Month: January 2024

Rating News 2023 Period 4

Post republished from Rowan Wood’s ‘Rating News‘. Updated rating lists avaliable on the New Zealand Ratings page, files for arbiters and organisers avaliable on the Arbiters & Organisers page. Rating lists are now published quarterly. The four rating periods cover the calendar year, from January 1st to December 31st. Period 4 includes tournaments from October, November and December. Twenty-four standard rated tournaments have been processed involving 396 players and 1562 games. The open tournaments are Merv Morrison Memorial, Summit Christmas

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Croad wins NZ Championship, earns spot in Olympiad team

Congratulations to FM Nicolas Croad, New Zealand Champion for 2024! As outright NZ champion, he has also earned automatic selection for the Olympiad Team if available. has more details and the Olympiad Team application form (applications will be open 14-28 January). Congratulations also to Dion Wilson, New Zealand Major Open Champion, to Kayden Loke, New Zealand Junior Champion and to Luna Xu, New Zealand Girls Champion.

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