2018 South Island Rapid Championship

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Saturday, September 29.

Welcome to the 2018 South Island Rapid Championships! This will be a six round NZCF rapid-rated Swiss tournament paired with the assistance of Vega.

This is a class 2 event in the Poison Pawn Grand Prix in Association with D & D Financial Consultants Ltd, so minimum prizes of $400 in cash and books will be awarded. The highest-placed South Island player will be the South Island Rapid champion. Any prizes shared will be split equally.

Time Control
The time control will be 25 minutes for each player for the game, plus 5 seconds per move added from move one.

Playing Schedule - 29 September

Clubrooms Open: 8:30am (approx)
Player's Meeting: 9:00am (entries close)
Round One: 9:15am
Round Two: 10:30am
Round Three: 11:45am
Round Four: 1:30pm
Round Five: 2:45pm
Round Six: 4:00pm
Prizegiving: After Round Six

Tournament Organiser
For enquiries, please contact 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 and cold drinks will be freely available throughout the tournament, as will NZCF carbon scoresheets and pens (NB: notation is not compulsory).

Entry Details
Entry fee is $50 ($40 for juniors/unwaged), or $120 to enter the South Island Championships and Rapid Championships ($100 for junior/unwaged), 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 all NZ players must be registered with the New Zealand Chess Federation, which can be done for $20. To enter, please e-mail the organiser, IA Craig Hall: canterbury@chess.org.nz.
Please include name, email, NZCF rating and ID. Entries will be confirmed by e-mail where possible.

South Island Rapid Championship Competition Rules