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NZCF events
Bids/expressions of interest are welcome for organising official NZCF events for 2017 and 2018. It is recommended Expressions of Interest be submitted 12-15 months in advance.

FIDE events
I have added a number of FIDE World and Asian events to this calendar. At present I have no further information on most of them - if formal invitations are received, I will add details. Please be aware that the dates and venues may be provisional.

NZCF Junior events
NZCF New Zealand Interschools page. Events just for juniors include the New Zealand Interschools Championships - qualifying events are held in schools and other locations around the country. Consult your local chess club for details, or email the Interschools Coordinator Craig Hall. Schools please note that only official NZCF Interschools qualifying events generate qualifiers for the New Zealand Interschools National Finals.

April 2nd 2017 - April ACC Junior Rapid, Auckland.
Organiser: Alex Huang, mcr.flw@hotmail.com. Venue: Auckland Chess Centre, 17 Cromwell St, Mount Eden: www.aucklandchess.nz. A six-round swiss-system rapid event for juniors only, with a time control of 15 minutes per player for the game with an increment of 5 seconds per move from move 1. Entry fee: $20. Space is limited so enter early! Prizes: 1st $120, 2nd $70, 3rd $60, 4th $50, best under-13 book prize, best under-10 book prize, best under-1000 rating - book prize. This event is a Poison Pawn Grand Prix in Association with D & D Financial Consultants Ltd class 3 event, with points in the Junior and U12/U1200 categories. Schedule: please be present by 9:15am. Rounds at 9:30, 10:30, 11:30, 13:00, 14:00, and 15:00. Prize-giving as soon as possible after the last game has finished. Download the entry form here (pdf document; may be used for any of the series of 2017 ACC Junior Rapids).
Follow the event on Vega: http://www.aucklandchess.nz/vega/2017j/April/

Tournament regulations:
No player can win more than 1 prize.
Age prizes awarded in Bands, i.e. a player eligible for the Under 10 section cannot win an Under 13 prize.
Cash prizes shared, no tie-breaks.
The NZCF Interschools Good Sportsmanship rule applies – accidental illegal moves must be retracted, but do not lose the game.

 

April 13th-17th 2017 - Doeberl Cup, Canberra, AUSTRALIA.
See http://www.doeberlcup.com.au/ for full details of this international event.
Kiwis abroad: Sravan Renjith is playing in the Major.

 

April 14th-16th 2017 - Wellington Open, Wellington.
Venue: CQ Hotel, Cuba St, Wellington. A six-round swiss-system tournament which will be FIDE and nationally rated where possible. Time control: 90 minutes for the game with an increment of 30 seconds per move from move 1. Entry fee: $65 ($50 for juniors). Prizes: 1st $250, 2nd $150, 3rd $100, with grade prizes and best junior. This is a Poison Pawn Grand Prix in Association with D & D Financial Consultants Ltd class 2 event. Download the entry form here (pdf document).

 

April 21st-May 1st 2017 - World Schools, Iasi, ROMANIA.
Download full details here (pdf document). There are no free places so no selection procedure; anyone may enter but must do so through NZCF. Please be aware that NZCF requires that all players under the age of 15 travel with a parent or guardian.

Applications closed

 

April 22nd, 23rd, and 25th 2017 - ACC ANZAC Weekender, Auckland.
Organised by the Auckland Chess Centre. Venue: Auckland Chess Centre, 17 Cromwell, St, Mount Eden, Auckland. An Open tournament, a 6-round Swiss system with a Standard time control of all moves in 90 minutes with an increment of 30 seconds per move from move one. (The event will be NZCF Standard rated and FIDE rated where possible). Non-NZL players must have FIDE ID issued by their chess federation. Entry fee: $50. No entries accepted after 9am 22nd April. A half-point bye may be requested in any of rounds 1-4; a zero-point by may be requested in any round. Only first 50 fully paid entries accepted due to space constraints. Prizefund: 1st $300, 2nd $200, 3rd $100, 4th $75. Plus Grade Prizes to the value of $725. (No player may claim more than one prize. In the event of a tie, prize money will be shared. Players eligible for open or grade prize would receive the highest monetary value prize.) Round times: Saturday 22nd April, players' meeting 9:15, rd 1 9:30; rd 2 14:30; Sunday 23rd April, rd 3 9:30, rd 4 14:30; Tuesday 25th April, rd 5 9:30, rd 6 14:30. Please note - no games on Monday 24th! Prizegiving when games have finished. Details from Mike Steadman, steadmanm@hotmail.com. This event is a Poison Pawn Grand Prix in Association with D & D Financial Consultants Ltd class 1 event. Download the entry form here (pdf document).
Follow the event on Vega: ACC ANZAC.

