Results

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129th NZ Chess Congress, Christchurch
January 2nd-12th 2022

Championship
1st and New Zealand Champion FM Daniel Gong 7.5/9
2nd CM Felix Xie 7/9
3rd= IM Anthony Ker, FM Nic Croad 6/9

Major Open
1st Euan McDougall 7.5/9
2nd Karl Holdo 7/9
3rd Kian Dharmasena 6.5/9

Rapid
1st IM Russell Dive 8/9
2nd= WCM Isabelle Ning, CM Felix Xie, Michael Sole 7/9

Lightning
1st CM Felix Xie 8.5/9
2nd FM Daniel Gong 8/9
3rd IM Russell Dive 7/9

Junior Championship
NZ joint junior champions - Ollie Archer, Gavith Dharmasena 6/7
Girl Champion - WCM Isabelle Ning 5/7
U16 Ollie Archer 6/7
U14 Isabelle Ning 5/7
U12 Emily Gan, William Rui Liu, and Ryan Hwang 4/7
U10 Justin Zhide Wang 4/7
U8 Leo Yitao Lian 3/7

All tournament results are on Vega: Championship, Major Open, Rapid, Lightning, NZ Junior, Canterbury Open.

Organisers: Canterbury Chess Club.
Venue: Riccarton Park, 165 Riccarton Racecourse Road, Sockburn, Christchurch
Prize fund: $10,000 Update 13th July - increased from previous $8000
Main events: 9 rounds over 9 days (January 2nd-10th), followed by Rapid and Lightning (January 11th and 12th).
Seven Round NZ Junior and Age Group championships and a Canterbury Open are scheduled during the mornings of seven days of the main tournaments so that keen players can play two significant tournaments at once.
Entry form here.

South Island Championship, Christchurch
December 8th-11th 2021 (postponed from October 13th-16th)

1st CM David Cilia Vincenti 4.5/6
2nd= Briene Membrere, Nick Cummings, FM Stephen Lukey 4/6
Nick Cummings and Stephen Lukey are South Island residents and therefore South Island Champions.

Tournament report here.

Venue: Canterbury Chess Club, 9/27 Tyne Street, Addington, Christchurch.
Format: 8 round Swiss, 2 rounds per day, time control 90+30, NZCF & FIDE-rated where possible.
Organised by Canterbury Chess Club, contact Craig Hall, Email: canterbury@chess.org.nz.
Entry form available here.
Follow on Vega here.

South Island Rapid Championship, Christchurch
December 12th 2021 (postponed from October 17th)

1st= Brent Perrin, Briene Membrere 5/6
3rd= McNabb, Matthew McNabb, Ryan Koo 4.5/6

Venue: Canterbury Chess Club, 9/27 Tyne Street, Addington, Christchurch.
Format: 6 round Swiss, time control 25+5, NZCF & FIDE-rated where possible.
Organised by Canterbury Chess Club, contact Craig Hall, Email: canterbury@chess.org.nz.
Entry form available here.
Follow on Vega here.

Summit Junior Rapid, Auckland
December 12th 2021

Open
1st= Francisco Nascimento, CM Lucas Xiao, William Rui Liu, Max Xia 5/6

U1000
1st Oscar Cui 5.5/6
2nd= Patrick Jiang, Laura Yang 5/6

This tournament is being held online. Here is a Tournament Link.
There are two 6 round 15+5, Open and U1000 divisions.
The open division players need to use an external camera. Venue: 99B Gillies Ave, Epsom, Auckland.
Two divisions: Open (FIDE and NZCF rapid rated) and U1000 (NZCF rapid rated).

Format: Six-round Swiss, 15mins+5 secs.
Organised by Summit Chess Club, contact Ying Wang, Email: ywang@outlook.co.nz.
Follow on Vega: Open, U1000.
Entry form available here.

NZ Open Seniors Online Championships, Online
November 26th-28th 2021 (Originally scheduled as OTB September 17th-19th)

1st= FM Bob Gibbons, CM Hilton Bennett 5/6
3rd Anthony Carpinter 4/6

Pos NAME                           Rtg   T  Fed  Pts |   1     2     3     4     5     6
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  1 Gibbons, Robert E              2083  FM NZL  5.0 | +B8   +W7   =BYE  =W2   +B4   +W6
  2 Bennett, Hilton P              2056  CM NZL  5.0 | +W11  +B4   +W6   =B1   +W3   =B5
  3 Carpinter, Anthony L           2239     NZL  4.0 | =BYE  =BYE  +B5   +W7   -B2   +W9
  4 Taylor, Richard                1954  CM NZL  3.5 | +B14  -W2   +B12  =W5   -W1   +B11
  5 Spiller, Paul S                2030  CM NZL  3.0 | +W12  =B6   -W3   =B4   =W8   =W2
  6 McIntosh, Andrew D             1781     NZL  3.0 | +W10  =W5   -B2   =B9   +W7   -B1
  7 Gold, Hamish R                 1883     NZL  3.0 | +W9   -B1   +W14  -B3   -B6   +W12
  8 Joel, Chris                (W) 1859     NZL  2.5 | -W1   =B9   +W10  =BYE  =B5    --
  9 Hooton, Barry R                1597     NZL  2.5 | -B7   =W8   =B11  =W6   +W12  -B3
 10 Metge, J Nigel                 2044     NZL  2.0 | -B6   -W12  -B8   =BYE  =W11  +BYE
 11 Kerr, Grant                    1798     NZL  1.5 | -B2   -W14  =W9   =B12  =B10  -W4
 12 Cooper, Nigel                  1770     NZL  1.5 | -B5   +B10  -W4   =W11  -B9   -B7
 13 Guico, Leonides            (W) 1971     NZL  1.0 | =BYE  =BYE   --    --    --    --
 14 Booth, Anthony J           (W) 1599     NZL  1.0 | -W4   +B11  -B7    --    --    --

A PGN download is available here.
The NZCF tournament page which was a convenient portal for viewing the tournament is here.
Full results on Vega.

This tournament was originally planned as the official NZCF Senior Champs, but was played online instead in response to a Covid restrictions. There was no prize money and a reduced entry fee of $25, and no official ratings. The tournament was played in a spirit of friendship with no need for the normal rules surrounding cameras etc. Rating was Lichess only and optional.

Format: 6 round Swiss, over 3 days.
Eligibility: Players must be born before 1972.
Time control: 90 mins plus 30 sec per move.
Intl Arbiter: Bruce Pollard.
Online director: Timothy Ha.
Hosted by the Howick-Pakuranga chess club, contact Paul Spiller email: PaulSSpiller@outlook.com.
Entry Fee: $25 per player. Club Account for payment – BNZ 02 0168 0091321 01 Please state Name & NZSenior
This original entry form still has some useful information, where it conflicts with this calendar notice, the calendar notice is more up to date.
Entries and payments will still be administered by HPCC treasurer Ludi Zhang.

Summit Online U1800 & Junior Championships, Online
November 21st 2021

U1800
1st Francisco Nascimento 6/6
2nd= Emily Gan, Alice Wei, Justin Wang, Alexander Coates 4.5/6

Junior
1st Leo Xiao 6/6
2nd Adele Zhou 5.5/6
3rd= Maxwell Tu, Bruce Ay, Luna Xu 5/6

Two online tournaments, U1800 (FIDE or NZCF) and Junior, on Tornelo.com
The format is 6 rounds Swiss, 25 minutes + 5 seconds. Unrated. First round will start at 10am.
Players need to register on Tornelo website.
This is the Tornelo tournament link.
Please check all the details here.

Eastern Asia Youth Online Chess Championship
September 24th-3rd 2021

A total of 49 New Zealand players competed in this online tournament. Many NZL players achieved a plus score including WCM Isabelle Ning 6.5/9 U12 Girls, Justin Wang 6.5/9 U10 Boys, and Daqi Mao 6/9 U10 Boys. This results page includes all results of all NZL players from all groups in all rounds.

Asian Women's Online Championship, Online
August 23rd-26th, 2021

WFM Vyanla Punsalan scored 4/9 and Emily Gan scored 3/9 in the Asian Women's Online Championship.

FIDE Online Olympiad, Online
August 27-29th, 2021

NZL played in Division 3A.
Here is the 9 round 10 team, round-robin schedule. Note than NZ time is 12 hours ahead of UTC, so our games are quite conveniently scheduled for 8pm, 9pm and 10pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
The player pairings appear here immediately before each round.

Our team is ably captained by the tireless Timothy Ha and comprises Allen Fan, Dylan Piwari, Sophia Feng, Yolanda Chang, Oliver Picken, Isabelle Ning, Felix Xie, Ryan Winter, Anya Thurner, Emily Gan, Alex Coates and Ritika Joseph.

