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Sarapu Cup Divisions

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Pawns Division

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 600 points enter this division. If this is your first Chess tournament we recommend you play in the pawns division even even if you have been playing Chess for some time. Your rating can be checked on our Ratings Search page.

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Knights Division

The Knights Division is for players who have gained some confidence in Chess, perhaps played in a number of tournaments but aren't established players yet. We recommend this division for players with a Chess Power Rating of between 600 and 900 points. If you wish to enter the Knights Division and your rating is under 600, please add your request in the Comments box on the payment page or email sarapucup@chesspower.co.nz.

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Rooks Division

The Rooks Division is designed for established players that are confident and have experience. We recommend the Rooks division for players with a Chess Power Rating of 900 points or more. You can enter the Rooks Division on request, even if your rating is below 900 points, however be prepared for some very tough games! If you wish to enter the Rooks Division, please add your request in the Comments box on the payment page or email sarapucup@chesspower.co.nz.

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Kings Division

The Kings Division is reserved for only the best players in Auckland. The Kings division is a 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 Sarapu Cup. We have designed this division specifically to ensure every single game is challenging. There are no weak players here.

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