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October 1st-11th 2018 - NZ Chess Festival, Palmerston North.
Organised by the Manawatu Knights Chess Club. Contact: Mark Noble, Email: manawatuknights@xtra.co.nz; Phone: 027 3382040 or 06 3237003.

Ten tournaments, including North Island, NZ Senior and NZ Junior championships for all three disciplines (classical, rapid and blitz).

Vega links for all tournaments;
North Island Chess Championship. 8th - 11th October 2018 vega
New Zealand Junior Chess Championship. 1st - 4th October 2018 vega
New Zealand Senior Chess Championship. 2nd - 4th October 2018 vega
New Zealand Junior Blitz Chess Championship. 4th October 2018 vega
New Zealand Senior Blitz Chess Championship. 4th October 2018 vega
New Zealand Junior Rapid Chess Championship. 5th October 2018 vega
New Zealand Senior Rapid Chess Championship. 5th October 2018 vega
Feilding Rapid. 6th October 2018 vega
North Island Blitz Chess Championship. 6th October 2018 vega
North Island Rapid Chess Championship. 7th October 2018 vega

North Island Championship
1st FM Mike Steadman 8.0/8 ** North Island champion in a dominant performance **
2nd Michael Sole 5.5
3rd= CM Jack James, Ryan Winter, Matthew McNabb, Timothy Ha 5.0

New Zealand Junior Championship
1st CM Jack James 6.5/7
2nd CM Allen Fan 6.0
3rd Caleb He 5.0

New Zealand Senior Championship
1st= FM Mark Noble, Michael Steadman 5.0/6
3rd David Lovejoy (Aus) 4.0

Veterans Grade (over 65)
1st David Lovejoy (Aus) 4.0
2nd Grant Kerr 3.5
3rd William Lynn 2.5

New Zealand Junior Blitz Championship
1st CM Jack James 6.5/7
2nd CM Allen Fan 6.0
3rd= Winston Weng, Caleb He, Boyuan Zhang 4.5

New Zealand Senior Blitz Championship
1st FM Michael Steadman 6.0/6

New Zealand Junior Rapid Championship
1st WIM Layla Timergazi 6.0/6
2nd CM Jack James 5.0
3rd= Caleb He, Sol Ross 4.5

New Zealand Senior Rapid Championship
1st FM Michael Steadman 4.5/5
2nd Miles Patterson (Aus) 4.0
3rd FM Mark Noble 3.0

Feilding Rapid
1st= FM Michael Steadman, CM Jack James, 5.5/6
3rd= Miles Patterson(AUS), Simon Lyall, Isabelle Ning, Timothy Ha, Mathew Steadman 4.0

Under 1700
1st= Simon Lyall, Isabelle Ning, Timothy Ha, Mathew Steadman 4.0

Under 1400
1st Kendrick Zhang 3.5
2nd= Hannah Xu, Boyuan Zhang 3.0

North Island Blitz Championship
1st Matthew McNabb 6.5/7
2nd CM Jack James 6.0
3rd FM Michael Steadman 5.5

Junior Grade
1st CM Jack James 6.0
2nd= Caleb He, Isabelle Ning, Mathew Steadman 4.0

North Island Rapid Championship
1st FM Michael Steadman 5.5/6
2nd= CM Jack James, FM Mark Noble 4.5

Junior Grade
1st CM Jack James 4.5
2nd Caleb He 4.0
3rd= Isabelle Ning, Sol Ross, Kendrick Zhang 3.5

September 29th-October 3rd 2018 - South Island Championship, Christchurch.
Venue: Canterbury Chess Club Clubrooms, 9/27 Tyne Street, Riccarton.
Sponsored by Benson Insurance Brokers.

Rapid Championship (29 September), 6 round Swiss, 25mins + 5s/move. Minimum $400 prize fund, GP Class 2.
Lightning Championship (29 September), 9 round Swiss, 3mins + 2s/move. Minimum $100 prize fund.
South Island Championship (30 September - 3 October), 8 round Swiss, 90 mins + 30s/move. Minimum $800 prize fund, GP Class 1.

