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    North Island Championship 14 - 19 July 2014 (incl Blitz + Rapid)




    Venue
    : St. Paul's School, 498 Don Buck Road, Massey, Auckland. Google Map.
    Organiser: Waitakere Chess Club.
    Enquiries to John Francis, email diaries@ihug.co.nz



    North Island Championship
    Date: 14 - 18 July 2014

    Poison Pawn Grand Prix class 1 event
    Yulgilbar Think Big Oceania Grand Prix event.

    Format: 9 round Swiss, NZCF + FIDE rated where possible
    Time control: 90 minutes each player plus 30 seconds increment per move from move one.
    Schedule:
    • Players' meeting: 9.15am Monday 14th July 2014
    • Round 1: 9.30am Monday 14th July 2014
    • Round 2: 2.30pm Monday 14th July 2014
    • Round 3: 9.30am Tuesday 15th July 2014
    • Round 4: 2.30pm Tuesday 15th July 2014
    • Round 5: 9.30am Wednesday 16th July 2014
    • Round 6: 2.30pm Wednesday 16th July 2014
    • Round 7: 9.30am Thursday 17th July 2014
    • Round 8: 2.30pm Thursday 17th July 2014
    • Round 9: 9.30am Friday 18th July 2014
    • Prize giving as soon as possible after completion of the last game.

    Prize Fund:
    • 1st: $300, 2nd: $200 & 3rd: $100
    • Top scoring Veteran (born in the year 1949 or earlier): $100
    • Top scoring Senior (born in the year 1964 or earlier): $100
    • Top scoring Female: $100
    • Top scoring Junior (born in the year 1994 or later): $100
    • Top scoring North Island player receives North Island Champion title & trophy.

    Entry Fees:
    $70 if received by 11 July 2014.
    $80 if received after 11 July 2014 until entries close at 9am 14 July 2014



    North Island Blitz Championship.
    Date: 18 July 2014:
    Format: 9 round Swiss, FIDE rated where possible
    Time control: 3 minutes each player plus 2 seconds increment per move from move one.
    Schedule:
    • Players' meeting: 2.30pm
    • Round 1: 3.00pm
    • Round 2: 3.20pm
    • Round 3: 3.40pm
    • Round 4: 4.00pm
    • Round 5: 4.20pm
    • Round 6: 4.40pm
    • Round 7: 5.00pm
    • Round 8: 5.20pm
    • Round 9: 5.40pm
    • Prize giving as soon as possible after completion of the last game.

    Prize Fund:
    • 1st: $100, 2nd: $80 & 3rd: $50
    • Top scoring Veteran (born in the year 1949 or earlier): $50
    • Top scoring Senior (born in the year 1964 or earlier): $50
    • Top scoring Female: $50
    • Top scoring Junior (born in the year 1994 or later): $50
    • Top scoring North Island player receives North Island Blitz Champion title.

    Entry Fees:
    $30 if received by 11 July 2014.
    $40 if received after 11 July 2014 until entries close at 10am 18 July 2014



    North Island Rapid Championship
    Date: 19 July 2014

    Poison Pawn Grand Prix class 1 event

    Format: 6 round Swiss, NZCF + FIDE rated where possible
    Time control: 25 minutes each player plus 5 seconds increment per move from move one.
    Schedule:
    • Players' meeting: 9.15am
    • Round 1: 9.30am
    • Round 2: 10.45am
    • Round 3: 12.00pm
    • Round 4: 2.00pm
    • Round 5: 3.15pm
    • Round 6: 4.30pm
    • Prize giving as soon as possible after completion of the last game.

    Prize Fund:
    • 1st: $300, 2nd: $200 & 3rd: $100
    • Top scoring Veteran (born in the year 1949 or earlier): $100
    • Top scoring Senior (born in the year 1964 or earlier): $100
    • Top scoring Female: $100
    • Top scoring Junior (born in the year 1994 or later): $100
    • Top scoring North Island player receives North Island Rapid Champion title.

