Merv Morrison Memorial 2022 is a 6 round chess tournament from 22nd to 24th October 2022 at the Auckland Chess Centre.

Merv Morrison Memorial 2022

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Merv Morrison Memorial 2022

Merv Morrison Memorial 2022 is a 6 round chess tournament held from 22nd to 24th October 2022 at the Auckland Chess Centre.

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COVID-19 Policy

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

Auckland Chess Centre COVID-19 policies (effective 21st April 2022):

With the exception of tenants who reside in Auckland Chess Centre, the following COVID-19 policies would apply to everyone entering the property:

  1. Operating only in NZ Covid Protection Framework (Traffic Lights) Orange or Green. Closed in Red.
  2. Masks that cover the nose and mouth must be worn by everyone at all times when indoors within the property of Auckland Chess Centre.

 

These COVID-19 policies are to meet or exceed NZ government recommendations in order to keep everybody at Auckland Chess Centre as safe as reasonably possible.

Additionally, current New Zealand government COVID-19 regulations or policies will also apply.

It is possible that this tournament may be cancelled or otherwise affected by other disruptions. Please understand the difficulties in staging events during the pandemic.

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 22nd October 2022 or when full.

Only first 50 fully paid player entries accepted due to space constraints.

All entries and payments must be made online with TryBooking (available from 25th September 2022) 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.

Dates

Saturday 22nd to Monday 24th October 2022

Venue

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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 50 fully paid player entries accepted due to space constraints.

Format

6 round Swiss tournament, NZCF & FIDE rated where possible.

Time Controls

90 minutes each player plus 30 seconds increment per move from move one.

Schedule

Start Time Day & Date
Players meeting 9.15am Saturday 22nd October 2022
Round 1 9.30am Saturday 22nd October 2022
Round 2 2.30pm Saturday 22nd October 2022
Round 3 9.30am Sunday 23rd October 2022
Round 4 2.30pm Sunday 23rd October 2022
Round 5 9.30am Monday 24th October 2022
Round 6 2.30pm Monday 24th October 2022

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

 1st2nd3rd
Open$320$200$100
Under 1800$220$180$80

Plus Grade Prizes to the value of $300

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, Under1800, or Grade Prize, would receive the highest monetary value prize.

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

Personnel

Chief Organiser: IO Mike Steadman

Chief Arbiter: IA Keong Ang

Results

Vega Webpage View

Link to Vega Results.

Live Game Broadcast

Link to broadcast of live games. (when available)

Photos available from

(when available)

Prizewinners

Prizewinners would be listed here.

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