Stephen Lukey was the impressive winner of the South Island Championships in Christchurch, conceding draws only to Edward Rains and Riley Jellyman.

1st Stephen Lukey 7.0/8
2nd= Nick Cummings, Clinton Wells 5.5

Earlier in the rapid.
1st= Edward Rains, Clinton Wells 5.0/6
3rd Matthew McNabb 4.5

Also Matthew McNabb won the blitz.

Full results on Vega: SI Champs SI Rapid SI Lightning.

September 15th-16th 2018 - ACC September Weekender, Auckland.
Venue: Auckland Chess Centre, 17 Cromwell Ave, Mount Eden.
An experimental new format, 9 rounds of Rapid and 9 rounds of Blitz. Rapid results have double weight in calculating overall result.
Combined results, from the Tournament website
Open
1st: CM Alphaeus Ang, 24.5/27 (8/9 rapid, 8.5/9 blitz winning both events separately).
2nd: FM Ben Hague, 22/27 (7.5 rapid, 7 blitz).
3rd: Evan Capel (MAS), 20/27 (7 rapid, 6 blitz).

Under 2100
1st: Daniel Runcan, 17.5/27 (6 rapid, 5.5 blitz).
2nd: CM John Duneas, 17/27 (6 rapid, 5 blitz).

Under 1800
1st: Philli Park-Tamati, 15.5/27 (5.5 rapid, 4.5 blitz).
2nd=: Luis Angel Duran Rubalcava (MEX), 15/27 (5 rapid, 5 blitz).
2nd=: Allen Li, 15/27 (5 rapid, 5 blitz).

Under 1400
1st: Boyuan Zhang, 13/27 (4 rapid, 5 blitz).
2nd=: Matthew Chen, 12/27 (4 rapid, 4 blitz).
2nd=: Ian Lewis, on 12/27 (4 rapid, 4 blitz).

Vega links: Rapid Blitz.

September 2nd 2018 - ACC Junior Rapids, Auckland.
Organiser: Alex Huang

Open Tournament:
1st= Philli Park-Tamati & Krystal Lal
3rd Mathew Steadman
Book Prize: Alex Coates

U-900 Tournament:
1st= Joseph Xin & Jack Chen
3rd Charles Lu
Book Prize: Emily Gan

Vega links: Open U900

Philli Park-Tamati & Krystal Lal   Alex Coates   Jack Chen & Joseph Xin
Open 1st= Philli Park-Tamati & Krystal Lal   Open Book Prize: Alex Coates   U900 1st= Jack Chen & Joseph Xin
Charles Lu   Emily Gan    
U900 3rd Charles Lu   U900 Book Prize: Emily Gan    

August 25th-26th 2018 - Peter Stuart Memorial, Auckland.
There were three divisions, A-grade, B-grade and C-grade, with a total of $2,250 in prizes (making it a Poison Pawn Class 1 event).


Results as reported on the North Shore Club website
Open:
1st= Evan Capel (Malaysia) & FM Mike Steadman
3rd FM Ben Hague
Flukey 1.c4 Upset Prize: Winston Weng for his draw v. Gino Thornton
(Donated by Stephen Lukey in appreciation of years of friendship and encouragement from Peter. The prize was awarded to the A-Grade player who achieved the largest ratings upset [draws count with a halved rating difference] in a White game starting with 1.c4 [Peter's favourite move by a very wide margin]).
Rating u2000: Antonio Krstev & CM Benjamin Lim
Rating u1850: CM Alex Nagorski, Juni Aguilar (Philippines), Philip Hair, CM Richard Meng, & Xinyang Liu
B-Grade:
1st= Erwin Koestanto (Indonesia) & Brett Rider
3rd Euan McDougall
Rating u1600: Nigel Cooper & Felix Xie
Rating u1460: Philli Park-Tamati
C-Grade:
1st= Ravi Lakshmi & Edward Ashworth
3rd Jay Zi Xuan Zhao
Age prizes: Grown-Up - Ying Wang
Born 2001-2006: Kevin Shen Su
Born 2007-2009: Thomas Zheng
Born 2009 or later: Pasindu Jayawickrama (Sri Lanka)

