South Island Rapid 2022 is an official NZCF chess championships held over 6 rounds in Invercargill on 9th October 2022.

South Island Rapid 2022

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South Island Rapid 2022



Position Points Player
1st and South Island Rapid Champion 5.5/6 Edward S Lee
2nd equal 5/6 FM Ben Hague
2nd equal 5/6 CM Felix Xie
2nd equal 5/6 CM Kendrick Botong Zhang
5th equal 4.5/6 FM Michael V R Steadman
5th equal 4.5/6 Matthew D McNabb
Under 2000 1st equal 4.5/6 WCM Isabelle Yixuan Ning
Under 2000 1st equal 4.5/6 Rommel Ong
Under 1700 1st equal 4/6 Artem Anikonov
Under 1700 1st equal 4/6 Justin Zhide Wang
Under 1400 1st equal 3.5/6 Sasandu Kiwulegedara
Under 1400 1st equal 3.5/6 Caolan Bolster

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Entry Details

Entry Fees

Before 21 Sept
Adult $40
Junior / U20 $20

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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Sunday 9th 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.


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

Time Controls

25 minutes each player plus 5 seconds increment per move from move one.


Start Time Day & Date
Entries Close 9.15am Sunday 9th October 2022
Players Meeting 9.30am Sunday 9th October 2022
Round 1 10am Sunday 9th October 2022
Round 2 11.15am Sunday 9th October 2022
Round 3 12.30pm Sunday 9th October 2022
Round 4 2.15pm Sunday 9th October 2022
Round 5 3.30pm Sunday 9th October 2022
Round 6 4.45pm Sunday 9th October 2022

Players must register between 8am and 9.15am on Sunday 9th 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 6 has been completed – approximately 5.45pm.

Prize Fund

Position Prize
1st $225
2nd $125
3rd $75
under 2000 $25
under 1700 $25
under 1400 $25

Minimum guaranteed prize fund of $500. Final prize fund dependent on entries received.


Chief Organiser: Richard Christie, chessventures.

Chief Arbiter: IA Craig Hall


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