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

June 24th 2017 - Upper Hutt Rapid, Upper Hutt.
Total Prize Fund is $1,600 in four separate grades;- A, B, C and Juniors under 13 and under 1200. Download scanned entry form here: page 1 and page 2 (pdf). This event is a Poison Pawn Grand Prix in Association with D & D Financial Consultants Ltd class 1 event.

 

June 30th 2017 - 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 2017. (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).

 

July 2nd-10th 2017 - Commonwealth Chess Championship, New Delhi, INDIA.
Download full details here (pdf document). Each Commonwealth country is eligible to field one man, one woman, One Senior (Above-60), one Junior Girl (Under-20), one Junior Open (Under-20) player and one open and girl entries each in under-8, 10, 12, 14, 16 and 18 as official entrants. Their boarding and lodging will be provided free on triple sharing basis (please be aware that this means sharing a room which has one single and one double bed, with other players). Travel expenses and entry/registration fees (and any room upgrades) must be paid by the players.
Kiwis abroad: Philip Mukkattu and Sravan Renjith will play in the Open, and Sravan will also play in the Under 10.

Applications closed

 

July 9th 2017 - MillenniumHotels.com 6th Feilding Rapid, Palmerston North.
Venue: Copthorne Hotel, 110 Fitzherbert Avenue, 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. NZCF and FIDE rated where possible; non-NZL players must have FIDE ID. Schedule: starts 9:15am. Entry fee: $40. Minimum $600 prizefund. Contact: Mark Noble, email xn7223@paradise.net.nz. This event is a Poison Pawn Grand Prix in Association with D & D Financial Consultants Ltd class 3 event. Download entry form here (pdf document).
Follow the event on Vega: Feilding Rapid

 

July 9th 2017 - MillenniumHotels.com 1st Feilding Blitz, Palmerston North.
Venue: Copthorne Hotel, 110 Fitzherbert Avenue, 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. FIDE rated where possible; non-NZL players must have FIDE ID. Schedule: starts 6pm. Entry fee: $20. Minimum 60% of entry fees paid out as prizes. Contact: Mark Noble, email xn7223@paradise.net.nz. Download entry form here (pdf document).
Follow the event on Vega: Feilding Blitz

 

July 11th-14th 2017 - NZ Junior Chess Championship, Auckland.
Organised by the Auckland Chess Centre. Venue: Auckland Chess Centre, 17 Cromwell, St, Mount Eden, Auckland. Players must be under the age of 20 on 1st January 2017. A 7-round Swiss system with a standard time control of all moves in 90 minutes with an increment of 30 seconds per move from move one. (The event will be NZCF Standard rated and FIDE rated where possible). Non-NZL players must have FIDE ID issued by their chess federation. Entry fee: $40. Only first 70 fully paid entries accepted due to space constraints. Details from Mike Steadman, steadmanm@hotmail.com. This event is a Poison Pawn Grand Prix in Association with D & D Financial Consultants Ltd class 1 event. Download entry form here (pdf document); gives full information on schedule and prizes.
Follow the event on Vega: NZ Junior.

 

July 14th 2017 - NZ Junior Blitz Championship, Auckland.
Organised by the Auckland Chess Centre. Venue: Auckland Chess Centre, 17 Cromwell, St, Mount Eden, Auckland. Players must be under the age of 20 on 1st January 2017. A 9-round Swiss system with a time control of all moves in 3 minutes with an increment of 2 seconds per move from move one. (The event will be FIDE rated where possible). Non-NZL players must have FIDE ID issued by their chess federation. Entry fee: $20. Only first 70 fully paid entries accepted due to space constraints. Details from Mike Steadman, steadmanm@hotmail.com. Download entry form here (pdf document); gives full information on schedule and prizes.
Follow the event on Vega: NZ Junior Blitz.

