The event is now complete! Scroll down for full results, photos of prizewinners, and Vega presentation.
North Shore Chess Club is using the bequest from Peter Stuart to promote chess, particularly junior chess.
We intend to run a series of training events, of which this is the first. There are two main priorities:
First, to provide the opportunity for players to obtain or increase their standard FIDE ratings. This is of particular importance to those who have won direct titles at youth events (such as the Oceania Youth) but who have not yet reached the required rating limit.
Second, to provide instant feedback with analysis by strong players between rounds. We will guarantee the presence of strong coaches, and additionally we welcome all those with FIDE trainer licences to make use of the facilities and work with their own students between rounds. At our first event, we were delighted to have GM Dejan Bojkov (pictured) as our top coach, in addition to IM Paul Garbett (Oceania Veterans Champion), Ralph Hart (NZ Rapid Champion), CM Alphaeus Ang (NZ Junior Champion), CM Hilton Bennett, and CM Alex Huang.
Now it is time for us to assess our experiment. Feedback from participants is welcome!
$55 per player.
No entries accepted after 8.30am Saturday 20th July 2019 or when full. 50 maximum; juniors will have priority if entries exceed 50.
Club account for payment:12-3008-0301266-00 (state name & “PSMTT”).
Saturday 20th to Sunday 21st July 2019.
Eventfinda Stadium, 17 Silverfield Lane, Glenfield, Wairau Valley, Auckland.
There is an upper rating limit of 2199 (FIDE rating), due to the time control.
Open to all players, but juniors will have priority with the coaches.
Non-NZL players must have FIDE ID issued by their chess federation.
NZL players without FIDE ID must provide full Date of Birth.
Four-round Swiss-system event(s), FIDE and NZCF rated where possible. The organisers reserve the right to split the entries between sections of about 20 players each, if necessary.
60 minutes each player plus 30 seconds increment per move from move one.
|Start Time||Day & Date|
|Players' Meeting||9.30am||Saturday 20th July 2019|
|Round 1||10am||Saturday 20th July 2019|
|Round 2||2pm||Saturday 20th July 2019|
|Round 3||9.30am||Sunday 21st July 2019|
|Round 4||2pm||Sunday 21st July 2019|
|Prizegiving||As Soon As Possible||Sunday 21st July 2019|
Prize fund of $500 will be allocated at the event.
Players were splt into 3 equivalent strength groups. Prizewinners from each group are:
|2nd equal||3/4||Daqi Mao|
|2nd equal||3/4||Uday Jain|
|Under 1350||3/4||Daqi Mao|
|2nd equal||3/4||CM Richard Meng|
|2nd equal||3/4||Philli Park-Tamati|
|Under 1350 equal||2/4||Eddie Kim|
|Under 1350 equal||2/4||Tracy Tang|
|1st||4/4||CM Oliver Picken|
|2nd equal||3/4||Boyuan Zhang|
|2nd equal||3/4||Jeffrey Yu|
|Under 1350 equal||2/4||Brian Zhao|
|Under 1350 equal||2/4||Yaoyuan Zhang|
|Under 1350 equal||2/4||Penghao (Jack) Chen|
|Under 1350 equal||2/4||Tim Zhang|
CM Oliver Picken.
L-R: Philli Park-Tamati, CM Richard Meng.
L-R: Boyuan Zhang, Jeffrey Yu.
L-R: Yaoyuan Zhang, Brian Zhao, Tim Zhang.
GM Murray Chandler (NZCF President) observing Kendrick Zhang at bookstall.