One team already prepared their T-shirts and is offering them while inviting players. There were rumours about a girls’ team being formed, too. And some 2000+ players wanted to team up just to crush everybody else (and not play each other during the tournaments).
Everybody better team up soon, as it’s important for teams to be present in as many events as possible, to get a better total score at the end of the season. Players don’t have to play all events and can even change teams, but teams need to be organised soon before the first event on June 18-19.
Our Saturday Night Junior Chess is starting again this Saturday, 14th May. Our weekly event is run every Saturdays at 5:30pm to 6:30pm. If you would like to join us, please contact Alex for more information. You can find all the information here: https://www.aucklandchess.nz/saturday-night-junior-chess/
Please note that on the 21st May (next Saturday) we are closed due to the ACC May Weekender tournament, and we will be back the following Saturday on the 28th May.
Autumn Cup A- and B- grades will be divided as 1300+ and U1300 FIDE. The FIDE- and NZCF-rated tournament is from May 9 to June 20, with a break on Queen’s birthday (please check NZCF calendars for the Trusts Open tournaments on that long weekend).
Please use the following links to find your name, pairings before and results after each round (note that pairings are subject to change as players’ circumstances may change close to the time of the games)
This tournament is similar to the Rapid and Blitz ones in the Grand Chess Tour, only here we play 9 games of blitz first, on Saturday morning, then 3-4 rapid games on Saturday afternoon (depends on the pace if we can fit all those or not), then the rest on Sunday.
The 9 rapid games give you double points in the final standings. The maximum number of points is 27. Blitz time control is 3+2, rapid is 25+5. Rapid games are FIDE- and NZCF-rated. Blitz games are FIDE-rated only.
We start on May 2 with a FIDE-rated blitz (3’+2″) tournament of 9 rounds.
From May 9 to June 20 (with the exception of Queen’s birthday) we will hold the Autumn Cup, a classical chess tournament with a time control of 75’+30″. There will be two grades, most probably the cut-off rating will be 1400 FIDE.
In the form for sign-up, you can specify if you will play the blitz or both, or will join a later tournament instead. The full list of tournaments is on the Calendar page.
If you’re new to the club, make sure you fill out all details very carefully, as we’ll use that information to register you with NZCF and FIDE for rating purposes. If you’re a regular member, you can trust that the captain remembers you well 🙂 However, please make sure you enter the most up-to-date email and mobile phone numbers.