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NZCF events
Bids/expressions of interest are welcome for official NZCF events for 2016.

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.

May 25th - June 5th 2016 - Asian Individual Championship (Open and Women), Tashkent, UZBEKISTAN.
Full information can be downloaded here (pdf document). New Zealand is entitled to one official player (ie free shared hotel accommodation) in the Open and one in the Women's. Others can play subject to rating limits (there will be a selection procedure for the official place if there are multiple applications). Entry/registration fees apply, and all players must pay their own travel expenses. See also https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/uzbekistan.
Kiwis abroad: FM Stephen Lukey - follow his progress at http://www.chess-results.com/tnr222019.aspx?lan=1

 

May 29th - June 7th 2016 - ASEAN+ Age Group Championships, THAILAND.
To be held in the Dusit Thani in Pattaya. Information at http://aseanagegroupchess.com/17th-asean-age-group-open-chess-championships-2016/. Full details now available for download (pdf document). Players are responsible for their own expenses. Entries may be made directly to the organiser but please contact Helen Milligan if you intend to play - I have copies of the registration forms you need. Please be aware that NZCF will appoint the one 'official/coach' mentioned. You are reminded that NZCF requires any player under the age of 15 to travel with a parent or guardian.
Kiwis abroad: Sravan Renjith (under 8) and Helen Milligan (Seniors 50+).

This event is going ahead, without the award of FIDE direct titles.

 

June 4th-6th 2016 - 39th Trusts Chess Open, Auckland.
Venue: Te Pai Centre, Cnr Lincoln Rd and Te Pai Place, Henderson, Auckland. Organised by Waitakere Chess Club. Time control: 90 minutes plus 30 seconds a move from move 1. Four separate swiss tournaments - A (1800+), B (1500 to 1999), C (under 1500), Junior (under 12 and under 1200). This event will be a Poison Pawn Grand Prix superclass event. Total Prize-fund: $4500. Entry fee: $60 for A, B, C. $45 for Junior. GMs and IMs free. Discounts for FMs and more than one family member. Download entry form here (pdf document). Special accommodation rates available at nearby Quality Lincoln Green Hotel. Please quote "Trusts Chess Open" when booking. Enquiries: International Organiser Bob Smith caissa@vodafone.co.nz ph 0274786282.
Follow the event on Vega: A-Grade; B-Grade; C-Grade; Junior.

 

June 11th 2016 - 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. This is part of a series of rapidplay events designed to encourage local players to come and take part. See http://home.clear.net.nz/pages/otagochess/tournaments.html for full details and entry form. One of a series of Otago Westpac 30-30 Trophy Open Rapid Tournaments.

 

June 18th 2016 - Waikato Rapid, Hamilton.
The Hamilton Chess Club will be hosting a rapid tournament in three divisions at St. Paul's Collegiate School. Open, under 1800, and under 1200 Junior. It will be nationally rated and the Open Division will also be FIDE rated. This event is a Poison Pawn Grand Prix class 1 event. More details to follow. Contact: Hilton Bennett, hiltonb@wave.co.nz.

 

June 22nd 2016 - 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 2016. (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).

 

June 25th 2016 - Upper Hutt Open "25 + 5" Tournament, Upper Hutt.
Organised by Upper Hutt CC. This event is a Poison Pawn Grand Prix class 2 event. Download entry form here (pdf document).

 

June 26th - July 4th 2016 - World Senior Team Championship, Dresden, GERMANY.
Full details are now available at http://schachfestival.de/images/stories/2016/World_Team_Championships_50_65_2016_Regulations_ENG.pdf. Please contact Helen Milligan if you are interested.

Applications closed

 

July 3rd 2016 - July 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 $50, best under-16 $40, best under-13 $40, best under-10 $40. 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 ACC Junior Rapids). A link to the Vega file showing entries will be posted here; see also the Auckland Chess Centre website.

 

July 9th-18th 2016 - Asian Schools Chess Championships, Tehran, IRAN.
Download full details here (pdf document). Board&lodging will be provided for one player in each category: Open and Girls u7, u9, u11, u13, u15, u17, and in addition one Head of Delegation. If you are interested, please contact Helen Milligan. You are reminded that NZCF requires any player under the age of 15 to travel with a parent or guardian. Please also be aware of compulsory dress rules (for male as well as female) within Iran.

