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February 10th 2019 - The ACC Junior Chess Series, Auckland.
Organised by Auckland Chess Centre.

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More information in Tournament Flyer and Entry Form (PDF document).

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Open
1st: Alex Coates.
2nd=: Penghao (Jack) Chen, Xintong (Winston) Weng, Philli Park-Tamati.
Book Prize: Aidan Morgan.

Under 1200
1st: Charles Lu.
2nd=: Adam Ali, Ruichen Wang.
Book Prize: Tejasvi Kichavadi.

Under 800
1st: Eric Fan.
2nd: Charlotte Ray.
Book Prize: Anderson Chen.

Alex Coates.

Eric Fan.

L-R: Winston Weng, Jack Chen.

L-R: Adam Ali, Ruichen Wang.

Charlotte Ray.

Anderson Chen.


February 9th 2019 - 7th Hawkes Bay Rapid, Napier.
Organised by Hawkes Bay Chess.
Venue: Greenmeadows East Community Hall, 83 Tait Drive Taradale.

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A Grade
1st: FM Stephen Lukey.
2nd: Evan Capel (MAS).
3rd: FM Robert Smith.

B Grade
1st=: Bernard Carpinter, Felix Xie.
3rd: WFM Vivian Smith.

Junior
Cancelled due to insufficient numbers. 3 players transferred to B grade.


January 26th-28th 2019 - Auckland Anniversary Weekender, Auckland.

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Open
1st: CM Alphaeus Ang.
2nd: FM Mike Steadman.
3rd=: CM Benji Lim, WCM Nicole Qin.

Under 1800
1st: WCM Nicole Qin.
2nd=: Timothy Ha, CM Aurel-John Buciu (AUS), WCM Nadia Braganza.

Under 1500
1st: Isabelle Ning.
2nd=: Jacob Yuan, Oscar Qin, Pridiyathon Kulchayodom (THA), Uday Jain, Sean Myers (AUS), WCM Eva Lourenco, Kendrick Zhang, David Vincent.

Under 1200
1st: Hannah Xu.
2nd=: Anya Thurner, Jay Zhao, Aaron Shi, Scott Smith.

CM Alphaeus Ang.

FM Mike Steadman.

WCM Nicole Qin.

L-R: CM Aurel-John Buciu (AUS), WCM Nadia Braganza, Timothy Ha.

Isabelle Ning.

L-R: WCM Eva Lourenco, Oscar Qin, Sean Myers (AUS), Pridiyathon Kulchayodom (THA).

Hannah Xu.

Scott Smith.


January 25th-28th 2019 - 2019 FIDE Open, Mermaid Waters, Gold Coast, Queensland, AUSTRALIA.
Organised by Queensland Women's Chess League.

An ACF Grand Prix Cat 5 Event and CAQ Grand Prix Event.

Download information and entry form here (pdf document).
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Quality Hotel Mermaid Waters

Oriana Room, Lone Star Tavern, Quality Hotel Mermaid Waters.


January 25th 2019 - The ACC Junior Chess Series, Auckland.
Organised by Auckland Chess Centre.

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Open
1st: CM Alphaeus Ang.
2nd: Felix Xie.
3rd: Rohit Mudaliar.

Under 1200
1st: Eden Oshri.
2nd: David Zhu.
3rd: Charles Lu.

Under 800
1st=: Ashe Stevenson, Baraa Al-Afaghani.
3rd: Jack Zhu.

CM Alphaeus Ang

Eden Oshri

L-R: Baraa Al-Afaghani, Ashe Stevenson.

Felix Xie

David Zhu

L-R: Jack Zhu, Rohit Mudaliar, Charles Lu.


January 23rd-24th 2019 - New Zealand Rapid and Blitz, Auckland.
Venue: Waipuna Conference Centre.

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NZ Rapid
1st=: GM Timur Gareyev (USA).
2nd=: GM Vasily Papin (RUS), IM Leonid Sandler (AUS), Ralph Hart (NZL), FM Brandon Clarke (ENG).
NZ Rapid Champion: Ralph Hart.


NZ Blitz
1st: GM Timur Gareyev (USA).
2nd: Romie Lord Guerra (PHI).
3rd: Evan Capel (MAS).
NZ Blitz Champions: Ralph Hart, Sravan Renjith, FM Daniel Gong, IM Paul Garbett, FM Robert Smith, Nigel Metge.

NZ Blitz Champions


January 15th-20th 2019 - New Zealand Open and Major Open, Auckland.
Venue: Waipuna Conference Centre.

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NZ Open
1st=: FM Brandon Clarke (ENG), GM Timur Gareyev (USA).
3rd=: GM Vasily Papin (RUS), GM Darryl Johansen (AUS), IM Aleks Wohl (AUS), IM Anthony Ker (NZL), FM Dusan Stojic (AUS), IM Russell Dive (NZL), IM Leonid Sandler (AUS).
NZ Champions: IM Anthony Ker, IM Russell Dive.
Under2200: IM Paul Garbett (NZL), FM Eliot Soo-Burrowes (AUS).


Major Open
1st: Romi Lord Guerra (PHI).
2nd: David Lovejoy (AUS).
3rd=: FM Robert Gibbons (NZL), Bernd Kievelitz (GER).
NZ Major Open Champion: FM Robert Gibbons.
Under1900: Michael Sole (NZL), Oliver Dai (NZL), Kenneth Holt (AUS), Caleb He (NZL).
Under1700: Wayne Knightbridge (NZL).

L-R: GM Timur Gareyev, FM Brandon Clarke.

L-R: IM Anthony Ker, IM Russell Dive.