 

July 15th 2017 - NZ Junior Rapid Championship, Auckland.
Organised by the Auckland Chess Centre. Venue: Auckland Chess Centre, 17 Cromwell, St, Mount Eden, Auckland. Players must be under the age of 20 on 1st January 2017. A 6-round Swiss system with a time control of all moves in 25 minutes with an increment of 5 seconds per move from move one. (The event will be NZCF Rapid rated and FIDE rated where possible). Non-NZL players must have FIDE ID issued by their chess federation. Entry fee: $40. Only first 70 fully paid entries accepted due to space constraints. Details from Mike Steadman, steadmanm@hotmail.com. This event is a Poison Pawn Grand Prix in Association with D & D Financial Consultants Ltd class 1 event. Download entry form here (pdf document); gives full information on schedule and prizes.
Follow the event on Vega: NZ Junior Rapid.

 

July 16th 2017 - North Island Rapid Championship, Auckland.
Organised by the Auckland Chess Centre. Venue: Auckland Chess Centre, 17 Cromwell, St, Mount Eden, Auckland. A 6-round Swiss system with a time control of all moves in 25 minutes with an increment of 5 seconds per move from move one. (The event will be NZCF Rapid rated and FIDE rated where possible). Non-NZL players must have FIDE ID issued by their chess federation. Entry fee: $50. Only first 70 fully paid entries accepted due to space constraints. Details from Mike Steadman, steadmanm@hotmail.com. This event is a Poison Pawn Grand Prix in Association with D & D Financial Consultants Ltd class 1 event. Download entry form here (pdf document); gives full information on schedule and prizes.
Follow the event on Vega: North Island Rapid.

 

July 18th-22nd 2017 - North Island Chess Championship, Auckland.
Organised by the Auckland Chess Centre. Venue: Auckland Chess Centre, 17 Cromwell, St, Mount Eden, Auckland. A 9-round Swiss system with a standard time control of all moves in 90 minutes with an increment of 30 seconds per move from move one. (The event will be NZCF Standard rated and FIDE rated where possible). Non-NZL players must have FIDE ID issued by their chess federation. Entry fee: $50. Only first 70 fully paid entries accepted due to space constraints. Details from Mike Steadman, steadmanm@hotmail.com. This event is a Poison Pawn Grand Prix in Association with D & D Financial Consultants Ltd class 1 event. Download entry form here (pdf document); gives full information on schedule and prizes.
Follow the event on Vega: North Island Championship.

 

July 22nd 2017 - North Island Blitz Championship, Auckland.
Organised by the Auckland Chess Centre. Venue: Auckland Chess Centre, 17 Cromwell, St, Mount Eden, Auckland. A 9-round Swiss system with a time control of all moves in 3 minutes with an increment of 2 seconds per move from move one. (The event will be FIDE rated where possible). Non-NZL players must have FIDE ID issued by their chess federation. Entry fee: $20. Only first 70 fully paid entries accepted due to space constraints. Details from Mike Steadman, steadmanm@hotmail.com. Download entry form here (pdf document); gives full information on schedule and prizes.
Follow the event on Vega: North Island Blitz.

 

July 20th-30th 2017 - Asian Schools Championships (Standard, Rapid and Blitz), Panjin Lianoing, CHINA.
NZL is entitled to one free place in each age category, Open & Girls under 7, 9, 11, 13, 15 & 17, and one official who must have a FIDE Trainer license. 'Free' means free board&lodging in double or triple rooms. Accompanying persons and extra players must pay all their costs and stay in the official hotel. All entries must be made through NZCF; players are reminded that NZCF requires any player under the age of 15 to travel with a parent or guardian. Download full information here (pdf document). Travel expenses and entry/registration fees must be paid by the players.
Kiwis abroad: Winston Weng will play in the Under 11 Open.

Applications closed

 

August 1st-9th 2017 - Asian Club Cup Championship, SRI LANKA.
Download partial information here (pdf document). The location is not specified though seems to be in southern Sri Lanka. UPDATE I believe the location is the sea-side resort of Hikkaduwa, south of Colombo. NZL has not qualified for this and can send a team only if team members pay their own full expenses (travel, board&lodging, registration and entry fees). Each team shall comprise 5 players and 1 captain (ie a minimum of 4 participants, if no reserve and playing captain). NZCF will carry out a selection process if necessary. If you are interested please contact Helen Milligan as soon as possible. Note that we will not send a team of fewer than 4 players.