Applications closed

 

July 9th-17th 2016 - 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. Schedule: all games at 2pm except the game on Monday 11th July, which will start earlier, at 1pm. This will be confirmed later. Concurrently there will be a Qualifiers event (10 players rated 2000+; entry fee $100) and a Reserves (10 players rated 1700-1950; entry fee $50). Contact Simon Lyall at Auckland Chess Centre: email simon@darkmere.gen.nz, phone 021 575 233.
Please check the Vega files for current lists of entries.
Masters:
Follow on Vega: George Trundle Masters
Qualifiers:
Follow on Vega: George Trundle Qualifiers
Reserves:
Follow on Vega: George Trundle Reserves

 

July 19th-23rd 2016 - South Island Championship.
Organised by Canterbury Chess Club. Venue: Newbery Lodge, Opawa. Nine-round swiss-system event with a time control of 90 minutes for the game plus an increment of 30 seconds per move from move 1. Entry fee: $110. Prize fund: guaranteed $2000 in cash, books and wine prizes. This event will be a Poison Pawn Grand Prix class 1 event. Sponsored by Southern Trust, Dancing Water Wines and Benson Insurance Brokers.

Buses: Orbiter and routes 28 and 145 go reasonably close to the venue - about 10-15 minutes walk to the venue from the nearest stops.
Orbiter: www.metroinfo.co.nz/timetables/Pages/Timetable.aspx?routeid=Or
Route 28: www.metroinfo.co.nz/timetables/Pages/Timetable.aspx?routeid=28
Route 145: www.metroinfo.co.nz/timetables/Pages/Timetable.aspx?routeid=145
The Orbiter has stops on Riccarton Road near Riccarton Mall and along Whiteleigh Avenue, both areas with a fair number of motels.
Route 28 goes along Cranford Street and Colombo Street, and through the CBD, and passes a few motels/hotels along the way.

 

July 21st-30th 2016 - World Youth U-16 Chess Olympiad , Poprad-Tatry, SLOVAKIA.
Download full details here (pdf document). Teams of 4 or 5 under-16 players; at least one player must be female. One team, plus captain, will receive free board&lodging. Travel costs and various entry/registration fees must be paid by the participants. Please bear in mind that NZCF requires all players under the age of 15 to travel with a parent or guardian. Please contact Helen Milligan if you are interested.

Applications closed

 

July 23rd 2016 - South Island Lightning Championship.
Organised by Canterbury Chess Club. Venue: Newbery Lodge, Opawa. Six-round swiss-system event with a time control of 3 minutes for the game plus an increment of 2 seconds per move from move 1. Entry fee: $35. Sponsored by Southern Trust, Dancing Water Wines and Benson Insurance Brokers.

 

July 24th 2016 - South Island Rapid Championship.
Organised by Canterbury Chess Club. Venue: Newbery Lodge, Opawa. Six-round swiss-system event with a time control of 25 minutes for the game plus an increment of 5 seconds per move from move 1. Entry fee: $50. Prize fund: guaranteed $1000 in cash, books and wine prizes. This event will be a Poison Pawn Grand Prix class 2 event. Sponsored by Southern Trust, Dancing Water Wines and Benson Insurance Brokers.

 

July 29th-31st 2016 - Waikato Open, Hamilton.
Organised by Hamilton Chess Club, website http://hamiltonchess.net. An Open, an under-1800 tournament, and an under-12/under-1200 event, each a six-round Swiss. The Open will be FIDE-rated. This event is a Poison Pawn Grand Prix Class 1 event. More information will follow.

 

July 30th - August 7th 2016 - Commonwealth Championships, Waskaduwa, SRI LANKA.
Download full details here (pdf document). New Zealand is entitled to field one man, one woman, One Senior (Above-60), one Junior Girl (Under-20), one Junior Boy (Under-20) player and one boy and girl each in under-8, 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18 as official entrants.They will receive free board&lodging in a shared (possibly triple-share) room; the players are responsible for their own travel costs and various entry and registration fees. Please contact Helen Milligan if you are interested.

Closing date: May 25th

 

August 7th 2016 - August 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 $50, best under-16 $40, best under-13 $40, best under-10 $40. 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 ACC Junior Rapids). A link to the Vega file showing entries will be posted here; see also the Auckland Chess Centre website.

 

August 7th-21st 2016 - World Junior and Girls U20 Championship, Bhuvaneswar, Orissa, INDIA.
Download full details here (pdf document). New Zealand is entitled to one free place in the Open and one in the Girls'. 'Free' means free board&lodging in a shared room; the players are responsible for their own travel costs and various entry and registration fees. Please contact Helen Milligan if you are interested.

