Obscure International OTB Events Going Ahead in 2021

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Obscure International OTB Events Going Ahead in 2021

Post by Simon Rogers » Sat Jan 09, 2021 2:33 pm

There is a load provisionally taking place on the North Island of New Zealand according to the latest Calendar. Sadly I've not found any yet on the South Island.
Here they are:
16th January Bay of Plenty Chess Open Invitational, Tauranga, North Island.
30th January-1st February Auckland Anniversary Weekender, Auckland.
6th-8th February Auckland Waitangi Weekender, Auckland.
13th February Hawke's Bay Rapid, Napier, North Island.
27th February Bay of Plenty Rapid, Tauranga, North Island.
20th March Latvian Rapid, Auckland.
10th April Bob Wade Memorial, Auckland.
24th-26th April Auckland ANZAC Weekender, Auckland.
22nd-23rd May Auckland May Weekender, Auckland.
29th May Kapiti Rapid, Paraparaumu, North Island.
23rd-25th October Merv Morrison Memorial, Auckland.

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Re: Obscure International OTB Events Going Ahead in 2021

Post by John Sellen » Sat Jan 09, 2021 3:23 pm

Thanks Simon
Would love to take part but I fear they are a bit too far away for a weekender !!
Hope you well

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Re: Obscure International OTB Events Going Ahead in 2021

Post by Simon Rogers » Sat Jan 09, 2021 3:44 pm

John Sellen wrote:
Sat Jan 09, 2021 3:23 pm
Thanks Simon
Would love to take part but I fear they are a bit too far away for a weekender !!
Hope you well
Thanks John. If I win the lottery, I might take you there although I'm planning to go to Portmeirion first.
I've found a tournament closer to home in Australia.

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Re: Obscure International OTB Events Going Ahead in 2021

Post by John Sellen » Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:19 pm

Ah Simon
Portmeirion takes me back to that wonderful cult TV show The Prisoner "i am not a number I am a free man " and patrick mcgoohan's Lotus 7
Happy memories
But I suspect you are talking about Portmeirion Australia not Portmeirion North WAles

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Re: Obscure International OTB Events Going Ahead in 2021

Post by RichardChristie » Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:00 am

The South Island will have internal club events - definitely in Christchurch starting early February and in Dunedin, not sure about the other 'bigger' centres.

I am holding monthly junior events in Christchurch as well, getting kids into tournament chess, 16 kids in November, 25 in December, will see how the January one pans out!

Christchurch will also hold a FIDE rated open in early May and the FIDE rated South Islands in October, but still have some details to lock in before these are added to the NZCF calendar.

Dunedin usually holds quarterly rapids as well.

It is pretty much business as usual, just with less visitors from overseas.

Interest in club chess is booming. We are all just holding thumbs that we do not get any community infections which may cause any kind of a lockdown.
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Re: Obscure International OTB Events Going Ahead in 2021

Post by Simon Rogers » Sat Jan 16, 2021 2:22 pm

RichardChristie wrote:
Mon Jan 11, 2021 1:00 am
The South Island will have internal club events - definitely in Christchurch starting early February and in Dunedin, not sure about the other 'bigger' centres.

I am holding monthly junior events in Christchurch as well, getting kids into tournament chess, 16 kids in November, 25 in December, will see how the January one pans out!

Christchurch will also hold a FIDE rated open in early May and the FIDE rated South Islands in October, but still have some details to lock in before these are added to the NZCF calendar.

Dunedin usually holds quarterly rapids as well.

It is pretty much business as usual, just with less visitors from overseas.

Interest in club chess is booming. We are all just holding thumbs that we do not get any community infections which may cause any kind of a lockdown.
Thanks for the information Richard.
Keep us all informed as to how things are going.
Here is another event that I have found:

This is according to the Australian Chess Federation website Calendar:

6th-8th March 55th Ballarat Begonia Open 2021.
Ballarat, Victoria, Australia.
Live commentary from GM Ian Rogers.

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Re: Obscure International OTB Events Going Ahead in 2021

Post by Simon Rogers » Thu Jan 28, 2021 8:31 pm

John Sellen wrote:
Sun Jan 10, 2021 1:19 pm
Ah Simon
Portmeirion takes me back to that wonderful cult TV show The Prisoner "i am not a number I am a free man " and patrick mcgoohan's Lotus 7
Happy memories
But I suspect you are talking about Portmeirion Australia not Portmeirion North WAles
I'm talking about Portmeirion, North Wales.

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Re: Obscure International OTB Events Going Ahead in 2021

Post by Chris Rice » Thu Jan 28, 2021 11:22 pm

Long time since I watched the series but definitely The Prisoner was a cult classic.

Lotus 7

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"Checkmate"

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Patrick McGoohan at Portmeirion
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Re: Obscure International OTB Events Going Ahead in 2021

Post by Simon Rogers » Fri Jan 29, 2021 9:39 pm

Here are some more events taking place in Australia:

20th-21st February Perth Open
Perth Chess Club, Perth, Western Australia.
www.cawa.org.au

30th April-3rd May Gold Cup FIDE Open
Rothwell, Queensland, Australia.
www.caq.org.au

24th-25th July Wendy Terry Memorial
Rothwell, Queensland, Australia.
www.caq.org.au

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Re: Obscure International OTB Events Going Ahead in 2021

Post by Simon Rogers » Sun Feb 21, 2021 5:00 pm

Here are two more events taking place in Australia:

1st-5th April The 02C Doeberl Cup
Canberra Southern Cross Club.
Woden, Australian Capital Territory, Australia.
Australia's longest running weekend tournament.
Previous winners include Tony Miles, Ian Rogers and David Smerdon.

21st-22nd June The Bundaberg Open
Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia.

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Re: Obscure International OTB Events Going Ahead in 2021

Post by Simon Rogers » Sat Mar 06, 2021 9:25 pm

The New Zealand Chess Federation calendar has been updated with a load more events announced.

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Re: Obscure International OTB Events Going Ahead in 2021

Post by LawrenceCooper » Sat Mar 06, 2021 9:33 pm

Simon Rogers wrote:
Sun Feb 21, 2021 5:00 pm
Here are two more events taking place in Australia:

1st-5th April The 02C Doeberl Cup
Canberra Southern Cross Club.
Woden, Australian Capital Territory, Australia.
Australia's longest running weekend tournament.
Previous winners include Tony Miles, Ian Rogers and David Smerdon.
Including a couple of familiar names from my 4NCL team: https://www.doeberlcup.com.au/registry/ ... BnS2SN0M80

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Re: Obscure International OTB Events Going Ahead in 2021

Post by Nick Burrows » Sat Mar 06, 2021 10:32 pm

These are taking place in Italy including:

http://chess-results.com/tnr547993.aspx?lan=16

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Re: Obscure International OTB Events Going Ahead in 2021

Post by NickFaulks » Sat Mar 06, 2021 11:14 pm

Nick Burrows wrote:
Sat Mar 06, 2021 10:32 pm
These are taking place in Italy including:

http://chess-results.com/tnr547993.aspx?lan=16
Not registered for FIDE rating.
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Re: Obscure International OTB Events Going Ahead in 2021

Post by Alex McFarlane » Sat Mar 06, 2021 11:33 pm

NickFaulks wrote:
Sat Mar 06, 2021 11:14 pm
Not registered for FIDE rating.
But claiming norms!! The Chief Arbiter is listed as AI. I assume this means an un-named International Arbiter rather than an artificial intelligence.

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