Full results on Vega: Open ; B Grade ; C Grade

August 4th 2018 - ACC Junior Rapids, Auckland.
Organiser: Alex Huang

Open Tournament:
1st = Winston Weng & Philli Park-Tamati
3rd = Mathew Steadman, Euan McDougall, Matthew Chen, Rohit Mudaliar
Book Prize: Pasindu Jayawickrama

U-900 Tournament:
1st Joseph Xin
2nd= Anthony Hu, Michael Ma, Charles Lu and James Qin
Book Prize: Ken Ruan

Vega links: Open U900

Winston Weng & Philli Park-Tamati   Matthew Chen, Rohit Mudaliar, Euan McDougall   Pasindu Jayawickrama
Open 1st= Winston Weng & Philli Park-Tamati   Open 3rd= Matthew Chen, Rohit Mudaliar, Euan McDougall   Open Book Prize: Pasindu Jayawickrama
Joseph Xin   Michael Ma, Charles Lu, Anthony Hu and James Qin   Ken Ruan
U900 1st Joseph Xin   U900 2nd= Michael Ma, Charles Lu, Anthony Hu and James Qin   U900 Book Prize: Ken Ruan

July 27-29 2018 Waikato Chess Open, Hamilton.
Venue: Saint Paul's Collegiate School, Hukanui Rd, Hamilton. Featuring an Open ($325 first prize) and an under-1800 tournament, both 6-round Swiss system events. FIDE and NZCF rated. Poison Pawn / D & D Grand Prix Class One event.

Open Division
1st FM Ben Hague (Auckland) 5/5
2nd = FM Michael Steadman (Auckland), IM Russell Dive (Wellington) 4.5/6

Grade I
1st Nathan Goodhue (Auckland) 4/6
2nd = FM Bob Gibbons (Auckland), CM Hilton Bennett (Hamilton) 3.5/6

Grade II
1st Luis Duran Rubalcava (Hamilton) 3.5/6
2nd - Josia Vickers (Mt Maunganui), Juni Aguilar (North Shore) 3/6

Winner of Len Whitehouse Memorial Trophy for best Waikato player:
Graeme Spain (Te Awamutu) 4/6

Under 1800 Division
1st Michael Lin (Hamilton) 5.5/6
2nd = Lara Heppenstall (Hamilton), William Crombie (Hamilton) 4.5/6

Grade I
1st Kendrick Zhang (North Shore) 4/6
2nd = Gary Judkins (Hamilton), Jeffrey Yu (Auckland), Ying Wang (Auckland) 3.5/6

Grade II
1st Joel Crombie (Hamilton) 3/6
2nd Tracy Liu (Auckland), Vraj Dhankee (Waitakere) 2.5/6

Winner of William Lynn Cup for best Hamilton Junior:
Michael Lin (Hamilton) 5.5/6

Ben Hague won this tournament by himself, despite withdrawing before the last round! It really does make sense; Ben is hot in pursuit of the IM title, and after 5/5 in the first five rounds his live FIDE rating was above 2400. Finishing early meant not risking falling back under the magic threshold (the IM title requires a published [i.e. between tournaments] rating of 2400 at some point in a career, plus norms). This left Russell Dive needed a win in the last round to catch Ben for =1st, but Nathan Goodhue (having another good tournament) held to deny him.

