New Zealand Junior Chess Championships 2020, Auckland. 26th September to 1st October 2020. Incorporating NZ Junior Chess Championship, NZ Junior Rapid Chess Championship, NZ Junior Blitz Chess Championship.

NZ Junior Championships 2020

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NZ Junior Championships 2020

Saturday 26th September to Thursday 1st October 2020.

Auckland Chess Centre REJECTED by NZCF Council

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Entry Details

Entry Fees

$50 per player. NZ Junior Championship.

$50 per player. NZ Junior Rapid.

$30 per player. NZ Junior Blitz.

Entry Instructions

No entries accepted after 9am 26th September 2020 or when full.

Only first 50 fully paid player entries accepted due to space constraints.

The organiser reserves the right to increase player numbers.

Club account for payment:12-3011-0713528-00 (state name & “NZJnr”).

Use online entry form to enter.

Event Information

Publicity information available in printable PDF poster.

New Zealand Junior Championships 2020 incorporates the following tournaments:

  • NZ Junior Rapid, New Zealand Junior Rapid Chess Championship. 26th September 2020.
  • NZ Junior Blitz, New Zealand Junior Blitz Chess Championship. 27th September 2020.
  • NZ Junior Championship, New Zealand Junior Chess Championship. 27th September to 1st October 2020.

Dates

Saturday 26th September to Thursday 1st October 2020.

Venue

Auckland Chess Centre exterior
Auckland Chess Centre, 17 Cromwell Street, Mount Eden, Auckland.

Eligibility

Players must be under the age of 20 before 1st January 2020 (born after the year 1999).

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.

The organiser reserves the right to increase player numbers.

Format

NZ Junior Championship is a swiss of 9 rounds.

NZ Junior Rapid is a swiss of 6 rounds.

NZ Junior Blitz is a swiss of 9 rounds.

All tournaments will be FIDE and NZCF rated where possible.

Time Controls

NZ Junior Championship: Standard, 90 minutes per player with 30 seconds increment per move for all moves.

NZ Junior Rapid: Rapid, 25 minutes per player with 5 seconds increment per move for all moves.

NZ Junior Blitz: Blitz, 3 minutes per player with 5 seconds increment per move for all moves.

Schedule

New Zealand Junior Championships tournaments are scheduled to maximise use of the weekend and avoid peak commuting traffic on weekdays. The NZ Junior Rapid on Saturday 26th September 2020 and NZ Junior Blitz on Sunday morning 27th September 2020 allows for those who can only play on a weekend. The NZ Junior Championship is scheduled to start on Sunday evening 27th September 2020 and end Thursday evening 1st October 2020. The schedule is packed to minimise wasted time and to leave Friday 2nd October 2020 free for potential travel to the South Island Championship.

NZ Junior RapidStart TimeDay & Date
Players meeting9.15amSaturday 26th September 2020
Round 19.30amSaturday 26th September 2020
Round 210.45amSaturday 26th September 2020
Round 312pmSaturday 26th September 2020
Round 42pmSaturday 26th September 2020
Round 53.15pmSaturday 26th September 2020
Round 64.30pmSaturday 26th September 2020
NZ Junior BlitzStart TimeDay & Date
Players meeting9.15amSunday 27th September 2020
Round 19.30amSunday 27th September 2020
Round 29.50amSunday 27th September 2020
Round 310.10amSunday 27th September 2020
Round 410.30amSunday 27th September 2020
Round 510.50amSunday 27th September 2020
Round 611.10amSunday 27th September 2020
Round 711.30amSunday 27th September 2020
Round 811.50amSunday 27th September 2020
Round 912.10pmSunday 27th September 2020
NZ Junior ChampionshipStart TimeDay & Date
Players meeting4pmSunday 27th September 2020
Round 14.30pmSunday 27th September 2020
Round 29.30amMonday 28th September 2020
Round 32.30pmMonday 28th September 2020
Round 410amTuesday 29th September 2020
Round 53pmTuesday 29th September 2020
Round 610amWednesday 30th September 2020
Round 73pmWednesday 30th September 2020
Round 810amThursday 1st October 2020
Round 93pmThursday 1st October 2020

Prizegiving would occur as soon as possible after completion of the last game of a particular tournament.