Timothy has provided links for following the NZL action as follows; Here is a final PGN of New Zealand games and here are our final results;

Player SRINEPJPNMASIPCATHAKORTPEFIJSum
Boards 1-2
Open
Fan, Allen Chi Zhou 1000.500 1.5/6
Piwari, Dylan Tama 001 1/3
Xie, Felix 01011 3/5
Winter, Ryan 0.5000 0.5/4
Boards 3-4
Women
Feng, Sophia 00.5 0.5/2
Chang, Yolanda 000.500 0.5/5
Thurner, Anya 00000.50 0.5/6
Gan, Emily 10001 2/5
Boards 5
U20 Open
Picken, Oliver 00.500.500 1/6
Coates, Alex 001 1/3
Boards 4
U20 Girl
Ning, Isabelle Yixuan 00000.511 2.5/7
Joseph, Ritika 11 2/2
NZL Total 1/6 2.5/60.5/61/61/61/62/62.5/64.5/6

FIDE Cadets and Youth Rapid World Cup, Online
August 1st - August 31st, 2021

The first stage of the tournament is complete. The following sections included NZ players.

Open U10 Open U12 Open U16 Open U18 Girls U10 Girls U12 Girls U14

Here is a NZL overview (kind of - the normally reliable chess-results website is a little confusing on this occasion).

Five different age groups (U10, U12, U14, U16, U18) and two sections, Open and Girls. Participants must have been age qualified on January 1st 2021. So for example U10 participants must have been under 10, i.e. had not yet reached their 10th birthday, at the start of this calendar year. NZCF may select up to three participants in each group and section, so up to 3 x 5 x 2 = 30 players in total.

The tournament has two stages, 10 round Swiss tournaments in the first stage (through August 20th), then a knockout stage for a limited number of qualifying players.

More details are available on the FIDE Calendar here.

Summit Junior Rapid, Auckland
August 8th 2021

Open
1st Justin Wang 6/6
2nd Francisco Nascimento 5/6
3rd= Victor Coen, William Liu, Brillion Lau, Sophia Feng 4.5/6
Best U1300 Annie Yue 4/6
Best U1200 Pranav Shenoy 4/6

U1000
1st Richard Liu 7/7
2nd= Bosco Jin, Sam Lin, Kyan Zhang 6/7
Best U500 1st Claire Gu 5/7, 2nd Isaac Gu 5/7
Best U200 1st Jeremy Xu 5/7, 2nd Luna Xu 4.5/7

Venue: Lyell Creek Lounge, Alexandra Park, Greenlane
Two divisions: Open (FIDE and NZCF rapid rated) and U1000 (NZCF rapid rated).
Format: Six-round Swiss, 15mins+5 secs.
Organised by Summit Chess Club, contact Ying Wang, Email: ywang@outlook.co.nz. U1000.
Full results on Vega: Open, U1000.
Entry form available here.

Justin Wang
Francisco Nascimento
Victor Coen, William Liu, Brillion Lau and Sophia Feng

Open 1st Justin Wang

Open 2nd Francisco Nascimento

Open 3rd= Victor Coen, William Liu, Brillion Lau and Sophia Feng

Pranav Shenoy
Richard Liu
Kyan Zhang and Sam Lin

Open Best U1200 Pranav Shenoy

U1000 1st Richard Liu

U1000 2nd= Kyan Zhang and Sam Lin (absent Bosco Jin)

Jeremy Xu

U1000 Best U200 Jeremy Xu

Northland Open, Whangarei
July 31st-August 1st 2021

Results will hopefully be available in due course.

Venue: Henderson Reeves, 96 Bank Street, Whangarei Central.
Six-round Swiss, 30 minutes per player per game, 3 games per afternoon from 12.30pm
Free entry, koha welcomed to buy more chess sets for Whangarei Chess Club.
Online entry via the <a href=https://whangareichess.wordpress.com/">club website.

Poppies Bookshop Chess Challenge, Howick
July 24th 2021

Venue: Poppies Bookshop, 83 Picton St, Howick.
A six game blitz match between NZ rapid champion Felix Xie and CM Oliver Picken. This promotional event celebrates FIDE International Chess Day. Co-sponsored by the Howick Business Association and Howick-Pakuranga Chess Club.
Organiser Paul Spiller.
Felix Xie won the last game to win a close and exciting match, final score 3.5-2.5.

Oliver Picken and Felix Xie

Noses to the window as Oliver Picken (Black) faces Felix Xie under the watchful eye of Dr Tony Booth

George Trundle, Auckland
July 10th-18th 2021

Masters
1st IM Paul Garbett 7/9
2nd FM Alphaeus Ang 6.5/9
3rd= FM Mike Steadman, CM David Cilia Vincenti 5.5/9

Qualifiers
1st CM Richard Meng 7.5/9
2nd CM Alex Nagorski 6/9
3rd= CM Hilton Bennett, FM Robert Gibbons 5.5/9

Reserves
1st Aaron Ziwen Wang 8/9
2nd Zachary Yu 6.5/9
3rd= Simon Lyall, WCM Nadia Braganza 5/9

Talents
1st Lucas Barnett-Harris 7/9
2nd= Emily Gan, David Junyang Zhu 6.5/9

Venue: Auckland Chess Centre, 17 Cromwell Street, Mt Eden, Auckland.
Format: Nine round robin, 90mins+30 secs with an extra 30mins at move 40, FIDE and NZCF rated. The George Trundle is one of the jewels in the crown of New Zealand chess. The luxuriant format is four individual nine round, ten player, classical round robin tournaments with an ideal one round per day, starting at 2pm, schedule.
The four tournaments are known as the Masters, Qualifiers, Reserves and Talents. The entry fee is $100, only 40 players can be accommodated, get your entry in early.
More details on the tournament website https://newzealandchess.nz/george-trundle-2021/
Normalised crosstables for this tournament will be archived in the tournament archives (so far only the Masters grade).

Summit Junior Rapid, Auckland
July 11th 2021

Open
1st Justin Wang 5/6
2nd= Daniel Wang, Tejasvi Kichavadi 4.5/6
Best U1300 Oliver Zhao 4/6
Best U1200 Mantra Bhatt 3.5/6

U1000
1st Harvey Zhang 5.5/6
2nd= Bosco Jin, Max Xia, Mini Nguyen, Grishma Kichavadi 5/6
Best U500
William Si, Ethan Sun 4.5/6
Best U200
Zi Yao Wang

Venue: 99B Gillies Ave, Epsom, Auckland.
Two divisions: Open (FIDE and NZCF rapid rated) and U1000 (NZCF rapid rated).
Format: Six-round Swiss, 15mins+5 secs.
Organised by Summit Chess Club, contact Ying Wang, Email: ywang@outlook.co.nz.
Full results on Vega: Open, U1000.
Entry form available here.

Justin Wang
Daniel Wang and Tejasvi Kichavadi
Mantra Bhatt and Oliver Zhao

Open 1st Justin Wang

Open 2nd= Daniel Wang and Tejasvi Kichavadi

Open Best U1200 Mantra Bhatt and Best U1300 Oliver Zhao

Harvey Zhang
Grisham Kichavadi, Max Xia, Minh Nguyen and Bosco Jin
William Si and Ethan Sun

U1000 1st Harvey Zhang

U1000 2nd= Grisham Kichavadi, Max Xia, Minh Nguyen and Bosco Jin

U1000 best U500 William Si and Ethan Sun

Zi Yao Wang

U1000 best U200 Zi Yao Wang

Auckland Girls’ Chess Championship, Auckland
July 2nd 2021

Venue: Mt Albert War Memorial Hall, 751-761 New North Rd, Mt Albert
Time 9:00 am to 2:30 pm.
Format: Three separate 6 round tournaments in age groups: Over 12, Under 12 and Under 10 years.
Time Control: 15 minutes plus 5 seconds per move for each player.
Prizes: Age group titles awarded for Under 18, 16, 14, 12, 10, 8, and 6 (at least 3 players required in each group for a title/medal).
Trophies and medals for place-getters, plus participation certificates for all players.
This is part of an NZCF initiative to encourage girls to try chess in an all-girl environment, organised by the Waitakere Chess Club with the support of the Auckland Chess Association.

Download entry form here.
See also the tournament website.
Crosstables are available as a spreadsheet download or as Swiss Perfect HTLMs for the separate sections: Open Section, Under 12, Under 10.

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Over 12 Section winners

230 girls compete in the 21st Auckland Girls’ Chess Championship 2021 at Mt Albert War Memorial Hall. The stage was used for the first time to accommodate the large number.

