April 10th-13th 2009 - 2009 North Island Championship,
Wellington. Hosted by the Wellington Chess Club. Venue: The Wellington Bridge Club Rooms, 17 Tinakori Road, Thorndon, Wellington. Open 8-round FIDE-rated tournament with a time control of all moves in 90 minutes plus an increment of 30 seconds per move from move one.
Single group swiss with B and C division prizes. Prizefund: Open 1st $500, 2nd $300, 3rd $150; B-grade 1st $125, 2nd $75; C-grade 1st $125, 2nd $75; Best Junior $75. Personal trophies for all division winners and Best Junior. Highest placed Wellington Region player to be Wellington Champion.
Entry fees: standard $85, unwaged or junior $60. Players must be NZCF-registered. Schedule: Friday 10th April: 9:15am players' meeting; rd 1 9:30am; rd 2 2:30pm. Saturday 11th April: rd 3 9:30am; rd 4 2:30pm. Sunday 12th April: rd 5 9:30am; rd 6 2:30pm. Monday 13th April: rd 7 9:30am; rd 8 2:30pm. Enquiries: Alan Aldridge, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Download entry form (Word document) here. This event is a Millennium Hotels Grand Prix class 1 event.
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