2021 South Island Championships

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Wednesday, October 13 - Saturday, October 16.

Welcome to the 2021 South Island Championships!

Entry Form
Link to printable entry form.
In the event of any discrepancy between the printable entry form and this webpage, the information on the printable entry form shall take precedence.

The venue is the Canterbury Chess Trust room, Unit 9, 27 Tyne Street, Christchurch.

Tournament Information
The tournament is a FIDE and NZCF-rated event and is an 8 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

Tournament Timetable
Wed 13 Oct Registration* 8:00am – 9:00am Players Meeting 9:00am
Wed 13 Oct Round One 9:30am Round Two 3:00pm
Thur 14 Oct Round Three 9:30am Round Four 3:00pm
Fri 15 Oct Round Five 9:30am Round Six 3:00pm
Sat 16 Oct Round Seven 9:30am Round Eight 3:00pm

Prizegiving will be as soon as practical after round 8.

Total prize fund of $800 is guaranteed: 1st $300, 2nd $200, 3rd $100, U2000 $100, U1700 $100. Please note that players may only win one prize – prizes will be shared between eligible players on the same score. Master points are on offer.

The highest-placed South Island NZ player (NZ resident or citizen who is a member of a South Island club) will be the South Island 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. NZ Master points are on offer - 10 points for 1st, 6 for 2nd, 3 for 3rd and 1 for 4th.

Entry Details
The entry fee is $100 or $130 if entering both the Championship and the Rapid. Players with GM, WGM, IM or WIM titles may enter for free – entry fee will be deducted from any prizes won. NZ players who participate in two or more NZCF rated tournaments in a year are required to be a member of an NZCF Affiliate or Associate Chess Club. Foreign players must have a FIDE ID prior to entering. NZ players without a FIDE ID will be assigned one by FIDE.

To Enter
Email canterbury@chess.org.nz with your name, phone number, NZCF registration code and FIDE ID (NZ citizens/residents without a FIDE ID will be registered with FIDE by NZCF – please provide date of birth), and pay the entry fee by internet banking to: 03 0802 0093915 00 (please include your name and “SI Champs” as a reference) or advise if paying cash at the tournament. If playing in the Rapid and/or taking a half-point bye, please also advise in this email.

Confirmed Entries

Follow on Vega.

South Island Championship 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.