Prize Fund

NZ Junior ChampionshipPrize
1st$400
2nd$300
3rd$200
NZ Schoolpupils Champion$100
NZ Under 16 Champion$50
NZ Under 14 Champion$50
NZ Under 12 Champion$50
NZ Under 10 Champion$50
NZ Under 8 Champion$50
NZ Schoolgirls Champion$100
NZ Girls Under 16 Champion$50
NZ Girls Under 14 Champion$50
NZ Girls Under 12 Champion$50
NZ Girls Under 10 Champion$50
NZ Girls Under 8 Champion$50
NZ Junior RapidPrize
1st$400
2nd$300
3rd$200
NZ Schoolpupils Rapid Champion$100
NZ Under 16 Rapid Champion$50
NZ Under 14 Rapid Champion$50
NZ Under 12 Rapid Champion$50
NZ Under 10 Rapid Champion$50
NZ Under 8 Rapid Champion$50
NZ Schoolgirls Rapid Champion$100
NZ Girls Under 16 Rapid Champion$50
NZ Girls Under 14 Rapid Champion$50
NZ Girls Under 12 Rapid Champion$50
NZ Girls Under 10 Rapid Champion$50
NZ Girls Under 8 Rapid Champion$50
NZ Junior BlitzPrize
1st$200
2nd$150
3rd$100
NZ Schoolpupils Blitz Champion$50
NZ Under 16 Blitz Champion$50
NZ Under 14 Blitz Champion$50
NZ Under 12 Blitz Champion$50
NZ Under 10 Blitz Champion$50
NZ Under 8 Blitz Champion$50
NZ Schoolgirls Blitz Champion$50
NZ Girls Under 16 Blitz Champion$50
NZ Girls Under 14 Blitz Champion$50
NZ Girls Under 12 Blitz Champion$50
NZ Girls Under 10 Blitz Champion$50
NZ Girls Under 8 Blitz Champion$50

Trophies and Titles

1st (equal) in NZ Junior Championship would be titled “New Zealand Junior Chess Champion” with name engraved on the New Zealand Junior Chess Championship trophy and receive a certificate.

1st (equal) in NZ Junior Rapid would be titled “New Zealand Junior Rapid Chess Champion” with name engraved on the Gary L Judkins “Wooden Rook” trophy and receive a certificate.

1st (equal) in NZ Junior Blitz would be titled “New Zealand Junior Blitz Chess Champion” and receive a certificate.

Every champion, 1st (equal) in a group, would receive the appropriate title and certificate.

  1. Players eligible for New Zealand trophies or titles must be registered by FIDE as NZL.
  2. Age groups are allocated in bands, eg. U14 is under14 and above12.
  3. Players can win more than one title, but only one cash prize.
  4. Cash prizes are subject to a minimum of 3 entrants in each group.
    Players from a lower group with less than 3 entrants will be merged with players from a higher group. The lower group’s cash prize is forfeited but age group title will still be awarded to an eligible player.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • No player may claim more than one cash prize per tournament.
  • Cash prizes will be determined by tiebreaks.

Players eligible for multiple cash prizes would receive the highest monetary value prize.

  • Tiebreaks utilised for cash prizes for swiss tournaments are calculated by Vega in the following descending order:
    1. Direct Encouter
    2. Cumulative
    3. Buchholz Total
    4. Sonneborn-Berger
    5. Buchholz Cut 1
  • If all tiebreaks fail, the tie shall be broken by drawing of lots.

Personnel

Chief Organiser: IO Mike Steadman

Chief Arbiter: IA Keong Ang

Results

Vega Webpage View

Link to Vega Results.

Prizewinners

Prizewinners would be listed here.

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