 

April 28th - May 1st 2017 - Churchie International, Brisbane, AUSTRALIA.
A 7-round swiss-system international FIDE-rated event with a time control of all moves in 90 minutes with an increment of 30 seconds per move from the start. Enquiries: Chief Organiser Max Condon, email Max.Condon@churchie.com.au. Download the entry form here (pdf document).

 

May 1st-10th 2017 - Asian Junior Championships (under 20), Shiraz, IRAN.
Download full information here (pdf document). NZ is entitled to one official player in the Open, one in the Girls', and one Head of Delegation - full board is provided for each (double or triple-share accommodation). All fees (registration, entry, etc) must be paid in cash to the organisers on arrival in Shiraz. Entries must be registered through NZCF so please contact Helen Milligan immediately if you are interested. The closing date for registrations is April 5th and NZCF needs to make selections if more than one person applies for any category.

Deadline for Applications: March 31st

 

May 6th, 13th and 14th 2017 - ACC May Weekender, Auckland.
Organised by the Auckland Chess Centre. Venue: Auckland Chess Centre, 17 Cromwell, St, Mount Eden, Auckland. An Open tournament, a 6-round Swiss system with a Standard time control of all moves in 90 minutes with an increment of 30 seconds per move from move one. (The event will be NZCF Standard rated and FIDE rated where possible). Non-NZL players must have FIDE ID issued by their chess federation. Entry fee: $50. No entries accepted after 9am 22nd April. A half-point bye may be requested in any of rounds 1-4; a zero-point by may be requested in any round. Only first 50 fully paid entries accepted due to space constraints. Prizefund: 1st $300, 2nd $200, 3rd $100, 4th $75. Plus Grade Prizes to the value of $725. (No player may claim more than one prize. In the event of a tie, prize money will be shared. Players eligible for open or grade prize would receive the highest monetary value prize.) Round times: Saturday 6th May, players' meeting 9:15, rd 1 9:30; rd 2 14:30; Saturday 13th May, rd 3 9:30, rd 4 14:30; Sunday 14th May, rd 5 9:30, rd 6 14:30. Please note - event is split over two weekends! Prizegiving when games have finished. Details from Mike Steadman, steadmanm@hotmail.com. This event is a Poison Pawn Grand Prix in Association with D & D Financial Consultants Ltd class 1 event. Download the entry form here (pdf document).
Follow the event on Vega: ACC May Weekender.

 

May 7th 2017 - May ACC Junior Rapid, Auckland.
Organiser: Alex Huang, mcr.flw@hotmail.com. Venue: Auckland Chess Centre, 17 Cromwell St, Mount Eden: www.aucklandchess.nz. A six-round swiss-system rapid event for juniors only, with a time control of 15 minutes per player for the game with an increment of 5 seconds per move from move 1. Entry fee: $20. Space is limited so enter early! Prizes: 1st $120, 2nd $70, 3rd $60, 4th $50, best under-13 book prize, best under-10 book prize, best under-1000 rating - book prize. This event is a Poison Pawn Grand Prix in Association with D & D Financial Consultants Ltd class 3 event, with points in the Junior and U12/U1200 categories. Schedule: please be present by 9:15am. Rounds at 9:30, 10:30, 11:30, 13:00, 14:00, and 15:00. Prize-giving as soon as possible after the last game has finished. Download the entry form here (pdf document; may be used for any of the series of 2017 ACC Junior Rapids).
Vega links will be added here.