January 15th-20th 2019 - New Zealand Open Junior Championship, Auckland.
Venue: Waipuna Conference Centre.

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1st: FM Allen Fan.
2nd=: Paul He, Winston Weng.

U20 trophy: Euan McDougall.
U16 trophy: FM Allen Fan.
U15: Uday Jain.
U14 trophy: Winston Weng.
U13=: Jeffrey Yu, Isabelle Ning, Hannah Xu.
U10 trophy: Isabelle Ning

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L-R: Euan McDougall, Jeffrey Yu, Hannah Xu, Uday Jain, Isabelle Ning, Winston Weng, Paul He, Allen Fan.


January 5th-13th 2019 - Oceania Youth & Oceania Under20 Chess Championship, Auckland.
Organised by Auckland Chess Centre.

Link to Details and Entry Form (pdf document).

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Direct Title winners need to meet FIDE standard rating requirements before claiming their titles.
For NZL players, NZCF pays for all titles claimed except CM/WCM.

For a direct title to be awarded an applicant has to have achieved at some time or other a minimum rating as follows:
IM 2200, FM 2100, CM 2000, WIM 2000, WFM 1900, WCM 1800.


Medallists and Title/Norm winners:
Age Group Medal Title Norm
Under 20 Open Gold (AUS) Zelesco, Karl IM title GM norm
Under 20 Open Silver (AUS) Cannon, David FM title IM norm
Under 20 Open Bronze (NZL) Ang, Alphaeus Wei Ern FM title IM norm
Under 18 Open Gold (AUS) Cannon, David IM title
Under 18 Open Silver (NZL) Ang, Alphaeus Wei Ern FM title
Under 18 Open Bronze (AUS) Chan, Kris FM title
Under 16 Open Gold (NZL) Fan, Allen Chi Zhou FM title IM norm
Under 16 Open Silver (AUS) Wang, Kayson FM title (1st=)
Under 16 Open Bronze (AUS) Zou, Brendan CM title
Under 14 Open Gold (NZL) Meng, Richard FM title
Under 14 Open Silver (AUS) Zillmann, Shawn CM title
Under 14 Open Bronze (AUS) Lim, Christopher CM title
Under 12 Open Gold (NZL) Renjith, Sravan FM title
Under 12 Open Silver (AUS) Li, Oliver CM title
Under 12 Open Bronze (NZL) Qin, Oscar Shu Xuan CM title
Under 10 Open Gold (AUS) Ooi, Jayden CM title
Under 10 Open Silver (NZL) Zhang, Kendrick (Kenny) CM title
Under 10 Open Bronze (AUS) Zhao, Tiger Chengxin CM title
Under 8 Open Gold (AUS) Zhao, Tiger Chengxin CM title
Under 8 Open Silver (AUS) Ni, Lucas CM title
Under 8 Open Bronze (AUS) Wang, Daniel CM title
Under 20 Girls Gold (NZL) Zhang, Jasmine Haomo WIM title WGM norm
Under 20 Girls Silver (NZL) Punsalan, Vyanla M WFM title WIM norm
Under 20 Girls Bronze (AUS) Lim, Cassandra WFM title WIM norm
Under 18 Girls Gold (NZL) Zhang, Jasmine Haomo WIM title WIM norm
Under 18 Girls Silver (NZL) Punsalan, Vyanla M WFM title
Under 18 Girls Bronze (AUS) Lim, Cassandra WFM title
Under 16 Girls Gold (NZL) Zhang, Jasmine Haomo WFM title WIM norm
Under 16 Girls Silver (NZL) Punsalan, Vyanla M WCM title
Under 16 Girls Bronze (AUS) Lim, Cassandra WCM title
Under 14 Girls Gold (NZL) Braganza, Nadia WFM title
Under 14 Girls Silver (NZL) Yuan, Kimberley WCM title
Under 14 Girls Bronze (AUS) Wong, Cern WCM title
Under 12 Girls Gold (AUS) Chang, Sophie WFM title
Under 12 Girls Silver (AUS) Retnaraja, Athena-Malar WCM title
Under 12 Girls Bronze (NZL) Ning, Isabelle Yixuan WCM title
Under 10 Girls Gold (NZL) Ning, Isabelle Yixuan WCM title
Under 10 Girls Silver (AUS) Feng, Angela WCM title
Under 10 Girls Bronze (NZL) Xu, Hannah WCM title
Under 8 Girls Gold (AUS) Rupasinghe, Chanya
Under 8 Girls Silver (AUS) Li, Esther
Under 8 Girls Bronze

January 4th-12th 2019 - George Trundle Masters, Auckland.

Organised by Auckland Chess Centre.

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December 30th - January 6th 2019 - Asian Amateur Championship, Zhengzhou, CHINA.

Regulations (pdf document) and Registration Form (Excel spreadsheet).


Kiwi(s) participating:
Hannah Xu.


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January 1st 2019 - Australian Blitz Championship, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA.

Organised by IA Peter Tsai and hosted by Chess Artists Caulfield Chess Club.
Venue: 222 Balaclava Road, Caulfield, 3162. Victoria.

More information in ChessChat Forum announcement thread.


December 27th-31st 2018 - Australian Chess Open, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA.

Organised by IA Peter Tsai and hosted by Box Hill Chess Club.
Venue: 21a Electra Avenue, Ashwood, Vic 3147.

More information and Enter Online in Official Website of 2019 Australian Chess Open.
Entries should be made by online entry form accessed through the official website.

Kiwi(s) participating:
Tony Dowden.
Sravan Renjith.
WFM Jasmine Zhang.


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