2022 Arie Nijman Memorial

(Incorporating the 2022 All Canterbury Championships)

Proudly sponsored by Respectrum Insurance Brokers

Friday, May 13 Sunday, May 15.

Welcome to the 2022 Arie Nijman Memorial! Arie Nijman was a life member of the Canterbury Chess Club and New Zealand Chess Federation, and we thank the Nijman family for allowing us to name the event for him.

Congratulations to the winner, CM Felix Xie, and the 2022 All Canterbury Champion, FM Stephen Lukey! Results and standings on Vega.

Games: Consolidated PGN (all rounds); Round 1; Round 2; Round 3; Round 4; Round 5; Round 6.

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. Hot drinks and water will be freely available throughout the tournament, as will NZCF carbon scoresheets and pens (NB: notation is compulsory).

Tournament Information
The tournament is a FIDE and NZCF-rated event and is a 6 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

Playing Schedule
Friday 13th May Registration* 6:00pm 6:30pm Players Meeting 6:30pm Round One 7:00pm
Saturday 14th May Round Two 9:00am Round Three 2:00pm Round Four 7:00pm
Sunday 15th May Round Five 9:00am Round Six 2:00pm Prizegiving After round six

*Players who have not registered by 6:30pm may not be paired for round one.Players should register in person where possible or by sending a text message to the organizer.

A total prize fund of $500 is guaranteed. This will be increased if entries allow. 1st: $200, 2nd: $120, 3rd: $80, U2000: $50, U1700: $50.

The highest-placed Canterbury resident will be the All Canterbury 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, but may win the All Canterbury Championship prize as an additional prize.

Entry Details
Entry fee is $50 and can be paid by internet banking, cash or cheque, 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 play two or more NZCF-rated tournaments in a calendar year must be members of an affiliate or associate member club of the New Zealand Chess Federation - Canterbury Chess Club offers associate membership for $20.

To enter, please e-mail the organiser, IA Craig Hall: canterbury@chess.org.nz. Please include name, email, NZCF ID and FIDE ID, and bye requests for the first round if required. FIDE ID is required - a FIDE ID will automatically be assigned to any NZL player who does not have one (eligibility requires NZ citizenship, a resident visa or permanent resident visa), and non-NZL players must have or obtain FIDE ID from their national federation. Payment can be made by using internet banking to the following account:
03 0802 0093915 00 - please include your name and Nijman as the reference. Entries will be confirmed by e-mail reply to the entry email. Entries and payment by credit card also accepted via Trybook.

Arie Nijman Memorial Tournament Regulations

Some Accommodation Options

Tower Junction Motor Lodge (the closest to the venue)
Golden Star Motel (the second closest to the venue)
Riccarton Hotel, Christchurch
Carnmore Hagley Park
Lorenzo Motor Lodge

All provide options for individuals and groups (sharing a 2BR apartment can be a cost-effective option) and 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.