Tournaments












RICHARD SUTTON CUP RAPID Auckland
A Poison Pawn Grand Prix Class 3 Tournament
Tuesday 12th June - Tuesday 3rd July 2018
Venue: Howick Bowling Club, 33 Selwyn Road, Cockle Bay, Auckland 2014.


Sponsor: D & D Financial Consultants
Organiser: Howick-Pakuranga Chess Club.
Eligibility: Open.
Tournament: 8 rounds, two rounds each Tuesday over four Tuesdays.
Time Control: 25 minutes plus 5 seconds per move.
Prizefund: $330.
Entry Fees: Seniors $20, Juniors $10. Players who are not registered members of the NZCF must pay an additional $20.

Venue: Howick Bowling Club, 33 Selwyn Road, Cockle Bay, Auckland 2014.
Email: Ludi Zhang ludizhang@gmail.com

Entry Form sutton2018.pdf













LATVIAN TOURNAMENT Auckland
A FIDE Rated Poison Pawn Grand Prix Super Class Tournament
Saturday 24th March 2018
Venue: Te Tuhi Centre of the Arts, 13 Reeves Rd, Pakuranga, Auckland.


Organiser: Howick-Pakuranga Chess Club.

Sponsor: D & D Financial Consultants.

Eligibility: Open to all.

Tournament: 4 Tournaments of 6 rounds each:
A Grade 1800 & above Tournament.
B Grade 1500 - 1799 Tournament.
C Grade 1200 - 1499 Tournament.
D Grade under 1200 Tournament.

Time Control: 25 minutes plus 5 seconds per move.

Prizefund:$4,800. First prize $750 in the A Grade Tournament.

Entry Fees:
A Grade $70 but a $10 discount if paid before 7th March 2018.
B Grade $70 but a $10 discount if paid before 7th March 2018.
C Grade $60 but a $10 discount if paid before 7th March 2018.
D Grade $60 but a $10 discount if paid before 7th March 2018.
Players who are not registered members of the NZCF must pay an additional $20.

There is a $10 discount for all tournaments if paid before 5 p.m. 7th March 2018.
Entries close 5 p.m. Friday 23rd March 2018.

Venue: Te Tuhi Centre of the Arts, 13 Reeves Rd, Pakuranga, Auckland.

Schedule: Players Meeting 9.00 a.m., Round 1 9.30 a.m. Download entry form for more details.

New Zealand players: please pay by BANK TRANSFER to Howick-Pakuranga Chess Club BNZ 02-0168-0091321-01 with Particulars: your name, Code: grade, Reference: Latvian, and email Ludi Zhang with:

NAME..........................
PHONE NUMBER..................
EMAIL ADDRESS.................
POSTAL ADDRESS................
NZCF ID.......................
FIDE ID.......................
DATE OF BIRTH.................

TOURNAMENT GRADE ENTERED......

TOURNAMENT FEE PAID...........

DONATION TOWARDS COSTS........

Email: Ludi Zhang ludizhang@gmail.com

Entry Form 2018latvian.pdf
















125th NEW ZEALAND CHESS CONGRESS 2018 Palmerston North, New Zealand.
A FIDE Rated Poison Pawn Grand Prix Super Class Tournament
Monday 1st January Friday 12th January 2018
Venue: Copthorne Hotel, 110 Fitzherbert Avenue, Palmerston North, New Zealand.

MillenniumHotels.com New Zealand Open Championship 1st 9th January 2018
New Zealand Major Open 1st 9th January 2018
New Zealand Junior Open 2nd - 4th, 7th 9th January 2018
Palmy Knights Open 2nd - 4th, 7th 9th January 2018
Manawatu Rapid 5th 6th January 2018
NZCF Annual General Meeting 3rd January 2018
World vs NZ or Trans Tasman Blitz Match 7.30 p.m. 5th January 2018
Banquet Dinner and Prize Giving 9th January 2018
D & D New Zealand Rapid Championship 10th - 11th January 2018
New Zealand Blitz Championship 11th January 2018
GM Simultaneous in Palmerston North Square 12 p.m. - 3 p.m. 12th January 2018


Organiser: Manawatu Knights Chess Club.

Tournament:
2018 New Zealand Open Championship: Single group 9 round Swiss Tournament.
2018 New Zealand Major Open: Single group 9 round Swiss Tournament.
2018 New Zealand Rapid Championship: A 9 round Swiss tournament.
2018 New Zealand Blitz Championship: A 9 round Swiss tournament.
2018 New Zealand Junior Open Championship: A 6 round Swiss tournament, open to all players of any nationality under 20 years old on 1st January 2018.
2018 New Zealand Palmy Knights Open: A 6 round Swiss tournament.
2018 New Zealand Manawatu Rapid: A 6 round Swiss tournament.

