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Smith, Krstev Junior and Petreski

Final results in the 2007 Millennium Hotels NZ Chess Grand Prix

Top prize in the Open section went to Bob Smith (shown top right). Other prizewinners included Mario Krstev (bottom left), winner of the under-2000 section, and Filip Petreski (bottom right), winner of the under-1700 section.
Full results are available for download (Word document). Summary on the Results page.



Bobby Cheng

Bobby Cheng 3rd-equal in World Under-10

A spectacular result by Bobby Cheng in Antalya, Turkey. He scored 8.5/11 and was just pipped on tie-break for the bronze medal, behind Wang Ton Sen (China) 10/11, Mikhail Antipov (Russia) 9, and Bajaj Prince (India) 8.5.
Fine performances too by Daniel Shen (6/11 in the Under-12) and Judy Gao (5/11 in the Girls Under-14).
Official site: wycc2007.tsf.org.tr/



Paul Garbett

2007 North Shore Club Championship

Won by Paul Garbett with the superb score of 10/11. See the full crosstable on the Results page.



Nelson Trophies and Champions

Nelson Chess Open

Won by Darryl Johansen (AUS) with Stuart Conquest (ENG) and Murray Chandler (ENG/NZ) equal second. Follow the results round-by-round on the Canterbury Chess website at www.chess.org.nz/.



Conquest, Johnasen, Solomon and Smith

George Trundle NZ Masters Tournament

Won by Stuart Conquest. See the reports at www.aucklandchesscentre.co.nz. Crosstables: IM Tournament; Qualifiers tournament (Word documents). Many of the players in this event will be taking part in the Nelson Chess Open very soon.



Pu Chen Wang

IM Pu Chen Wang in search of a GM norm

Follow Pu Chen's progress in the Netherlands in the Euwe Stimulus event, August 17th - 26th 2007. He is taking part in a 10-player round-robin tournament, which includes Grandmasters Barua, Panno, Olafsson and Gaprindashvili.
More information at www.euwe-stimulans.nl
NEWS: the tournament was won by Simutowe. Pu Chen was 3rd. See the fine pictorial report at www.chessbase.com.



Grandmaster Stuart Conquest

GM Stuart Conquest visits New Zealand

English Grandmaster Stuart Conquest has arrived in New Zealand for a tour lasting several weeks. This will include participating in the George Trundle NZ Masters Tournament in Auckland (22nd-30th September 2007) followed by the South Island Championship in Nelson (3rd-7th October 2007).
Stuart won the Devonport Rapidplay with 5/5.



Grandmaster Stuart Conquest

GM Stuart Conquest to visit New Zealand

English Grandmaster Stuart Conquest is scheduled to arrive in New Zealand on September 3rd, for a tour lasting several weeks. This will include participating in the George Trundle NZ Masters Tournament in Auckland (22nd-30th September 2007) followed by the South Island Championship in Nelson (3rd-7th October 2007). More details soon.