North Island Championship 2021
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North Island Championship 2021
North Island Championship 2021 is an 8 round chess tournament held from 2nd to 5th April 2021 at the Naumi Studio Hotel, 213 Cuba Street, Wellington. The tournament is played as one Swiss system with a single time control of 90 minutes per player plus 30 seconds increment per move for all moves. A special accomodation deal at the venue’s hotel is available.
Junior: $60 (if under 20 years before 1st January 2021)
Players whose 2020 Wellington Open entry fees were refunded are entitled to a 50% discount.
Pay the entry fee to the club’s bank account number 06 0582 0096726 00 Put your name under ‘particulars’ and “North Island” under ‘reference’.
Use online entry form to enter.
New Zealand Chess Federation only permits tournaments to go ahead at COVID-19 Alert Level 1 or lower.
Friday 2nd to Monday 5th April 2021
Naumi Studio Hotel, 213 Cuba Street, Wellington.
We recommend staying on site at the Naumi Studio Hotel. This Four Star Hotel has been recently refurbished and is offering an excellent $130 per night room only deal. To make bookings at this rate, please email the hotel directly at [email protected] and be sure to mention that you are applying for the special Chess event deal.
Central City parking can be expensive. Fortunately “Coupon Parking” is available in the city fringe within a few hundred metres of the hotel. Coupon Parking is free on weekends and on public holidays, which fortunately covers the whole tournament. Nearby streets with coupon parking include Hopper Street, Torrens Terrace and Thompson Street. Aro Street, Palmer Street and Buller Street are a bit further away. Please be aware that there is always plenty of competition from locals for this parking, probably even on a long weekend. Allow plenty of time and be prepared for something of a hike. The hotel advise that subject to availability, there is limited on-site parking available for $15 per day.
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.
8 round Swiss tournament, NZCF & FIDE rated where possible.
90 minutes each player plus 30 seconds increment per move from move one.
|Start Time||Day & Date|
|Players Meeting||9.15am||Friday 2nd April 2021|
|Round 1||9.30am||Friday 2nd April 2021|
|Round 2||2.30pm||Friday 2nd April 2021|
|Round 3||9.30am||Saturday 3rd April 2021|
|Round 4||2.30pm||Saturday 3rd April 2021|
|Round 5||9.30am||Sunday 4th April 2021|
|Round 6||2.30pm||Sunday 4th April 2021|
|Round 7||9.30am||Monday 5th April 2021|
|Round 8||2.30pm||Monday 5th April 2021|
|Open||B Grade||C Grade|
|1st $500||1st $200||1st $120|
|2nd $250||2nd $100||2nd $60|
|3rd $150||3rd $50||3rd $40|
|Best Junior $100|
Chief Organiser: IO L Ross Jackson
Chief Arbiter: IA Bruce Pollard
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|1st||8/8||GM Gawain C B Jones|
|Joint North Island Champion||2nd equal||6.5/8||Felix Xie|
|Joint North Island Champion||2nd equal||6.5/8||M K A Russell|
|4th equal||6/8||FM Scott Wastney|
|4th equal, Best Junior||6/8||FM Daniel Hanwen Gong|
|4th equal||6/8||FM Michael V R Steadman|
|4th equal||6/8||Giovanni A Thornton|
|1st equal||5.5/8||Philli Park-Tamati|
|1st equal||5.5/8||Simon Lyall|
|2nd equal||4.5/8||Nicholas Winsley|
|2nd equal||4.5/8||Jamie Webster|