NZ Women's Championship 2021 is a 7 round chess tournament POSTPONED till 20th to 23rd January 2021 at Green Bay, Auckland.

NZ Women’s Championship 2021

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NZ Women’s Championship 2021

NZ Women’s Championship 2021 2022 is a 7 round chess tournament for women and girls of all ages held from 6th to 9th October 2021 20th to 23rd January 2022 at Green Bay High School, Green Bay, Auckland. This event is dedicated to Helen Courtney, three time NZ Olympiad representative who died in 2020. 2021 2022 NZ Women’s championship and prizes are generously sponsored by Helen Courtney’s family and friends.

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Entry Details

Entry Fees

$70 per player Championship.

$50 per player Reserve.

Family discount – deduct $10 per player for 2 or more family members.

Entry Instructions

No entries accepted after 9pm 4th October 2021 17th January 2022.

Club account for payment: 02 0152 0036627 00 (Reference ‘Womens Champs’, which tournament ‘Champs’ or ‘Reserve’, and your name as Particulars).

Use online entry form to enter.

Event Information

Summarised information available in printable PDF format Official Entry Form.

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Dates

WAS: Wednesday 6th to Saturday 9th October 2021

NOW: Thursday 20th to Sunday 23rd January 2022

Venue

Green Bay High School entrance

Green Bay High School

161 Godley Road, Green Bay, Auckland.

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Eligibility

Open to women and girls of all ages.

Non-NZL players must have FIDE ID issued by their chess federation.

NZL players without FIDE ID must provide full Date of Birth.

Format

Two separate 7 round Swiss tournament, NZCF & FIDE rated where possible.

Championship where all players are eligible to play.

Reserve for players rated under 1300.

Time Controls

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

Schedule

Start Time Day & Date
Players Meeting 9am Thursday 20th January 2022
Round 1 9.30am Thursday 20th January 2022
Round 2 2pm Thursday 20th January 2022
Round 3 9.30am Friday 21st January 2022
Round 4 2pm Friday 21st January 2022
Round 5 9.30am Saturday 22nd January 2022
Round 6 2pm Saturday 22nd January 2022
Round 7 9.30am Sunday 23rd January 2022

Prizegiving as soon as possible after the last game.

Prize Fund

Tournament 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Championship $1500 $900 $700 $400
Grade 1 $200 $100
Grade 2 $200 $100
Best Game $150
Reserve $600 $400 $200
Grade 1 $100 $50
Grade 2 $100 $50

Best game prize will be judged by GM Murray Chandler. Players must submit games either during the event or by email to the Organiser by 23rd October 2021 31st January 2022.

Highest placed NZ player will hold the Mabel Abbot Queen Trophy for the year. The winners of the Championship and Reserve will receive miniatures.

Some book prizes will also be available.

Outright winner receives automatic selection for the next NZ Women’s Olympiad team.

Personnel

Chief Organiser: WFM Vivian J Smith

Chief Arbiter: IA Bruce Pollard

Results

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Link to Vega webpages: Championship, Reserve.

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Prizewinners

Prizewinners would be listed here.

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