Full Results on Vega: Open Grade U1800 Grade

July 7th-15th 2018 - George Trundle Masters, Auckland.
This marvellous tournament is the only one of its kind in New Zealand. Multiple nine round round robin tournaments. One round a day, in the afternoon, with an appropriately slow 90/30 + extra 30 minutes at move 40 time control. Invitations are coveted, but don't be shy about enquiring about next year's edition - to be held in January this time (see the Calendar Page).
Results
Masters
1st FM Ben Hague, 6.5 qualifying for an IM norm
2nd IM Vishal Sareen (India), 6
3rd FM Chris Wallis (Australia), 5.5

Qualifiers
1st= Gordon Morrell & FM Mike Steadman, 8
3rd Nathan Goodhue, 5.5

Reserves
1st CM Richard Meng, 7.5
2nd Laurens Goormachtigh (Belgium), 6
3rd Xinyang Liu, 5.5

Talents
1st Euan McDougall, 7.5
2nd= Hugh Gao & WCM Nadia Braganza, 6.5

Full results and all games on Vega: Masters ; Qualifiers ; Reserves ; Talents

July 1st 2018 - ACC Junior Rapids, Auckland.
Organiser: Alex Huang

Open Tournament:
1st Winston Weng
2nd Euan McDougall
3rd Rohit Mudaliar
Book Prize Matthew Chen

U-900 Tournament:
1st Yifei Song
2nd Michael Ma
3rd Michael Lu
Book Prize David Zhu

Vega links: Open U900

Winston Weng   Euan McDougall   Rohit Mudaliar
Open 1st Winston Weng   Open 2nd Euan McDougall   Open 3rd Rohit Mudaliar
Matthew Chen   Yifei Song   Michael Ma
Open Book Prize: Matthew Chen   U900 1st Yifei Song   U900 2nd Michael Ma
Michael Lu   David Zhu    
U900 3rd Michael Lu   U900 Book Prize: David Zhu    

June 30th 2018 - Upper Hutt Rapid 2018, Upper Hutt.
Organised by the Upper Hutt Chess Club.

A Grade
1st Ben Hague (5/6)
2nd Anthony Ker 4.5
3rd= Scott Wastney, Russell Dive 4

B Grade
1st Edgar Benitez (4.5/6)
2nd= Sol Ross, Akshay Sharma 4

C Grade
1st Alexandre Patenotte (6/6)
2nd= Michael Sole, Paul He 5

Junior Grade
1st Joshua Langford (5.5/6)
2nd Georgina Moeke 5
3rd= Joshua Knowles and Jason You 4

Full Results on Vega: A Grade B Grade C Grade Junior Grade

Ben Hague and Co.
Upper Hutt A Grade winner Ben Hague, 2nd Anthony Ker, 3rd= Russell Dive and Scott Wastney

June 17th 2018 - ACC Junior Rapids, Auckland.
Organiser: Alex Huang

Open Tournament:
1st= Euan McDougall and Benjamin Agnew
3rd= Matthew Chen, Krystal Lal and Joe Wang
Book Prize: Hannah Xu

U-900 Tournament:
1st= FaAfuhia Fia and Tejasvi Kichavadi
3rd= Allen Weng and Yifei Song
Book Prize: Ruichen Wang

Vega links: Open U900

Euan and Ben   Matthew, Krystal and Joe   Hannah Xu
Open 1st= Euan McDougall and Benjamin Agnew   Open 3rd= Matthew Chen, Krystal Lal and Joe Wang   Open Book Prize: Hannah Xu
Tejasvi and FaAfuhia   Yifei and Allen   Ruichen Wang
U900 1st= Tejasvi Kichavadi and FaAfuhia Fia   U900 3rd= Yifei Song and Allen Weng   U900 Book Prize: Ruichen Wang

June 15th 2018 - 2018 NZCF Auckland Girls Chess Championship, Mt Albert War Memorial Hall, Auckland.
Organised by Bob and Viv Smith.


Download full results here (pdf document).