Time Control Open Championship & Major Open: 90 minutes for the first 40 moves followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game with the addition of 30 seconds per move starting from move one. Default time is 30 minutes from the start of play.
Time Control Rapid: 25 minutes plus 5 seconds per move from move one.
Time Control Blitz: 3 minutes plus 2 seconds per move from move one.
Time Control Junior: 90 minutes plus 30 seconds per move from move one.

Prizefund Championship: 1st $1,800, 2nd $1000, 3rd $800, 4th $600, 5th $400, 6th $200.

Prizefund NZ Major Open: under 2100 1st $600, 2nd $400, 3rd $200.

Prizefund Rapid: 1st $500, 2nd $300, 3rd $200.

Prizefund Blitz: 1st $250, 2nd $150, 3rd $100.

Prizefund Junior: 1st $300, 2nd $200, 3rd $100.

Prizefund Palmy Knights Rapid: 1st $300, 2nd $200, 3rd $100.

Prizefund Manawatu Rapid: tba.

You can only claim one prize.

Entry Fee Championship: $180 for 2000+, $200 for 1500+, $250 for 1000+, $350 for the rest.
Entry Fee Major Open: $100.
Entry Fee Rapid: $60.
Entry Fee Blitz: $30.
Entry Fee Junior: $50.
Entry Fee Palmy Knights: $50.
Entry Fee Manawatu Rapid: $30.
Entry Fee World Blitz: Free.
Entry Fee Simul: $50.

Entries close 5 p.m. Friday 1st December 2017.

Venue: Copthorne Hotel, 110 Fitzherbert Avenue, Palmerston North, New Zealand.

Schedule: Players Meeting 2 p.m. Monday 1st January 2018, first round 2.30 p.m. Download entry form for more details.

New Zealand players: please pay by BANK TRANSFER to Manawatu Knights at ANZ 01-0755-0222242-00 with 'Particulars' your name, 'Reference' Congress, and email:

NAME..........................
PHONE NUMBER..................
POSTAL ADDRESS................
EMAIL ADDRESS.................
NZCF ID.......................
FIDE ID.......................
DATE OF BIRTH.................
LIST OF TOURNAMENTS ENTERED AND ENTRY FEE FOR EACH.....................

Email: Mark Noble xn7223@paradise.net.nz

Entry Form: 2018Congress.pdf

See who has entered: 125th NZ Chess Congress













8TH ASIAN SENIORS CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017 Auckland, New Zealand.
A FIDE Rated Poison Pawn Grand Prix Super Class Tournament
Monday 9th October Sunday 15th October 2017
Venue: Waipuna Conference Centre, 58 Waipuna Road, Mt Wellington, Auckland, New Zealand.


Organiser: FIDE International Organiser Paul Spiller.

Tournament: Single group 9 round Swiss Tournament.

Time Control Championship: 90 minutes for the whole game with the addition of 30 seconds per move starting from move one. Default time is 30 minutes from the start of play.

Prizefund Over 50:
1st US$500
2nd US$400
3rd US$300
4th US$200
5th US$150
6th US$150

Prizefund Over 65:
1st US$350
2nd US$200
3rd US$150
4th US$100
5th US$100

Prizefund Best Women:
Over 50 US$300
Over 65 US$100

You can only claim one prize.

Entry Fee:
New Zealand players NZ$180
Foreign players see entry form

Entries close Friday 15th September 2017.

Venue: Waipuna Conference Centre, 58 Waipuna Road, Mt Wellington, Auckland

Schedule: Players Meeting 1.30 p.m., Opening Ceremony 2.00 p.m., first round 3 p.m. Download entry form for more details.

New Zealand players: please pay by BANK TRANSFER to NZ Chess Federation at ANZ 01-0535-0073257-00 with:
Particulars: Name
Code: date of birth ddmmyy
Reference: Fide ID
and email Paul Spiller:

NAME..........................
FEDERATION....................
FIDE ID.......................
DATE OF BIRTH.................
NAME OF FEDERATION OFFICIAL...............

Email: Paul Spiller paulsspiller@outlook.com

Entry Form: asianseniors2017.pdf










2017 OCEANIA ZONAL CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS Auckland, New Zealand.
A FIDE Rated Poison Pawn Grand Prix Super Class Tournament
Saturday 14th January Friday 20th January 2017
Venue: Waipuna Conference Centre, 58 Waipuna Road, Mt Wellington, Auckland, New Zealand.



