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New Zealand X-Chess Championship

Monday 11 October 2021 - Friday 15 October 2021
09:00 AM - 06:30 PM
Auckland

X-Chess is supercharged exciting chess at it's best! This event is open to anybody and offers significant prize money.

You can learn about X-Chess and play online by visiting xchess.live and clicking on the Tutorial.
You can also participate in the X-Chess party hour held online every Friday from 5-6pm.

Dates

Hosted for 5 days over the school holidays: Monday 11 October - Friday 15 October

Venue

Gribblehirst Park
Eden Rugby Football Club
225 Sandringham Road,
Kingsland,
Auckland 1025

REGISTER NOW!

REGISTRATION IS MANDATORY FOR ALL PLAYERS TO SECURE YOUR PLACE


Format

  • 9 round Swiss format (Two rounds per day, one round on the last day)
  • Time control: 90 minutes for 40 moves + 30 minutes for the rest of the game. 30 seconds bonus per move.
  • One Division: Open Division
  • Tie break system
    If two or more players achieve the same score at the end of the event, tie-breaks will be used to determine the overall winner as follows: 
    • Buchholz Cut 1 (the Buchholz score reduced by the lowest score of the opponents)
    • Buchholz (the sum of the scores of each of the opponents of a player)
    • Sonneborn-Berger
    • Cumulative system - Sum of Progressive Scores
    • Direct encounter (the result of the direct encounter between the players if they played each other)
    • The greater number of wins including forfeits
    • The greater number of wins with Black pieces

 

Schedule

Morning round: 09:00am - 1:30pm

Afternoon round: 2:00pm - 6:30pm

All players must pre-register 

Players who attend the event and do not pre-register will not be able to participate

MONDAY, 11 OCTOBER
PLAYER CHECK-IN 8:30AM
ROUND 1 9:00AM
ROUND 2 2:00PM
TUESDAY, 12 OCTOBER
ROUND 3 9:00AM
ROUND 4
2:00PM
WEDNESDAY, 13 OCTOBER
ROUND 5
9:00AM
ROUND 6

2:00PM

THURSDAY, 14 OCTOBER
ROUND 7
9:00AM
ROUND 8
2:00PM
FRIDAY, 15 OCTOBER
ROUND 9 (FINAL ROUND)
 9:00AM
PRIZE-GIVING 3:00PM
TOURNAMENT CLOSE
4:00PM

X-CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP DINNER

6:30PM

Prizes

OPEN PRIZE FUND:

1ST PLACE $2000

2ND PLACE $1500

3RD PLACE $1000

4TH PLACE $600

5TH PLACE $500

6TH PLACE $400


 

Eligibility

This event is open to all players of any age.

Rating

All games will be rated using the X-Chess ratings system. To check your rating visit X-Chess.live.

 

Entry Fees

$150 per player (if paid one month in advance - paid by close of business 13 September)

$200 per player (If paid after 13 September)

$65 per player - Championship Dinner (15 October)

Payment Options

You can pay prior to the event by

  • Stripe (all credit cards),
  • Bank Transfer

Payment Options are available to you after you register. You can also pay on the day - bank transfer only however the fee will be $200.


Can't make a round

If you are unable to make a round, you can arrange a half point bye with a limit of up to two rounds. Please advise us if you intend to take up this option via the comments box when you register online and the dates/times you can't make.

Emergency Contact

Paul Macdonald
021 0271 5577

 

Chess City Products

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On the day of the event, a number of products (Chess Sets, Timers and Accessories) 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.

General Enquiries

Any general enquiries about this tournament can be sent to Paul Macdonald at paul@chesspower.co.nz or phone 021 0271 5577.

Venue: Eden Rugby Football Club Auckland

Gribblehurst Park, 225 Sandringham Road, Kingsland, Auckland 1025

Eden Rugby Football Club Auckland


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