Closing date for Applications: 22nd June

 

August 10th 2017 - New Zealand Girls Interschool Chess Championships, Auckland.
Venue: Te Atatu Peninsula Community Centre, 595 Te Atatu Road, Te Atatu Peninsula. Format: Girls will compete in teams of four in a 5 round swiss tournament. Time control: 15 minutes each player per game with an increment of 5 seconds per move from move 1. Entry fee: $20 per team. Trophies and medals for top 3 teams in each division: Secondary, Intermediate, and Primary. Schedule: Check in 8:45am, first round 9:30am. Entries close on July 31st; no late entries accepted. Contact:Winston Yao, email: winsyao@gmail.com, mobile: 021 084 16828. Download entry form here (pdf document).

 

August 11th-13th 2017 - Waikato Open, Hamilton.
Organised by Hamilton Chess Club, website http://hamiltonchess.net. An Open and an under-1800 tournament, each a six-round Swiss. Both sections will be FIDE-rated: non-NZL players must have FIDE ID issued by their chess federation. This event is a Poison Pawn Grand Prix in Association with D & D Financial Consultants Ltd class 1 event. Download the entry form here (pdf document).
Follow the events on Vega: Open; Under 1800.

 

August 19th-27th 2017 - 4th Mindsports Academy Chess Event, Doha, QATAR.
See http://msawc2017.com/chess/.

 

August 21st-31st 2017 - World Cadet U-8, 10, 12 Chess Championships, Poços de Caldas–Minas Gerais,, BRAZIL.
NZL is entitled to one free place in each age category, for Open and Girls', and one official who must have a FIDE Trainer license. 'Free' means free board&lodging in double or triple rooms. Accompanying persons and extra players must pay all their costs and stay in the official hotel. All entries must be made through NZCF; players are reminded that NZCF requires any player under the age of 15 to travel with a parent or guardian. Download full information here (pdf document). Travel expenses and entry/registration fees must be paid by the players.
Kiwis abroad: Isabelle Ning wil play in the Under 8 Girls and Anya Thurner in the Under 10 Girls.

Applications closed

 

August 26th-27th 2017 - North Shore Open, Auckland.
After experiencing severe problems in finding a venue for this year's event, North Shore CC has accepted the kind offer of the Auckland Chess Centre to host it.
Venue: Auckland Chess Centre, 17 Cromwell St, Mt Eden, Auckland. There are 3 five-round Swisses. The Open (A-grade) is restricted to players rated 1800 or higher, the B-grade to players rated under 2000 and the C-grade to players rated under 1500 on the 1st July NZCF rating list. The time control is 40 moves in 80 minutes plus 10 minutes to finish the game with 30 seconds additional time per move from move one. All tournaments will be nationally rated and are therefore open only to NZCF-registered players; unregistered players may register at the tournament before round 1 ($20). The Open and B-Grade will also be FIDE-rated; non-NZL players must provide FIDE ID before the tournament begins. Time control: 40 moves in 80 minutes plus 10 minutes to finish the game, with an increment of 30 seconds per move from move 1. Entry fees: Open $50 (GMs and IMs free); B-grade $50, C-Grade $40. Prizefund: Open: 1st $400, 2nd $300, 3rd $200, 4th $100 (with grading/special prizes totalling $150); B-grade: 1st $200, 2nd $120, 3rd $80 (with grading/special prizes totalling $150); C-grade: 1st $150, 2nd $100, 3rd $75 (with grading/special prizes totalling $150). Schedule: Sat 26th August, players' meeting 9am, rd 1 9:20am, rd 2 2pm, rd 3 6:40 pm; Sun 27th August, rd 4 9:20am, rd 5 2pm. Prizegiving when games have finished. A half-point bye may be taken in any one of the first three rounds, if claimed at the time of entry. This event is a Poison Pawn Grand Prix in Association with D & D Financial Consultants Ltd class 1 event. Enquiries: Peter Stuart, email pstuart@xtra.co.nz. Download the entry form here (pdf document).

