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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.

December 10th-18th 2016 - Australasian Masters, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA.
See http://www.chessvictoria.org.au/site/victorianchess/2016-australasian-masters.
Kiwis abroad: CM Alphaeus Ang is playing in the IM-norm event.

 

January 1st-11th, 2017 - 124th New Zealand Chess Congress, Wellington.
Organised by the Wellington Chess Club. The NZ Open will be staged at The CQ Hotels, 213-223 Cuba St, Wellington, as a 9-round Swiss-system over 9 days (1st-9th January), plus the NZ Open Rapidplay and NZ Open Blitz Championship over two days (10th-11th January), and the NZ Junior Open (4th-9th January; mornings). PLEASE NOTE THIS IS AN OPEN EVENT, and overseas players are welcome to participate in all sections. E-mail Ross Jackson, Wellington Chess Club President, on lrjackson@xtra.co.nz. Download entry form here (pdf document). The NZ Open will be a Poison Pawn Grand Prix superclass event; the Rapid and Junior will also carry Grand Prix points. Support from the Kasparov Chess Foundation Asia-Pacific is gratefully acknowledged.
Entries are going up at www.nzchessmag.com/wellingtonchessclub/congress2017open

The NZCF AGM will be held at 7pm on Tuesday January 3rd.

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January 2nd-12th 2017 - Australian Chess Open, Brisbane, AUSTRALIA.
See http://caq.org.au/aus-open-2017/.
Kiwis abroad: CM Alphaeus Ang, Tony Dowden, Nadia Braganza, Eva Lourenco

 

January 14th-20th 2017 - Oceania Zonal, Auckland.
The prestigious FIDE World Championship qualifying competitions, open to all players from Oceania Federations. Venue: Waipuna Conference Centre, Mount Wellington, Auckland: book at special rates using the code OCEA0117; phone 0800 924 786 or email res@waipunahotel.co.nz. Hosted by the New Zealand Chess Federation. Enquiries to Chief Organiser Paul Spiller on spillerfamily.enterprise@xtra.co.nz. Download entry form here (pdf document). This event will be a Poison Pawn Grand Prix event.
Those entering from outside New Zealand can pay at http://www.chessaustralia.com.au/?p=catalog&g=events&site=chess in Australian dollars, by Paypal or credit card.
Entries listed on Vega: Open; Women's.

 

January 23rd 2017 - January ACC Junior Rapid, Auckland.
Organiser: Alex Huang, mcr.flw@hotmail.com. Venue: Aotea Square. 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 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.

 

February 12th 2017 - Hawke's Bay Rapid, Napier.
Organised by the Hawke's Bay Chess Club. This event is a Poison Pawn Grand Prix class 1 event. Download the entry form here (pdf document).

 

February 19th 2017 - February 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 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.

 

February 25th 2017 - Bay of Plenty Rapid, Mt. Maunganui.
Organised by the Mt. Maunganui RSA Chess Club. This event is a Poison Pawn Grand Prix class 1 event. Download the entry form here (pdf document).
Follow the events on Vega: BoP Rapid A; BoP Rapid B; BoP Rapid Junior.

 

March 4th 2017 - Tairawhiti Rapid, Gisborne.
Details will follow. This event is expected to be FIDE and nationally rated, and a part of the 2017 NZ Chess Grand Prix. Download the entry form here (pdf document).

 

March 5th 2017 - March 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 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.

 

March 18th 2017 - Latvian Rapid, Auckland.
Details will follow. This event is expected to be FIDE and nationally rated, and a part of the 2017 NZ Chess Grand Prix. Download the entry form here (pdf document).

 

March 24th-26th 2017 - Wellington Open, Wellington.
Details will follow. This event is expected to be FIDE and nationally rated, and a part of the 2017 NZ Chess Grand Prix.

 

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 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.

 

April 21st-23rd 2017 - ACC Weekender, Auckland.
Details will follow. This event is expected to be FIDE and nationally rated, and a part of the 2017 NZ Chess Grand Prix.

 

April 21st-30th 2017 - World Schools, Iasi, ROMANIA.
No further details at present.

 

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 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 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 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 is expected to be part of the 2017 NZ Chess Grand Prix.

 

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

 

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.

 

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. Chief Arbiter: IA Herman van Riemsdijk. Further details to follow.

 

October 11th-15th 2017 - South Island and South Island Rapid Championships, Dunedin.
Download the entry forms here (pdf document). More information at the official website of Otago Chess Club, http://home.clear.net.nz/pages/otagochess/.

 

November 6th-19th 2017 - World Senior Championships, Acqui Terme, ITALY.
No further details at present.

 

December 2nd 2017 - Papatoetoe Rapid Open, Auckland.
Details will follow. This event is expected to be FIDE and nationally rated, and a part of the 2017 NZ Chess Grand Prix.

 

December 3rd 2017 - Papatoetoe Junior Rapid Open, Auckland.
Details will follow. This event is expected to be FIDE and nationally rated, and a part of the 2017 NZ Chess Grand Prix.

 

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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