Over 12 Section winners with organisers Viv and Bob Smith. Players from left to right: 2nd= Sophia Su (Macleans College), Sylvia McDougall (Mt Roskill Grammar), Champion Overall Nadia Braganza (Carmel College) and 2nd= Tyleah Po’e-Tofaeono (St Cuthbert’s College)

Under 18 medallists
3rd = Under 16

Under 18 medallists: 1st= Sophia Su (Macleans College) and Sylvia McDougall (Mt Roskill Grammar) with 3rd place Evita Land (Rangitoto College)

Left to right, 3rd = Under 16: Saasha Ghadiali (Epsom Girls’ Grammar), Celia Chanwong (Mt Roskill Grammar), Anika Pattni (Macleans College), Emma Thorburn (Hauraki Plains College), Amber Neilinili (One Tree Hill College) and Artemis Shuang (Diocesan School for Girls)

Under 14 prizewinners
3rd = Under 12

Left to right 2nd = Under 14: Cherry Rui Chen Wang (Takapuna Normal Int) and Charlotte Ray (Diocesan School for Girls) with winner Tyleah Po’e-Tofaeono (St Cuthbert’s College)

3rd = Under 12: Annie Yu (St Kentigern College), Emily Gan (Milford School), Grace Fu (Point View School), Nicole Xiaoyin Zhao (New Windsor School) and Weiyang (Cadence) Yu (Diocesan School for Girls)

Sandra Hou (Sancta Maria Catholic Primary) white against Brooke Phillips
3rd = Under 10

On the right Under 8 Champion Sandra Hou (Sancta Maria Catholic Primary) plays white against Brooke Phillips (Hingaia Peninsular School)

3rd = Under 10: Vonara Pathiranage (Willow Park School), Alice Wei (Upper Harbour Primary School), Annie Zi Yue Ye (Sunnyhills School), Alyssa Wanru Yuan (St Cuthbert’s College), Adele Zhou (St Cuthbert’s College), Abigail Thomas (Mt Roskill Primary). Missing Claire Gu (Willow Park School) and Sandra Hou (Sancta Maria Catholic Primary)

Under 16 Champion and Runner Up
Under 12 Champions
Under 10 Joint Champions

Under 16 champion Nadia Braganza (Carmel College) with runner-up Renae Ghadiali (Epsom Girls)

Under 12 Champions: Sophia Feng (ACG Sunderland) and Sarah Sun Carmel College)

Under 10 Joint Champions: Tracy Tang (Botany Downs School) and Lauren Ng (Diocesan School For Girls)

2nd = Under 8
Furthest travelled

2nd = Under 8 Jemima Brown (Home Schooled) actually under 6!

Furthest travelled Ann Joseph from Rotorua (St Mary’s Catholic School) playing in the Under 12s.

PRIZE WINNERS

Open section (over 12 years old)
Champion Overall: Nadia Braganza (Carmel College)
2nd= Tyleah Po’e-Tofaeono (St Cuthbert’s College), Sylvia McDougall (Mt Roskill Grammar), Sophia Su (Macleans College)

Under 18 Champions: 1st= Sylvia McDougall (Mt Roskill Grammar) and
Sophia Su (Macleans College)
3rd Evita Land (Rangitoto College)

Under 16 Champion: Nadia Braganza (Carmel College)
2nd Renae Ghadiali (Epsom Girls’ Grammar )
3rd= Saasha Ghadiali (Epsom Girls’ Grammar), Celia Chanwong (Mt Roskill Grammar), Anika Pattni (Macleans College), Emma Thorburn (Hauraki Plains College), Amber Neilinili (One Tree Hill College), Artemis Shuang (Diocesan School for Girls)

Under 14 Champion: Tyleah Po’e-Tofaeono (St Cuthbert’s College)
2nd= Charlotte Ray (Diocesan School for Girls), Cherry Rui Chen Wang (Takapuna Normal Intermediate)

Under 12 years section Under 12 Champions: 1st= Sophia Feng (ACG Sunderland), Sarah Sun (Carmel College)
3rd= Annie Yu (St Kentigern College), Emily Gan (Milford School), Grace Fu (Point View School), Nicole Xiaoyin Zhao (New Windsor School), Weiyang (Cadence) Yu (Diocesan School for Girls).

Under 10 years section Under 10 Champions: 1st = Tracy Tang (Botany Downs School) and Lauren Ng (Diocesan School For Girls)
3rd= Vonara Pathiranage (Willow Park School), Alice Wei (Upper Harbour Primary School), Annie Zi Yue Ye (Sunnyhills School), Alyssa Wanru Yuan (St Cuthbert’s College), Adele Zhou (St Cuthbert’s College), Claire Gu (Willow Park School), Sandra Hou (Sancta Maria Catholic Primary), Abigail Thomas (Mt Roskill Primary)

Under 8 Champion: Sandra Hou (Sancta Maria Catholic Primary)
2nd= Under 8: Luna Xu (Royal Oak School), Carol Wang (Arahoe Primary), Kayal Naya (Albany School), Lisa Shi (St Cuthbert’s College)
Jemima Brown (Home Schooled), Karina Gu (Mt Eden Normal School)

Over 12 Rankings

1Nadia BraganzaU16Carmel College6
2=Tyleah Po'e-TofaeonoU14St Cuthbert's College (Epsom)5
Sylvia McDougallU18Mt Roskill Grammar5
Sophia SuU18Macleans College5
5=Renae GhadialiU16Epsom Girls Grammar School4.5
Charlotte RayU14Diocesan School For Girls4.5
Cherry Rui Chen WangU14Takapuna Normal Intermediate4.5
8=Safiya SahebU14Mt Roskill Intermediate4
Saasha GhadialiU16Epsom Girls Grammar School4
Kelly ChenU14Waikowhai Intermediate4
Celia ChanwongU16Mt Roskill Grammar4
Anika PattniU16Macleans College4
Evita LandU18Rangitoto College4
Emma ThorburnU16Hauraki Plains College4
Amber NeiliniliU16One Tree Hill College4
Carol ChaiU14Elim Christian College4
Maya AliU14Mt Roskill Grammar4
Artemis ShuangU16Diocesan School For Girls4
19=Emily ChanU14Bucklands Beach Intermediate3.5
Rosie YangU14Farm Cove Intermediate3.5
21=Allie O'CallaghanU14Waikowhai Intermediate3
Vaishnavi PillaiU14Blockhouse Bay Intermediate3
Dania SadiqU14Mt Roskill Grammar3
Rohaj AtulyaU14Auckland Normal Intermediate3
Claire PhillipsU14Rosehill College3
Hayley Barber-GrayU14Glen Eden Intermediate3
Riley EdwardsU16Rangitoto College3
Malinda GuanU18Macleans College3
Chandulee JayawardenaU14Auckland Normal Intermediate3
Grace FieldU18Diocesan School For Girls3
Jasmine Barber-GrayU16Green Bay High School3
Iriss CedU18One Tree Hill College3
Jaishree JayanathanU16Macleans College3
Fatemeh KarimiU16One Tree Hill College3
Sheryl ChengU16Mt Roskill Grammar3
36=Sophia LiuU18Macleans College2.5
Samantha KavumburaU14Howick Intermediate2.5
38=Chloe WangU14Wentworth College2
Joyce WangU16Mt Roskill Grammar2
Cheyenne KirkmanU14Waikowhai Intermediate2
Mika TingU18Mt Roskill Grammar2
Lily PearceU14Howick Intermediate2
Karen WangU18Mt Roskill Grammar2
Peyton SassU14Northcross Intermediate2
Amie MaoU14Mt Roskill Grammar2
Sammi LongU16Mt Roskill Grammar2
47=Meryln SeelamU16One Tree Hill College1.5
Alana McEvoyU18Macleans College1.5
Abigail MoxonU14Northcross Intermediate1.5
50=Ismay IlisioU14Waikowhai Intermediate1
Billie McNaughton-SmaleU14Northcross Intermediate1
Marcy TimoteoU18One Tree Hill College1
Sylvia YuU14Northcross Intermediate1

