North Island Championship 2022 is a 9 round chess tournament held from 15th to 17th July 2022 at the Auckland Chess Centre.

North Island Championship 2022

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North Island Championship 2022

North Island Championship 2022 is a 9 round chess tournament held from 15th to 17th July 2022 at the Auckland Chess Centre, 17 Cromwell Street, Mount Eden, Auckland. The tournament is played at a pace of 3 rounds per day over 3 days with a single time control of 60 minutes per player plus 30 seconds increment per move for all moves.

Results

Prizewinners

Position Points Player
1st and North Island Champion 8/9 FM Alphaeus Wei Ern Ang
2nd equal 6.5/9 FM Leonard McLaren
2nd equal 6.5/9 Hao Tang
2nd equal 6.5/9 Daqi Mao
2nd equal 6.5/9 CM Benjamin U Lim
2nd equal 6.5/9 Hunter P'oe-Tofaeono
Senior 5.5/9 Philip Mukkattu
Female 5.5/9 Sarah Wanyao Sun
Under 1500 and Above 1300 5/9 Eric Mironov
Under 1300 5/9 Duncan McDonald

Photos available from

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Live Game Broadcast

All games are being broadcast.

Link to broadcast of games on DGT Livechess and on Lichess.

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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 any 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 15th July 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 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.

North Island Blitz 2022

Up to a day after players have entered North Island Championship 2022 they have priority for available spaces in North Island Blitz 2022 that is FREE of charge.

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 available in printable PDF brochure.

Dates

Friday 15th to Sunday 17th July 2022

Venue

Auckland Chess Centre exterior view January 2021

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

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

Players will be seeded according to the following priority of ratings that are in force at the start of the tournament:

  1. FIDE standard.
  2. NZCF Standard.
  3. NZCF Rapid.
  4. Surname alphabetical order.

Half Point Bye

An optional half point bye is available to players who may need it in one of rounds 1 to 4.

Half point bye must be requested before the end of the previous round it is wanted. Round 1 half point bye can be requested by replying to the entry confirmation email.

This half point bye is made available to provide flexibility for players who may for example, need to attend the Poppies Chess Challenge in Howick during round 4.

Time Controls

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

Schedule

Start Time Day and Date
Players meeting 9am Friday 15th July 2022
Round 1 9.30am Friday 15th July 2022
Round 2 1pm Friday 15th July 2022
Round 3 4.30pm Friday 15th July 2022
Round 4 9.30am Saturday 16th July 2022
Round 5 1pm Saturday 16th July 2022
Round 6 4.30pm Saturday 16th July 2022
Round 7 9.30am Sunday 17th July 2022
Round 8 1pm Sunday 17th July 2022
Round 9 4.30pm Sunday 17th July 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

Two thirds of entry fees would be paid out as prizes. Prize distribution to be determined on the first day of the tournament.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • No player may claim more than one prize.
  • In the event of a tie, prize money will be shared.

 

Highest scoring North Island player(s) will be North Island Champion(s) 2022.

North Island Championship 2022 prize distribution:

Prize
First $750
Second $500
Third $250
Senior (born on or before 1972) $100
Female $100
Under 1500 and Above 1300 $100
Under 1300 $100
North Island Champion, add to prize $20

Personnel

Chief Organiser: Keong Ang

Chief Arbiter: IA Keong Ang

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