2023 Arie Nijman Memorial

(Incorporating the 2023 All Canterbury Championships)

Proudly sponsored by Respectrum Insurance Brokers

Friday, May 19 Sunday, May 21.

Welcome to the 2023 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.

Entries are available on the Vega page here.

Entry Form
Link to printable document. Entry is either via the online form here or if paying by credit card (processing and booking fees apply), via Humanitix.
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. Note that provisional pairings will be published after all games have finished in a round, but pairings will not be final ("published" in terms of FIDE regulations) until 30 minutes before the round start time. 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 19th May Check-in* 6:00pm 6:30pm Players Meeting 6:30pm Round One 7:00pm
Saturday 20th May Round Two 9:00am Round Three 2:00pm Round Four 7:00pm
Sunday 21nd May Round Five 9:00am Round Six 2:00pm Prizegiving After round six

*Players who have not checked in by 6:30pm may not be paired for round one.Players should send a text message to the organiser if they are unable to check in at the venue by 6:30pm.Note that entries close at 6:15pm.

A total prize fund of $500 is guaranteed. This will be increased if entries allow. 1st: $200, 2nd: $120, 3rd: $80, U1700: $50, All Canterbury Champion: $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 or $40 for juniors, students, unwaged and retirees, and can be paid by internet banking or credit card (booking and processing fees apply) as below, with entries limited to the first 34 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 membership options from $20.

Entry is via the online form here or if paying by credit card (processing and booking fees apply), via Humanitix. 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. If paying by online banking, our bank account details are:
03 0802 0093915 000 - please include your name and Nijman as the reference. Entries will be added to the Vega website noted above please allow 2-3 business days.

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.