Tournament regulations:
No player can win more than 1 prize.
Age prizes awarded in Bands, i.e. a player eligible for the Under 10 section cannot win an Under 13 prize.
Cash prizes shared, no tie-breaks.
The NZCF Interschools Good Sportsmanship rule applies – accidental illegal moves must be retracted, but do not lose the game.

 

May 11th-22nd 2017 - Asian Individual Championships, Chengdu, CHINA.
Download full details here (pdf document). NZL is entitled to one player in the Open and one in the Women's - double or triple-share rooms will be provided by the organisers. Travel expenses and entry/registration fees must be paid by the players. NZCF will carry out a selection process if necessary. If you are interested please contact Helen Milligan as soon as possible.

Deadline for Applications: March 31st

 

June 1st-5th 2017 - FIDE World Cadets Rapid & Blitz Chess Championships, Minsk, BELARUS.
Official website: http://chess-school.by/. Download full information here (pdf document). Players may enter directly (no need to go through NZCF). Download registration form here (Word document).

 

June 3rd-5th 2017 - 40th Trusts Chess Open, Auckland.
Venue: Te Pai Centre, Cnr Lincoln Rd and Te Pai Place, Henderson, Auckland. Organised by Waitakere Chess Club. Anticipated to be a Superclass Poison Pawn Grand Prix in Association with D & D Financial Consultants Ltd event. $4500 in prize-money. Four separate tournaments – A, B, C and Junior (under 12 and under 1200). The A and B tournaments will be FIDE rated. All four tournaments will be NZCF rated if possible. Enquiries: International Organiser Bob Smith caissa@vodafone.co.nz ph 0274786282. Download the entry form here (pdf document).

 

June 10th 2017 - Otago Winter Rapid Tournament, Dunedin.
Venue: Otago Chess Club, 7 Maitland Street, Dunedin. 5-round swiss system open rapid with a time control of all moves in 30 minutes. Schedule: players' meeting at 12:15 pm and play starts at 12:30pm. Entry fee: $10. Not NZCF rated. Further enquiries to Quentin Johnson, email otagochess@clear.net.nz, phone (03) 473 7853. Designed for casual or serious players to play some tournament chess with minimal barriers to entry. Cash prizes, with at least one grade depending on entries. The highest aggregate score over three events wins the trophy. See http://home.clear.net.nz/pages/otagochess/Tournaments.html#openrapids for full details and entry form. One of a series of Otago Westpac 30-30 Trophy Open Rapid Tournaments.

 

June 11th 2017 - June ACC Junior Rapid, Auckland.
Organiser: Alex Huang, mcr.flw@hotmail.com. Venue: Auckland Chess Centre, 17 Cromwell St, Mount Eden: www.aucklandchess.nz. A six-round swiss-system rapid event for juniors only, with a time control of 15 minutes per player for the game with an increment of 5 seconds per move from move 1. Entry fee: $20. Space is limited so enter early! Prizes: 1st $120, 2nd $70, 3rd $60, 4th $50, best under-13 book prize, best under-10 book prize, best under-1000 rating - book prize. This event is a Poison Pawn Grand Prix in Association with D & D Financial Consultants Ltd class 3 event, with points in the Junior and U12/U1200 categories. Schedule: please be present by 9:15am. Rounds at 9:30, 10:30, 11:30, 13:00, 14:00, and 15:00. Prize-giving as soon as possible after the last game has finished. Download the entry form here (pdf document; may be used for any of the series of 2017 ACC Junior Rapids).
Vega links will be added here.

Tournament regulations:
No player can win more than 1 prize.
Age prizes awarded in Bands, i.e. a player eligible for the Under 10 section cannot win an Under 13 prize.
Cash prizes shared, no tie-breaks.
The NZCF Interschools Good Sportsmanship rule applies – accidental illegal moves must be retracted, but do not lose the game.

 

June 24th 2017 - Upper Hutt Rapid, Upper Hutt.
Details will follow. This event will be a Poison Pawn Grand Prix in Association with D & D Financial Consultants Ltd class 1 event.

