The Bob Wade Memorial Masters and Challengers chess tournaments start in Howick on Saturday.
Organiser and vice chairman of the New Zealand Chess Federation Paul Spiller, of the Howick Pakuranga Chess Membership, mentioned the competitors will run till Friday, January 20.
There might be three spherical robin 10-player occasions. The Masters might be an Worldwide Masters ‘norm’ occasion with invited Grandmasters (GM) and Worldwide Masters. The Challengers A and B occasions might be made up of New Zealand and abroad gamers in two equal-playing energy teams.
“Sadly GM Joey Antonio just isn’t properly sufficient to journey and has needed to withdraw,” mentioned Spiller.
“I might be making a few late replacements into the Masters’ group.
“Additionally there could also be a few late entries into the Challengers B part.”
The tournaments might be held on the new Howick EHPC [E-Sports High Performance Centre] at 116 Picton Avenue, Howick. It’s a part of the Picton Centre.
The prize cash is cut up as follows:
Masters 1st $1500; 2nd $1000; third $750; 4th $500; fifth $250.
Challengers A & B 1st $200; 2nd $150; third $100; 4th $50 + e-book prizes.
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