On behalf of the team at Chess Power I want to wish you a very warm welcome to the Chess Power Online Teams National Finals 2022 Chess Championship Junior, Intermediate and Senior divisions.
This year has been another year of challenge and disruption. We are starting to see the back of COVID and things are slowly returning to some form of normality. One of the good things that came out of COVID is it forced us to build an online Nationals. We have decided to keep the online versions of our National program to give an alternative option for students that are unable to travel.
This welcome letter is for the online Team Nationals. There is a separate welcome letter for the onsite Team Nationals, and the onsite and online Champions Trophy events, linked below.
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 583 players registered for our National program of events. For the online teams nationals we have 116 players registered. We are excited and can't wait for the event to start and see the ultimate team battle begin!
View a map of the schools participating in the online Team Nationals 2022.
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 TEST CONNECT
We will be running a Zoom session on the day prior to Nationals so you can check everything is working correctly and you can learn the online interfaces you will be using during Nationals.
Friday 21 October 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Connect to Zoom https://us04web.zoom.us/j/
To check-in, go to the website
8.30am Guests connecting online9.30am Opening Announcements10.00am Start Round110.35am Start Round211.00am MORNING TEA BREAK11.20am Start Round311.55am Start Round412.30pm Start Round51.00pm LUNCH BREAK1.30pm Start Round62.05pm Start Round72.30pm AFTERNOON TEA BREAK2.50pm Start Round83.25pm Start Round94.15pm 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.
Results of games for all divisions will be recorded live and are available on the website https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/nzjunior/events/chess-power-online-team-nationals-all-divisions--4/summary. You can also use this link to see the other teams that will be participating in your division and the players that make up each team.
FREE Entry to the Champions Trophy
The top 10 individuals in each divison will gain free entry to their choice of the onsite Champions Trophy or the online Champions Trophy on the following day. An email confirming attendance including which event you wish to attend must be sent to email@example.com before 8pm on Saturday evening.
Note Players who have already paid for the Champions Trophy are not eligible for refunds.
Yours in Chess,