Anya plays Hannah   Layne plays Sofia   Karen plays Anna
Under 10 Champion, Anya Thurner (Kaurilands) on the right, plays Hannah Xu (St Kentigerns)   Under 12 Champion, Layne Almonte (St Pauls School, Massey) on the left, plays Sofia Witten-Hannah (Home Schooled)   2018 Auckland Girls Champion, Karen Geng (Mt Albert Grammar) on the left, plays Anna Moir (Pakuranga College)
General View   Under 8s   Under 12s
144 girls compete in the 2018 Auckland Girls Chess Championship at Mt Albert War Memorial Hall   Under 8s, 2nd = Kaylie Chen (Willow Park School) on the left with winner Fang Fei Zhao (Elim Christian College)   Under 12s left to right: 2nd= Jillian Bunquin (St Pauls, Massey), Selena Xie Hu (Carmel College) and Emma Zhuang with winner Layne Almonte (St Pauls', Massey)
Under 10s   Under 14s   Under 16s
Under 10s left to right 3rd = Charlotte Ray (Diocesan) and Rui Chen Wang (Willow Park School), 2nd Yolanda Chang, and winner Anya Thurner (Kaurilands)   Organiser Viv Smith with Under 14s left to right: 3rd = Saasha Ghadiali (Mt Roskill Intermediate), Sylvia McDougall (Mt Roskill Grammar) and Krystal Lal (Howick College), with joint winners Erica Yue Hu (Carmel College) and Zoe Guan (St Cuthbert's)   Under 16s winner Crystal Chanwong (Auckland Girls Grammar) in the middle, with 2nd = Evita and Tamara Land left and right (Rangitoto College)
Under 18s   Overall    
Under 18s left to right
3rd= Seionara Tugaga and Kate Shirley (McAuley High), 2nd Kirushni Suthakaran (Mt Roskill Grammar) and winner Karen Geng (Mt Albert Grammar)
  Over 12s left to right
2nd= overall Erica Yue Hu (Carmel College), Kirushni Suthakaran (Mt Roskill Grammar), and Zoe Guan (St Cuthbert's College) with 2018 Champion Karen Geng (Mt Albert Grammar)
   

June 2nd-4th 2018 - 41st Trusts Chess Open, Auckland.
Super Class Grand Prix event. Prize-fund over $6600, including 1st prize of $1200. Four separate 6 round Swisses: A (1800 and above), B (1500 to 1999), C (under 1500), Junior (Under 12 and under 1200).

See also a short report on the Home Page.

A-Grade
1st IM Anthony Ker 5.0/6
2nd= FM Mike Steadman, FM Bob Smith, FM Ben Hague, FM Alexei Kulashko 4.5

B-Grade
1st Erwin Koestanto 5.5/6
2nd Oliver Dai 5.0
3rd= Timothy Ha, Owen Jin 4.5

C-Grade
1st Paul He 5.5/6
2nd Julien Goh 5.0
3rd Daniel Qiu 4.5

Junior
1st Anya Thurner 6.0/6
2nd= Allen Weng, Ryan Fan, Eric Jin, Pasidu Jayawickrama 4.0

Tournament website link.
Full results on Vega: A-Grade B-Grade C-Grade Junior

May 29th 2018 - Gawain Jones Simul, Howick, Auckland.
Venue: Howick Bowling Club, 33 Selwyn Rd, Cockle Bay. Play started at 7.45pm.
English Grandmaster Gawain Jones took on 22 opponents simultaneously in this fundraiser organised by the Howick-Pakuranga Chess Club in support of their three club members playing in the Batumi Olympiad later this year.
Gawain's opponents were 1. FM Ben Hague 2495, 2. FM Daniel Gong 2290, 3. FM Bob Gibbons 2049, 4. CM Paul Spiller 2038, 5. CM Stan Yee 2031, 6. WFM Jasmine Zhang 1992, 7. Grant Kerr 1858, 8. Oliver Dai 1760, 9. Euan McDougall 1673, 10. Tony Booth 1656, 11. Jim Benson 1628, 12. Josia Vickers 1573, 13. Temu Maroroa 1553, 14. Wayne McDougall 1440, 15. Allan Han 1393, 16. Daniel Qiu 1307, 17. David Nie 1292, 18. Hannah Xu 1037, 19. Jay Zhao 970, 20. Eric Zhang 966, 21. Chris Jardine unr (and one other unknown [at this point] player). The top three players managed draws, Gawain swept the rest of the field.
Further details on the Howick-Pakuranga website.

May 19th, 26th and 27th 2018 - ACC May Weekender, Auckland.
Organised by the Auckland Chess Centre. Venue: Auckland Chess Centre, 17 Cromwell, St, Mount Eden, Auckland.

