Wellington Open 2022 is a 6 round chess tournament held on 15th to 17th April 2022 at Wellington Bridge Club, Thorndon.

Wellington Open 2022

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Wellington Open 2022

Wellington Open 2022 is a 6 round chess tournament held on 15th to 17th April 2022 at Wellington Bridge Club, Thorndon. Chess tournament is played as a single 6 round Swiss with B and C grade prizes.

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COVID-19 Policy

COVID-19 Protection Framework (Traffic Lights) for Wellington must be at Orange or Green for this event to proceed. Vaccine Pass REQUIRED.

COVID-19 Precautions:

Please note that all players over 12 years old will need a Vaccination Pass to enter.

Current New Zealand COVID-19 regulations or policies will apply. It is possible that this tournament may be cancelled. Please understand the difficulties in staging events during the pandemic.

Entry Details

Entry Fees

$75 per player.

$50 per junior player (born 2002 or later).

Entry Instructions

Club account for payment: 06 0582 0096726 00 (Name as particulars and ‘Easter’ as reference).

Use online entry form to enter.

Event Information

Summarised information available in printable PDF brochure.

Dates

Friday 15th to Sunday 17th April 2022

Venue

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Wellington Bridge Club, 17 Tinakori Road, Thorndon.

Eligibility

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.

Format

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

Time Controls

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

Schedule

Start Time Date
Players meeting 9.15am Friday 15th April 2022
Round 1 9.30am Friday 15th April 2022
Round 2 2.30pm Friday 15th April 2022
Round 3 9.30am Saturday 16th April 2022
Round 4 2.30pm Saturday 16th April 2022
Round 5 9.30am Sunday 17th April 2022
Round 6 2.30pm Sunday 17th April 2022

Prize Fund

1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Open $400 $200 $150 $100
B Grade $160 $80 $50
C Grade $120 $60 $40
Best Junior $100

Personnel

Chief Organiser: Bill Forster

Chief Arbiter: Ian Sellen

Results

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Link to Vega Webpages.

Progressively updated games PGN.

Lichess games studies for each round by Ian Sellen.

Photos available from

Prizewinners

Position Points Player
Open
1st 5.5/6 FM Nicolas Croad
2nd equal 5/6 IM Russell J Dive
2nd equal 5/6 Ollie Archer
4th 4.5/6 Joshua Langford
Best Juniors 4/6 Felix Xie
Best Juniors 4/6 Ryan Winter
Best Juniors 4/6 Thomas van der Hoorn
Best Juniors 4/6 Kendrick Botong Zhang
B Grade
1st 4/6 Matthew Ashton
2nd equal 3.5/6 Henry Zaslow
2nd equal 3.5/6 Philli Park-Tamati
2nd equal 3.5/6 Brent Perrin
C Grade
1st 4/6 Justin Zhide Wang
2nd 3/6 Nathan Rose
3rd equal 2.5/6 Leo Malcolm
3rd equal 2.5/6 Liam Hunt
3rd equal 2.5/6 Edison Yang

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