Under 12 Rankings

1=Sophia FengU12ACG Sunderland5.5
Sarah SunU12Carmel College5.5
3=Annie YueU12Saint Kentigern College5
Emily GanU12Milford School (Auckland)5
Grace FuU12Point View School5
Nicole Xiaoyin ZhaoU12New Windsor School5
Weiyang (Cadence) YuU12Diocesan School For Girls5
8=Anya GuptaU12Freemans Bay School4.5
Elyse LlewellinU12St Paul's School (Massey)4.5
10=Selina HuangU12Blockhouse Bay Intermediate4
Kavin NilaU12Albany Junior High School4
Ann Mariya JosephU12St Mary's Catholic School (Rot4
Malaika ChandU12Mt Roskill Primary School4
Jashmitha MaddalaU12Pinehill School (Browns Bay)4
Richelle BrinnerU12Waikowhai Intermediate4
Joyce Xinyue LiuU12St Cuthbert's College (Epsom)4
Laura YangU12Sunnyhills School4
Kaylie ChenU12Takapuna Normal Intermediate4
Varsha BabuU12Mt Roskill Intermediate4
Miumiu JinU12ACG Sunderland4
Kimberley LohU12Hillsborough School4
Hamna KhanU12Royal Oak Intermediate School4
Sofia DimayugaU12St Paul's School (Massey)4
24=Luming (Isla) WangU12Bucklands Beach Intermediate3.5
Shenya JayamannaU12Albany School3
Cerisa GuU12St Cuthbert's College (Epsom)3
Jeynee CharlesU12Mt Roskill Primary School3
Felicia ChenU12Northcross Intermediate3
Isabella LambanU12St Dominic's Catholic College3
Janeilla KetataU12Waikowhai Intermediate3
Honey WaiwaiU12Howick Intermediate3
Arene KongU12Hillsborough School3
Lucy RiveU12Northcross Intermediate3
Sophie HerdeU12Northcross Intermediate3
Chelsia IsreyanaaU12Mt Roskill Primary School3
Ranya PereraU12Royal Road School3
Janvi BhardwajU12Royal Oak Intermediate School3
Cher HuangU12Northcross Intermediate3
Selina WuU12Kohia Terrace School3
Lyla TurnerU12Northcross Intermediate3
Quinlee MalaqueU12St Paul's School (Massey)3
Ysabella NimoU12New Windsor School3
Lily RossU12Royal Oak Intermediate School3
Olivia KumarU12Northcross Intermediate3
45=Riddhi ThakorU12Auckland Normal Intermediate2.5
Jade ParataU12Tkkm O Piripono Te Kura Whakah2.5
Portia LiupuhiU12Pukekohe Christian School2.5
48=Kathleen KampitanU12St Joseph's Catholic Onehunga2
Olivia RoseU12Northcross Intermediate2
Bella SteedmanU12St Paul's School (Massey)2
Romy JiangU12Kristin School2
Jaimie HarrisU12Waikowhai Intermediate2
Felicia TibblesU12Good Shepherd School (Balmoral2
Zoe MatchettU12Howick Intermediate2
Ellen ZhanU12Pukekohe Christian School2
Chelsea SimpsonU12Northcross Intermediate2
Chloe ChenU12Blockhouse Bay Intermediate2
Brianna FisherU12Northcross Intermediate2
Nicola PretoriusU12Howick Intermediate2
Ariana PaverU12Northcross Intermediate2
Silver SchwagerU12Howick Intermediate2
62=Haeyn ShinU12Willow Park School1.5
Samadhi Samara ThungaU12Bucklands Beach Intermediate1.5
Georgina FloresU12St Joseph's Catholic (Onehunga1.5
Tilly RothermanU12Waikowhai Intermediate1.5
66=Ana Do Espirito Santo MacielU12Freemans Bay School1
Annabelle LouwU12Pukekohe Christian School1
Melodee Galiki-SaleU12Tkkm O Piripono Te Kura Whakah1
Arya KaulU12Auckland Normal Intermediate1

Under 10 Rankings

1=Tracy TangU10Botany Downs School6
Lauren NgU10Diocesan School For Girls6
3=Vonara PathiranageU10Willow Park School5
Alice WeiU10Upper Harbour Primary School5
Annie Zi Yue YeU10Sunnyhills School5
Alyssa Wanru YuanU10St Cuthbert's College (Epsom)5
Adele ZhouU10St Cuthbert's College (Epsom)5
Claire GuU10Willow Park School5
Sandra HouU08Sancta Maria Catholic Primary5
Abigail ThomasU10Mt Roskill Primary School5
11=Iynah JungU10St Paul's School (Massey)4.5
Ayuni RajapakshaU10Willow Park School4.5
Chloe BirzinU10Willow Park School4.5
14=Thanulya PereraU10Willow Park School4
Luna XuU08Royal Oak School4
Carol WangU08Arahoe School4
Brooke PhillipsU10Hingaia Peninsula School4
Kayal NayaU08Albany School4
Mallory Zhiqi EngU10Cornwall Park District School4
Lainia GalikiU10Piriponi4
Thiseni Gayansa WijesooriyaU10Sunnybrae Normal School4
Katie FengU10ACG Sunderland4
Eunji KimU10St Paul's School (Massey)4
Lisa ShiU08St Cuthbert's College (Epsom)4
Sissi JinU10Cockle Bay School4
Michelle DongU10Willow Park School4
Jemima BrownU06Home Schooled4
Lucy ChenU10Balmoral School (Auckland)4
Mana BhavihalU10Hillsborough School4
Gloria YoungU10Pigeon Mountain School4
Karina GuU08Mt Eden Normal School4
32=Megan ChenU10Point View School3.5
Sophia HendersonU10Diocesan School For Girls3.5
Xinyi XuU08Titirangi School3.5
Julia CudicioU08St Joseph's Catholic School (O3.5
Dani RamirezU10Freemans Bay School3.5
Katie ZhangU10Diocesan School For Girls3.5
Mindi GallageU08Albany School3.5
Catherine LiU10Diocesan School For Girls3.5
Sophia LinU08Remuera School3.5
Zenobia MenziesU10Diocesan School For Girls3.5
Sahithi SomarajuU08Point View School3.5
43=Adalyn TaoU10Diocesan School For Girls3
Annie LuongU10Freemans Bay School3
Angelina Yiru PanU08Pigeon Mountain School3
Ellie WangU10Bucklands Beach Primary School3
Herahinekio AfemataU10Piriponi3
Jessica ZhangU10Cornwall Park District School3
Jasmine ChambersU10Pigeon Mountain School3
Felicia ShenU10Pinehurst School3
Apple LuU10St Cuthbert's College (Epsom)3
Olivia HarveyU10St Paul's School (Massey)3
Kinsley ChenU06Willow Park School3
Gabrielle Xinyu YanU10City Impact Church School3
Anne DaiU08Epsom Normal School3
Navayah VianeU10Hillsborough School3
Melissa XuU10Mellons Bay School3
Lindsay Lingxi WuU08Cockle Bay School3
Kahleena Arama-SchwalgerU10St Paul's School (Massey)3
Miya ZhangU10Diocesan School For Girls3
Reeya CuiU10Diocesan School For Girls3
Tessa O'CallaghanU10Hillsborough School3
Alice JungU10Diocesan School For Girls3
Queenllion Yunzhen LauU08Sancta Maria Catholic Primary3
Cindy WangU08Diocesan School For Girls3
66=Patience Katipa-NathanU10Piriponi2.5
Yina ZhengU10Willow Park School2.5
Georgia AholimaU10St Paul's School (Massey)2.5
Ariel FuU08Point View School2.5
Elizabeth Harkison-MerrickU10Good Shepherd School (Balmoral2.5
Moka PaongaU10New Windsor School2.5
Oshadhi Godakanda ArachchigeU10Manuka Primary School2.5
Elsa FengU10Willow Park School2.5
Bianca McphersonU08Willow Park School2.5
Mia MishrikiU10Bayfield School2.5
Dani ChenU10Papakura Central School2.5
Luna ZhangU10Diocesan School For Girls2.5
Lola CroucherU10Hillsborough School2.5
Nina McDonaldU10Good Shepherd School (Balmoral2.5
80=Monica WhiteU10Diocesan School For Girls2
Grace GatlandU10St Paul's School (Massey)2
Daniella SoU08Arahoe School2
Grace UmezakiU10Diocesan School For Girls2
Helena FuU08Diocesan School For Girls2
Louisa BruntonU10Pukekohe Christian School2
Ava HodgsonU10Good Shepherd School (Balmoral2
Vikki WuU08Remuera School2
Kyrene AnunuevoU08St Paul's School (Massey)2
Mei Mei LiU08Willow Park School2
Hanaia ToilaloU10New Windsor School2
Hope-Neriah Vaega U10St Joseph's Catholic School (O2
Matilda LohU08Hillsborough School2
Valentina Diaz SegaresU10Freemans Bay School2
Baoyi ChenU08Diocesan School For Girls2
Liberty CliftonU10Hobsonville School2
96=Ella Ng-WongU08Freemans Bay School1.5
Indie MercerU08Willow Park School1.5
Hannah MerrickU10Willow Park School1.5
Cynthia WuU08Remuera School1.5
Lily StebbingsU10Willow Park School1.5
Saeyi JonU08Freemans Bay School1.5
102=Olivia WangU08Diocesan School For Girls1
Michelle QiaoU08Willow Park School1
Madison YeomanU08Willow Park School1
Gabriella ThomasU08Mt Roskill Primary School1
Isa BainsU08Diocesan School For Girls1
107Raegan KnightU08Freemans Bay School0
Charlotte PetersU08Freemans Bay School0

Upper Hutt Open, Upper Hutt Open
June 19th 2021


A Grade - 1st= Anthony Ker and Russell Dive, 4.5/6
B Grade - 1st Thomas van der Hoorn 5/6, 2nd Josh Langford 4.5/6
C Grade - 1st Ollie Archer 5/6, 2nd Cohen Young 4.5/6
Junior - =1st Lucas Qu, Adam Ord 5/6

Venue:Hutt International Boys School, Granville Street,Trentham
Format: 6 Round Swiss, rapid time control 25+5, NZCF rated.
A, B, C and Junior Grades.
All details on the entry form

Otago Winter Rapid Open, Dunedin
June 13th 2021

The Otago Winter Rapid Open took place on Sunday 13th June with 28 players from Otago and Southland. First place was a 4-way tie between Quentin Johnson, Ben Suazo, Romero Suggate and Richie Christie on 4/5. The U1700 Grade was a 5-way tie on 3 points and so was the U1300 Grade on 2 points.
Full results here.

Venue: Otago Chess Club, 7 Maitland Street, Dunedin.
Format: 5 Round Swiss, rapid time control 25+5, NZCF rated.
Tournament website.
Contact: Quentin Johnson, 021 156 6789, email otagochess@gmail.com.
Download entry form here.

