2018 South Island Lightning Championship

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Saturday, September 29.

Welcome to the 2018 South Island Lightning Championships! This will be a seven round Swiss tournament paired with the assistance of Vega. This event will not be NZCF or FIDE rated, but NZCF rapid ratings will be used for pairing purposes and grade prizes where applicable.

There will be a minimum prize fund of $100 in cash and other prizes.

Time Control
The time control will be 3 minutes for each player for the game, plus 2 seconds per move added from move one.

Playing Schedule - 29 September

Registration: 7:00pm (approx)
Player's Meeting: 7:20pm (entries close)
Round One: 7:30pm
Round Two: 7:50pm
Round Three: 8:10pm
Round Four: 8:30pm
Round Five: 8:50pm
Round Six: 9:10pm
Round Seven: 9:30pm
Prizegiving: After Round Seven

Pairings will be done once all games in a round have finished so start times may vary.

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

The venue is the Canterbury Chess Trust room, Unit 9, 27 Tyne Street, Christchurch. Hot drinks will be freely available throughout the tournament.

Entry Details
Entry fee is $30 ($20 for juniors/unwaged/entrants in one or both the South Island Championships and Rapid Championships), with entries limited to the first 32 entries. Additional entries will be placed on a waiting list, in the event of a withdrawal. To enter, please e-mail the organiser, IA Craig Hall: canterbury@chess.org.nz
. Please include name, email, NZCF rapid rating and ID. Entries will be confirmed by e-mail where possible.

South Island Lightning Championship Competition Rules