New Zealand Senior Chess Championship 2020 is a 6 round chess tournament held from 26th to 29th November 2020 at Auckland Chess Centre.

NZ Senior Championship 2020

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L-R: FM Leonard McLaren, Nunilon III Fulo, CM Benjamin U Lim, Gordon Morrell, FM Robert E Gibbons.

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New Zealand Senior Chess Championship 2020

Postponed due to COVID-19 to

Thursday 26th November to Sunday 29th November 2020.

WAS: Thursday 10th September to Sunday 13th September 2020.

WAS: Friday 24th to Monday 27th April 2020.

All information updated below.

Entry Details

Entry Fees

$50 per player.

Entry Instructions

No entries accepted after 6pm 26th November 2020 or when full.

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

Half point bye available in Round 1.

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

Use online entry form to enter.

Event Information

Summarised information available in printable PDF brochure.

Dates

Postponed due to COVID-19 to

Thursday 26th November to Sunday 29th November 2020.

WAS: Thursday 10th September to Sunday 13th September 2020.

WAS: Friday 24th to Monday 27th April 2020.

All information updated below.

Venue

Auckland Chess Centre exterior

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

Eligibility

Players must be over the age of 49 on 1st January 2020 (born before the year 1971).

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

6 round Swiss tournament, NZCF and FIDE rated where possible.

Time Controls

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

Schedule

 Start TimeDay & Date
Players meeting6.45pmThursday 26th November 2020
Round 17pmThursday 26th November 2020
Round 29.30amFriday 27th November 2020
Round 32.30pmFriday 27th November 2020
Round 49.30amSaturday 28th November 2020
Round 52.30pmSaturday 28th November 2020
Round 69.30amSunday 29th November 2020

Players have the option of taking a half point bye in Round 1.

Prize giving as soon as possible after completion of the last game.

Prize Fund

 1st2nd3rd4th
Open$400$300$200$100
Veteran (born in year 1955 or earlier)$100
Female$100

Plus Grade Prizes to the value of $200.

 

PLEASE NOTE:

No player may claim more than one prize.

In the event of a tie, prize money will be shared.

Players eligible for open or grade prize would receive the highest monetary value prize.

Personnel

Chief Organiser: IO Michael V R Steadman

Chief Arbiter: IA Keong Ang

Results

Vega Webpage View

Link to Vega Results.

View games PGN

All games from all 6 rounds are available for download NZSeniors2020.pgn and also available for viewing below.

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Prizewinners

 PositionPointsPlayer
NZ Seniors
Joint NZ Senior Champion1st equal4.5/6Nunilon III Fulo
Joint NZ Senior Champion1st equal4.5/6FM Leonard J McLaren
Joint NZ Senior Champion1st equal4.5/6Gordon Morrell
Joint NZ Senior Champion1st equal4.5/6CM Benjamin U Lim
Joint NZ Senior Champion1st equal4.5/6FM Robert E Gibbons
NZ Veterans
NZ Veteran Champion1st4.5/6FM Robert E Gibbons
2nd equal3/6CM Richard Taylor
2nd equal3/6Nigel Cooper
Female
1st2/6WCM Eva Lourenco
under 1800 and above 1500
1st equal3.5/6Mark Gilmour
1st equal3.5/6Nigel Cooper
under 1500
1st3/6Haiqi Victor Wang

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