South Island Championships 2022 is an official NZCF chess championships held over 8 rounds in Invercargill from 5th to 8th October 2022.

South Island Championships 2022

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South Island Championships 2022



Position Points Player
1st 7/8 FM Ben Hague
2nd 6.5/8 CM Felix Xie
3rd equal 6/8 CM David Cilia Vincenti
3rd equal 6/8 Zachary Yu
3rd equal 6/8 Hao Tang
Joint South Island Champion 5.5/8 Nick Cummings
Joint South Island Champion 5.5/8 Matthew David McNabb
Joint South Island Champion 5.5/8 Romero Suggate
Under 2000 1st equal 5/8 Briene Membrere
Under 2000 1st equal 5/8 Weiyang (Cadence) Yu
Under 1700 1st 5/8 Ryan Hwang
Under 1700 2nd equal 4.5/8 Matt Williams
Under 1700 2nd equal 4.5/8 Rommel Ong
Under 1400 1st 4.5/8 Caolan Bolster
Under 1400 2nd equal 3/8 Tiwa Pene
Under 1400 2nd equal 3/8 Kit Zoreno
Under 1400 2nd equal 3/8 Sasandu Kiwulegedara

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Entry Details

Entry Fees

Before 21 Sept 21 Sept or later
Adult $80 $100
Junior / U20 $40 $50

Entry Instructions

Payment should be made via internet banking to 03-1369-0379529-00 please include your surname and ‘South Island’ as references. Entries are not confirmed until payment is received.

Use online entry form to enter.

New Zealand chess players who participate in 2 or more NZCF rated events in a year must be a member of a chess club that is affiliated or associated with NZCF (New Zealand Chess Federation). The Mount Maunganui RSA Chess Club offers memberships that fulfill this requirement from just $10.

Event Information

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Wednesday 5th to Saturday 8th October 2022


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Kelvin Hotel, 20 Kelvin Street, Invercargill.

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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.


8 round Swiss tournament, NZCF & FIDE rated where possible.

Time Controls

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


Start Time Day & Date
Registration 7.30am Wednesday 5th October 2022
Players Meeting 8.30am Wednesday 5th October 2022
Round 1 9am Wednesday 5th October 2022
Round 2 2.30pm Wednesday 5th October 2022
Round 3 9am Thursday 6th October 2022
Round 4 2.30pm Thursday 6th October 2022
Round 5 9am Friday 7th October 2022
Round 6 2.30pm Friday 7th October 2022
Round 7 9am Saturday 8th October 2022
Round 8 2.30pm Saturday 8th October 2022

Players must register between 7:30am and 8:30am on Wednesday 5th October either in person or by text message or email to the organiser or not be paired in the first round.

Prizegiving at the venue as soon after Round 8 has been completed – approximately 7:30pm. There is the possibility of a banquet dinner which would include the prizegiving, details still to be confirmed.

Prize Fund

Position Prize
1st $350
2nd $250
3rd $150
4th $100
under 2000 $75
under 1700 $75

Minimum guaranteed prize fund of $1000. Final prize fund dependent on entries received.


Chief Organiser: Richard Christie, chessventures.

Chief Arbiter: IA Craig Hall


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