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LNah
01-03-2011, 07:42 AM
The Auckland Chess Centre Weekender is a seven round Swiss open tournament.
Time control: All moves in 60 minutes for the whole game plus an increment of 10 seconds per move from move one.

Date: 5 - 6 March 2011
Venue: Auckland Chess Centre, 17 Cromwell St, Mount Eden, Auckland. Google Map link (http://maps.google.co.nz/maps?q=17+Cromwell+St,+Mt+Eden+Auckland)

Schedule:
* Saturday 5 March: Players’ meeting 9am. Rd 1 9.30 am – 12.00 pm, Rd 2 1.00 pm – 3.30 pm, Rd 3 4.00 pm – 6.30 pm, Rd 4 7.00 pm – 9.30 pm
* Sunday 6 March : Rd 5 9.30 am – 12.00 pm, Rd 6 1.00 pm – 3.30 pm, and Rd 7 4.00 pm – 6.30 pm. Prize-giving will follow the completion of the last game on Sunday evening.

Entry details:
* Fee: $45 for all. Additional $20 applies to unregistered NZ players.
* All mail entries must be received by 4 March 2011.
* No entries will be accepted after 9am 5 March 2011. There will be someone at the venue to accept last minute entries from 8:30am – 9am

Entry Form (word document) (http://www.newzealandchess.co.nz/downloads/ACCWeekender2011.doc) & Web page (http://www.aucklandchesscentre.co.nz/acc-weekender)

Will you be playing in this tournament? Have you entered?

If you have space in your car, please offer someone in your area a ride to the tournament! It may be lack of transport is the reason why they aren't attending.

Tony Dowden
01-03-2011, 06:42 PM
Will you be playing in this tournament? Have you entered?


I love playing in Auckland but no, sorry :(

LNah
04-03-2011, 07:18 PM
The Aucklander (a local paper) published an article about the ACC weekender. Mike Steadman was interviewed for it. Spot the errors!
Pawn Cocktail (http://www.theaucklander.co.nz/living/news/pawn-cocktail/3942519/)

William AS
04-03-2011, 11:20 PM
The Aucklander (a local paper) published an article about the ACC weekender. Mike Steadman was interviewed for it. Spot the errors!
Pawn Cocktail (http://www.theaucklander.co.nz/living/news/pawn-cocktail/3942519/)

I am amazed to find that NZ reporters are as incompetant as those in Australia! :wall: :wall: Maybe there is an annual international competition for reporters, with the reporter who makes the most errors per page winning a very large cash prize. :rolleyes:

LNah
05-03-2011, 07:52 AM
Weekender Live games: http://www.aucklandchesscentre.co.nz/livescores/index.html
Please note that this is used for training. Disruptions may occur if/when we experiment with settings.
Weekender Web page: http://www.aucklandchesscentre.co.nz/acc-weekender
List of players: http://www.aucklandchesscentre.co.nz/news/2011/03/2011-acc-weekender-players
Draws: http://www.aucklandchesscentre.co.nz/news/2011/03/2011-acc-weekender-draw
Results: http://www.aucklandchesscentre.co.nz/news/2011/03/2011-acc-weekender-results
Cross Table: http://www.aucklandchesscentre.co.nz/news/2011/03/2011-acc-weekender-cross-tables
Standings: http://www.aucklandchesscentre.co.nz/news/2011/03/2011-acc-weekender-standings


Links to draws and results will be made available when possible. Current plan is to use the same page for the draws, another page for results and one page for crosstables. Trying to see if this will simplify the updating of info, and hopefully an improvement on the congress.

CivicChessMan
05-03-2011, 05:39 PM
Looking good so far :clap: Quite a few upsets too.

CivicChessMan
06-03-2011, 06:34 PM
Luke Li and Alan Ansell followed up their impressive performances in the NZ Championship by finishing 1st and 2nd in the Auckland Weekender. Li won with 6/7, a half-point ahead of Ansell. They were ahead of players such as Paul Garbett (5), Antonio Krstev (5) and Mike Steadman (4.5).

Tony Dowden
06-03-2011, 08:16 PM
Impressive performances from Luke and Alan :clap: :clap: Time control would have been tough for the over 40's though ;)

Kevin Bonham
06-03-2011, 08:42 PM
Time control would have been tough for the over 40's though ;)

Good to see reasonable spacing of games with breaks though. I think that's very important when playing lots of 60/+10s in one weekend.

Tony Dowden
06-03-2011, 09:35 PM
Yeah, most Kiwis would go into meltdown at the thought of four rounds of this kind of time-control in one day - like we have in Tassie from time to time!