August 26th-27th 2017 - North Shore
After experiencing severe problems in finding a venue for this year's event, North Shore CC has accepted the kind offer of the Auckland Chess Centre to host it.
Venue: Auckland Chess Centre, 17 Cromwell St, Mt Eden, Auckland. There are 3 five-round Swisses. The Open (A-grade) is restricted to players rated 1800 or higher, the B-grade to players rated under 2000 and the C-grade to players rated under 1500 on the 1st July NZCF rating list. The time control is 40 moves in 80 minutes plus 10 minutes to finish the game with 30 seconds additional time per move from move one. All tournaments will be nationally rated and are therefore open only to NZCF-registered players; unregistered players may register at the tournament before round 1 ($20). The Open and B-Grade will also be FIDE-rated; non-NZL players must provide FIDE ID before the tournament begins. Time control: 40 moves in 80 minutes plus 10 minutes to finish the game, with an increment of 30 seconds per move from move 1. Entry fees: Open $50 (GMs and IMs free); B-grade $50, C-Grade $40. Prizefund: Open: 1st $400, 2nd $300, 3rd $200, 4th $100 (with grading/special prizes totalling $150); B-grade: 1st $200, 2nd $120, 3rd $80 (with grading/special prizes totalling $150); C-grade: 1st $150, 2nd $100, 3rd $75 (with grading/special prizes totalling $150). Schedule: Sat 26th August, players' meeting 9am, rd 1 9:20am, rd 2 2pm, rd 3 6:40 pm; Sun 27th August, rd 4 9:20am, rd 5 2pm. Prizegiving when games have finished. A half-point bye may be taken in any one of the first three rounds, if claimed at the time of entry. This event is a Poison Pawn Grand Prix in Association with D & D Financial Consultants Ltd class 1 event. Enquiries: Peter Stuart, email email@example.com. Download the entry form here (pdf document).
Follow the events on Vega: Open; B-Grade; C-Grade.