A crowded field at the top of the latest ACC Weekender, only 1 point separating the top 9 players. Just for the moment Ben Hague seems to have mislaid his knack of winning all the marbles in these events.

1st= FM Alexei Kulashko, FM Ben Hague, FM Leonard McLaren 5.0/6
4th FM Daniel Gong 4.5
5th= CM Alphaeus Ang, CM John Duneas, WFM Jasmine Zhang, CM Helen Milligan, Laurens Goormachtigh (Belgium) 4.0
Full results on Vega.

May 13th 2018 - ACC Junior Rapids, Auckland.
Organiser: Alex Huang

Open Tournament:
1st Josia Vickers
2nd= Philli Park-Tamati, Winston Weng, Felix Xie and Joe Wang
Book Prize: Kenny Zhang

U-900 Tournament:
1st Ethan Liu
2nd Nico McKinlay
3rd Lucas Xiao
Book Prize: Zihan Mei

Vega links: Open U900

Josia Vickers   Winston Weng   Ethan Liu
1st Josia Vickers   2nd= Winston Weng   U900 1st Ethan Liu
Nico McKinlay   Lucas Xiao   Zihan Mei
U900 2nd Nico McKinlay   U900 3rd Lucas Xiao   U900 Book Prize: Zihan Mei

April 25th, 28th, and 29th 2018 - ACC ANZAC Weekender, Auckland.
Organised by the Auckland Chess Centre. Venue: Auckland Chess Centre, 17 Cromwell, St, Mount Eden, Auckland.

1st IM Paul Garbett 5.5/6
2nd= FM Alexei Kulashko, CM Alphaeus Ang 5

Full results on Vega.

April 15th 2018 - ACC Junior Rapids, Auckland.
Organiser: Alex Huang

Open Tournament:
1st= Euan McDougall and Felix Xie
3rd Mathew Steadman
Book Prize: Krystal Lal

U-900 Tournament:
1st Joseph Xin
2nd= Lucas Xiao, Zihan Mei and Ethan Liu
Book Prize: Eugene Wang

Vega links: Open U900

Euan McDougall and Felix Xie   Krystal Lal    
1st= Euan McDougall and Felix Xie   Book Prize: Krystal Lal    
Joseph Xin   Ethan Liu, Zihan Mei and Lucas Xiao   Eugene Wang
U900 1st Joseph Xin   U900 2nd= Ethan Liu, Zihan Mei and Lucas Xiao   U900 Book Prize: Eugene Wang

March 30th - April 1st 2018 - Wellington Open, CQ Hotel, Wellington.


1st IM Anthony Ker 5.5/6
2nd= FM Nic Croad, WIM Layla Timergazi, FM Mike Steadman, IM Russell Dive 4.5

More on the Wellington Chess Club website including a full .pgn
Full results on Vega.

Round 6, Boards 1 and 2   Round 6, Boards 3 and 4
Round 6, Boards 1 and 2   Round 6, Boards 5 and 6

March 24th 2018 - Latvian Rapid, Auckland.

A Grade
1st FM Alexei Kulashko 5.5/6
2nd= FM Ben Hague, Ralph Hart, FM Bob Smith, CM Alphaeus Ang 4.5

B Grade
1st Erwin Koestanto 5.5
2nd= Euan McDougall, Luis Duran Rubalcava 5.0

C Grade
1st= Wayne McDougall, Connor Hackney 5.0
3rd= Scott Smith, Leo Li, Kimberley Yuan 4.5

D Grade
1st Hamish Chan 5.5
2nd Hannah Xu 5.0
3rd= Jay Zi Xuan Zhao, Tejasvi Kichavaoi, Brian Zhao 4.5

Howick-Pakuranga club website
Vega links: A Grade; B Grade; C Grade; D Grade.

Board 1 Round 5   It's a young man's game
A crucial round 5 game, Alexei Kulashko's horses
look a little odd, but he made this work
  It's a young man's game

March 11th 2018 - 6th Hawke's Bay Rapid, Napier.

