We have changed the format of the 2021 Club Champs, Aug 30 – Nov 1. As we cannot guarantee a stable round-robin for 10 players of the A-grade, the grade will be converted to a 20-player Swiss (and probably the captain will have to take leave whenever there’s an odd number of players in the A-grade).
The full list of registrations is here, with the top 20 moving to A-grade before August 30:
Registration is closed for the ACC two-day, six-round, NZCF- and FIDE-rated rapid chess tournament on August 16 and 23. No new registrations will be accepted. The only exception is if you played in the Winter Cup but forgot to register for this one.
There are 56 names already in the ACC Spring Rapid tournament. Please register by writing to the club captain. Priority will be given to regular club members who attend our Monday nights. We can accommodate a maximum of 70 players for this tournament.
The schedule is Monday, Aug 16 and 23, 7:00 pm. It’s a 6-round, FIDE- and NZCF-rated tournament.
ACC Rapid 25+5 FIDE- and NZCF-rated tournament will be run on Aug 16 and 23, right after the Winter Cup, and on Aug 30 we will start the Club Champs (a 10-player round-robin and one big Swiss for all). Don’t forget to sign up in the club to get ahead of others when the registration becomes public 🙂
Inspired by the ongoing success of the George Trundle, this new tournament also comprises four individual nine-round ten-player classical round-robin tournaments with the same ideal one round per day, starting at 2 pm, schedule. The four tournaments are known as the Masters, Qualifiers, Reserves and Talents. The entry fee is $100, only 40 players can be accommodated, so get your entry in early!
More details are on the tournament website. Organised by North Shore Chess Club, but played at ACC, 17 Cromwell Street, Mt Eden, Auckland.
Quick notice: ACC is open for the Winter Cup tonight, which might start just 15 mins later due to the ongoing Trundle tournament (needs time to reset the clocks). If you’re sick or travelling and cannot play, please let the captain know before 6:30 pm. Thanks!
The Saturday Junior Night Chess will be on break for 2 sessions, July 10th and 17th. We will resume on the 24th July, just before Term 3 starts. We can’t do July 10th (tomorrow) because of the George Trundle tournament.