Organiser: Mark Noble

Phone: 06 323 7003 or 027 338 2040

Chief Arbiter: Mark Noble


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Link to Vega Results: Open, Under 18 Junior.


Position Points Player
1st equal 5/6 Ryan Winter
1st equal 5/6 Brian Nijman
1st equal 5/6 Erwin Koestanto
Under 18 Junior
1st equal 5/6 Henry Zaslow
1st equal 5/6 Kayden Loke


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