A Grade
1st Ben Hague 5.5 pts
2nd equal Stephen Lukey, Daniel Gong 4.5 pts

B Grade
1st equal Aaron Wang, Oscar Qin 5.5 pts
3rd Kimberley Yuan 3.5 pts

Junior
1st Finley Duncan 6 pts
2nd Sean Molloy 5 pts
3rd equal Te Kaha Taiapa, Akuhata Keelan 3.5 pts

Vega Links: A-Grade; B-Grade; Junior.

Daniel Gong, Ben Hague, Stephen Lukey   Kimberley Yuan, Aaron Wang, Oscar Qin
A Grade: Daniel Gong, Ben Hague, Stephen Lukey   B Grade: Kimberley Yuan, Aaron Wang, Oscar Qin
Sean Molloy, Te Kaha Taiapa, Akuhata Keelan, Finley Duncan   A tournament with nice ambience
Junior: Sean Molloy, Te Kaha Taiapa, Akuhata Keelan, Finley Duncan   A tournament with nice ambience

March 4th 2018 - ACC Junior Rapids, Auckland.
For players under 20 on 1/1/2018. Organised by Alex Huang in association with the Auckland Chess Centre, 17 Cromwell Ave, Mount Eden.
Two divisions, Open and u-900 rating, $370 total prizefund. NZCF rated, and part of the Poison Pawn Grand Prix!
Organiser: Alex Huang

Open Tournament:
1st Philli Park-Tamati
2nd= Joe Wang and Matthew Chen
Book Prize: James Liu

U-900 Tournament:
1st Brena Merz
2nd Joseph Xin
3rd Charlotte Ray
Book Prize: Anthony Hu

Vega links: Open U900

Philli Park-Tamati   Matthew Chen and Joe Wang   James Liu    
1st Philli Park-Tamati   2nd= Matthew Chen and Joe Wang   Book Prize: James Liu    
Brena Merz   Joseph Xin   Charlotte Ray   Anthony Hu
U900 1st Brena Merz   U900 2nd Joseph Xin   U900 3rd Charlotte Ray   U900 Book Prize: Anthony Hu

February 24th 2018 - Bay of Plenty Rapid, Mt. Maunganui.
A-Grade
1st (5.5/6) FM Ben Hague
2nd (4.5) Kirill Polishchuk
3rd= (4.0) FM Mike Steadman, Noel Pinic, IM Paul Garbett, CM Helen Milligan, Richard Dare

B-Grade
1st (6/6) Laurens Goormachtigh (Belgium)
2nd (5) Luis Ange Duran Rubalcava (Mexico)
3rd= (4) Asheesh Gautam (Fiji), Leyton Hackney, Simon Lyall, Neil Cruden, Timothy Ha, Philli Park-Tamati
under 1400 Jie Gong

Junior-Grade
1st= (5/6) Aidan Morgan, Leo Kim, U O G Udul Bandara (Sri Lanka)
under 12 years (4) Kevin Li
under 10 years (3) Hannah Xu
Vega Results A-Grade; B-Grade; Junior.

February 18th 2018 - ACC Junior Rapids, Auckland.
For players under 20 on 1/1/2018. Organised by Alex Huang in association with the Auckland Chess Centre, 17 Cromwell Ave, Mount Eden.
Two divisions, Open and u-900 rating, $370 total prizefund. NZCF rated, and part of the Poison Pawn Grand Prix!
Organiser: Alex Huang

Open Tournament:
1st Mathew Steadman
2nd= Euan McDougall and Felix Xie
Book Prize: Tracy Liu

U-900 Tournament:
1st Lucas Xiao
2nd Edward Zhan
3rd= Joseph Xin and Harrison Xiao
Book Prize: Daniel Hu

Vega links: Open U900

Mathew Steadman   Felix Xie and Euan McDougall   Tracy Liu
1st Mathew Steadman   2nd= Felix Xie and Euan McDougall   Book Prize: Tracy Liu
Lucas Xiao   Daniel Hu, Lucas Xiao, Harrison Xiao, Edward Zhan and Joseph Xin    
U900 1st Lucas Xiao   U900 prizes Daniel Hu, Lucas Xiao, Harrison Xiao, Edward Zhan and Joseph Xin    

