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  1. #1
    CC FIDE Master
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Christchurch, New Zealand

    Arie Nijman Memorial 2020 [Postponed indefinitely]

    Arie Nijman Memorial 2020
    Incorporating the All Canterbury Championships

    This is a class 2 event in the Poison Pawn Grand Prix in association with D&D Financial Consultants, proudly sponsored by Respectrum Insurance, held from 08/05/2020 - 10/05/2020 (Fri - Sun). Canterbury Chess Club also acknowledges and thanks the Nijman family for agreeing to naming the event for Canterbury Chess Club and NZCF life member, Arie Nijman.

    Canterbury Chess Club clubrooms at 9/27 Tyne Street, Christchurch

    6 round Swiss tournament over 3 days (see timetable below). Pairings will be done with Vega.

    Half-point Byes
    Any player may elect to take one half-point bye, to be taken no later than round four. The Chief Arbiter must be informed before the end of the previous round or when entering for first round byes.

    Time Control
    90 minutes for the game plus 30 seconds per move added from move 1.

    The tournament will be NZCF-rated and FIDE-rated. For the purposes of pairings and grade prizes, NZCF standard ratings will be used. Where players do not have a published NZCF rating, the Chief Arbiter may assign a rating at his discretion. Please note that all NZ players who play in two or more NZCF-rated events in a calendar year must be a member of a chess club which is an affiliate or associate member of NZCF. Non-NZ players must have a FIDE ID prior to entering.

    A minimum prize fund of $700 in cash and books is guaranteed. The highest-placed Canterbury resident will be the 2020 All Canterbury Champion – this prize is additional to any other prizes won.

    Tournament Organiser/Chief Arbiter
    For enquiries, please contact IA Craig Hall:
    Mobile: (021) 1289-543

    Official Website
    Vega links, entry forms, Tournament Regulations and other information e.g. accommodation and transport options are available at the Canterbury Chess Club website at - link to the left.

    Entry Details
    The entry fee is $60 or $50 for juniors, students, retirees, unwaged players. Non-NZ players must have a FIDE ID prior to entering.

    To Enter
    Email: with your name, phone number, NZCF registration code and FIDE ID, and pay the entry fee by internet banking to: 03 0802 0093915 00 (please include your name and “Nijman” as a reference). To take a half-point bye in the first round, please advise when entering. Other payment options include depositing funds directly into the account above at a Westpac bank or ATM in NZ (please advise by email, and, if possible, please include your name and “Nijman” as a reference).

    Playing Schedule
    Friday 8th May Players Meeting 7:00pm Round One 7:15pm
    Saturday 9th May Round Two 9:00am Round Three 2:00pm
    Saturday 9th May Round Four 7:00pm
    Sunday 10th May Round Five 9:00am Round Six 2:00pm
    Prizegiving will follow round six as soon as possible after the last game finishes.

    Arie Nijman Memorial Competition Rules

    • Defaults: The default time is 30 minutes after the start of the round, per NZCF Regulations.
    • Appeals: A player may appeal against a decision of the Arbiter. An Appeals Committee will be elected at the Players Meeting. Appeals must be lodged in writing within 15 minutes of the end of the game. A fee of $50 will apply, to be refunded if the appeal is successful or otherwise at the discretion of the Appeals Committee.
    • Mobile Phones / Electronic Devices: During a game, players are forbidden to have a mobile phone, electronic means of communication or any device capable of suggesting chess moves on their person in the playing venue - please note that this includes smart watches, but does not include standard digital or analogue watches. Such devices may be stored in a player's bag or jacket, which is to be left under their table or over the back of their chair during the game unless permission is given by the Arbiter. Such devices are to be switched off and are not to make any noise. Breaches of this rule will result in loss of game unless the Arbiter decides otherwise.
    • Refunds: Players who have paid their entry fee and subsequently withdraw from the tournament will receive a full refund if the request to withdraw is received by the 7th of May. After that date, refunds will not be considered other than in exceptional circumstances.

    Accommodation - the closest motel to the venue - the closest hotel to the venue
    IA Craig Hall - Canterbury Chess Club - Major sponsor

  2. #2
    CC FIDE Master
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Christchurch, New Zealand
    Unfortunately, this event is now postponed indefinitely due to Covid-19. Our hope is to run it later this year, but will be monitoring the situation as it unfolds.
    IA Craig Hall - Canterbury Chess Club - Major sponsor

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