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LNah
21-06-2014, 08:07 PM
Waikato Open 2014
Date: 27 - 29 June 2014

Poison Pawn Grand Prix Class One
and
Yulgilbar-Think Big Oceania Chess Grand Prix
Event

Venue: St Paul's Collegiate (Web (http://www.stpauls.school.nz/)), 77 Hukanui Road, Hamilton. Google Map (https://www.google.co.nz/maps/place?cid=16775327582069348379).

Organised by Hamilton Chess Club (http://hamiltonchess.net/)
Contact: Hilton Bennett (email (hiltonb@wave.co.nz))

Format: Open 6 round Swiss with time control of all moves in 90 minutes plus an increment of 30 seconds per move.

Schedule:

Friday 27 June: Players' meeting - 7pm and Round 1 start at 7:15pm
Saturday 28 June: Round 2: 9am, Round 3: 2pm, Round 4: 7pm;
Sunday 29 June: R5 9am, R6: 2pm. Prize giving follows soon after completion of last game of R6.


* Prize fund:

1st $350, 2nd $225, 3rd $150.
Grade Prizes totalling $375.
Chess Book prizes totalling $300.
Waikato Champion + Waikato Open “Len Whitehouse Memorial” Championship awarded to Waikato player w best result.
William Lynn Cup awarded to Waikato junior player w best result


Entry fee:

$50 for all entries received by Wed 25 June.
$60 for entries received after Wed 25 June.
$20 NZCF registration for 2014, if required.


Half Point Bye Round: Any player may elect to take a half point bye in either round 1 or 4. This must be notified before the start of the tournament, and should be noted on the entry form.


Waikato Open Web page (http://hamiltonchess.net/events/waikato-open/) had details + entry form for online entries. Entry form (http://newzealandchess.co.nz/downloads/2014WaikatoOpen.pdf) (pdf) is also available.

Notes:

Hamilton Chess Club's Previous Champion (http://hamiltonchess.net/previous-champions/) page has info on previous winners of the Waikato open.
2013 Waikato Open: tournament report on website (http://hamiltonchess.net/2013/07/28/waikato-open-2013-results-are-in/) or facebook (https://www.facebook.com/groups/hamiltonchess/permalink/699180030107506/) + photos (https://www.flickr.com/photos/simonlyall/sets/72157634844834243/) and vega for Open (http://newzealandchess.co.nz/Vega2013/wwwWaikatoOpen/index.html) + Under 1800 (http://newzealandchess.co.nz/Vega2013/wwwWaikatoU1800/index.html) tournaments.
2012 Waikato Open: tournament report (http://hamiltonchess.net/2012/08/05/waikato-open-draws-46-competitors/), photos facebook (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10151081984828750.464055.160832203749) / Simon Lyall's flickr (https://www.flickr.com/photos/simonlyall/sets/72157632515263923/) and games in .pgn format (http://hamiltonchess.net/waikato-open-2012-games-in-pgn-format/).

LNah
26-06-2014, 08:42 PM
Vega page for Waikato Open 2014 (http://www.newzealandchess.co.nz/Vega2014/wwwWaikatoOpen/index.html)
Currently there's 36 entries w Russell Dive at the top.

Qbert
30-06-2014, 08:25 AM
Congratulations Mike Steadman for clear first :clap: :clap: :clap:

ChrisBurns
30-06-2014, 05:46 PM
The old guard still performing well.

Adamski
01-07-2014, 09:34 AM
Well done Mike S!