    Entry Fees:
    $50 if received by 11 July 2014.
    $60 if received after 11 July 2014 until entries close at 9am 19 July 2014


    Notes
    Venue:
    Prizes:
    • The above cash prizes are subject to a minimum of 3 entrants in each group.
    • PLEASE NOTE: No player may claim more than one prize.
    • In the event of a tie, the title and/or prize money will be shared.
    Entry + Eligiblity:
    • Non-NZL players must have FIDE ID issued by their chess federation.
    • $20 Annual NZCF player registration fee (if not yet paid).
    Last edited by LNah; 16-06-2014 at 11:16 PM. Reason: Adding details of all 3 tournaments

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    Yes it does seem like weeks away but there needs to be things like leave from work to organise, transport, accommodation.
    * Carpool - are there others in your chess club who can give you a ride to the tournament? Or are you able to offer a ride? You don't have to be chummy/good friends to car pool. It just means everyone who wants to go gets there even if they need transport.
    * Accommodation - Book early. Would it be cheaper for a few of you to share a multi roomed unit? It is school holidays.

    Facilities
    * Venue is near Westgate shopping centre. So there's lots of options there at lunch time.
    * Public transport - there's bus stop in front of the school (use google map link). For route planning + timetables, use Auckland Transport site and not maxx.co.nz. Not sure why but maxx.co.nz isn't as updated as the AUckland transport site.

    Things for ppl within chess clubs to consider
    * Are there any others who wish to go to the tournament but need a ride? Work this out now so everyone is able to apply for leave

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    Just had a look at the tournament vega and found not many entries to the North Island champs next week. Either that or the entries received haven't been entered into vega yet.

    Note: Entries not received by tomorrow 11 July 2014 will be subject to a late penalty fee.
    I'm quite sure current players entered will be quite happy if no one else enters. 8)

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    20 ppl playing in the North Island Chess champs.

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    Notable draw by Layla against the top seed from round 3:

    [Event "North Island Championship 2014"]
    [Site "Auckland NZL"]
    [Date "2014.07.15"]
    [Round "3.1"]
    [White "MCLAREN, Leonard J"]
    [Black "Timergazi, Layla"]
    [Result "1/2-1/2"]
    [WhiteElo "2317"]
    [BlackElo "2071"]
    [ECO "B12m"]
    [EventDate "2014.07.14"]
    [PlyCount "0"]
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    Quote Originally Posted by LNah View Post
    20 ppl playing in the North Island Chess champs.
    Is that roughly as expected?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig_Hall View Post
    Is that roughly as expected?
    I think the numbers are disappointing. Closer to 30 would I think have been what the aim was. Factors towards a lower total include need a whole week off to play, the juniors being the previous week (and people not wanting 2 full weeks of chess, eg some actual holiday), location being a bit out of the way, some people being overseas and others saving up their holiday days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slyall View Post
    I think the numbers are disappointing. Closer to 30 would I think have been what the aim was. Factors towards a lower total include need a whole week off to play, the juniors being the previous week (and people not wanting 2 full weeks of chess, eg some actual holiday), location being a bit out of the way, some people being overseas and others saving up their holiday days.
    The numbers are a bit disappointing, when budgeted minimum is 30 and only 20 entered. Wellington managed 28 last year. Just goes to show that Auckland turnout isn't as guaranteed as assumed.

    Reasons for not coming are varied.
    Some are already somewhere in Europe on their way to the Olympiad.
    Some are playing in World Senior Teams.
    Some have just returned from Oceania Seniors.

    There are surprising numbers who are normally free on working days who are unavailable during school holidays due to child minding responsibilities.
    The storm last week was also a factor. We had several cancellations due to need to repair or clean up after the storm.

