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    Quote Originally Posted by Capablanca-Fan View Post
    True that. Wellington has done a pretty good job for example.
    And my birth city of Dunedin ran at least a couple of successful NZ Congresses. Both Capa-Fan and I played in one - he in the Championship and I in the Reserve. One year he won the Silver Rook which the great Ortvin Sarapu (RIP) usually won in those years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CivicChessMan View Post
    Alternatively two rounds could be played on 1 or 2 days to give 10 or 11 rounds.
    If it's good enough for the Oceania Zonal to have 2 rounds on 2 days then it should be good enough to do the same for the New Zealand Championship. The schedule for the Zonal is Day 1 Round 1 2pm, Day 2 Round 2 10:30am, Round 3 4:30pm, Day 3 Round 4 1pm, Day 4 Round 5 10:30am, Round 6 4:30pm, Day 5 Round 7 1pm, Day 6 Round 8 1pm, and Day 7 Round 9 10:30pm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CivicChessMan View Post
    If it's good enough for the Oceania Zonal to have 2 rounds on 2 days then it should be good enough to do the same for the New Zealand Championship. The schedule for the Zonal is Day 1 Round 1 2pm, Day 2 Round 2 10:30am, Round 3 4:30pm, Day 3 Round 4 1pm, Day 4 Round 5 10:30am, Round 6 4:30pm, Day 5 Round 7 1pm, Day 6 Round 8 1pm, and Day 7 Round 9 10:30pm.
    Congress is basically several events grouped into one chess festival.
    Currently we have the NZ Open, NZ Rapid, NZ Blitz and NZ Junior Open events.
    Within the NZ Open event we have included NZ Championships, NZ Major Open tournaments.

    There had been discussions about using the current Zonal schedule to allow the Rapid and Blitz to fit into the weekend (day 8 and 9). This would also allow the Junior Open to fit in the mornings of single round days.
    Maximise use of the venue and available time. Longer events are costlier to organise and cause unnecessary expense for those who come from other parts of the country. We need to remember that people take time off work and incur increased expenses (eg. accommodation) to play chess.

    Congress schedule would ideally start on a Saturday and finish 9 days later on Sunday. Means only 3 days leave from work would be required.
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    If the 9 days were used for the NZ Championship only then 11 rounds can be played as follows: Day 1 Round 1, Day 2 Rounds 2 and 3, Day 3 Round 4, Day 4 Rounds 5 and 6, Day 5 Round 7, Day 6 Round 8, Day 7 Round 9, Day 8 Round 10, Day 9 Round 11. The NZ Rapid and NZ Blitz tournaments could be played on another weekend. The NZ Junior Open would probably need to be scrapped but that's a small price to pay for a better NZ Championship. The best open junior player would be the highest finishing junior in the Open.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CivicChessMan View Post
    If the 9 days were used for the NZ Championship only then 11 rounds can be played as follows: Day 1 Round 1, Day 2 Rounds 2 and 3, Day 3 Round 4, Day 4 Rounds 5 and 6, Day 5 Round 7, Day 6 Round 8, Day 7 Round 9, Day 8 Round 10, Day 9 Round 11. The NZ Rapid and NZ Blitz tournaments could be played on another weekend. The NZ Junior Open would probably need to be scrapped but that's a small price to pay for a better NZ Championship. The best open junior player would be the highest finishing junior in the Open.
    Not really permissible within the regulations as Congress includes the Rapid Championship as well as the Championship and Major Open, and lays out the Championship should be a Swiss, but is certainly a future option for a club to put forward at an AGM or SGM for consideration.
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