January 27th-29th 2018 - Auckland Anniversary Weekender, Auckland.
1st Ben Hague (6/6) 2nd= Alphaeus Ang, Bob Smith, Paul Garbett, Allen Fan, Gini Thornton and John Duneas (4.5)
Vega Results

January 21st 2018 - The ACC Junior Invitational Tournament, Auckland.
Organiser: Alex Huang
1st Josia Vickers 2nd= Euan McDougall, Abraham Deng and Andrew Li.
Vega Results

Josia Vickers   Abraham Deng, Andrew Li and Euan McDougall
1st Josia Vickers   2nd= Abraham Deng, Andrew Li and Euan McDougall

January 1st-12th 2018 - 125th New Zealand Congress, Palmerston North

MillenniumHotels.com New Zealand Open Vega
1st GM Adrien Demuth (8/9)(France)
2nd GM Fabian Libiszewski (7/9)(France)
3rd= and Joint NZ Champions IM Russell Dive & CM Alphaeus Ang (6/9)
5th= CM Allen Fan, FM Daniel Gong, FM Robert Smith, FM Mike Steadman, IM Anthony Ker, FM Ben Hague, & FM Dusan Stojic (Australia)

Major Open Vega
1st CM Leon Kempen (Australia)
2nd and NZ Major Open Champion CM Stan Yee
3rd= Alan Winfield, Laurens Goormachtigh (Belgium) & Ryan Winter
Rating prizes:
1700-1800: Dion Charles
1600-1700: Louie Wei
1450-1600: Sarah Yan, Caleb He & Fabian Day
1300-1450: Oscar Qin
Under 1300: Sashi Kumar, Arkadi Polyakevich & Paul He

D&D New Zealand Rapid Championship Vega
1st= GM Fabian Libiszewski (France) and NZ Rapid Champion FM Michael Steadman
3rd GM Adrien Demuth (France)
Under 18:
1st CM Alphaeus Ang
2nd= Ryan Winter & WIM Layla Timergazi
Under 14:
1st CM Allen Fan
2nd= Hugh Gao & Mathew Steadman
Under 10:
1st Paul He
2nd= Isabel Ning & Daniel Shek (England)
Under 2100:
1st CM Jack James
Under 1700:
1st= James Stewart, Sol Ross, Simon Lyall, Tawan Sunathvanichkul (Thailand) & Caleb He

New Zealand Blitz Championship Vega
1st GM Fabian Libiszewski (France)
2nd= GM Adrien Demuth (France) and Joint NZ Blitz Champions Ralph Hart, Hans Gao, & IM Anthony Ker
Under 1700: CM Oliver Picken
Under 1500: Hugh Gao, Sol Ross, Daniel Shek (England) & Caleb He
Under 1300: Hannah Xu

New Zealand Junior Open Championship Vega
1st CM Alphaeus Ang
2nd= CM Oliver Picken & CM Allen Fan
Under 1800 Dion Charles
Under 1500 Rodney Li
Under 1300 Daniel Shek

Palmy Knights Open Vega
1st FM Mark Noble
2nd CM Jack James
3rd Simon Lyall
Rating 1700-2000 Roy Seabrook & Martin Post
Rating 0-1700 Stephen Murdoch, Wayne Knightbridge & Nigel Cooper

Manawatu Rapid Vega
1st CM Jack James
2nd= WCM Vyanla Punsalan & CM Oliver Picken
Under 1600: 1st= Mathew Steadman & Caleb He
Under 1300: 1st Paul He

TAB Terrace End Trans Tasman Blitz Match
Anthony Ker and Ben Hague (NZ) 5 defeat 3 (AUS) Darryl Johansen and Dusan Stojic

 

Results from 2007
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Results from 2008
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Results from 2009
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Results from 2010
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Results from 2011
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