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 2018 here (pdf document)
Tournament organisers - please use the logo, which you can download here. This must appear on all entry forms for Grand Prix events.

Grand Prix 2018
Administrator for 2018 is Michael Freeman. Note that the 2018 Congress counts in the 2017 and 2018 seasons.

2018 Reports (pdf):
4th April 2018

Final scores in the 2017 Grand Prix:

Open -
Hague, Ben 105 $1,500.00
Ang, Alphaeus Wei Ern 88 $700.00
Steadman, Michael V R 86 $330.00
Dive, Russell J 84.67
Ker, Anthony F 76
Gong, Daniel Hanwen 73.67
Smith, Robert W 69.17
Polishchuk, Kirill 51.33
Wastney, Scott 45
Kulashko, Alexei 43
Under 2100 -
Goodhue, Nathan 83.67 $250.00
Punsalan, Vyanla M 83.5 $150.00
Picken, Oliver 81.4 $100.00
Lim, Benjamin U 81
Krstev, Antonio 63.9
Runcan, Daniel-Ioan 58.3
Winter, Ryan 46
Yee, Stanley 38.13
Bennett, Hilton P 37.33
Jackson, L Ross 36.33
Under 1800 -
Lyall, Simon 92 $250.00
Ha, Huy Minh (Timothy) 54.75 $150.00
Meng, Richard 49.38 $100.00
Dai, Oliver 42.33
Mistry, Prashant 40
Murdoch, Stephen 36.67
Li, Rodney Xiang Rei 36.33
Gold, Hamish R 34.3
Crombie, William R 32.4
Holdo, Karl 29.63
Under 1500 -
Dai, Oliver 90.5 $250.00
He, Caleb 84.5 $150.00
Qin, Oscar Shu Xuan 48 $100.00
Steadman, Mathew 47.5
Gao, Hugh 46.2
Schurr, Richard 40.5
Ross, Sol 37.5
Li, Allen 36
Lough, Max 30.5
Barry, Jacob 27.7
Junior -
Gong, Daniel Hanwen 117.5 $250.00
Ang, Alphaeus Wei Ern 105 Higher Prize
Fan, Allen Chi Zhou 90.67 $150.00
James, Jack 85.67 $100.00
Punsalan, Vyanla M 83.5
Picken, Oliver 81
Zhang, Jasmine Haomo 74.5
Timergazi, Layla 67.67
Charles, Dion 56.5
Winter, Ryan 53.5
U1200 & U12 -
He, Caleb 97 Higher Prize
Ning, Isabelle 88 $70.00
Gao, Hugh 81.67 $60.00
Deng, Abraham 79.5 $40.00
Weng, Xintong Winston 71.67
Stannard, Bobby 66.5
Han, Allan 64
Yu, Jeffrey 61
He, Paul 60.83
Ghadiali, Renae 56.17
Female -
Milligan, Helen 110 $250.00
Timergazi, Layla 105 $150.00
Punsalan, Vyanla M 100 Higher Prize
Zhang, Jasmine Haomo 100 $100.00
Ning, Isabelle 64.5
Yan, Caroline 63.5
Qin, Nicole Shu Yu 61.5
Braganza, Nadia 54
Yan, Sarah 45.4
Lourenco, Eva 43.5
Senior -
Dive, Russell J 105 $250.00
Steadman, Michael V R 100 Higher Prize
Smith, Robert W 97.5 $150.00
Ker, Anthony F 87.5 $100.00
Eade, Don 66
McLaren, Leonard J 60.17
Lim, Benjamin U 57.67
Krstev, Antonio 54
Goodhue, Nathan 52.75
Morrell, Gordon 47.75
Veteran -
Cooper, Nigel 82.5 $250.00
Garbett, Paul A 70 $150.00
Carpinter, Bernard 52 $100.00
McRae, John 49.5
Pakenham, John 47.5
Green, Ewen M 45
Reid, Anton 41.6
Booth, Anthony J 38.5
Lynn, K William 35
Stuart, Peter W 35
Special Prizes (all $80) for best non-prizewinning places -
Best Regional North Islander: Kirill Polishchuk
Best South Islander: Stephen Lukey
Best Regional Junior North Islander: Dion Charles
Best Junior South Islander: Leighton Nicholls

Full details of points awarded are available here (Excel spreadsheet; dated 31/1/2018).
2017 Reports (pdf):
31st January 2018
8th December 2017
16th September 2017
25th May 2017
8th April 2017
21st February 2017

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