South Island Rapid 2024 is an official NZCF chess championships held over 6 rounds in Christchurch on 14th July 2024.

South Island Rapid 2024

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South Island Rapid 2024

South Island Rapid 2024 is an official NZCF chess championships held at the Christchurch Multicultural Recreation and Community Centre. The tournament has 6 rounds and is scheduled for Sunday 14th July 2024.

Results

Prizewinners

Prizewinners would be listed here.

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Link to Vega Webpages. (when available)

Live Game Broadcast

Link to broadcast of live games. (when available)

Photos available from

(when available)

Entry Details

Entry Fees

Before 1 July 1 July or later Champs and Rapid
Adult $50 $60 $130
Junior $30 $40 $70

1 July 2024 or later entry fees include $10 late fee. No late fee applies if entering both tournaments.

GM/WGM/IM/WIM free if entered before 1 July 2024.

Entry Instructions

To enter, please fill in the Google Form and pay the relevant entry fee by online banking to Canterbury Chess Club with your name and ‘SouthIslands’ as the references – 03-0802-0093915-000.

Alternatively you can pay by credit card through Humanitix.

New Zealand chess players who participate in more than one NZCF rated event 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 $15.

Event Information

South Island Rapid 2024 is an official NZCF chess championships held at the Christchurch Multicultural Recreation and Community Centre. The tournament has 6 rounds and is scheduled for Sunday 14th July 2024. Before South Island Rapid Championships 2024, the South Island Championships 2024 is held from 10th to 13th July at the same venue.

Dates

Sunday 14th July 2024

Venue

Christchurch Multicultural Recreation and Community Centre exterior
Christchurch Multicultural Recreation and Community Centre

455 Hagley Avenue, Christchurch Central City, Christchurch 8011

Travel Arrangements

Eligibility

Open to all chess players but title of South Island Rapid Champion goes to highest-placed New Zealand player who is a member of a South Island club (club must be a member of NZCF) or otherwise lives in the South Island for players who are not a member of any club.

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

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

Format

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

NZCF ratings will be used for pairings and rating-based prizes.

Time Controls

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

Schedule

Start Time Day & Date
Check in 8.30am Sunday 14th July 2024
Players Meeting 9am Sunday 14th July 2024
Round 1 9.15am Sunday 14th July 2024
Round 2 10.30pm Sunday 14th July 2024
Round 3 11.45am Sunday 14th July 2024
Lunch After Round 3 Sunday 14th July 2024
Round 4 1.45pm Sunday 14th July 2024
Round 5 3pm Sunday 14th July 2024
Round 6 4.15pm Sunday 14th July 2024
Prizegiving 5.30pm approx. Sunday 14th July 2024

Prize Fund

Prize 1st 2nd 3rd
Open $200 $150 $100
Under 2000 $70 $40
Under 1700 $70 $40
Under 1400 $70 $40

Tournament Regulations

  • NZCF and FIDE Rating: Tournaments will be NZCF-rated and FIDE-rated where possible
  • Pairings and Rating-Based Prizes: NZCF ratings will be used for pairings and rating-based prizes. Players without ratings may be assigned a rating by the Chief Arbiter. The most recently published rating lists will be used.
  • Multiple Prizes and Tiebreaks: Players may not win more than one cash prize in a tournament – the highest cash prize will be paid, and other prizes will be passed down to the next highest-placed player. Per NZCF regulations, titles and cash prizes will be shared by eligible players on the same score and ties will not be broken.
  • Defaults: Per NZCF Regulations, default time is 30 minutes after the start of the round.
  • Appeals: A player may appeal against a decision of the Arbiter in a tournament. Appeals Committees for each tournament will be appointed by the Organiser from the players.
  • Appeals must be lodged in writing within 30 minutes of the end of the game (10 minutes for the South Island Rapid Championship). A fee of $50 will apply, to be refunded if the appeal is successful or otherwise at the discretion of the Appeals Committee.
  • Mobile Phones / Electronic Devices: During a game, players are forbidden to have a mobile phone, electronic means of communication or any device capable of suggesting chess moves on their person
    in the playing venue. Such devices may be stored in a player’s bag or jacket, which is to be left under their table or the back of their chair during the game unless permission is given by the Arbiter. Such devices are to be switched off and are not to make any noise. Breaches of this rule will result in loss of game unless the Arbiter decides otherwise. This includes smart watches but not standard analogue or digital watches.
  • Photos: Spectators may take photos during the first 5 minutes of a round
  • Refunds: If a player withdraws prior to 10 July 2024, their entry fee will be refunded. If a player is removed from a tournament or otherwise unable to play or continue, on or after 10 July 2024, no refund will be paid. NZCF, Canterbury Chess Club, or any organiser or arbiter will not be liable for any consequential loss if the tournament is cancelled or a player withdraws or is subject to any action or penalty under NZ Law, the Laws of Chess, NZCF or FIDE Rules or Regulations, or these
    tournament regulations.

Personnel

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Organised by Canterbury Chess Club

Chief Organiser: IO Craig Hall

Chief Arbiter: IA Craig Hall

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