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Registering an event for FIDE rating

Tournament organisers should be aware that FIDE has introduced new requirements for registering an event for FIDE rating.
The following information is essential and should be provided to Michael Freeman at least one month before the event:
a) The event name and location;
b) The start and finish dates (which cannot span more than 90 days);
c) The number of rounds;
d) The number of days that have more than one game per day;
e) The format - round robin or swiss;
f) The expected number of players;
g) The time control - standard / rapid / blitz, plus an English description of time for moves and any increments;
h) The arbiter(s) (who must be licensed with FIDE);
i) The organiser;
j) The pairing software being used (in NZ this should be Vega);
k) The tiebreak system (NZ usually uses 1. Direct Encounter. 2. Cumulative (Sum of Progressive Scores). 3. Total Buchholz. 4. Sonneborn-Berger. 5. Buchholz Cut1.);
l) Any age restrictions - junior/senior;
m) Any sex/gender restrictions;
n) The email of someone who can be contacted if required.

If you are running an event (for example, a club championship) that spans more than one month (ie more than one FIDE rating period) then please get in touch with NZCF to discuss the procedure for submitting results for grading.

Once the event has been completed, the FIDE rating report should be emailed to Michael Freeman immediately; the NZCF rating report should be emailed to Rowan Wood; full results (including zipped Vega files) emailed to Helen Milligan.


Payments to NZCF

NZCF payment form (11th January 2017)
Spreadsheet version with notes on fees due.
Download the club affiliation form here (Word document) - clubs should return this by 31st March 2017.



NZCF November 2016 Ratings:
Alphabetical (spreadsheet)
Standard (Active) (ranking list)
Rapid (Active) (ranking list)
Combined (Active) (ranking list)
Ratings by club
News (pdf document)

Rating lists in Vega-friendly format:



2016 NZCF Registered Players (last updated 22nd December)
Tournament organisers are reminded that you must collect the $20 registration fee from unregistered NZ players. Events will be invoiced for unregistered players in rated events (including rated internal club events).


Vega: download link
NZ registration code:
download text file here.
Vega basic instructions:
read this text file.
Full Vega instructions (pdf document):
download here.
Rating lists in Vega-friendly format:



All FIDE-rated events must have a DOP who is a licensed FIDE arbiter:

4303660 Keong Ang   14309386 Martha Maria Calitz   4300734 Hilton Bennett
4300700 Robert Gibbons   4303164 Bruce Pollard   4302699 Anthony Booth
4301030 Craig Hall       4300467 Michael Roy Freeman
4300351 Peter Stuart       4306325 Barry R Hooton
        4301480 Quentin J F Johnson
        2401312 Helen Milligan
        4305248 Henrik Nylund
        4301455 Philip Rossiter
        4300610 Ian Sellen
        4307011 Ying Wang


You can download high-resolution gif images of the NZCF logo here:
Plain logo
Logo with text, horizontal
Logo with text, vertical



NZCF Handbook (2014 edition with some updated pages):
Directory (includes office-bearers and contact details)
Tournament rules
Team matches
Titles and awards
International events
Rating regulations
Grand Prix 2016
Interschools rules 2016



Badges: please contact Paul Spiller.


Master Points

NZ Master points (31st January 2016): Active Players (pdf document)


NZCF Chess Clubs

New Zealand Chess Clubs


Wills and Bequests

How to leave money to NZCF (pdf document)


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