 

June 30th 2017 - Auckland Girls Chess Championship, Auckland.
Organised by Waitakere Chess Club. Venue: Mt Albert War Memorial Hall, 751-761 New North Rd, Mt Albert. Format: three separate 6-round tournaments in age groups (over 12, under 12, under 10). Time control: 15 minutes for the game with an increment of 5 seconds per move from move one. Entry fee: $17.50 per person. Prizes: Auckland age group titles will be awarded for under 18, under 16, under 14, under 12, under 10 and under 8, where the ages are as at 1st January 2017. (At least three players required in each age group for title to be awarded). All players will receive participation certificates. Trophies and medals will be posted to schools for presentation at Assembly. Schedule: Players' meeting 9:00am, first round 9:10am. Contact: Bruce Pollard, phone 0274 358 674, email: bruce.pollard@ymail.com or Viv or Bob Smith, phone 021 1623342 or 0274 786 282. Download entry form here (pdf document).

 

July 11th-14th 2017 - NZ Junior Chess Championship, Auckland.
Organised by the Auckland Chess Centre. Venue: Auckland Chess Centre, 17 Cromwell, St, Mount Eden, Auckland. Players must be under the age of 20 on 1st January 2017. A 7-round Swiss system with a standard time control of all moves in 90 minutes with an increment of 30 seconds per move from move one. (The event will be NZCF Standard rated and FIDE rated where possible). Non-NZL players must have FIDE ID issued by their chess federation. Entry fee: $40. Only first 70 fully paid entries accepted due to space constraints. Details from Mike Steadman, steadmanm@hotmail.com. This event is a Poison Pawn Grand Prix in Association with D & D Financial Consultants Ltd class 1 event. Download entry form here (pdf document); gives full information on schedule and prizes.
Follow the event on Vega: NZ Junior.

 

July 14th 2017 - NZ Junior Blitz Championship, Auckland.
Organised by the Auckland Chess Centre. Venue: Auckland Chess Centre, 17 Cromwell, St, Mount Eden, Auckland. Players must be under the age of 20 on 1st January 2017. A 9-round Swiss system with a time control of all moves in 3 minutes with an increment of 2 seconds per move from move one. (The event will be FIDE rated where possible). Non-NZL players must have FIDE ID issued by their chess federation. Entry fee: $20. Only first 70 fully paid entries accepted due to space constraints. Details from Mike Steadman, steadmanm@hotmail.com. Download entry form here (pdf document); gives full information on schedule and prizes.
Follow the event on Vega: NZ Junior Blitz.

 

July 15th 2017 - NZ Junior Rapid Championship, Auckland.
Organised by the Auckland Chess Centre. Venue: Auckland Chess Centre, 17 Cromwell, St, Mount Eden, Auckland. Players must be under the age of 20 on 1st January 2017. A 6-round Swiss system with a time control of all moves in 25 minutes with an increment of 5 seconds per move from move one. (The event will be NZCF Rapid rated and FIDE rated where possible). Non-NZL players must have FIDE ID issued by their chess federation. Entry fee: $40. Only first 70 fully paid entries accepted due to space constraints. Details from Mike Steadman, steadmanm@hotmail.com. This event is a Poison Pawn Grand Prix in Association with D & D Financial Consultants Ltd class 1 event. Download entry form here (pdf document); gives full information on schedule and prizes.
Follow the event on Vega: NZ Junior Rapid.

 

July 16th 2017 - North Island Rapid Championship, Auckland.
Organised by the Auckland Chess Centre. Venue: Auckland Chess Centre, 17 Cromwell, St, Mount Eden, Auckland. A 6-round Swiss system with a time control of all moves in 25 minutes with an increment of 5 seconds per move from move one. (The event will be NZCF Rapid rated and FIDE rated where possible). Non-NZL players must have FIDE ID issued by their chess federation. Entry fee: $50. Only first 70 fully paid entries accepted due to space constraints. Details from Mike Steadman, steadmanm@hotmail.com. This event is a Poison Pawn Grand Prix in Association with D & D Financial Consultants Ltd class 1 event. Download entry form here (pdf document); gives full information on schedule and prizes.
Follow the event on Vega: North Island Rapid.

