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LNah
28-01-2016, 09:03 PM
Auckland Anniversary Weekender

Date: 30 January - 1 February 2016

Venue: Auckland Chess Centre, 17 Cromwell St, Mount Eden, Auckland. google map link.
(https://www.google.co.nz/maps?q=17+Cromwell+St,+Mt+Eden+Auckland)
6-round Swiss system Open tournament with a Standard time control of all moves in 90 minutes with an increment of 30 seconds per move from move one.

Poison Pawn Grand Prix Class 1 event.

Tournament Vega page (http://newzealandchess.co.nz/Vega2016/wwwAklAnniversaryWeekender/index.html)

Schedule:
* Saturday 30 January: Players’ meeting 9am. Round start times: Round 1 9:30 am and Round 2 14:30 pm
* Sunday 31 January round start times: Round 3 9:30 am and Round 4 14:30 pm
* Monday 1 February Round 5 9:30 am and Round 6 14:30 pm
* Prize-giving will follow the completion of the last game on Monday evening.

Prize Fund
Open 1st $300, 2nd $200, 3rd $100, 4th $75. Plus Grade Prizes to the value of $725.

Entry fee: $50.

Details:
* Must be NZCF registered player. If not, $20 annual NZCF registration fee must be paid with entry.
* No entries accepted after 9am 30th January.
* Only first 50 fully paid entries accepted due to space constraints.
* No half-point byes available.
* zero point byes can be requested in any round.
* No player may claim more than one prize.
* In the event of a tie, prize money will be shared.
* Players eligible for open or grade prize would receive the highest monetary value prize.
* There's an ODI cricket match at Eden Park on 31 January. So there will be parking restrictions in the area. More info (http://edenpark.co.nz/getting-here/parking).

For more information + details, please see entry form (pdf) (http://newzealandchess.co.nz/downloads/ACCWeekenderAnniversary2016.pdf).
Queries to Mike Steadman at steadmanm@hotmail.com

LNah
28-01-2016, 09:42 PM
In case anyone is interested there are also other events in Auckland over the anniversary weekend and some of them are when there's no chess. SO here's a list with links etc.


29 January - 1 February Auckland 16th Annual International Buskers Festival (http://www.aucklandbuskersfestival.co.nz/). Check the map + schedule.
31 January 6pm SeePort Sunset Symphony & Fireworks with the Auckland Symphony Orchestra & Lisa Crawley (https://www.facebook.com/events/1427107800632710/).
Auckland Council's list of Auckland Anniversary Weekend events (http://ourauckland.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/articles/events/2016/01/auckland-anniversary-weekend-2016/) or by tag (http://ourauckland.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/tags/?id=5749).
There's 4 free outdoor movies around Auckland over the weekend.

29 January 8:40pm Movies in the Park: Shrek (http://www.moviesinparks.co.nz/films/detail.asp?ID=1777) at Brains Park, Tamariki Ave, Kelston. Facebook event (https://www.facebook.com/events/1572657839654317/).
29 January 9pm The Secret Garden (http://www.silopark.co.nz/silo-park/cinema/). Free outdoor movie at Silo Park.
30 January 8:40pm Movies in the Park: Minions (http://www.moviesinparks.co.nz/films/detail.asp?ID=1772) at Monte Cecilia Park, Luck Cres, Hillsborough. Facebook event (https://www.facebook.com/events/1674386259439656/).
31 January 8:40pm Movies in the Park: Avengers: Age of Ultron (http://www.moviesinparks.co.nz/films/detail.asp?ID=1778) at Olympic Park, New Lynn. Facebook event (https://www.facebook.com/events/908882392527143/).

Tony Dowden
03-02-2016, 10:25 PM
Congratulations to CM Helen Milligan co-winning the event!

Adamski
04-02-2016, 07:23 AM
Congratulations to CM Helen Milligan co-winning the event!
Yes indeed. Well done, Helen. She does so much for chess in NZ so it is good to see her achieving success OTB.

heligan
04-02-2016, 09:51 AM
It was Girl Power weekend! There were 5 females in a tournament of 34 and we were 1st or 1st= in every category (Open, u1800, u1500, u1200). Well done Jasmine, Vyanla and Nadia!

Tony Dowden
01-03-2016, 08:06 AM
It was Girl Power weekend! ...
Also good to see you 'power' past Layla on the FIDE rating list for March 2016 :)