2020 Arie Nijman Memorial

(Incorporating the 2020 All Canterbury Championships)

Proudly sponsored by Respectrum Insurance Brokers

Please note this event is postponed due to Covid-19. This page will be updated once a new date is known.

Friday, May 8 Sunday, May 10.

Welcome to the 2020 Arie Nijman Memorial! Arie Nijman was a life member of the Canterbury Chess Club and New Zealand Chess Federation, and we thank the Nijman family for allowing us to name the event for him.

The venue is the Canterbury Chess Trust room, Unit 9, 27 Tyne Street, Christchurch. Hot drinks and water will be freely available throughout the tournament, as will NZCF carbon scoresheets and pens (NB: notation is compulsory).

Tournament Information
The tournament is a FIDE and NZCF-rated event and is an 6 round Swiss, paired with the assistance of Vega. Time control is 90 minutes per player, per game, with a 30 second increment from move 1.

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

Playing Schedule
Friday 8th May Registration* 6:30pm 7:00pm Players Meeting 7:00pm Round One 7:15pm
Saturday 9th May Round Two 9:00am Round Three 2:00pm Round Four 7:00pm
Sunday 10th May Round Five 9:00am Round Six 2:00pm Prizegiving After round six

*Players who have not registered by 7:00pm may not be paired for round one.

There is a guaranteed minimum prize fund of $700 made up of cash and book prizes. This will be increased if entries allow.

The highest-placed Canterbury resident will be the All Canterbury Champion. Prizes will be shared between players on the same number of points - tie-breaks will not be used. Players may not win more than one open or grade prize, but may win the All Canterbury Championship prize as an additional prize.

Entry Details
Entry fee is $60 ($50 for juniors/students/unwaged) and can be paid by internet banking, cash or cheque, with entries limited to the first 32 entries. Additional entries will be placed on a waiting list, in the event of a withdrawal. Please note that NZ players who play two or more NZCF-rated tournaments in a calendar year must be members of an affiliate or associate member club of the New Zealand Chess Federation.

To enter, please e-mail the organiser, IA Craig Hall: canterbury@chess.org.nz. Please include name, email, preference for payment method, NZCF rating and ID, FIDE rating and ID, and bye requests for the first round if required. FIDE ID is required - a FIDE ID will automatically be assigned to any NZL player who does not have one (eligibility requires NZ citizenship, a resident visa or permanent resident visa), and non-NZL players must have or obtain FIDE ID from their national federation. Entries will be confirmed by e-mail including payment options.

Link to Vega entry list. Confirmed entries will be added to this list.

Arie Nijman Memorial Competition Rules

Some Accommodation Options

Tower Junction Motor Lodge (the closest to the venue)
Ashley Hotel, Christchurch (the second closest to the venue)
City Park Motel
Lorenzo Motor Lodge

All are within about 10-15 minutes walking distance of the venue, although as noted, some are closer than others. Generally, any motel on Riccarton Road where the address is in the low numbers i.e. <100 will be within walking distance.