North Island Rapid 2022 is an official NZCF rapid chess championships held over 9 rounds in Auckland from 18th to 19th July 2022.

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.



Position Points Player
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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Entry Details

Entry Fees

$60 per player.

$70 per player late entry, after 9.30am 11th July 2022.

Entry Instructions

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.

Event Information

Summarised information available in printable PDF official entry form and poster with sponsors.


Monday 18th and Tuesday 19th July 2022


Ellen Melville Centre outside photo

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.

Time Controls

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

Prize Fund

Position Prize
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
Under 1700 $100
Under 1300 $100

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.


Organisers: Stuart Vogel (027 915 9805) and Manoj Asrani (020 4017 4519)

Chief Arbiter: IA Bruce Pollard


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