Summit Junior Rapid, Auckland
June 13th 2021

Open
1st= Baraa Zara, Tejasvi Kichavadi 5/6
3rd= Anderson Chen, Sophia Feng, Lucas Barnett-Harris 4.5/6
Best U1320 Brillion Lau 4/6
Best U1200 Sarah Sun 3/6

U1000
1st Kyan Zhang 6/6
2nd= Leo Xiao, Ryan Wei, Max Xia, Grace Fu 5/6
Best U500 1st Richard Liu 4/6, 2nd William Si 3/6
Best U200 Joshua Gibbin 4.5/6

Venue: 99B Gillies Ave, Epsom, Auckland.
Two divisions: Open (FIDE and NZCF rapid rated) and U1000 (NZCF rapid rated).
Format: Six-round Swiss, 15mins+5 secs.
Organised by Summit Chess Club, contact Ying Wang, Email: ywang@outlook.co.nz.
Follow on Vega: Open, U1000.
Entry form available here.

Baraa Zara and Tejasvi Kichavadi
Sophia Feng
Sarah Sun and Brillion Lau

Open 1st= Baraa Zara and Tejasvi Kichavadi

Open 3rd= Sophia Feng (not shown Anderson Chen and Lucas Barnett-Harris)

Open best U1200 Sarah Sun and best U1320 Brillion Lau

Kyan Zhang
Grace Fu, Ryan Wei, Leo Xiao and Max Xia
Richard Liu and Joshua Gibbin

U1000 1st Kyan Zhang

U1000 2nd= Grace Fu, Ryan Wei, Leo Xiao and Max Xia

U1000 best U500 Richard Liu and best U200 Joshua Gibbin

43rd Trusts Chess Open, Auckland
June 5th-7th 2021

A Grade
1st IM Brodie McClymont (Australia) 6/6
2nd= FM Daniel Gong, IM Russell Dive 4.5/6

B Grade
1st Allen Li 5/6
2nd= Henry Vital, Clinton Wells, Karl Holdo, Euan McDougall 4.5/6

C Grade
1st Xavier Willoughby-Ansell 6/6
2nd Justine Cortez 5/6
3rd Fergus Lee, Anderson Chen, Eric Mironov 4.5/6

Junior
1st Charles Zhang 6/6
2nd= Haoran (William) Zhang, Franklyn Zhang 5/6

Venue: Te Pai Centre, Cnr Lincoln Rd and Te Pai Place, Henderson, Auckland.
Format: Four 6 round swisses – A, B, C and Junior.
Time Control: 90 minutes each plus 30 seconds a move.
Prizefund: $4500 including $700 for the winner of the A tournament.
Entry fee: $60 for the A,B and C tournaments, $45 for the junior tournament, with a family discount of $5 each player.
More details on the entry form here.
Organised by Waitakere Chess Club.
Contact: International Organiser Bob Smith 0274786282 email caissa1530@gmail.com.
Full results on Vega: A Grade B Grade C Grade Junior.
Live boards here.

Chess Power SuperChamps, Auckland
May 30th 2021

A Grade
1st FM Allen Fan 6/6
2nd FM Daniel Gong 5/6
3rd Aaron Wang 4/6

B Grade
1st Jonathon Hookings 6/6
2nd= Nicholas McKinlay, Hayden Steele, Peter Zhou, Felix MacKenzie 4/6

C Grade
1st Matthew Kim 5.5/6
2nd Brillion Lau, John Nguyen 5/6

Organised by Chess Power in association with the Waitakere Chess Club
Venue: Eden Rugby Football Club, Gribblehurst Park, 225 Sandringham Road, Kingsland, Auckland
Eligibility: Restricted to players 18 and under.
Three 6-round swiss tournaments (grades A to C), NZCF & FIDE rapid rated where possible
Format: 6 round swiss, 25 minutes + 5 secs.
Details and Entry form here.
View the tournament flyer here.
Full results on Vega: A Grade B Grade C Grade.

​Kāpiti Rapid, Paraparaumu
May 29th 2021

Open / A Grade (over 1800)
1st Russell Dive 5½/6
2nd= Brian Nijman, Anthony Ker 5/6

B Grade (1400-1800)
1st = Andrew Brockway, Thomas Van der Hoorn, Joshua Langford, Brent Perrin 4/6

C Grade (Under 1400)
1st Mathieson Carlyle 4/6
2nd= Aidan Malcolm, Eric Zaslow 3½/6

Junior 14+
Gold: Ryan Winter 4½/6
Silver: Thomas Van der Hoorn 4/6

Junior Under 14’s
Gold: Kayden Loke 4/6
Silver: Zac Li 3½/6

Full results on Vega: Full crosstable, results by grade, results for juniors by age group.

Full report on the club website.

Venue: Salvation Army Hall, 41 Bluegum Rd, Paraparaumu.
Format: 6 round Swiss tournaments, NZCF Rapid Rated where possible.
Time Control: 25 Minutes each player plus 5 seconds increment per move.
Organised by the Kāpiti Chess Club. Contact Gordon Lyall, email gordon.lyall@outlook.com.
Full details on the Entry Form.

Auckland May Weekender 2021, Auckland
May 22nd-23rd 2021

1st FM Alphaeus Ang 22/27 (Rapid 7.5/9, Blitz 7/9, Rapid points count double)
2nd FM Mike Steadman 20/27 (6.5,7)
3rd= FM Daniel Gong 19.5/27 (6.5,6.5), Felix Xie 19.5/27 (7,5.5)
Full results on the Event website.

Venue: Auckland Chess Centre, 17 Cromwell Street, Mt Eden, Auckland.
Format: Two Swiss tournaments, 9 rounds Blitz (3+2) and 9 rounds Rapid (25+5). FIDE and NZCF rated where possible.
Final standings determined by combining both tournaments scores, Rapid games have double value of Blitz games.
Only first 50 fully paid player entries accepted due to space constraints.

2021 Martin Sims Memorial, Palmerston North
16th May 2021

1st= Ryan Winter, Brian Nijman & Erwin Koestanto 5/6
Under 18 1st= Henry Zaslow and Kayden Loke 5/6
Full results on Vega: Open, Under 18.

Venue: Takaro Bowling Club 2-14 Featherston St, Palmerston North.
Format: 6 round Swiss tournaments, NZCF Rapid Rated where possible.
Time Control: 25 Minutes each player plus 5 seconds increment per move.
Organised by Mark Noble, email ManawatuKnights@xtra.co.nz.
Entry form available here.

Summit Junior Rapid, Auckland
May 9th 2021

Open
1st Wiliam Liu 5.5/6
2nd Baraa Zara 5/6,
3rd= Emily Gan Victor Coen 4.5/6
Best U1250 Weiyang Yu 4/6
Best U1200 Brillion Lau 3.5/6

U1000
1st Leo Lian 6/6
2nd= Maxwell Xiao Anson Li 5/6
Best U700 Kohtaro Nozaki 4.5/6
Best U500 1st Emmanuel Marve 4.5/6, 2nd Richard Liu 4/6

Venue: 99B Gillies Ave, Epsom, Auckland.
Two divisions: Open (FIDE and NZCF rapid rated) and U1000 (NZCF rapid rated).
Format: Six-round Swiss, 15mins+5 secs.
Organised by Summit Chess Club, contact Ying Wang, Email: ywang@outlook.co.nz.
Full results on Vega: Open, U1000.
Entry form available here.

William Liu
Baraa Zara
Emily Gan and Victor Coen

Open 1st William Liu

Open 2nd Baraa Zara

Open 3rd= Emily Gan and Victor Coen

Weiyang Yu
Brillion Lau
Leo Lian

Open Best U1250 Weiyang Yu

Open Best U1200 Brillion Lau

U1000 1st Leo Lian

Maxwell Xiao and Anson Li
Kohtaro Nozaki
Emmanuel Marve

U1000 2nd= Maxwell Xiao and Anson Li

U1000 Best U700 Kohtaro Nozaki

U1000 Best U500 1st Emmanuel Marve

Richard Liu

U1000 Best U500 2nd Richard Liu

Arie Nijman Memorial, Christchurch
May 7th-9th 2021

1st CM Edward Rains 5.5/6
2nd= FM Stephen Lukey, Gavith Dharmasena 4.5/6

U2000 1st= Kendrick Zhang, Ross Black, Andrew Masters, Karl Holdo 3.5/6
U1700 1st Kian Dharmasena 3/6

A games PGN is available here.

Venue: Canterbury Chess Club, 9/27 Tyne Street, Addington, Christchurch.
Format: 6 round Swiss, 1 round Friday evening, 3 rounds Saturday, 2 rounds Sunday, time control 90+30, NZCF & FIDE-rated where possible.
Organised by Canterbury Chess Club, contact Craig Hall, Email: canterbury@chess.org.nz.
Full results on Vega: here.
Entry form available here.

