On behalf of the team at Chess Power I want to wish you a very warm welcome to the Chess Power Online Champions Trophy 2023 Chess Championship.
The Champions Trophy is the ultimate individual battle to find the best junior chess players in New Zealand. It is extremely challenging. Every player in this event has had to qualify by achieving one or more outstanding results through the year. This year and in the future there will be two Champions Trophy events, onsite and online. This welcome letter is for the ONLINE event.
Use the links below to access the onsite Champions Trophy event and other events in the Chess Power Nationals program.
Thank you for supporting our tamariki and giving them the opportunity to enjoy a truly memorable and unique experience. We really appreciate your support.
I am delighted to say we have 707 players registered for our National program of events. For the online Champions Trophy we have 66 players registered. We are excited and can't wait for the best individual online junior event in New Zealand to start and see the ultimate battle begin!
We recommend you check your technology is working correctly in the days leading up to the event. Here are some steps to check everything is working.
1. Click the Zoom link https://us04web.zoom.us/j/
2. Once Zoom has started, click the small arrow next to the Mute button. In the popup menu, press Test Speaker & Microphone.
3. Check to make sure you can hear and your microphone is working
NATIONALS TECH CHECK
We will be running two Zoom sessions prior to the Team Nationals for players to check their technology.
Connect Check: Thursday 19 October 6:00pm - 7:00pm
This session will be for players to check that Zoom is working correctly and they can connect and check-in to Tornelo.
Back Camera Check: Friday 20 October 6:00 - 7:00pm
This session will be for players to check their back camera is connected and positioned correctly and ready for play.
Players who do not have a back camera connected during the event will not be able to participate!
For both sessions, use this link to connect to Zoom https://us04web.zoom.us/j/
Connect to Tornelo ready for check-in using this link https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/nzjunior/events/chess-power-online-team-nationals-all-divisions--5.
To check-in, go to the website https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/nzjunior/events/chess-power-online-champions-trophy--4.
8.30am Guests connecting online9.30am Opening Announcements10.00am Start Round 110.35am Start Round 211.00am MORNING TEA BREAK11.20am Start Round 311.55am Start Round 412.30pm Start Round 51.00pm LUNCH BREAK1.30pm Start Round 62.05pm Start Round 72.30pm AFTERNOON TEA BREAK2.50pm Start Round 83.25pm Start Round 94.15pm Fun Activity!4.30pm Prize Giving5.30pm Tournament Close and Farewell
We want to stress the importance of Fair Play. Essentially this means that you cannot gain assistance during your games in any way. You can read more about how we protect players in the guide.
Trophies and Junior Master titles
The top female player in each division will be couriered the Best Female ONLINE Champions Trophy to keep and become the female champion for their division.
If two players get the same number of points, a tie-break is used based on the individual players performance to determine the overall winner.
The top players in the following age groups (below the overall division winner) will receive a special Champions Trophy age group medal.
7 and under
9 and under
11 and under
11 and under
12 and under
13 and under
14 and under
16 and under
18 and under
Yours in Chess,