 

July 18th-22nd 2017 - North Island Chess Championship, Auckland.
Organised by the Auckland Chess Centre. Venue: Auckland Chess Centre, 17 Cromwell, St, Mount Eden, Auckland. A 9-round Swiss system with a standard time control of all moves in 90 minutes with an increment of 30 seconds per move from move one. (The event will be NZCF Standard rated and FIDE rated where possible). Non-NZL players must have FIDE ID issued by their chess federation. Entry fee: $50. Only first 70 fully paid entries accepted due to space constraints. Details from Mike Steadman, steadmanm@hotmail.com. This event is a Poison Pawn Grand Prix in Association with D & D Financial Consultants Ltd class 1 event. Download entry form here (pdf document); gives full information on schedule and prizes.
Follow the event on Vega: North Island Championship.

 

July 22nd 2017 - North Island Blitz Championship, Auckland.
Organised by the Auckland Chess Centre. Venue: Auckland Chess Centre, 17 Cromwell, St, Mount Eden, Auckland. A 9-round Swiss system with a time control of all moves in 3 minutes with an increment of 2 seconds per move from move one. (The event will be FIDE rated where possible). Non-NZL players must have FIDE ID issued by their chess federation. Entry fee: $20. Only first 70 fully paid entries accepted due to space constraints. Details from Mike Steadman, steadmanm@hotmail.com. Download entry form here (pdf document); gives full information on schedule and prizes.
Follow the event on Vega: North Island Blitz.

 

July 20th-30th 2017 - Asian Schools Championships , Panjin Lianoing, CHINA.
No further details at present.

 

August 21st-31st 2017 - World Cadet U-8,10, 12 Chess Championships, Brasilia, BRAZIL.
No further details at present.

 

August 25th - September 4th 2017 - Malaysian Chess Festival, Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA.
Download brochure here (pdf document). I will add further details when I receive them Check out also gilachess.blogspot.com for updates.

 

September 1st-3rd 2017 - NZ Seniors Championship, Mt. Maunganui.
Venue: The Hillier Centre, 31 Gloucester Rd, Mt Maunganui. A 6-round swiss-system event for players turning 50 or older in 2017. NZ Senior and Veterans titles at stake. FIDE and NZ rated, where possible. Time control: 90 minutes plus 30 seconds a move from move one. This event will be a Poison Pawn Grand Prix in Association with D & D Financial Consultants Ltd class 1 event. More details to come. Enquiries: IO Bob Smith, email caissa@vodafone.co.nz or phone 0274786282.

 

September 2nd 2017 - Otago Spring Rapid Tournament, Dunedin.
Venue: Otago Chess Club, 7 Maitland Street, Dunedin. 5-round swiss system open rapid with a time control of all moves in 30 minutes. Schedule: players' meeting at 12:15 pm and play starts at 12:30pm. Entry fee: $10. Not NZCF rated. Further enquiries to Quentin Johnson, email otagochess@clear.net.nz, phone (03) 473 7853. Designed for casual or serious players to play some tournament chess with minimal barriers to entry. Cash prizes, with at least one grade depending on entries. The highest aggregate score over three events wins the trophy. See http://home.clear.net.nz/pages/otagochess/Tournaments.html#openrapids for full details and entry form. One of a series of Otago Westpac 30-30 Trophy Open Rapid Tournaments.

 

September 16th-26th 2017 - World Youth U-14, 16, 18 Chess Championships, Montevideo, URUGUAY.
No further details at present.

 

September 30th - October 1st 2017 - National Interschools Final, Christchurch.
This is the elite event of the school pupils' calendar! Qualifying teams from throughout New Zealand will descend on Christchurch for the official New Zealand Chess Federation Interschools Final. The prestigious NZCF Interschool championship, running since 2001, begins with regional NZCF qualifying tournaments throughout New Zealand. Finals venue: Te Hapua, Christchurch (capacity 75 teams /300 players), with library, swimming pool and café. Organiser: Canterbury Chess Club, Craig Hall, e-mail hallc@paradise.net.nz.

