South Island Championship 2020 incorporates 2 tournaments. South Island Championship 3rd to 9th October and South Island Rapid 10th October 2020.

South Island Championship 2020

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South Island Championship 2020

Saturday 3rd to Saturday 10th October 2020

Entry Details

Entry Fees

South Island Championship Fee
Adult $80
Junior $50
Late Entry Fee add $10
South Island Rapid Fee
Adult $35
Junior $20
Late Entry Fee add $5

Entry Instructions

Register by 2nd October 2020. Rapid by 10th October 2020.

Club account for payment: 03-0905-0169820-00 (state name & “SthIs”).

Use online entry form to enter.

Event Information

Summarised information available in printable PDF brochure.


South Island Championship, Saturday 3rd to Friday 9th October 2020.

South Island Rapid, Saturday 10th October 2020.


Otago Chess Club exterior view photo
Otago Chess Club

7 Maitland Street, Dunedin.


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.


South Island Championship is a swiss of 7 rounds.

South Island Rapid is a swiss of 6 rounds.

All tournaments FIDE and NZCF rated where possible.

Time Controls

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

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


South Island Championship Start Time Day & Date
Players Meeting 1pm Saturday 3rd October 2020
Round 1 2pm Saturday 3rd October 2020
Round 2 2pm Sunday 4th October 2020
Round 3 2pm Monday 5th October 2020
Round 4 2pm Tuesday 6th October 2020
Round 5 2pm Wednesday 7th October 2020
Round 6 2pm Thursday 8th October 2020
Round 7 2pm Friday 9th October 2020
South Island Rapid Start Time Day & Date
Players Meeting 10am Saturday 10th October 2020
Round 1 10.30am Saturday 10th October 2020
Round 2 11.45am Saturday 10th October 2020
Round 3 1.15pm Saturday 10th October 2020
Round 4 2.30pm Saturday 10th October 2020
Round 5 3.45pm Saturday 10th October 2020
Round 6 5pm Saturday 10th October 2020

Prize ceremony to follow after completion of final game of tournament.

Prize Fund

South Island Championship: To be advised.

South Island Rapid: Projected minimum $300.


Chief Organiser: IO Quentin Johnson

Chief Arbiter: IA Craig Hall


The following is a list of suggested accommodation venues in and around the central city. Most are within a 20 minute walk or 5 minute car ride of the Otago Chess Club. Players are reminded that they must make arrangements with these accommodation venues themselves. The organizing committee will not make arrangements with these venues on behalf of players.

Manor House 28 Manor Place (03) 4770484
Dunedin Central Backpackers 243 Moray Place (03) 4779895, 0800 432232
Queens Gardens Backpackers 42 Queens Gardens (03) 4792175
Stafford Gables Hostel 71 Stafford Street (03) 9266417
Adventurer Backpackers 37 Dowling Street (03) 4777367
Manor Motel 22 Manor Place (03) 4776729
Motel on Carroll 10 Carroll St 027 205 0163
Palms Motel 185-195 High Street (03) 4778293
97 Motel Moray 97 Moray Place (03) 4772050
Distinction Hotel 6 Liverpool Street (03) 4718543
Leviathan Hotel 27 Queens Gardens (03) 4773160
Law Courts Hotel Cobb & Co 53 Stuart Street (03) 4778036
Scenic Circle Dunedin City 123 Princes St (03) 4701470
Southern Cross Hotel 118 High St (03) 4770752
Wains Hotel Dunedin 310 Princes St (03) 4771145


Vega Webpage View

Link to Championship, Rapid.


Position Score Player(s)
1st 5.5/7 Matthew D McNabb.
South Island Champion
2nd equal 5/7 CM David Cilia Vincenti, Felix Xie, Romero Suggate.
Under 2000 4/7 Denan Diep.
Under 1800 3.5/7 Xintong (Winston) Weng, Kendrick Botong Zhang.
1st 5.5/6 Felix Xie.
2nd equal 4.5/6 Quentin J F Johnson, Riley Jellyman, WIM Layla Timergazi.
Quentin J F Johnson, Riley Jellyman.
Joint South Island Rapid Champions
Under 1750 4/6 Hamish R Gold.
Under 1400 2/6 Fen McIntosh, Alf Loretan.


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