Organiser: FIDE International Organiser Paul Spiller.

Tournament: Single group 9 round Swiss Tournament.

Time Control Championship: 90 minutes for the first 40 moves followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game with the addition of 30 seconds per move starting from move one. Default time is 30 minutes from the start of play.

Prizefund Open Championship:
1st NZ$1500
2nd $1000
3rd $600
4th $400
5th $300
6th $200
7th $150
Rated U2000 $200
Rated U1800 $200
Rated U1600 $200

Prizefund Women's Championship:
1st $1000
2nd $600
3rd $400

You can only claim one prize.

Entry Fee:
Open $160
Women $120

Entries close 5 p.m. Tuesday 10th January 2017.

Venue: Waipuna Conference Centre, 58 Waipuna Road, Mt Wellington, Auckland

Schedule: Players Meeting 12.30 p.m., Opening Ceremony 1.00 p.m., first round 2 p.m. Download entry form for more details.

New Zealand players: please pay by BANK TRANSFER to NZ Chess Federation at ANZ 01-0535-0073257-00 with name in 'Particulars', Zonal in 'Reference', and email:

NAME..........................
PHONE NUMBER..................
EMAIL ADDRESS.................
NZCF ID.......................
FIDE ID.......................
DATE OF BIRTH.................

Email: Paul Spiller paulsspiller@outlook.com

Entry Form: 2017zonal.pdf

















124th NEW ZEALAND CHESS CONGRESS 2017 Wellington, New Zealand.
A FIDE Rated Poison Pawn Grand Prix Super Class Tournament
Sunday 1st January Wednesday 11th January 2017
Venue: The CQ Hotels, 213-223 Cuba Street, Wellington, New Zealand.

New Zealand Open Championship (incorporating the Major Open title)
New Zealand Open Rapid Championship
New Zealand Lightning Championship
New Zealand Junior Open Championship


Organiser: Wellington Chess Club (Inc).

Tournament:
2017 New Zealand Open Championship: Single group 9 round Swiss Tournament.
The Major Open title will go to the highest eligible under 2100 NZCF rated player.
2017 New Zealand Open Rapid Championship: A 9 round Swiss tournament.
2017 New Zealand Lightning Championship: A 9 round Swiss tournament.
2017 New Zealand Junior Open Championship: A 6 round Swiss tournament, open to all players of any nationality under 20 years old on 1st January 2017.

Time Control Championship: 90 minutes for the first 40 moves followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game with the addition of 30 seconds per move starting from move one. Default time is 30 minutes from the start of play.
Time Control Rapid: 25 minutes plus 5 seconds per move from move one.
Time Control Lightning: 3 minutes plus 2 seconds per move from move one.
Time Control Junior: One hour per game plus 10 seconds per move from move one.

Prizefund Championship: 1st $2000, 2nd $1000, 3rd $500.
NZ Major Open: under 2100 1st $500, 2nd $250, 3rd $100.
under 1800: 1st $300, 2nd $150, 3rd $50.
under 1500: 1st $200, 2nd $100, 3rd $50.
Junior: 1st $100.

Prizefund Rapid: 1st $500, 2nd $250, 3rd $100.
under 1800: 1st $100, 2nd $50.
under 1500: 1st $100, 2nd $50.

Prizefund Lightning: 1st $200, 2nd $100, 3rd $50.
under 1800: 1st $50, 2nd $30.

Prizefund Junior: 1st $300, 2nd $200, 3rd $100.
under 15 years: 1st $75.
under 13 years: 1st $75.

You can only claim one prize.

Entry Fee Championship: $180, Junior $120.
Entry Fee Rapid: $65, Junior $40.
Entry Fee Lightning: $30.
Entry Fee Junior: $60.

Entries close 5 p.m. Thursday 1st December 2016.

Venue: The CQ Hotels, 213-223 Cuba Street, Wellington

Schedule: Opening Ceremony 12 noon, first round 1 p.m. Download entry form for more details.

New Zealand players: please pay by BANK TRANSFER to Wellington Chess Club Inc at ANZ 06-0582-0096726-00 with name in 'Particulars', NZCongress in 'Reference', and email:

NAME..........................
PHONE NUMBER..................
EMAIL ADDRESS.................
NZCF ID.......................
FIDE ID.......................
DATE OF BIRTH.................
LIST OF TOURNAMENTS ENTERED AND ENTRY FEE FOR EACH.....................

Email: Ross Jackson Lrjackson@xtra.co.nz

Entry Form: 2017nzcongress.pdf




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