 

August 25th - September 4th 2017 - Malaysian Chess Festival, Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA.
Download brochure here (pdf document). I will add further details when I receive them. Check out also gilachess.blogspot.com for updates.

 

September 1st-3rd 2017 - NZ Seniors Championship, Mt. Maunganui.
Venue: The Hillier Centre, 31 Gloucester Rd, Mt Maunganui. A 6-round swiss-system event for players turning 50 or older in 2017. NZ Senior and Veterans titles at stake. FIDE and NZ rated, where possible. Time control: 90 minutes plus 30 seconds a move from move one. This event will be a Poison Pawn Grand Prix in Association with D & D Financial Consultants Ltd class 1 event. Enquiries: IO Bob Smith, email caissa@vodafone.co.nz or phone 0274786282. Download the entry form here (pdf document).

 

September 2nd 2017 - 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 25 minutes with a 5 second delay for each move (Bronstein). 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. Designed for casual or serious players to play some tournament chess with minimal barriers to entry. Cash prizes, with at least one grade depending on entries. The highest aggregate score over three events wins the trophy. See http://home.clear.net.nz/pages/otagochess/Tournaments.html#openrapids for full details and entry form. One of a series of Otago Westpac 30-30 Trophy Open Rapid Tournaments.

 

September 16th-26th 2017 - World Youth U-14, 16, 18 Chess Championships, Montevideo, URUGUAY. NZL is entitled to one free place in each age category, for Open and Girls', and one official who must have a FIDE Trainer license. 'Free' means free board&lodging in double or triple rooms. Accompanying persons and extra players must pay all their costs and stay in the official hotel. All entries must be made through NZCF; players are reminded that NZCF requires any player under the age of 15 to travel with a parent or guardian, but PLEASE NOTE that it the requirement of the organisers that no player shall be alone in the hotels - therefore ALL players for this event must have a parent or guardian with them. Download full information here (pdf document). Travel expenses and entry/registration fees must be paid by the players. NZCF will carry out a selection process if necessary. If you are interested please contact Helen Milligan as soon as possible. The deadline was set to allow for selection before the organisers' deadline for reduced hotel costs.

Applications closed

 

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.

 

Sepember 30th - October 8th 2017 - 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. Entry to the Masters is by invitation only. Concurrently there will be a Qualifiers event and a Reserves. Further details will be available in due course.
Follow the events on Vega: Masters, Qualifiers, Reserves.

 

October 9th-15th 2017 - Asian Senior Championships, Auckland.
Download full details here (pdf document). All queries/entries should be addressed to Organiser IO Paul Spiller - paulsspiller@outlook.com.
Follow the event on Vega (this will be split into 50+/65+/Womens' if entries permit): Asian Seniors

 

October 11th-14th 2017 - South Island Championship, Dunedin.
Venue: Otago Chess Club, 7 Maitland Street, Dunedin. Download the entry forms here (pdf document - Championship and Rapid). More information at the official website of Otago Chess Club, http://home.clear.net.nz/pages/otagochess/. 8-round swiss-system event, NZCF and FIDE rated if possible. Non-NZL players must have FIDE ID issued by their own federation. Schedule: games at 9:30am and 3pm. Time control: all moves in 90 minutes with an increment of 30 seconds per move from move 1. This is a Poison Pawn Grand Prix in Association with D & D Financial Consultants Ltd class 1 event.

 

October 15th 2017 - South Island Rapid Championship, Dunedin.
Venue: Otago Chess Club, 7 Maitland Street, Dunedin. Download the entry forms here (pdf document - Championship and Rapid). More information at the official website of Otago Chess Club, http://home.clear.net.nz/pages/otagochess/. 6-round swiss-system event, NZCF rated if possible. Schedule: players' meeting at 10am; round 1 at 10:30am. Time control: all moves in 25 minutes with an increment of 5 seconds per move from move 1. This is a Poison Pawn Grand Prix in Association with D & D Financial Consultants Ltd class 3 event.