Applications closed

 

August 13th-20th 2016 - Fiji Open, Oceania Senior & Junior Championships, Denarau, FIJI
Details will follow.

 

August 20th-21st 2016 - North Shore Open, Auckland.
Details will follow.

 

August 31st 2016 - South Island School Teams Tournament, Ashburton.
Venue: Ashburton Intermediate School, Walnut Avenue, Ashburton. Contact: Ken Pow, email pw@ashcoll.school.nz. Download more information and entry form here (pdf document).

 

September 1st-14th 2016 - 42nd World Chess Olympiad , Baku, AZERBAIJAN.
DATES CHANGED. See also our Olympiad Page. Contact for Olympiad questions: Hilton Bennett. Also take note of https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/azerbaijan.

Player applications are now closed

 

September 3rd 2016 - 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. This is part of a series of rapidplay events designed to encourage local players to come and take part. See http://home.clear.net.nz/pages/otagochess/tournaments.html for full details and entry form. One of a series of Otago Westpac 30-30 Trophy Open Rapid Tournaments.

 

September 4th 2016 - September 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 $50, best under-16 $40, best under-13 $40, best under-10 $40. 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 ACC Junior Rapids). A link to the Vega file showing entries will be posted here; see also the Auckland Chess Centre website.

 

September 20th - October 4th 2016 - World Youth U14, U16, U18 Championships, Khanty-Mansiysk, RUSSIA.
Download full information here (pdf document). NZ is entitled to one player in each section: Open and Girls u14, u16 and u18. Free board&lodging will be provided to each official player (maximum 6) and one licensed FIDE Trainer. Travel expenses and various entry/registration fees must be paid by the player. If you are interested, please contact Helen Milligan. You are reminded that NZCF requires any player under the age of 15 to travel with a parent or guardian.

Closing date for applications: June 1st

 

September 24th-25th 2016 - NZ Interschools Team Championship Finals, Palmerston North.
Kicking off organiser Mark Noble's two week bonanza of non-stop chess! Winning teams from the nationwide qualifying competitions will compete for the official New Zealand Chess Federation Interschools title. Hosted by Manawatu Knights Chess Club. Qualifiying events: see NZCF New Zealand Interschools page.

 

September 25th 2016 - NZ Junior Blitz, Palmerston North.
Venue: Palmerston North Boys' High School, 263 Featherston St, Palmerston North. Nine-round swiss-system event with a time control of 3 minutes for the game plus an increment of 2 seconds per move from move 1. Entry fee: $20. Contact: Mark Noble, email xn7223@paradise.net.nz. Download entry form here (pdf document). Follow the event on Vega: NZ Junior Blitz

 

September 26th 2016 - NZ Junior Rapid, Palmerston North.
Venue: Palmerston North Boys' High School, 263 Featherston St, Palmerston North. Six-round swiss-system event with a time control of 25 minutes for the game plus an increment of 5 seconds per move from move 1. Entry fee: $40. Contact: Mark Noble, email xn7223@paradise.net.nz. This event is a Poison Pawn Grand Prix class 2 event. Download entry form here (pdf document). Follow the event on Vega: NZ Junior Rapid

 

September 27th-30th 2016 - NZ Junior Championships, Palmerston North.
Venue: Palmerston North Boys' High School, 263 Featherston St, Palmerston North. Seven-round swiss-system event with a time control of 90 minutes for the game plus an increment of 30 seconds per move from move 1. Entry fee: $40. Contact: Mark Noble, email xn7223@paradise.net.nz. This event is a Poison Pawn Grand Prix class 1 event. Download entry form here (pdf document). Follow the event on Vega: NZ Junior

 

October 1st 2016 - Feilding Rapid, Palmerston North.
Venue: Palmerston North Boys' High School, 263 Featherston St, Palmerston North. Six-round swiss-system event with a time control of 25 minutes for the game plus an increment of 5 seconds per move from move 1. Entry fee: $40. Contact: Mark Noble, email xn7223@paradise.net.nz. This event is a Poison Pawn Grand Prix class 3 event. Download entry form here (pdf document). Follow the event on Vega: Feilding Rapid

 

