Champions Trophy 2019 Welcome Letter
We are expecting over 250 players from across the country. I wanted to give you some pointers about the day to help ensure everything runs as smoothly as possible for you.
The date of the event is this Saturday 19 October 2019.
The event is being held at Villa Maria College, 21 Peer St, Upper Riccarton, Christchurch. Use this Google Map link for directions https://bit.ly/2OK3zLT
The Junior and Intermediate divisions with be held in the Hall. The Senior division will be held in the Auditorium.
The venue is 8-10 minutes drive from Christchurch Airport. Christchurch Airport to Villa Maria College directions
8.30am Guests Arrival9.30am Opening Announcements10.00am Start Round110.35am Start Round211.00am MORNING TEA BREAK11.20am Start Round311.55am Start Round412.30pm Start Round51.00pm LUNCH BREAK1.30pm Start Round62.05pm Start Round72.30pm AFTERNOON TEA BREAK2.50pm Start Round83.25pm Start Round94.15pm Fun Activity!4.30pm Prize Giving5.30pm Tournament Close & Farewell
Results of games for all divisions will be recorded live and are available on the website https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/nzjunior/events/champions-trophy-2019.
We have arranged a number of food trucks for all players, parents and teachers that will be parked outside the playing areas.
There will be six trophies that the winners get to take home and keep:
- Open Champion
- Intermediate Champion
- Junior Champion
- Open Female Champion
- Intermediate Female Champion
- Junior Female Champion
Junior Master Titles
The top players in each division will receive the Junior Master title, a framed certificate and enter the Chess Power Hall of Fame. The players' online profile will be prefixed with JM.
Each player will receive a certificate based on their final score as follows:
- Distinction - 6.5 points or more
- Excellence - 5.5 or 6 points
- Credit - 4.5 or 5 points
- Merit - 4 points or below
In addition, prizes will be awarded for the biggest upsets and the biggest rating gainers. Note that the Champions Trophy has a 30 k-factor which effectively means you earn double rating points!
We will be running complementary coaching clinics through the day so make sure you take advantage of these.
The Chess Power badge system will also be running throughout the event so you can earn and collect badges.
In addition, puzzles and indoor activities will be available and some puzzles can earn badges and rewards.
If you have any further questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. I wish you all the very best for this event!
I personally wish you the very best of success in the Champions Trophy. I am confident it will be a memorable experience for you and your supporters.