 

Sepember 30th - October 8th 2017 - George Trundle NZ Masters Tournament, Auckland.
Sponsored by the Auckland Chess Centre. Venue: Auckland Chess Centre, 17 Cromwell, St, Mount Eden (spectators welcome). 10-player all-play-all tournament with IM norms. Entry to the Masters is by invitation only. Concurrently there will be a Qualifiers event and a Reserves. Further details will be available in due course.
Follow the events on Vega: Masters, Qualifiers, Reserves.

 

October 1st-16th 2017 - World Junior and Girls U-20 Chess Championships, Tarvisio, ITALY.
No further details at present.

 

October 9th-15th 2017 - Asian Senior Championships, Auckland.
Provisionally awarded to NZ - awaiting final confirmation from the Asian Chess Federation. Organiser IO Paul Spiller - paulsspiller@outlook.com – on behalf of the New Zealand Chess Federation. Further details to follow.

 

October 11th-14th 2017 - South Island Championship, Dunedin.
Venue: Otago Chess Club, 7 Maitland Street, Dunedin. Download the entry forms here (pdf document - Championship and Rapid). More information at the official website of Otago Chess Club, http://home.clear.net.nz/pages/otagochess/. 8-round swiss-system event, NZCF and FIDE rated if possible. Non-NZL players must have FIDE ID issued by their own federation. Schedule: games at 9:30am and 3pm. Time control: all moves in 90 minutes with an increment of 30 seconds per move from move 1. This is a Poison Pawn Grand Prix in Association with D & D Financial Consultants Ltd class 1 event.

 

October 15th 2017 - South Island Rapid Championship, Dunedin.
Venue: Otago Chess Club, 7 Maitland Street, Dunedin. Download the entry forms here (pdf document - Championship and Rapid). More information at the official website of Otago Chess Club, http://home.clear.net.nz/pages/otagochess/. 6-round swiss-system event, NZCF rated if possible. Schedule: players' meeting at 10am; round 1 at 10:30am. Time control: all moves in 25 minutes with an increment of 5 seconds per move from move 1. This is a Poison Pawn Grand Prix in Association with D & D Financial Consultants Ltd class 3 event.

 

October 21st-23rd 2017 - Merv Morrison Memorial, Auckland.
Organised by the Auckland Chess Centre. Venue: Auckland Chess Centre, 17 Cromwell, St, Mount Eden, Auckland. An Open tournament, a 6-round Swiss system with a Standard time control of all moves in 90 minutes with an increment of 30 seconds per move from move one. (The event will be NZCF Standard rated and FIDE rated where possible). Non-NZL players must have FIDE ID issued by their chess federation. Entry fee: $50. No entries accepted after 9am 22nd April. A half-point bye may be requested in any of rounds 1-4; a zero-point by may be requested in any round. Only first 50 fully paid entries accepted due to space constraints. Prizefund: Open 1st $300, 2nd $200, 3rd $100. Under 1800: 1st $220 (and Merv Morrison Trophy for 2017), 2nd $180, 3rd $80. Plus Grade Prizes to the value of $300. (No player may claim more than one prize. In the event of a tie, prize money will be shared. Players eligible for open, under 1800 or other grade prize would receive the highest monetary value prize.) Round times: Saturday 21st October, players' meeting 9:15, rd 1 9:30; rd 2 14:30; Sunday 22nd October, rd 3 9:30, rd 4 14:30; Monday 23rd October, rd 5 9:30, rd 6 14:30. Prizegiving when games have finished. Details from Mike Steadman, steadmanm@hotmail.com. This event is a Poison Pawn Grand Prix in Association with D & D Financial Consultants Ltd class 1 event. Download the entry form here (pdf document).
Follow the event on Vega: Merv Morrison.

 

November 6th-19th 2017 - World Senior Championships, Acqui Terme, ITALY.
Download full details here (pdf document). Website of the organisers is here: http://www.arcoworldchess.com/. Anyone who is old enough can play but please note that entries must be made through NZCF. Qualifiers from the 2016 Asian Seniors must register by 15th September at the latest to receive free accommodation. Please contact Helen Milligan if you are interested.

