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    Chess 960 in New Zealand

    Are there any plans to have Chess960 tournaments in NZ? What could be some obstacles in running a tournament like this. I wonder how much interest is out there from members on this forum to be open to playing in one of these tournaments. I am quite a keen player of 960 but only can get it online on sites like lichess. Would love to play an OTB tournament sometime.

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    I think the only real obstacle/risk is player numbers. I'm not loaded with the time to organise a tournament, but if someone else wanted to in Christchurch, could provide a venue and equipment.
    IA Craig Hall

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    North Shore Chess Club has held a Fischer-Random event as part of its schedule for several years. Guess you just have to join us!
    http://www.northshorechess.org.nz/

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    Quote Originally Posted by heligan View Post
    North Shore Chess Club has held a Fischer-Random event as part of its schedule for several years. Guess you just have to join us!
    http://www.northshorechess.org.nz/
    Is that tournament rated like standard chess?

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    CC Candidate Master heligan's Avatar
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    Neither NZCF nor FIDE yet has rating for Chess960. In fact NZCF still doesn't even have rating for Blitz. Some way to go yet!

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