Chess Power Junior Masters, Auckland
April 27th - May 1st 2021

Group 1
1st= Peter Ladur, Anya Thurner 8/9
3rd Eric Mironov 7/9

Group 2
1st Pamiru Gallage 7/9
2nd Sean Wang 5.5/9
3rd Hayden Steele 5/9

JUNIOR MASTERS GROUP 1
  1 17768JM  Ladur, Peter                     unr   W7    bye   W8    W6    W9*   D3    W4    D2    W5      8     36
  2 16363JF  Thurner, Anya                AC 1812   W5    W7    bye   W8    W6    W9*   D3    D1    W4      8     36
  3 17399JM  Mironov, Eric                AC 1219*  bye   W8    W6    W9*   W4    D1    D2    W5    L7      7
  4 17295PF  Feng, Sophia                 AC 1305   W6    D5    W9*   W7    L3    bye   L1    W8    L2      5½
  5 16724JF  Wang, Cherry Ruichen         NS 1750*  L2    D4    W7    bye   W8    L6    W9*   L3    L1      4½
  6 17344PM  Tao, Junqing Jerome          WT  unr   L4    W9    L3    L1    L2    W5    W7    bye   L8      4     40
  7 17082PF  Zhou, Adele                  AC 1054*  L1    L2    L5    L4    bye   W8    L6    W9*   W3      4     40
  8 16790PM  Zhou, Peter                  NS 1137*  W9    L3    L1    L2    L5    L7    bye   L4    W6      3
  9 17524JM  Nguyen, Bao Le Minh          AC  unr   L8    L6    L4*   L3*   L1*   L2*   L5*   L7*    -      0

JUNIOR MASTERS GROUP 2 1 16844JM Gallage, Pamiru M G K 1012* W6 W7 W4 W8 - W9 L3 W5 W2 7 2 17772PM Wang, Sean unr W9 L3 D5 - W6 W7 W4 W8 L1 5½ 3 17771JM Steele, Hayden unr L5 W2 W6 W7 L4 W8 W1 L9 - 5 4 16926JM Kang, Bryan AC 974 - W8 L1 W9 W3 D5 L2 L6 W7 4½ 31½ 5 17187JM Wang, Christopher HP 1152* W3 - D2 L6 D7 D4 W8 L1 W9 4½ 31½ 6 17425JM Pal, Anish unr L1 W9 L3 W5 L2 - L7 W4 W8 4 7 17773JM Hayat, Yahya unr L8 L1 W9 L3 D5 L2 W6 - L4 2½ 8 17769PM Choi, Kyan unr W7 L4 - L1 W9 L3 L5 L2 L6 2 9 17770PM Bhatia, Maan unr L2 L6 L7 L4 L8 L1 - W3 L5 1

Organised by Chess Power in association with the Waitakere Chess Club
Venue: Eden Rugby Football Club, Gribblehurst Park, 225 Sandringham Road, Kingsland, Auckland
Eligibility: Restricted to players 18 and under.
Six 9-round round-robin tournaments (grades A to F), NZCF & FIDE standard rated where possible
Format: 10 player round robin, 1 hour 15 minutes + 30 secs.
Details and Entry form here.
View the tournament flyer here.

Auckland ANZAC Weekender 2021, Auckland
April 24th-26th 2021

Open
1st FM Alphaeus Wei Ern Ang 6/6
2nd= Daqi Mao, Xintong (Winston) Weng, Alex Nagorski 5/6
5th= CM David Cilia Vincenti, FM Michael V R Steadman, CM Edward Rains 4.5/6

Under 1800
1st= Daqi Mao, Xintong (Winston) Weng, Alex Nagorski 5/6

Under 1500 and Over 1200
1st= Matthew Chen, Lucas Barnett-Harris, Narasimhan Lakshmi Ravi, Alex Coates 3.5/6

Under 1200
1st= Charlotte Ray, Weiyang Yu, Annie Yue 3/6

Venue: Auckland Chess Centre, 17 Cromwell Street, Mt Eden, Auckland.
Format: 6 round Swiss tournament, time control 90+30, NZCF & FIDE rated where possible.
Only first 50 fully paid player entries accepted due to space constraints.
Full details and results via Event website.

Summit Junior Rapid, Auckland
April 18th 2021

Open
1st= Daqi Mao, Hunter Po'e-Tofaeono 5/6
3rd= William Rui Liu, Nicholas Xu 4.5/6
Best U1300 Weiyang Yu 3.5/6
Best U1150 Mantra Bhatt 3.5/6

U1000
1st Dexuan (Derek) Meng 6/6
2nd= Leo Lian, Maxwell Yu 5/6
Best U500 Richard Liu, Ethan Taoran Sun 4/6
Best U200 Ruofan Sun 4.5/6

Venue: 99B Gillies Ave, Epsom, Auckland.
Two divisions: Open (FIDE and NZCF rapid rated) and U1000 (NZCF rapid rated).
Format: Six-round Swiss, 15mins+5 secs.
Organised by Summit Chess Club, contact Ying Wang, Email: ywang@outlook.co.nz.
Full results on Vega: Open, U1000.
Entry form available here.

Daqi Mao and Hunter Po'e-Tofaeono
William Liu and Nicholas Xu
Mantra Bhatt

Open 1st= Daqi Mao, Hunter Po'e-Tofaeono

Open 3rd= William Liu and Nicholas Xu

Open Best U1150 Mantra Bhatt

Dexuan (Derek) Meng
Leo Lian and Maxwell Yu
Ethan Taoran Sun

U1000 1st Dexuan (Derek) Meng

U1000 2nd= Leo Lian and Maxwell Yu

U1000 Best U500 Ethan Taoran Sun (missing: Richard Liu)

Ruofan Sun

U1000 Best U200 Ruofan Sun

Bob Wade Memorial, Auckland
April 10th 2021

A Grade
1st GM Gawain Jones 5.5/6
2nd FM Mike Steadman 5/6
3rd= FM Alphaeus Ang & Felix Xie 4.5/6

B Grade
1st Zachary Yu 5.5/6
2nd= Lim, Louis Lim, Euan McDougall, Hunter Po'e-Tofaeono, Anderson Chen 5/6

Venue: Howick Bowling Club, 33 Selwyn Road, Howick
A one day tournament on the date of the 100th birthday of the great New Zealand player Bob Wade 1921-2008.
Two Tournaments: Open and B Grade (under 1800). FIDE and NZCF rapid rated where possible.
Format: Six-round Swiss, 25mins+5 secs.
Entry form here.
Full results on Vega: Open U1800.
Dinner Invitation here.

Gawain Jones
Mike Steadman
Alphaeus Ang Felix Xie

A Grade 1st GM Gawain Jones

A Grade 2nd FM Mike Steadman

A Grade 3rd= FM Alphaeus Ang, Felix Xie

Zachary Yu
Anderson Chen, Hunter Po'e-Tofaeono, Euan McDougall and Louis Lim
Gawain Jones and Paul Spiller at the Celebratory Dinner

B Grade 1st Zachary Yu

B Grade 2nd= Anderson Chen, Hunter Po'e-Tofaeono, Euan McDougall and Louis Lim

Gawain Jones and Paul Spiller at the Celebratory Dinner

North Island Championships, Wellington
April 2nd-5th 2021

1st GM Gawain Jones 8/8
2nd= Felix Xie, Athula Kankanamge 6.5
4th= FM Scott Wastney, FM Daniel Gong, FM Michael Steadman, Gino Thornton 6
Daniel Gong was awarded Best Junior and Scott, Michael, and Gino shared the 4th= equal prize.

Felix Xie and Athula Kankanamge are North Island residents and so are joint North Island Champions for 2021.

B Grade
1st= Philli Park-Tamati, Simon Lyall 5.5
3rd Brent Perrin 5

C Grade
1st Nicholas Paetsch 5.5
2nd= Nicholas Winsley, Jamie Webster 4.5

Venue: Naumi Studio Hotel, 213 Cuba Street
Organising Club: Wellington Chess Club
Eight rounds of 90+30 classical chess, two rounds per day.
Full details on the entry form here.
Full results on Vega: here.

Asian U14 Online Championships
March 27th-29th 2021

Chess-Results official results Open Girls.

Open team: Oscar Qin / Kendrick Zhang / Baraa Zara / Sai Somaraju / Emily Gan

Round 1, Open - NZL vs Sri Lanka 'C' - 2.5 : 1.5
Round 2, Open - NZL vs Bangladesh Green - 1 : 3
Round 3, Open - NZL vs Mongolia Team 2 - 1.5 : 2.5
Round 4, Open - NZL vs Lebanon 'A' - 4 : 0
Round 5, Open - NZL vs Sri Lanka 'A' - 1.5 : 2.5
Round 6, Open - NZL vs Hong Kong - 2.5 : 1.5
Round 7, Open - NZL vs Thailand Team 1 - 0.5 : 3.5
Round 8, Open - NZL vs Maldives 1 - 3.5 : 0.5
Round 9, Open - NZL vs Malaysia Challengers - 1.5 : 2.5

Girls team: Isabelle Ning / Anya Thurner / Yolanda Chang / Sophia Feng / Ritika Joseph

Round 1, Girls - NZL vs Palestine - 3 : 1
Round 2, Girls - NZL vs Sri Lanka 'A' - 1 : 3
Round 3, Girls - NZL vs Malaysia Challengers - 2 : 2
Round 4, Girls - NZL vs Hong Kong - 1 : 3
Round 5, Girls - NZL vs Malaysia Avengers - 0.5 : 3.5
Round 6, Girls - NZL vs Thailand - 2 : 2
Round 7, Girls - NZL vs Bahrain - 3 : 1
Round 8, Girls - NZL vs Oman - 4 : 0
Round 9, Girls - NZL vs Sri Lanka 'B' - 2.5 : 1.5

Game links will be kept here (you can get PGNs and even animated GIFs from the links).