 

December 2nd 2017 - Otago Summer Rapid Tournament, Dunedin.
Venue: Otago Chess Club, 7 Maitland Street, Dunedin. 5-round swiss system open rapid with a time control of all moves in 30 minutes. Schedule: players' meeting at 12:15 pm and play starts at 12:30pm. Entry fee: $10. Not NZCF rated. Further enquiries to Quentin Johnson, email otagochess@clear.net.nz, phone (03) 473 7853. Designed for casual or serious players to play some tournament chess with minimal barriers to entry. Cash prizes, with at least one grade depending on entries. The highest aggregate score over three events wins the trophy. See http://home.clear.net.nz/pages/otagochess/Tournaments.html#openrapids for full details and entry form. One of a series of Otago Westpac 30-30 Trophy Open Rapid Tournaments.

 

December 2nd 2017 - Papatoetoe Rapid Open, Auckland.
Venue: St George (formerly RSA) Bowling Club, 86 Cambridge Tce, Papatoetoe. Three 6-round swiss-system rapid-play tournaments. Time control 25 min + 5 sec/move. NZCF and FIDE-rated; non-NZL players must have a FIDE ID (please get one from your federation before the event, if you don't have one yet). Entry fee: $50 for A & B-Grade, $40 for C-Grade. Prizefund: A-Grade (1800+): 1st $350, 2nd $200, 3rd $120, 4th $80, grade prizes $100. B-Grade (1500-1799): 1st $200, 2nd $120, 3rd $80, grade prizes $80. C-Grade (below 1500): 1st $120, 2nd $80, 3rd $50, grade prizes $60. Schedule: players' meeting 9:00am. Rounds at 9:30am, 10:45 am, 12:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:15pm, and 4:30pm. This event is a Poison Pawn Grand Prix in Association with D & D Financial Consultants Ltd class 1 event. More details from Barry Hooton, email barryhooton@xtra.co.nz. Download entry form here. Note also the Junior Rapid the following day...

 

December 3rd 2017 - Papatoetoe Junior Rapid Open, Auckland.
Venue: St George (formerly RSA) Bowling Club, 86 Cambridge Tce, Papatoetoe. Players must be under the age of 20 on 1st January 2017. 6-round swiss-system rapid-play tournament. Time control 25 min + 5 sec/move. NZCF and FIDE-rated; non-NZL players must have a FIDE ID (please get one from your federation before the event, if you don't have one yet). Entry fee: $20. Prizefund: 1st $100, 2nd $60, 3rd $40, with $40 for the highest placed girl and medallions for age group categories.Schedule: players' meeting 9:00am. Rounds at 9:30am, 10:45 am, 12:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:15pm, and 4:30pm. This event is a Poison Pawn Grand Prix in Association with D & D Financial Consultants Ltd class 3 event. More details from Barry Hooton, email barryhooton@xtra.co.nz. Download entry form here.

 

December 10th - 20th 2017 - World Youth U-16 Chess Olympiad, Ahmedabad, INDIA.
No further details at present.

 

January 1st-12th 2018 - 125th New Zealand Chess Congress, Palmerston North.
Venue: the Copthorne Hotel, Palmerston North. Organised by the Manawatu Knights Chess Club, contact Mark Noble on xn7223@paradise.net.nz. The main event is an Open Championship - with overseas players eligible to participate. Download the entry form here (pdf document).

Full details and links: MillenniumHotels.com New Zealand Open Championship

 

February 24th 2018 - Bay of Plenty Rapid, Mt. Maunganui.
Organised by the Mt. Maunganui RSA Chess Club. This event will be a Poison Pawn Grand Prix in Association with D & D Financial Consultants Ltd event. Details will follow.

 

September 23rd - October 7th 2018 - 43rd World Chess Olympiad , Batumi, GEORGIA.
No further details at present.

 

November 24th - December 3rd 2018 - World Youth U-16 Chess Olympiad , Manavgat-Antalya, TURKEY.
No further details at present.

 

Other Junior events
Check out Chess Power's calendar for school events and the year-long series, the Sarapu Cup. See also Chess Power's NZ Chess Academy.

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