North Island Championship 2021 is an 8 round chess tournament held from 2nd to 5th April 2021 at the Naumi Studio Hotel, Wellington.

North Island Championship 2021

Naumi Studio Hotel Wellington exterior

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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.

Entry Details

Entry Fees

Standard: $80

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.

Entry Instructions

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.

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COVID-19

New Zealand Chess Federation only permits tournaments to go ahead at COVID-19 Alert Level 1 or lower.

Event Information

Summarised information available in printable PDF Entry Form.

Dates

Friday 2nd to Monday 5th April 2021

Venue

Naumi Studio Hotel Wellington exterior

Naumi Studio Hotel, 213 Cuba Street, Wellington.

Accommodation

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.

Parking

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.

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.

Format

8 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 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

Prize Fund

Open B Grade C Grade
1st $500 1st $200 1st $120
2nd $250 2nd $100 2nd $60
3rd $150 3rd $50 3rd $40
4th $100
Best Junior $100

Personnel

Chief Organiser: IO L Ross Jackson

Chief Arbiter: IA Bruce Pollard

Results

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Link to Vega Webpages.

Prizewinners

Position Points Player
Open
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
B Grade
1st equal 5.5/8 Philli Park-Tamati
1st equal 5.5/8 Simon Lyall
3rd 5/8 Brent Perrin
C Grade
1st 5.5/8 Nicholas Paetsch
2nd equal 4.5/8 Nicholas Winsley
2nd equal 4.5/8 Jamie Webster

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