A fun, social Chess Tournament open to all players ages 4 to 18. Held on the FIRST SUNDAY of each month from 1pm - 5pm.
Tournament event URL: https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/nzjunior/events/sarapu-cup-hamilton--9
Pawns and Knights Divisions - Two 7 round Swiss tournaments with a time control of 15 minutes for each player. Each game lasts 30 minutes maximum.
Rooks Division - 7 round all-play-all Round Robin tournament. 15 minutes + 5 seconds/move per player.
The Pawns Division is for players who are new to Chess and are still taking their first steps. We recommend players that have a Chess Power Rating of less than 600 points. You can only enter this division if you have played in five or less Sarapu Cup's. If this is your first Chess tournament we recommend you play in the Pawns division even if you have been playing Chess for some time. Your rating can be checked in our tournament management system - Tornelo.
The Knights Division is for players who have gained some confidence in Chess, perhaps played in a few tournaments but aren't established players yet. We recommend this division for players with a Chess Power Rating of between 600 and 900 points. If you have played in more than five Sarapu Cup's you have to play in this division or higher. Note: If you are one of the highest rated players in the Knights division you may be bumped up to the Rooks division.
The Rooks Division is designed for established players that are highly confident and have experience. We recommend the Rooks division for players with a Chess Power Rating over 900 points. You can enter the Rooks Division on request, even if your rating is below 900 points, however be prepared for some very tough games!
Players’ meeting and tournament starts 1.15 p.m. Please ensure you arrive by 12:40pm at the latest for player check-in.
Players who attend the event and do not pre-register will not have their place secured and will not be able to play in the 1st round.
Player Check-In: from 12:30pm
Start Time: 1:15pm
Prize Giving Start Time: 5:00pm
Finish Time: 5:30pm
The Sarapu Cup is open to all players between 4 and 18. No adults are allowed to play.
All games will be rated using the Chess Power ratings system. To check your rating visit Tornelo.
$15 per entry if paying for the next event one month in advance (EARLY BIRD)
$20 per entry if prepaid
$25 per entry if paid on the day
You can pay prior to the event by
Payment Options are available to you after you register. You can also pay on the day - cash only however the fee will be $25.
Want a discount? Receive our early bird discount and pay only $20 if you pay one month before a tournament starts. Just enter "EARLYHAMILTON" on the payment page. Once registered, you cannot move your early bird fee to another event. Use it or lose it!
Prizes for the biggest upset in each division. e.g. A low-rated player beating a high-rated player. The Biggest Upset prize is wholly at the descretion of the Organiser.
Fastest Draw in the West™
Players set up the pieces correctly as quickly as possible - from the bag to the board. All pieces must be on the correct squares including the Queens. At least two spectators need to be present to validate the time test. The player with the fastest time on the day wins the Fastest Draw badge.
Knights Tour Challenge™
Players use a single white knight to eat all the Black Pawns. The knight is only allowed to move to a square occupied by a Pawn. The player to have the least number of Black Queens remaining wins the challenge and picks up a Knights Tour badge for their efforts.
A special award for the player who gains the most rating points for the whole tournament. Note this is only for players with established ratings.
Magic Number 15
Players whose scores added together across all the Sarapu Cup events they attend in the current year reach 15 points, they gain entry into the Premier Division of the local Sarapu Cup Championships tournament at the end of the year.
Can't make this event?
Hamilton Sarapu Cup events are held throughout the year on the FIRST Sunday of every month. The events for 2019 are 3 Feb, 3 Mar, 7 Apr, 5 May, 2 Jun, 7 Jul, 4 Aug, 1 Sep, 6 Oct, 10 Nov.
The Hamilton Sarapu Cup Championship with be held on 1 Dec 2019.
The Central Auckland Sarapu Cup Championship will be held on Sunday 8 December 2019.
If you have a busy Sunday morning, we do have the option to start late. If you come in late you will receive a half-point bye for the first two rounds. Please advise us if you intend to take up this option via the comments box when you register online.
021 0271 5577
|On the day of the event, a number of products (Chess Sets, Books and Clocks) are available at special discounted prices for purchase from the Chess City Store. We accept Cash only on the day or we can take your order and ship the products to you at a later date.|
Any general enquiries about this tournament can be sent to Paul Macdonald at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 021 0271 5577.