The Wellington Chess Club

2021 Club Schedule

The Summer Cup: Eight Round Open Swiss

January 28th - April 8th. 1hr 15 mins plus 30 secs per move each per game One game per night, two half point byes available.

North Island Championship

April 2nd-5th (Easter Friday-Monday)

Chess960 Rapid and Themed Rapid

April 15th - 29th. 25 mins plus 10 secs per move each per game, Three nights, two games per night. Players can choose to play Fischer Random / Chess960 or a themed rapid. In the themed rapid, a classic opening position is selected for each of the three nights, and players play both sides of it (two rapid games per night).

Autumn Cup: Round Robin Groups

May 6th - Jun 10th. Groups of six players each, 1hr 15 mins plus 30 secs per move each per game, One game per night, one postponement night available, other postponements by arrangement

Club Rapid: Eight Round Open Swiss

Jun 17th - Jul 8th. 25 mins plus 5 secs per move each per game, Two games per night, two half point byes available

Club Blitz Championship

Jul 15th, One night, standard FIDE Blitz time control, i.e. 3 mins plus 2 second increment

Julian Mazur Memorial: Eight Round Open Swiss

Jul 22nd - Sep 9th. (8 rounds), 1 hr 15 mins plus 30 secs per move each per game, One game per night, two half point byes available.

Club Champs:

Sep 16th - Dec 9th. (13 weeks), 1 hr 30 mins plus 30 secs per move each per game, One game per night. A and B grades will be FIDE rated 10 player 9 round round robins, there will also be a 12 round Swiss Major Open.

Christmas Party

Dec 16th, Last night of the year