The Poison Pawn Grand Prix

“A mind is like a parachute. It doesn’t work if it is not open” – Frank Zappa


Grand Prix funding increased for 2017 and 2018
The New Zealand Chess Federation is delighted to announce increased sponsorship for the next two years. The new name of the GP will be:
The Poison Pawn Grand Prix in Association with D & D Financial Consultants Ltd
The total prize fund will increase to $6500 per year, with first prize in the Open section now $1500 (up from $700 in 2016). This popular event rewards consistent good performance in tournaments throughout New Zealand.

Download Rules for 2017 here (pdf document)
(2016 Rules, for reference, are still available here).
Tournament organisers - please use the logo, which you can download here. This must appear on all entry forms for Grand Prix events.

Message from the GP Administrator, Helen Milligan:
Your views are always welcome. Complaints are also welcome but please make sure you have read the rules carefully before complaining about points awarded. Email me: heligan@newzealandchess.co.nz.

Current scores in the 2016 Grand Prix:

Open - Ben Hague 98.17, Alexei Kulashko 83, Alphaeus Ang 70.17, Bob Smith 62.2, Mark Noble 58.63, Stephen Lukey 51, Russell Dive 49.7, Scott Wastney 46.2, Mike Steadman 41, Daniel Gong 40.95.
Under 2100 - Helen Milligan 82.9, Allen Fan 82.5, Jack James 65.87, Ross Jackson 61.27, Paul Macdonald 56, Benjamin Lim 51.75, Vinod Kumar 46.5, Oliver Picken 40.5, David Weegenaar 40.32, Antonio Krstev 38.5.
Under 1800 - Oliver Picken 80.17, Kate Song 77.75, Jasmine Zhang 73.25, Vyanla Punsalan 72.5, Dion Charles 69.83, Philip Mukkattu 62.17, Sravan Renjith 61.21, Caroline Yan 56.17, Asheesh Gautam 40, Richard Meng 37.86.
Under 1500 - Vyanla Punsalan 95, Sravan Renjith 65.5, Rodney Li & Euan McDougall 49, Nadia Braganza 44, Nicole Qin 40, Paraone Luiten-Apirana 38.5, Mathew Steadman 36.14, Yogesh Kulkarni 36, Alex Laughland 35.
Junior - Alphaeus Ang & Daniel Gong 100, Jack James 83.5, Allen Fan 78.5, Oliver Picken 70.5, Layla Timergazi 66.5, Kate Song 65, Dion Charles 59.6, Sravan Renjith 57.13, Vyanla Punsalan 55.5.
Under 12 & Under 1200 - Nadia Braganza 93.5, Sravan Renjith 79.5, Andrew Li 65, Allen Li 63, Hugh Gao 61.33, Saasha Ghadiali 58, Xintong Weng 50.92, Eric Liang 38.83, Aiden Tyler Zhao 38.17, Selwyn Lin 34.
Female - Helen Milligan 107.5, Layla Timergazi 102.5, Jasmine Zhang 84.5, Kate Song 81, Vyanla Punsalan 77, Eva Lourenco 60, Hananke Calitz 58.9, Caroline Yan 54.5, Nadia Braganza 52.5, Nicole Qin 50.
Senior - Russell Dive 91.34, Mark Noble 87.67, Bob Smith 86.34, Mike Steadman 80.5, Philip Mukkattu 73.03, Don Eade 61.8, Helen Milligan 52.15, Paul Garbett 51.17, Barry Hooton 48.9, Hilton Jacobs 48.8.
Veteran - Nigel Cooper 101, Vivian Smith 66, David Cooper 57.5, Gary Judkins 48.6, Robert Gibbons 47, John McRae 45.6, William Lynn 41.5, Bernard Carpinter 40, Neil Cruden 36, Grant Kerr & Wayne Power 33.5.


Full details of points awarded are available here (Excel spreadsheet; last updated 22/12/2016).
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Reports (pdf documents):
22nd December 2016
17th October 2016
6th October 2016
15th June 2016
4th April 2016
17th February 2016
20th January 2016

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