    Don't think the location is an issue. Plenty of free parking, short distance to motorway interchange, bus stop at the gate and bus terminal in town centre a short walk away. Playing conditions are quite good, with site boundaries more than 100m from playing hall, noise from neighbours is not a problem. There are 2 playgrounds for children and air conditioned analysis area in separate building. We even have a well equipped sick bay that unfortunately had to be used last week during the NZ Juniors. It would be hard to find a more suitable venue.

    This year the North Island Championships is held during it's normal time as listed for official NZCF tournaments.
    It is supposed to be a whole week off to play and the two weeks of the holidays between the 2nd and 3rd term school holidays (1st week NZ Juniors, 2nd week North Island) are the usual annual time for these tournaments to be scheduled.

    Guess this shows that running events in Auckland is as difficult as anywhere else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Qbert View Post
    Notable draw by Layla against the top seed from round 3:
    Indeed, nice trick with 25...Nxd4. Looks like it didn't stop Leonard from winning the tournament though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Qbert View Post
    Notable draw by Layla against the top seed from round 3:

    [Event "North Island Championship 2014"]
    [Site "Auckland NZL"]
    [Date "2014.07.15"]
    [Round "3.1"]
    [White "MCLAREN, Leonard J"]
    [Black "Timergazi, Layla"]
    [Result "1/2-1/2"]
    [WhiteElo "2317"]
    [BlackElo "2071"]
    [ECO "B12m"]
    [EventDate "2014.07.14"]
    [PlyCount "0"]
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    Black should have definitely played on in the final position!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron View Post
    Black should have definitely played on in the final position!
    Agreed, very little to risk.

    Any of McLaren's better games available?
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    link to pgns for each round of the tournament is at top of North Island Champs Vega. I assume all games will be entered if they aren't already there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LNah View Post
    link to pgns for each round of the tournament is at top of North Island Champs Vega. I assume all games will be entered if they aren't already there.
    All games except for round 9 (final round) are available for viewing or download.
    Round 9 games will be available when the PGN is created. Probably in the next day or two depending on time availability.

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    Congratulations to Leonard McLaren. This is his third North Island title, having previously won in 2004 and 2007.
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    I think we can all agree that there's many factors that will affect whether someone enters a tournament or not. Hopefully tournament organisers do as much as they can to minimise these factors, in hope of encouraging as many to participate.

    Both Simon + Keong touched on the factors that affected entries.

    I had a look at this year's numbers.

    NZ Junior Champs: 49 players
    Juniors in North Island Champs who played in NZ Junior Champs: 7
    Juniors who played in NI but not in NZ Junior Champs: 6

    North Island Champs: 20 players
    Number of non junior players in North Island champs: 7

    Previous North Island Champs:
    29 Mar - 1 April 2013. Wellington. 28 players. Easter Weekend.
    11-14 July 2012. Auckland. 32 players. [NZ Junior Champ 3-6 July 2012]
    22 - 25 April 2011. Wellington: 25 players. Easter weekend.
    12-16 July 2010. Auckland. 38 players. [NZ Junior Champ 5-9 July 2010. George Trundle 3 -11 July 2010. Olympiad 19 Sep - 4 Oct 2010]
    10 - 13 April 2009. Wellington. 31 players. Easter Weekend.
    15 - 19 July 2008. Tauranga. 21 players. [NZ Juniors 7-10 July 2008]
    5 - 8 July 2007. Auckland. 54 players.

    11-14 July 2012. Auckland. 32 players. [NZ Junior Champ 3-6 July 2012]
    Juniors in North Island Champs who played in NZ Junior Champs: 7
    Juniors who played in NI but not in NZ Junior Champs: 4 (well that I spotted).

    While 2010 was an olympiad year, like this year, the olympiad wasn't till 19 Sept. This year it starts on 1 August. Perhaps that 2 George Trundle guests may have added attraction/encouragement for entries.

    Who remembers as far back as 2007? What led to the superb enrolment of 54 players?

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