Oceania Zone 3.6 Championship, Hybrid Online
March 20th-28th 2021

Cross Table

Pos NAME               Elo   T  Fed   Pts  |  1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8
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 1  Smirnov,Anton      2597  GM AUS   6.5  |  *   ½   1   1   1   1   1   1
 2  Kuybokarov,Temur   2530  GM AUS   6.5  |  ½   *   1   1   1   1   1   1
 3  Croad,Nic          2316  FM NZL   5.0  |  0   0   *   1   1   1   1   1
 4  Prudente,Elmer     1991  CM GUM   3.5  |  0   0   0   *   ½   1   1   1
 5  Sikivou,Taione     1830  CM FIJ   2.5  |  0   0   0   ½   *   0   1   1
 6  Dabuae,Thubalkain     0     NRU   2.0  |  0   0   0   0   1   *   1   0
 7  Resture,Fred       1797     SOL   1.0  |  0   0   0   0   0   0   *   1
 8  Salvadora,Angelo   1730     PLW   1.0  |  0   0   0   0   0   1   0   *

Playoff between GM Anton Smirnov (AUS) and GM Temur Kuybokarov (AUS)

25+10      Kuybokarov-Smirnov ½-½
25+10      Smirnov-Kuybokarov ½-½
10+10      Kuybokarov-Smirnov 0-1
10+10      Smirnov-Kuybokarov 0-1
5+3        Smirnov-Kuybokarov ½-½
5+3        Kuybokarov-Smirnov ½-½
Armageddon Kuybokarov-Smirnov 1-0

Armageddon rules: Time control is White 5 minutes, Black 4 minutes, 2 second increment after move 60, Black has draw odds.

Playoff won by GM Temur Kuybokarov.

Latvian Rapid, Auckland
March 20th 2021

A Grade
1st GM Gawain Jones 6/6
2nd FM Alphaeus Ang 5/6
3rd= FM Allen Fan, Daniel-Ioan Runcan 4.5/6
Best U2100 Gino Thornton 4/6
Best U1900 Jasmine Zhang, Benjamin Lim, Oliver Dai, Isabelle Ning 3/6

B Grade
1st Daqi Mao 6/6
2nd Briene Membrere 5/6
3rd= Simon Lyall, Allen Li 4.5/6
Best U1500 Josh Little 4/6
Best U1600 Mathew Steadman 3.5/6

C Grade
1st Fergus Lee 5.5/6
2nd Emily Gan 5/6
3rd Ramin Etemadipour 4.5/6
4th= Baraa Zara, Weiyang Yu, Narasimhan Lakshmi Ravi, Zikun Kenneth Liu, Scott Smith,
Lucas Xiao, Hunter Po'e-Tofaeono 4/6

D Grade
1st= Junqing Jerome Tao, Brillion Lau, Charlotte Ray 5/6
4th George Guo 4.5/6

Organised by Howick Pakuranga Chess Club
Venue: Te Tuhi Centre of the Arts, 13 Reeves Road, Pakuranga, Auckland
Four 6 round Swiss tournaments (grades A to D), both NZCF & FIDE Rapid rated where possible.
Time Control: 25 minutes each player plus 5 seconds increment per move from move one.
Full Results on Vega: A Grade, B Grade, C Grade, D Grade.
Entry form available here.

Gawain Jones
Alphaeus Ang
Allen Fan, Daniel-Ioan Runcan

A Grade 1st GM Gawain Jones

A Grade 2nd FM Alphaeus Ang

A Grade 3rd= FM Allen Fan, Daniel-Ioan Runcan

Daqi Mao
Briene Membrere
Simon Lyall, Allen Li

B Grade 1st Daqi Mao

B Grade 2nd Briene Membrere

B Grade 3rd= Simon Lyall, Allen Li

Emily Gan
Ramin Etemadipour
Junqing Jerome Tao, Brillion Lau, George Guo, Charlotte Ray

C Grade 2nd Emily Gan

C Grade 3rd Ramin Etemadipour

D Grade Junqing Jerome Tao, Brillion Lau, George Guo, Charlotte Ray

Summit Junior Rapid, Auckland
March 14th 2021

Open
1st= Daqi Mao, Jay Zhao 5/6
3rd= William Liu, Lucas Barnett-Harris 4.5/6
Best U1300 Sai Vivan Somaraju 4/6
Best U1200 Anthony Hu 3.5/6

U1000
1st= Nicole Zhao, George Guo, Lucas Zhang, Brillion Lau, Charles Zhang 5/6
Best U600 Sarah Sun 4/6
Best U500 Maxwell Yu, Leo Lian 4/6

Venue: 99B Gillies Ave, Epsom, Auckland.
Two divisions: Open (FIDE and NZCF rapid rated) and U1000 (NZCF rapid rated).
Format: Six-round Swiss, 15mins+5 secs.
Organised by Summit Chess Club, contact Ying Wang, Email: ywang@outlook.co.nz.
Full Results on Vega: Open, U1000.
Entry form available here.

Daqi Mao, Jay Zhao
William Liu
Lucas Barnett-Harris

Open 1st= Daqi Mao, Jay Zhao

Open 3rd= William Liu

Open 3rd= Lucas Barnett-Harris

Sai Vivan Somaraju
Anthony Hu
Brillion Lau, Nicole Zhao, George Guo, Lucas Zhang, Charles Zhang

Best U1300 Sai Vivan Somaraju

Best U1200 Anthony Hu

U1000 1st= Brillion Lau, Nicole Zhao, George Guo, Lucas Zhang, Charles Zhang

Sarah Sun
Maxwell Yu, Leo Lian

Best U600 Sarah Sun

Best U500 Maxwell Yu, Leo Lian

Otago Autumn Rapid Open, Dunedin
March 7th 2021

Quentin Johnson reports;
The Otago Autumn Rapid Open took place on Sunday 7 March and was NZCF rated this year. This was enabled by the change in NZCF policy making less of a barrier to casual players, who made up more than half the big turnout of 30 players ranging from from Invercargill to Oamaru.

Ben Suazo of Dunedin and Atlas Kerr of Invercargill shared 1st place on 4½/5 ahead of Qi-Le Kong-Lim and Quentin Johnson both of Dunedin equal third on 4.

Hamish Gold won the U1600 grade on 3½ ahead of a 4-way tie for 2nd on 3 between Julien Soler, Daniel Bell (both Invercargill), Naoki Kozakai (Dunedin) and Greg Familton (Oamaru).

Corbin Fraser (invercargill) and Sen Macmaster (Oamaru) shared 1st in the U1200 grade on 2½.

Full Results on Vega here.

Venue: Otago Chess Club, 7 Maitland Street, Dunedin.
Format: 5 Round Swiss, rapid time control 25+5, NZCF rated.
Tournament website.
Contact: Quentin Johnson, 021 156 6789, email otagochess@gmail.com.
Download entry form here.

Fen McIntosh and Noah Oseki
Corbin Fraser and Irene Cheng

Fen McIntosh and Noah Oseki - photo Aya Oseki

Corbin Fraser and Irene Cheng - photo Aya Oseki

Corbin Fraser moving against Shannon Davie
Alison Latwan playing Romero Suggate

Corbin Fraser moving against Shannon Davie - photo Aya Oseki

Alison Latwan playing Romero Suggate - photo Aya Oseki

Jonathan Rapsey watching Matthew Sterk playing Edward Sarfas
Quentin Johnson and eventual co-winners Ben Suazo and Atlas Kerr

Jonathan Rapsey watching Matthew Sterk playing Edward Sarfas - photo Aya Oseki

Quentin Johnson and eventual co-winners Ben Suazo and Atlas Kerr (at top of frame) - photo Aya Oseki

16th Bay of Plenty Rapid, Tauranga
February 27th 2021

A-Grade
1st FM Alphaeus Wei Ern Ang 5/6
2nd= FM Daniel Gong, Nunilon III Fulo (Best Bay of Plenty Player) 4.5/6

B-Grade
1st Scott MacLeod 6/6
2nd= Isabelle Ning, Briene Membrere 5/6

Junior-Grade
1st= Yuchen (Daniel) Shen, Topia White, Justin Zhide Wang 4.5/6

Organised by the Mount Maunganui RSA Chess Club.
Venue: Bay of Plenty Masonic Centre – 33 Hairini Street, Hairini, Tauranga.
One of New Zealand's most popular annual Rapids.
Six rounds of 25+5 rapid, in three different tournaments; A (1800 and above), B and Junior. FIDE and NZCF rated where possible.
Tournament brochure here.
Tournament website, including detailed results here.

