Taranaki Rapid Tournament 2023 is a 6 round rapid chess tournament held on 7th October 2023 in New Plymouth.

Taranaki Rapid Tournament 2023

New Plymouth Bridge Club building

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Taranaki Rapid Tournament 2023

Taranaki Rapid Tournament 2023 is a rapid chess tournament held on Saturday 7th October 2023 at New Plymouth Bridge Club rooms, 70 Hobson Street, New Plymouth.



Prizewinners would be listed here.

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Live Game Broadcast

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Entry Details

Entry Fees

$50 per player, $40 Juniors under 20 years old.

Entry Instructions

Closing Date for entries is Thursday 5th October 2023.

Late entries will not be accepted.

Club account for payment: 15-3942-0001596-00 (state “RAPID” for Particulars and give last name and initials as Reference).

Use online entry form to enter.

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

Summarised information available in printable PDF brochure.


Saturday 7th October 2023


New Plymouth Bridge Club building

New Plymouth Bridge Club rooms, 70 Hobson St, New Plymouth.

Travel Arrangements


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.

Article A.5 of the Laws of Chess will apply.


Start Time
Players' report in by 9.40am
Round 1 10am
Morning Tea
Round 2 11.20am
Round 3 12.30pm
Lunch Break
Round 4 2.15pm
Round 5 3.25pm
Afternoon Tea
Round 6 4.45pm

Prize giving will commence as soon as possible after the final round. Morning and Afternoon Tea will be provided.

Prize Fund

Guaranteed Prize fund of $2000, with first prize of $500.


Chief Organiser: John Ansell

Chief Arbiter: IA Craig Hall


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