2016 South Island Lightning Championships – Celebrating 150 years of the Canterbury Chess Club

Proudly sponsored by Southern Trust, Benson Insurance Brokers Ltd and Dancing Water Wines.

Welcome to the 2016 South Island Lightning Championships! This was one of a number of events celebrating 150 years of the Canterbury Chess Club, held on Saturday, 23/07/2016. Vega files have the pairings and standings.

The venue is the spectacular Newbery Lodge, 15 Newbery Street, Opawa, Christchurch. Plenty of off-street parking is available.

Tournament Information
The tournament is a 7 round Swiss, paired with the assistance of Vega. Time control is 3 minutes per player, per game, with a 2 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 - 23 July

Registration 2:00pm
Player's Meeting: 2:30pm (entries close)
Round One: 2:40pm
Round Two: 3:00pm
Round Three: 3:20pm
Round Four: 3:40pm
Round Five: 4:00pm
Round Six: 4:20pm
Round Seven: 4:40pm

There is a guaranteed minimum prize fund of $200 made up of cash, wine and book prizes. This will be increased if entries allow. Prizegiving will be held at the celebratory dinner later in the evening of the 23rd.

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

South Island Lightning Championship Competition Rules

To Enter
The entry fee is $35 or $180 to enter the South Island Championship, Lightning Championship and Lightning Championship. Please email 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 a reply will be sent with our bank account number.

No buses go directly past the venue, but the Orbiter and routes 28 and 145 go reasonably close - about 10-15 minutes walk to the venue from the nearest stops (Google maps says ~1km walk - the 28 is the shortest walk). Cash fares are $3.50 for adults. More information, timetables and maps of these routes can be found here:

General information on Christchurch buses
The Orbiter
Route 28
Route 145

The Orbiter has stops on Riccarton Road near Riccarton Mall and along Whiteleigh Avenue, both areas with a fair number of motels. Route 28 goes along Cranford Street and Colombo Street, and through the CBD, and passes a few motels/hotels along the way. Route 145 is mentioned mostly for locals as there are no motels along its route, although there may be some holiday homes.

The nearest motels are the following:
Ferry Motel
Arcadia Motel

Motels in Addington (on the Orbiter route):
Arena Motel
Addington City Motel
Raceway Motel

Motels in Riccarton (on the Orbiter route):
162 Kings of Riccarton Motel
Tower Junction Motor Lodge
Westside Motor Lodge
Metropolitan Executive Motel on Riccarton

Motels in St Albans (on Route 28):
Azena Motel
Cranford Cottages and Motels

Accommodation in the CBD (on Route 28 via the Bus Exchange)
Breakfree on Cashel