Auckland Bridge Club
273 Remuera Rd
Ph: +64 9 5245562
Fax: +64 9 5245576
A fun, social Chess Tournament open to all players ages 4 to 18. Held on the SECOND SUNDAY of each month from 1pm - 5pm.
If you have already registered for this event, you can PAY HERE.
REGISTRATION IS MANDATORY FOR EACH EVENT FOR ALL PLAYERS TO SECURE YOUR PLACE!
Pawns, Knights, Bishops and Rooks Divisions - Four 6 round Swiss tournaments with a time control of 15 minutes for each player. Each game lasts 30 minutes maximum.
Kings 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 400 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 400 and 550 points. If you have played in more than five Sarapu Cup's you have to play in this division or higher.
The Bishops Division is for players who have played a number of tournaments and are confident players. We recommend this division for players with a Chess Power Rating of between 550 and 700 points.
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 of 700 - 900 points. You can enter the Rooks Division on request, even if your rating is below 700 points, however be prepared for some very tough games! Note: If you are one of the highest rated players in the Rooks division you may be bumped up to the Kings division.
The Kings Division is reserved for only the best players in Auckland. The Kings division is an all-play-all special division of just 8 players. It is a 7-round round-robin event. We pick who plays in the Kings Division by taking the top 8 players registered for this event. Typically each player will have a Chess Power Rating in excess of 900 points. We have designed this division specifically to ensure every single game is challenging. There are no weak players here.
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.
$20 per entry if paying for the next event one month in advance (EARLY BIRD)
$25 per entry if prepaid
$30 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 $30.
Want a discount? Receive our early bird discount and pay only $20 if you pay one month before a tournament starts. Just enter "EARLYBIRD" 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 Sarapu Cup Championships tournament at the end of the year.
Can't make this event?
Central Auckland Sarapu Cup events are held throughout the year on the second Sunday of every month. The events for 2019 are 10 Feb, 10 Mar, 14 Apr, 12 May, 9 Jun, 14 Jul, 11 Aug, 8 Sep, 13 Oct, 10 Nov. The Sarapu Cup Championship with be held on 8 Dec 2019.
Want even more Chess?
North Shore Sarapu Cup events are held every month on the last Sunday of each month. The North Shore events for 2019 are 24 Feb, 24 Mar, 28 Apr, 26 May, 23 Jun, 28 Jul, 25 Aug, 29 Sep, 27 Oct and 24 Nov.
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.