9th Hawke's Bay Rapid, Napier
13th February 2021

A Grade
1st FM Daniel Gong 5/6
2nd Felix Xie 4.5/6
3rd FM Bob Smith 4/6

B Grade
1st Briene Membrere 6/6
2nd Kayden Loke 5/6
3rd Finley Duncan 4.5/6

C Grade
1st Justin Wang 6/6
2nd Jeevanjot Singh 5/6
3rd= Amanjot Singh, Angus Potter 4/6

Organised by Hawke's Bay Chess
Venue: Greenmeadows East Community Hall, 83 Tait Drive Taradale, Napier.
Three separate (A,B, Junior grades), six round Swiss rapid 25+5 tournaments, NZCF and FIDE rated where possible.
Over $1400 prize fund ($1200 cash plus award winning Hawkes Bay wines).
Full Results on Vega: A Grade, B Grade, Junior Grade.
Full details on the entry form here.

Kasparov Chess Foundation University Cup, Online
February 6th-7th 2021

A free online event for university teams. The event website is here. A Victoria University of Wellington team (Ryan Winter, Michael Sole, Nicholas Heyworth, Ben Bryant) competed despite a very hostile time zone and posted a solid mid table performance, 64th from 125, see the final standings here. NZ Games PGN here.

Auckland Waitangi Weekender 2021, Auckland
February 6th-8th 2021

Open
1st= FM Alphaeus Ang, FM Allen Fan 5.5/6
3rd= FM Bob Smith, FM John Duneas 4.5/6

Under 1800
1st= Kendrick Botong Zhang, Isabelle Yixuan Ning 4.5/6
3rd= Oscar Shu Xuan Qin, Terry Shen, Hao Tang 4/6

Under 1500 and Over 1200
1st= Baraa Zara, Matthew Chen 3/6

Under 1200
1st Emily Gan 3.5/6
2nd Harry Redwood 3/6

Venue: Auckland Chess Centre, 17 Cromwell Street, Mt Eden, Auckland.
Format: 6 round Swiss tournament, time control 90+30, NZCF & FIDE rated where possible.
Full details and results on the Event website.

Summit Junior Rapid, Auckland
February 7th 2021

Open
1st Daqi Mao 5.5/6
2nd Tejasvi Kichavadi 5.0
3rd= Josh Little, Grayson Po'e-Tofaeono, Sophia Feng, Oliver Zhao 4.0/6
Best U1200 Duncan McDonald 3.5/6

U1000
1st Charles Zhang 6.0/6
2nd= George Guo, Sarah Sun 5.0/6
Best U500 Emmanuel Mavre, Marcus Daiyan Yu, Maxwell Yu 4/6

Venue: 99B Gillies Ave, Epsom, Auckland.
Two divisions: Open (FIDE and NZCF rapid rated) and U1000 (NZCF rapid rated).
Format: Six-round Swiss, 15mins+5 secs.
Organised by Summit Chess Club, contact Ying Wang, Email: ywang@outlook.co.nz.
Full results on Vega: Open, U1000.
Entry form available here.

Daqi Mao
Tejasvi Kichavadi
Josh Little, Sophia Feng, Oliver Zhao

Open 1st Daqi Mao

Open 2nd Tejasvi Kichavadi

Open 3rd= Josh Little, [absent Grayson Po'e-Tofaeono], Sophia Feng, Oliver Zhao

Charles Zhang
Sarah Sun, George Guo
Emmanuel Mavre, Maxwell Yu

U1000 1st Charles Zhang

U1000 2nd Sarah Sun, George Guo

U1000 best U500 Emmanuel Mavre, [absent Marcus Daiyan Yu], Maxwell Yu

Auckland Anniversary Weekender 2021, Auckland
January 30th-February 1st 2021

Open
1st= FM Alphaeus Ang, Romie Lord Guerra, FM Michael Steadman 5/6

Under 1800
1st= Timothy Huy Minh Ha, Euan McDougall 4.5/6
3rd= Daqi Mao, Kendrick Zhang, Isabelle Ning, Aaron Wang, Simon Lyall, Allen Li 4/6

Under 1500 and Over 1200
1st Kenneth Liu 4/6
2nd Baraa Zara 3.5/6

Under 1200
1st= Matheson McEwen, Ahmad Khawaja, Jack Collinson, David Junyang Zhu 3/6

Venue: Auckland Chess Centre, 17 Cromwell Street, Mt Eden, Auckland.
Format: 6 round Swiss tournament, time control 90+30, NZCF & FIDE rated where possible.
Full details and results on the Event website.

20th Bay of Plenty Chess Open Invitational, Tauranga
January 16th 2021

A Group
1st FM Alphaeus Wei Ern Ang 3/3
2nd Felix Xie 2/3

B Group
1st Ar John Guan 3/3
2nd Hao Tang 2/3

C Group
1st= Thomas Gothorp, Ariel Patdu 2/3

D Group
1st Ryan Hwang 3/3
2nd Duki Stojanovic 2/3

E Group
1st Harry Redwood 2.5/3
2nd= Cole Wright, Horacio Miranda 2/3

Organised by the Mount Maunganui RSA Chess Club and Tauranga RSA Chess Club.
Venue: Tauranga RSA, 1237 Cameron Road, Greerton, Tauranga.
Three rounds, time control 50 minutes plus 30 second increment, standard rated, groups of four to six players.
Tournament brochure here.
Tournament website here.

128th NZ Chess Congress, Palmerston North
January 2nd-12th 2021

Results and grades prizes (photos below)

NZ Championship
1st FM Nicolas Croad 7.5/9
2nd FM Ben Hague 6.5/9
3rd= Felix Xie, IM Anthony Ker, FM Leonard McLaren 6/9
Under 2000 Hao Tang 5/9
Full Results on Vega here.

NZ Major Open
1st Clinton Wells 7/9
2nd= Alan Winfield, Dion Charles, Karl Holdo 6.5/9
Under 1700 Joshua Langford 6/9
Under 1400 Jonathon Hookings 5/9
Full Results on Vega here.

NZ Rapid Championship
1st Felix Xie 8/9
2nd Russell Dive 7.5/9
3rd Ralph Hart 7/9
Under 2000 Hilton Bennett 6/9
Under 1700 Hao Tang & Kendrick Zhang 6/9
Under 1400 Zikun Liu 5/9
Full Results on Vega here.

NZ Lightning (Blitz) Championship
1st IM Anthony Ker 8.5/9
2nd FM Ben Hague 7.5/9
3rd IM Russell Dive 7/9
Under 2000 Nigel Metge 5/9
Under 1700 Daqi Mao, Winston Weng & Kendrick Zhang 6/9
Under 1400 Baraa Zara 5/9
Full Results on Vega here.

NZ Junior Championship
1st Joshua Langford 6/7
2nd Winston Weng 5.5/7
3rd= Daqi Mao, Isabelle Ning, Kendrick Zhang, Euan McDougall, Paul He & Thomas Van der Hoorn 5/7
School Pupil Champion Josh Langford 6/7
School Pupil Girls Champion Isabelle Ning 5/7
U16 Champion Josh Langford 6/7
U16 Girl Champion WCM Nadia Braganza 4/7
U14 Champion Paul He 5/7
U12 Champion Kendrick Zhang & Isabelle Ning 5/7
U12 Girls Champion Isabelle Ning 5/7
U10 Champion Daqi Mao 5/7
U10 Girls Champion Tracy Tang 3.5/7
U8 Champion Sai Somaraju 3/7
Full Results on Vega here.

Manawatu Open
1st Ben Hague 6/7
2nd Hao Tang 5/7
3rd Dion Charles 4.5/7
Full Results on Vega here.

Manawatu 128 Championship
1st Ben Hague 11/12
2nd Ryan Winter 10/12
3rd Emily Gan 7.5/12
Full Results on Vega here.


Consolidated PGN files: NZ Open, Major Open, Rapid.

Organised by the Manawatu Knights Chess Club on behalf of the NZ Chess Federation.
Sponsored by the Copthorne Hotel and the Kasparov Chess Foundation
Organisers: Mark Noble & Jack James. The annual Congress features events for players of any age and any nationality – overseas participants welcome.
Main events are 9 rounds over 9 days, plus two days of Rapid and Blitz events.
Entry form here.

The photos below are all courtesy of Simon Lyall

FM Nic Croad, with son Arthur
FM Ben Hague

Championship, 1st and New Zealand champion FM Nic Croad 7.5/9, with son Arthur

Championship, 2nd FM Ben Hague 6.5/9

IM Anthony Ker, FM Leonard McLaren, Felix Xie
Clinton Wells

Championship, 3rd= IM Anthony Ker, FM Leonard McLaren, Felix Xie 6/9

Major Open, 1st Clinton Wells 7/9

Felix Xie
Joshua Langford 6/7

Rapid, 1st Felix Xie 8/9

Junior Championship, 1st Joshua Langford 6/7

The famous silver rook, with a child's soft toy on it

Normally there are no rabbits in New Zealand chess, but this is an exception

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