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Pawns, Knights, Bishops, Rooks and Kings Divisions - Five 7 round Swiss tournaments with a time control of 15 minutes for each player. Each game lasts 30 minutes maximum.
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.
Player Check-In: from 12:45pm
Start Time: 1:00pm (11:00am Melbourne time)
Finish Time: Approximately 5:30pm
The tournament starts at 1.00 p.m. Please ensure you are online by 12:45pm for tournament registration.
The Sarapu Cup is open to all players between 4 and 18. No adults are allowed to play.
Using chess engines is strictly prohibited. Anybody caught cheating by using chess engines will be disqualified from participating in all Chess Power events for life.
All games will be rated using the Chess Power ratings system. To check your rating visit Tornelo.
$27 per entry if paying for the next event one month in advance (EARLY BIRD 10% discount)
$30 per entry if prepaid
$35 per entry if paid on the day (LATE ENTRY)
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Payment Options are available to you after you register. You can also pay on the day - bank transfer only however the fee will be $35.
Want a discount? Receive our early bird discount and pay only $27 if you pay one month before a tournament starts. 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.
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.
Below is some feedback from our online tournaments:
"Very well run, Great online support via zoom for those having trouble signing in. Thank you for a great event. One very excited 9 year old!"
"Good how the games worked - thought it might have been harder to connect, but ran smoothly. ZOOM idea was a good one - worked really well. Able to review past games and moves via Tornelo was excellent!!"
D. Kelso, Nelson
"What an awesome tournament, we loved it!!! My boys both love chess and this was such a cool way to be able to continue to do what they both love to do."
See our Online Tournament Calendar for a full list of upcoming tournaments.
If you have a busy Sunday morning, we do have the option to start late. Just join as soon as you can.
021 0271 5577
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Any general enquiries about this tournament can be sent to Paul Macdonald at email@example.com or phone 021 0271 5577.