 

October 21st-23rd 2017 - Merv Morrison Memorial, Auckland.
Organised by the Auckland Chess Centre. Venue: Auckland Chess Centre, 17 Cromwell, St, Mount Eden, Auckland. An Open tournament, a 6-round Swiss system with a Standard time control of all moves in 90 minutes with an increment of 30 seconds per move from move one. (The event will be NZCF Standard rated and FIDE rated where possible). Non-NZL players must have FIDE ID issued by their chess federation. Entry fee: $50. No entries accepted after 9am 21st October. A half-point bye may be requested in any of rounds 1-4; a zero-point by may be requested in any round. Only first 50 fully paid entries accepted due to space constraints. Prizefund: Open 1st $300, 2nd $200, 3rd $100. Under 1800: 1st $220 (and Merv Morrison Trophy for 2017), 2nd $180, 3rd $80. Plus Grade Prizes to the value of $300. (No player may claim more than one prize. In the event of a tie, prize money will be shared. Players eligible for open, under 1800 or other grade prize would receive the highest monetary value prize.) Round times: Saturday 21st October, players' meeting 9:15, rd 1 9:30; rd 2 14:30; Sunday 22nd October, rd 3 9:30, rd 4 14:30; Monday 23rd October, rd 5 9:30, rd 6 14:30. Prizegiving when games have finished. Details from Mike Steadman, steadmanm@hotmail.com. This event is a Poison Pawn Grand Prix in Association with D & D Financial Consultants Ltd class 1 event. Download the entry form here (pdf document).
Follow the event on Vega: Merv Morrison.

 

November 6th-19th 2017 - World Senior Championships, Acqui Terme, ITALY.
Download full details here (pdf document). Website of the organisers is here: http://www.arcoworldchess.com/. Anyone who is old enough can play but please note that entries must be made through NZCF. Qualifiers from the 2016 Asian Seniors must register by 15th September at the latest to receive free accommodation. Please contact Helen Milligan if you are interested.

 

November 12th-26th 2017 - World Junior and Girls U-20 Chess Championships, Tarvisio, ITALY.
No further details at present.

 

December 2nd 2017 - 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 25 minutes with a 5 second delay for each move (Bronstein). 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. Designed for casual or serious players to play some tournament chess with minimal barriers to entry. Cash prizes, with at least one grade depending on entries. The highest aggregate score over three events wins the trophy. See http://home.clear.net.nz/pages/otagochess/Tournaments.html#openrapids for full details and entry form. One of a series of Otago Westpac 30-30 Trophy Open Rapid Tournaments.

 

December 2nd 2017 - Papatoetoe Rapid Open, Auckland.
Venue: St George (formerly RSA) Bowling Club, 86 Cambridge Tce, Papatoetoe. Three 6-round swiss-system rapid-play tournaments. Time control 25 min + 5 sec/move. NZCF and FIDE-rated; non-NZL players must have a FIDE ID (please get one from your federation before the event, if you don't have one yet). Entry fee: $50 for A & B-Grade, $40 for C-Grade. Prizefund: A-Grade (1800+): 1st $350, 2nd $200, 3rd $120, 4th $80, grade prizes $100. B-Grade (1500-1799): 1st $200, 2nd $120, 3rd $80, grade prizes $80. C-Grade (below 1500): 1st $120, 2nd $80, 3rd $50, grade prizes $60. Schedule: players' meeting 9:00am. Rounds at 9:30am, 10:45 am, 12:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:15pm, and 4:30pm. This event is a Poison Pawn Grand Prix in Association with D & D Financial Consultants Ltd class 1 event. More details from Barry Hooton, email barryhooton@xtra.co.nz. Download entry form here. Note also the Junior Rapid the following day...
Follow the events on Vega: A-Grade; B-Grade; C-Grade.