October 1st 2016 - North Island Blitz, Palmerston North.
Venue: Palmerston North Boys' High School, 263 Featherston St, Palmerston North. Nine-round swiss-system event with a time control of 3 minutes for the game plus an increment of 2 seconds per move from move 1. Entry fee: $30. Contact: Mark Noble, email xn7223@paradise.net.nz. Download entry form here (pdf document). Follow the event on Vega: North Island Blitz

 

October 2nd 2016 - North Island Rapid, Palmerston North.
Venue: Palmerston North Boys' High School, 263 Featherston St, Palmerston North. Six-round swiss-system event with a time control of 25 minutes for the game plus an increment of 5 seconds per move from move 1. Entry fee: $60. Contact: Mark Noble, email xn7223@paradise.net.nz. This event is a Poison Pawn Grand Prix class 2 event. Download entry form here (pdf document). Follow the event on Vega: North Island Rapid

 

October 3rd-7th 2016 - North Island Championship, Palmerston North.
Venue: Palmerston North Boys' High School, 263 Featherston St, Palmerston North. Nine-round swiss-system event with a time control of 90 minutes for the game plus an increment of 30 seconds per move from move 1. Entry fee: $80. Contact: Mark Noble, email xn7223@paradise.net.nz. This event is a Poison Pawn Grand Prix class 1 event. Download entry form here (pdf document). Follow the event on Vega: North Island Championship

 

October 9th 2016 - October 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 $50, best under-16 $40, best under-13 $40, best under-10 $40. 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 ACC Junior Rapids). A link to the Vega file showing entries will be posted here; see also the Auckland Chess Centre website.

 

October 18th-31st 2016 - World Cadets U8, U10, U12 Championships, Batumi, GEORGIA.
Official website: http://www.e2e4.ge/. One player in each category (u8, u8 girl, u10, u10 girl, u12, u12 girl) plus one FIDE-licensed trainer receive free board&lodging. Additional players (if admitted) must meet all their own expenses. See also https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/georgia. If you are interested, please contact Helen Milligan - entries must be made via NZCF. You are reminded that NZCF requires any player under the age of 15 to travel with a parent or guardian.

Closing date for applications: July 31st

 

October 26th - November 5th 2016 - Asian Seniors Chess Championship , Mandalay, MYANMAR.
Provisional; no further details. See https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/myanmar.

 

November 5th-12th 2016 - Asian Nations Cup Under-14 Team Championship, Jiaxing City, Zhejiang Province, CHINA.
Download full information here (pdf document). Board&lodging will be provided for one team (delegation of 6 persons; 4 players, reserve, and Head of Delegation). If you are interested, please contact Helen Milligan. You are reminded that NZCF requires any player under the age of 15 to travel with a parent or guardian.

Closing date for applications: July 31st

 

November 13th 2016 - November 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 $50, best under-16 $40, best under-13 $40, best under-10 $40. 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 ACC Junior Rapids). A link to the Vega file showing entries will be posted here; see also the Auckland Chess Centre website.

 

November 16th-25th 2016 - Asian Amateur Chess Championship, Kuwait City, KUWAIT.
Provisional; no further details. See https://www.safetravel.govt.nz/kuwait.

 

November 18th - December 1st 2016 - World Senior Championships, Marianske Lazne, CZECH REPUBLIC.
Official website: www.wscc2016.net. Download full details here (pdf document). Closing date for registration is September 30th but entries must be made (and registration fees paid) through NZCF so please advise Helen Milligan as soon as possible if you intend to play. Players must meet all their own registration/entry/travel/accommodation costs.

 

December 3rd 2016 - 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. This is part of a series of rapidplay events designed to encourage local players to come and take part. See http://home.clear.net.nz/pages/otagochess/tournaments.html for full details and entry form. One of a series of Otago Westpac 30-30 Trophy Open Rapid Tournaments.

 

December 4th 2016 - December 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 $50, best under-16 $40, best under-13 $40, best under-10 $40. 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 ACC Junior Rapids). A link to the Vega file showing entries will be posted here; see also the Auckland Chess Centre website.

 

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.
Entries are going up at www.nzchessmag.com/wellingtonchessclub/congress2017open

 

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.

 

February 12th 2017 - Hawke's Bay Rapid, Napier.
Organised by the Hawke's Bay Chess Club. Details will follow.

 

February 25th 2017 - Bay of Plenty Rapid, Mt. Maunganui.
Organised by the Mt. Maunganui RSA Chess Club. Details will follow.

 

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.

 

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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