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 are delighted to have GM Dejan Bojkov (pictured) as our top coach, in addition to several strong North Shore club members.
The number of rounds each weekend is limited by the hours of the venue (we must be out of the rooms by 7pm), and we don't intend to offer large prizes.
However, we will offer awards for the best performances over the year.
Entries received by 15th July: $50 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.