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Craig_Hall
22-08-2018, 08:31 PM
2018 South Island Rapid and Lightning Championships

These events are proudly sponsored by Benson Insurance Brokers Ltd (http://www.bensoninsurance.co.nz), and will be held on 29/10/2018 (Saturday), the day before the main tournament. The Rapid is a class 2 event in the Poison Pawn Grand Prix in association with D&D Financial Consultants.

Venue
The venue is the Canterbury Chess Club clubrooms at 9/27 Tyne Street, Riccarton, Christchurch. Off-street parking is available.

Tournament Information
The Rapid is a 6 round Swiss and will be NZCF rapid-rated, and the Lightning is a 7 round Swiss, both paired with the assistance of Vega. Time control is 25 minutes per player, per game with a 5 second increment from move 1 for the Rapid and 3 minutes per player, per game, with a 2 second increment from move 1 for the Lightning.

Tournament Organiser/Director of Play
For enquiries, please contact IA Craig Hall:
E-mail: canterbury@chess.org.nz
Mobile: (021) 1289-543

Tournament Timetable
Entries close at 9am on the day (29 Sept) for the Rapid and the players' meeting will be as soon as possible after that. There is a break for lunch between rounds 3 and 4. Prizegiving will be held as soon as possible after the last round finishes. Entries close at 7:20pm on the day for the Lightning, and rounds will be paired as soon as possible after the previous round finishes.

Prizes
There is a guaranteed minimum prize fund of $400 made up of cash and book prizes for the Rapid and $100 for the Lightning. These will be increased if entries allow.

The highest-placed South Island NZ player (NZ resident or citizen registered with a South Island club) will be the South Island Rapid and/or Lightning Champion respectively. Prizes will be shared between players on the same number of points - tie-breaks will not be used.

South Island Rapid and Lighting Championship Competition Rules


Defaults: The default time for the Rapid 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 10 minutes of the end of the game (please indicate this as soon as possible so pairings can be delayed). A fee of $100 will apply, to be refunded if the appeal is successful or otherwise at the discretion of the Appeals Committee.
Mobile Phones: 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 digital watches with LCDs. 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.

To Enter
The entry fee is $50 for the Rapid ($40 for juniors, tertiary students and unwaged players) or $120 to enter the South Island Championship and Rapid Championship ($100 for juniors, tertiary students and unwaged players). The entry fee is $30 ($20 for juniors, tertiary students and unwaged players - $20 entry fee also applies to players who have entered at least one of the Rapid or Championship). Please email (canterbury@chess.org.nz) the tournament organiser, Craig Hall. Please include your name, date of birth, NZCF ID, FIDE ID and a list of tournaments you would like to enter in the email, and we will send a reply with our bank account number.

More Information
More information, including accommodation, can be found on our website - www.chess.org.nz. Vega links and entry forms will be available at www.newzealandchess.org.nz in the calendar section.[/URL]

Craig_Hall
13-09-2018, 08:00 PM
Vega links with the current list of entries is now available in the Calendar section on the NZCF website here: http://newzealandchess.co.nz/calendar.html

Craig_Hall
29-09-2018, 07:32 AM
And we're underway with 15 players - Vega will be updated at the above address during the day.

Craig_Hall
29-09-2018, 05:15 PM
Congratulations to the winners, CM Edward Rains and Clinton Wells! As Clinton is from the North Island, Ed is the South Island Rapid Champion. Prizewinners:

1st= CM Rains, Edward 5.0
1st= Wells, Clinton A 5.0
3rd McNabb, Matthew D 4.5

U1800
1st Sarfas, Edward 4.0
2nd= Taylor, Stephen 3.0
Clarkson, Robert D 3.0
Ashton, Matthew 3.0