2019 South Island Rapid Championship

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Organised by the Canterbury Chess Club under the auspices of the New Zealand Chess Federation.

Sunday, November 3.

Welcome to the 2019 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 3 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 - 3 November

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 drinks and water 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/students/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 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. See http://www.newzealandchess.co.nz for further details on how to join a chess club. 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