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Many thanks to Carmel College for hosting the Secondary event!
Download the flyer here: North Shore Secondary Regional Qualifier
Dedicated webpage: NS Secondary
Full results on Orion: 2022 NS Secondary Interschools
Gold: Westlake A
CM Richard Meng, Jeffrey Yu, Eddie Kim, & Bevis Jiang
Silver: Takapuna Grammar A
Daniel Wang, Samuel Moffitt, Hayden Steele, Qixuan Liang, & Stephen Weng
Bronze: Rangitoto A
CM Felix Xie, Andrew Li, Allen Li, Zachary Yu, & Ming Ray Goy
Medal for a score of 6/6:
Eddie Kim, Westlake A
Westlake qualifies for the National Finals and for the Auckland Finals (if held).
Many thanks to Wairau Intermediate School for hosting the Primary
and Intermediate events!
Download the Primary flyer here: North Shore Primary Regional Qualifier
Dedicated webpage: NS Primary
Full results on Orion: 2022 NS Primary Interschools
Gold: Willow Park A
Taoran Ethan Sun, D P Sayuni Vonara Rehansi, Claire Yuqi Gu, & Patrick Di Jiang
Silver: Pinehurst A
Kai Bo Jin, Xiahan (Luna) Lu, Isaac Gu, & Ethan Yichen Han
Tim Lifan Zhang, Mason Zixuan Xie, Jason Zihan Xie, & Ethan BoHan Zhang
Medals for scores of 6/6:
William Rui Liu, Sherwood A
Bruce Chen, Campbells Bay A
Patrick Di Jiang, Willow Park A
Willow Park and Pinehurst qualify for the National Finals.
Willow Park qualifies for the Auckland Finals (if held).
Download the Intermediate flyer here: North Shore Intermediate Regional Qualifier
Dedicated webpage: NS Intermediate
Full results on Orion: 2022 NS Intermediate Interschools
Gold: Pinehurst A
David Junyang Zhu, Jerry Yang, Shuntaro Nozaki, & Ashley Chen
Silver: Kristin A
Kendrick Botong Zhang, Kaigen Li, Eason Guo, & Tiger Zhong
Bronze: Northcross A
Ryan Hwang, Nathan Blunden, Alan Li, Vincent Xu, & Sam Lin
Medals for scores of 6/6:
Kendrick Botong Zhang, Kristin A
Zane Sarmad, Albany Junior High
Wang Xuan Qiu, Murrays Bay B
Pinehurst and Kristin qualify for the National Finals.
Pinehurst qualifies for the Auckland Finals (if held).
These are qualifying events for the 2022 NZCF National Interschool Championships, to be held in October (1st-2nd October in Christchurch). The winner of each regional event will represent that region in the appropriate division (Primary, Intermediate, or Secondary). If 20 or more teams compete, a second school will qualify; if 30 or more teams, a third school will qualify. Schools may enter as many teams as they like, but can only win one qualifying place. (NOTE this may be modified if there are limits on numbers of people who can be present. There may need to be a maximum number of teams per school).
Tournament Format: Matches are played on four boards (two with white and two with black pieces), so four players are required for each team. We will allow teams with 3 players but not fewer. Teams may have 5 players (with one resting each round) but the rule about staying in the same order applies. There will be six rounds using the Swiss pairing method (Orion or VegaTeam software).
Teams and Board Order: The players in each team should be ranked as closely as possible in order of playing strength, with the strongest player on board one, the second strongest on board two, etc. This order must remain unchanged throughout the day. Please indicate the order on the entry form and confirm with the arbiter on arrival. Furthermore, a school’s A-team should be stronger than its B-team, etc. Please note that according to NZCF rules, floating reserves are not allowed this year. Primary players must be from Years 1-6, Intermediate from Years 7-8, and Secondary from Years 9-13. No team may have more than 5 players listed.
Playing Times: Teams need to register their presence before 9:00am on the day of the tournament. A players’ meeting will follow and the first round should commence about 9:15am. There will be a break for lunch and we aim to finish by 2:30pm. Digital chess clocks will be used with each player having 15 minutes base time for the game plus additional time of 5 seconds added per move. This time control is similar to that used in the National Finals.
Illegal Moves: We intend to FIDE-rate the Secondary and the Intermediate, though not the Primary this year. Note that this means a slight modification to the NZCF Interschool rules. Rated games require that we play by the official laws of chess, where the second illegal move loses the game. We believe that a very large percentage of the competitors will already be familiar with this, and that it is unlikely to cause any problems.
Adult Support: Visiting school teams must have an adult (teacher, parent, or guardian) present to supervise ALL PLAYERS. We will provide arbiters and make the pairings - anyone who is interested in learning how to do this is during the event should let us know in advance. However, we are not able to supervise the students, and it is the responsibility of their school (not the venue!) to provide sufficient adult supervision. Teams that arrive without a designated adult will not be allowed to compete. Teams whose supervisor leaves during the event will be removed from the pairings.
Entries: Online registration is now open. The entry fee of $60 per team must be paid before the event starts, online to the North Shore CC account, ASB 12-3008-0301266-00. All entries will be acknowledged and more detailed information will be circulated as soon as possible after the entry deadline (which has not been set yet). Entries will be listed here, in Orion or VegaTeam files.
Prizes: There will be no prize-giving at the event - teams are free to leave as soon as all their games are finished. The first three teams will receive gold, silver, and bronze medals, which will be individually engraved with the students' names and sent to schools after the event, for presentation at Assembly. Some regions have trophies which are awarded annually - if you are in possession of such a trophy, please remember to bring it to the event! North Shore has trophies for Primary and Intermediate (not Secondary).
Queries: Please email Helen Milligan
Interschools Calendar page
NZCF Interschools Rules for 2022 (pdf)