 

December 3rd 2017 - Papatoetoe Junior Rapid Open, Auckland.
Venue: St George (formerly RSA) Bowling Club, 86 Cambridge Tce, Papatoetoe. Players must be under the age of 20 on 1st January 2017. 6-round swiss-system rapid-play tournament. Time control 25 min + 5 sec/move. NZCF and FIDE-rated; non-NZL players must have a FIDE ID (please get one from your federation before the event, if you don't have one yet). Entry fee: $20. Prizefund: 1st $100, 2nd $60, 3rd $40, with $40 for the highest placed girl and medallions for age group categories.Schedule: players' meeting 9:00am. Rounds at 9:30am, 10:45 am, 12:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:15pm, and 4:30pm. This event is a Poison Pawn Grand Prix in Association with D & D Financial Consultants Ltd class 3 event. More details from Barry Hooton, email barryhooton@xtra.co.nz. Download entry form here.
Follow the event on Vega here: Junior.

 

December 10th-19th 2017 - World Youth U-16 Chess Olympiad, Ahmedabad, INDIA.
Download full information here (pdf document). For players born 2001 or later. NZL is entitled to send one team of 6 members (5 players + 1 official) having free board and lodging from 10th to 19th December. Each team shall comprise 4 players and 1 reserve (one of whom must be a girl playing at least 3 rounds). Players/official must pay their own travel expenses, plus registration and entry fees. Players are reminded that NZCF requires any player under the age of 15 to travel with a parent or guardian; this person would have to pay board and lodging expenses in addition. NZCF will carry out a selection process if necessary. If you are interested please contact Helen Milligan as soon as possible. Note that we will not send a team of fewer than 4 players.

Closing date for Applications: 1st August

 

January 1st-12th 2018 - 125th New Zealand Chess Congress, Palmerston North.
Venue: the Copthorne Hotel, Palmerston North. Organised by the Manawatu Knights Chess Club, contact Mark Noble on xn7223@paradise.net.nz. The main event is an Open Championship - with overseas players eligible to participate. Download the entry form here (pdf document).

Full details and links: MillenniumHotels.com New Zealand Open Championship

Follow on Vega:
MillenniumHotels.com New Zealand Open
New Zealand Major Open
New Zealand Junior Open
Palmy Knights Open
Manawatu Rapid
D&D New Zealand Rapid
New Zealand Blitz

 

February 24th 2018 - Bay of Plenty Rapid, Mt. Maunganui.
Organised by the Mt. Maunganui RSA Chess Club. This event is a Poison Pawn Grand Prix in Association with D & D Financial Consultants Ltd class 1 event. Download the entry form here (pdf document).
Follow on Vega: A-Grade; B-Grade; Junior.

 

March 11th 2018 - 6th Hawke's Bay Rapid, Napier.
Organised by the Hawke's Bay Chess Club. Venue: is Napier Conference Centre, Marine Parade, Napier. This event is a Poison Pawn Grand Prix in Association with D & D Financial Consultants Ltd class 1 event. Download the entry form here (pdf document).
Follow on Vega: A-Grade; B-Grade; Junior.

 

April 1st-10th 2018 - Asian Youth U8, 10, 12, 14,16, 18 Championships, Chiang Mai, THAILAND.
No further details at present.

 

April 20th-30th 2018 - World Schools Individual Championships, Durres, ALBANIA.
No further details at present.

 

June 21st-25th 2018 - World Cadets U8, U10, U12 Rapid & Blitz Chess Championships, Minsk, BELARUS.
No further details at present.

 

September 15th-29th 2018 - World Junior and Girls U20 Championship, Manavgat-Antalya, TURKEY.
No further details at present.

 

September 23rd - October 7th 2018 - 43rd World Chess Olympiad, Batumi, GEORGIA.
No further details at present.

 

October 24th - November 5th 2018 - World Youth U14, U16, U18 Championships, Halkidiki, GREECE.
No further details at present.

 

November 5th-16th 2018 - World Cadets U8, U10, U12 Championships, Santiago de Compostela (Galicia), SPAIN.
No further details at present.

 

November 17th-30th 2018 - World Senior Championships, Bled, SLOVENIA.
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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