NZ Fischer-Random Championship 2024 is the 2nd national chess championship played according to Chess 960 rules held in Takapuna, Auckland.

NZ Fischer-Random Championship 2024

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NZ Fischer-Random Championship 2024

NZ Fischer-Random Championship 2024 is the 2nd national chess championship played according to Chess 960 rules. Held on Sunday 20th October 2024 at the Takapuna War Memorial Hall, 7 The Strand, Takapuna.

Results

Prizewinners

Prizewinners would be listed here.

Vega Webpage View

Link to Vega Webpages. (when available)

Live Game Broadcast

Link to broadcast of live games. (when available)

Photos available from

(when available)

Entry Details

Entry Fees

A-grade $30 per player.

B-grade $25 per player.

GMs and IMs Free.

Entry Instructions

No entries accepted after 9am 19th October 2024 or when full.

Club account for payment:12-3008-0301266-00 (state name & FRA or FRB as reference).

Use online entry form to enter.

Name of player entered would be listed in Vega Webpages. Links also available in Results section of this webpage.

Please contact us if name is not listed more than a day after submission.

Event Information

Summarised information available in printable PDF brochure.

NZ Fischer-Random Championship 2024 is the second national chess championship played according to Chess 960 rules. Held on Sunday 20th October 2024 at the Takapuna War Memorial Hall, 7 The Strand, Takapuna.

Date

Sunday 20th October 2024

Venue

Takapuna War Memorial
Takapuna War Memorial Hall

7 The Strand, Takapuna, Auckland.

Travel Arrangements

Eligibility

Open to all chess players.

Format

There will be two six-round Swisses.

The A-grade is restricted to players familiar with Fischer-Random (Freeestyle Chess or Chess 960) rules; the B-grade is open to less experienced players (the Organisers reserve the right to move a player to an appropriate section, or to refuse entries).

We are using FIDE rapid ratings for seeding, and will apply FIDE rapid chess rules (eg 2nd illegal move loses the game).

Positions will be drawn at random and displayed. Players will be expected to set up the boards themselves.

Time Controls

The time control is 25 minutes each player plus 5 seconds increment per move from move one.

Players will be expected to set up the boards themselves, and there will be 5 minutes between the start of the round and the start of the clocks, for players to study the position (without moving any pieces).

Schedule

Start Time Day & Date
Players meeting 9.30am Sunday 20th October 2024
Round 1 10am Sunday 20th October 2024
Round 2 11.20am Sunday 20th October 2024
Round 3 12.40pm Sunday 20th October 2024
Lunch break Sunday 20th October 2024
Round 4 2.30pm Sunday 20th October 2024
Round 5 3.50pm Sunday 20th October 2024
Round 6 5.10pm Sunday 20th October 2024

The prizegiving will take place as soon as possible after the conclusion of the last round.

Prize Fund

We thank a generous anonymous sponsor for a massive contribution to the prize fund! The guaranteed fund of $2,350 will be allocated as follows:

A Grade B Grade
1st $500 $250
2nd $350 $150
3rd $250 $100
Grade prizes 2x $100
Age prizes 3x $50

Players may only win one of the prizes listed above. However, they may in addition win one of the follow-ing prizes, which will be awarded in the A-Grade:

The highest-placed eligible player(s) will be the 2024 NZ Fischer-Random Champion(s) and will hold (or share) the trophy for one year.

  • NZ Fisher-Random Women’s Champion $100
  • NZ Fischer-Random Junior Champion $100
  • NZ Fischer-Random Senior Champion $100
  • NZ Fischer-Random Veteran Champion $100

 

There will also be book prizes.

Personnel

Chief Organiser: Dr. Helen Milligan

Chief Arbiter: IA Helen Milligan

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