Latvian Rapid 2022 comprises four separate 6 round rapid chess tournaments at Pakuranga, Auckland. POSTPONED to 30th July 2022.

Latvian Rapid 2022

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Latvian Rapid 2022

Latvian Rapid 2022 is a 6 round rapid chess tournament held on Saturday 19th March 2022 POSTPONED to 30th July 2022 at Te Tuhi Centre of the Arts, Pakuranga, Auckland. The tournament is divided into 4 separate grades.



Tournament Position Points Player
A Grade
1st 6/6 FM Alphaeus Wei Ern Ang
2nd equal 4.5/6 Ralph Hart
2nd equal 4.5/6 Zachary Yu
4th 4/6 Nunilon III Fulo
Under 2000 and Over 1700 3/6 Daniel-Ioan Runcan
Under 1700 3.5/6 Kendrick Botong Zhang
B Grade
1st equal 4.5/6 Alex Coates
1st equal 4.5/6 Xxavier Willoughby-Ansell
1st equal 4.5/6 Timothy Huy Minh Ha
1st equal 4.5/6 Briene Membrere
Under 1500 and Over 1350 4/6 Ar John Guan
Under 1350 3.5/6 Junqing Jerome Tao
C Grade
1st equal 5/6 Mantra Bhatt
1st equal 5/6 Fergus Lee
1st equal 5/6 Olivia Li
4th 4.5/6 Duncan McDonald
D Grade
1st 5.5/6 Anthony Power
2nd equal 5/6 Yao Zen Markis Tew
2nd equal 5/6 Patrick Di Jiang
2nd equal 5/6 Kelvin Zi Yao Wang

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Links to Vega Webpages.

A Grade, B Grade, C Grade, D Grade.

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COVID-19 Policy

Current New Zealand COVID-19 regulations/policies will apply.

COVID-19 Precautions:

COVID-19 Protection Framework (Traffic Lights) for Auckland must be at Orange or Green for this event to proceed.

Wearing a mask in the playing venue is mandatory at all times.

Entry Details

Entry Fees

Grandmasters and International Masters free (but a $60 entry fee deducted from prizes over $100).

$70 for ‘A’ and ‘B’ tournaments.

$60 for ‘C’ and ‘D’ tournaments.

Discount $10 if paid before 1st March 2022 16th July 2022.

Entry Instructions

Entries close Friday 18th March 2022Friday 29th July 2022.

Club account for payment: BNZ 02 0168 0091321 01 (state name & tournament choice).

Use online entry form to enter.

New Zealand chess players who participate in 2 or more NZCF rated events in a year must be a member of a chess club that is affiliated or associated with NZCF (New Zealand Chess Federation). The Mount Maunganui RSA Chess Club offers memberships that fulfill this requirement from just $10.

Event Information

Summarised information for Latvian Rapid 2022 available in printable PDF brochure.


POSTPONED to Saturday 30th July 2022

WAS: Saturday 19th March 2022.


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Te Tuhi Centre of the Arts

13 Reeves Road, Pakuranga, Auckland.


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.


Four 6 round Swiss tournaments, NZCF & FIDE Rapid rated where possible.

  • A Grade, (1800 and above)
  • B Grade, (1500-1799)
  • C Grade, (Below 1500)
  • D Grade, (Below 1200)

Time Control

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


Start Time
Players' meeting 9am
Round 1 9.30am
Round 2 10.45am
Round 3 12pm
Lunch Break 1pm
Round 4 1.30pm
Round 5 2.45pm
Round 6 4pm

Lunch after Round 3, between 1pm and 1.30pm approx.

Prize giving approx. 5.30pm.

Prize Fund

A Grade B Grade C Grade D Grade
1st $750 $500 $350 $250
2nd $500 $350 $250 $150
3rd $350 $250 $150 $100
4th $200 $150 $100 $50
Grade prizes 2x $100 2x $75

Other grade prizes may be awarded dependent upon entries.

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


Chief Organiser: Ludi Zhang

Chief Arbiter: IA Bob Gibbons

Arbiter: IA Keong Ang


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