North Island Rapid 2022
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North Island Rapid 2022
North Island Rapid 2022 is an official NZCF rapid chess championships. The tournament is a Swiss system of 9 rounds with a time control of 25 minutes per player plus 5 seconds increment per move. North Island Rapid 2022 is held at the Ellen Melville Centre in Freyberg Square, Auckland CBD, from 18th to 19th July 2022.
|1st and North Island Rapid Champion||8.5/9||FM Alphaeus Wei Ern Ang|
|2nd equal||6.5/9||Paul McAvoy|
|2nd equal||6.5/9||Daniel Wang|
|2nd equal||6.5/9||CM Benjamin U Lim|
|Under 1700 equal||5.5/9||Zachary Yu|
|Under 1700 equal||5.5/9||William Rui Liu|
|Under 1700 equal||5.5/9||Anya Thurner|
|Under 1300||6/9||Vincent Cai|
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$60 per player.
$70 per player late entry, after 9.30am 11th July 2022.
Auckland Central Chess Club account for payment: 38-9020-0207616-00 (Player’s name as as reference).
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.
Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th July 2022
Ellen Melville Centre, 2 Freyberg Place, Auckland CBD, 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.
9 round Swiss tournament, NZCF & FIDE rated where possible.
25 minutes each player plus 5 seconds increment per move from move one.
|Start Time||Day & Date|
|Round 1||10am||18th July 2022|
|Round 2||11.10am||18th July 2022|
|Round 3||12.30pm||18th July 2022|
|Round 4||1.40pm||18th July 2022|
|Round 5||2.50pm||18th July 2022|
|Round 6||10am||19th July 2022|
|Round 7||11.10am||19th July 2022|
|Round 8||12.30pm||19th July 2022|
|Round 9||1.40pm||19th July 2022|
|1st||$400 and 3 months supply of Red Bull|
|2nd||$250 and 2 months supply of Red Bull|
|3rd||$150 and 1 month supply of Red Bull|
North Island Rapid Champion(s) will have their name(s) engraved on the North Island Rapid trophy.
Maximum of one prize per player.
On receiving more than 50 players, ACCC will contribute to the NZ Olympiad Team Travel Fund for the upcoming Olympiad in Chennai.