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June 18th-28th 2018 - 19th ASEAN+ Age-Group Championships, Davao City, PHILIPPINES.
An ASEAN Chess Confederation Event.

Information Brochure and Entry Details.
Link to Official Website.

ASEAN Chess Confederation on Facebook.
19th ASEAN+ Age Group


June 21st-25th 2018 - World Cadets U8, U10, U12 Rapid & Blitz Chess Championships, Minsk, BELARUS.
Regulations and Entry Details.
World Cadets Rapid and Blitz


June 25th - July 4th 2018 - Commonwealth Chess Championships, New Delhi, INDIA.
Information about the event: Commonwealth Chess Championships 2018 and www.delhichess.com.
Applications for the free places should be made to the NZCF Secretary.

June 26th 2018 - Canterbury: Primary and Intermediate, Christchurch.
Link to Details and Entry Form.
This is an Interschools event.

June 28th - July 2nd 2018 - Gold Coast Open, Arundel Hills Country Club, Arundel, Queensland, AUSTRALIA.

Organised by Gardiner Chess.

Information brochures,
Premier, Overall. (pdf documents)

More details on event webpages.
Premier, Major, Minor.


June 30th 2018 - Upper Hutt Open "25 + 5" Tournament, Upper Hutt.
Organised by Upper Hutt CC.

Printable tournament Entry Form (pdf document).

July 1st 2018 - ACC Junior Rapid, Auckland.
More information from organiser Alex Huang.
Follow on Vega from the ACC website: www.aucklandchess.nz/junior-rapid-tournaments.

July 3rd 2018 - New Zealand Girls Interschool Chess Championships, St Cuthbert's College, Epsom, Auckland.

Link to Event website, chess.ac.nz.
Girls playing chess


July 7th-15th 2018 - George Trundle Masters, Auckland.
By invitation or by application to organiser Mike Steadman, email steadmanm@hotmail.com.
Download full details here (pdf document).
Follow the events on Vega: Masters; Qualifiers; Reserves; Talents.

July 7th-15th 2018 - Asian Schools Chess Championship, Colombo, SRI LANKA.

Link to further details by FIDE.


July 7th-15th 2018 - World Team Chess Championship 50+, 65+, Radebeul (Dresden), GERMANY.
Official website: http://www.schachfestival.de/world-team-championship-50-65-2018-en.html.
Applications for places should be made to the NZCF Secretary.

July 27th-29th 2018 - Waikato Chess Open, Hamilton.

More information online by Hamilton Chess Club.

Printable tournament flyer (pdf document).

Follow the events on Vega: Open; Under 1800.

July 27th- August 4th 2018 - Asian Nations Cup Chess Team Championship, Hamadan, IRAN.

Link to further details by asianchess.com.


August 1st-10th 2018 - 3rd Eastern Asia Youth, Shanghai, CHINA.

Link to further details by FIDE.


August 1st-12th 2018 - Eastern Asia Juniors and Girls Championship, Jengson, SOUTH KOREA.

August 5th 2018 - ACC Junior Rapid, Auckland.
More information from organiser Alex Huang.
Follow on Vega from the ACC website: www.aucklandchess.nz/junior-rapid-tournaments.

August 8th-10th 2018 - Bay of Plenty Primary, Intermediate & Secondary Regional Interschools, Tauranga.
Organised by the Mount Maunganui RSA Chess Club.

Link to Details and Entry Form. This is an Interschools event.

August 10th-17th 2018 - Asia Pacific Youth International Open, Taoyuan, TAIWAN.

More information online by Asian Chess.

Printable tournament information (pdf document).

August 17th-26th 2018 - Asian Junior and Girls Championship, Ulaanbaatar, MONGOLIA.

August 17th-27th 2018 - 15th Malaysian Chess Festival, Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA.

More information online by datchesscenter.net.

Printable tournament information (docx document).
15th Malaysian Chess Festival


August 19th-26th 2018 - 12th Asian Dragons International Chess Tournament, Taipei, TAIWAN.

More information online by Asian Chess.

Printable tournament information (pdf document).

August 20th, 21st, 22nd, 24th 2018 - Canterbury: Primary and Intermediate Social Competitions, Christchurch.
Link to Details and Entry Form.

August 23rd 2018 - Canterbury: Primary, Intermediate, and Secondary Girls' Teams, Christchurch.
Link to Details and Entry Form.

August 25th-26th 2018 - Peter Stuart Memorial (North Shore Open), Auckland.

Organised by North Shore CC.

This event will commemorate Peter Stuart.


Link to official website and entry form.


Follow on Vega from the NSCC website: Open, B-Grade, C-Grade.

September 1st 2018 - Otago Westpac Trophy Open Rapid (Spring), Dunedin.
Link to Details and Entry Form.

September 2nd 2018 - ACC Junior Rapid, Auckland.
More information from organiser Alex Huang.
Follow on Vega from the ACC website: www.aucklandchess.nz/junior-rapid-tournaments.

September 4th-16th 2018 - World Junior and Girls U20 Championship, Gebze, Kocaeli, TURKEY.

September 9th 2018 - 20th Bay of Plenty Students' tournament, Tauranga.
Organised by Tauranga RSA Chess Club and Mount Maunganui RSA Chess Club
Link to Details and Entry Form.

September 17th 2018 - Canterbury: Individual Schools Competitions, Christchurch.
Link to Details and Entry Form.

September 19th 2018 - Wairarapa School Pupils Chess Championship, Masterton.
Venue: Light House Church, 23 Intermediate Street, Masterton. Time: 9.15am till 2.30pm Entry Fee: $10.00 per player. Trophy & Medals: Wairarapa School Pupil Champion; Wairarapa Under 16 Champion; Wairarapa Under 14 Champion; Wairarapa Under 10 Champion; Wairarapa Under 8 Champion; Wairarapa Under 6 Champion; Wairarapa School Girl Champion. Contact: Mark Noble, Email: manawatuknights@xtra.co.nz Phone: 027 3382040 or 06 3237003.

September 23rd - October 6th 2018 - 43rd World Chess Olympiad, Batumi, GEORGIA.
See NZCF Olympiad page. Official website: batumi2018.fide.com

September 26th 2018 - Auckland Interschools Finals, Auckland.
Venue: Auckland Chess Centre, 17 Cromwell Street, Mt. Eden.
Organised by Auckland Chess Association.

The winners of the Interschools events in the Auckland region (East, West, South, Central, North Shore) are invited to take part in the Auckland Finals.
These will be held in three sections: Primary, Intermediate, and Secondary. Teams should be present by 9:15am for a 9:30am start. The sections will be all-play-all, with 5 rounds, and a time control of 25 minutes for the game with an increment of 5 seconds per move

Teams which have qualified for this event will be informed by the organiser, Dr. Helen Milligan (heligan@heliganchess.nz). Enquiries should also be emailed to her.
Closing date for schools to confirm their participation: 5th September.

Follow on Orion: Secondary, Intermediate, Primary.

September 26th 2018 - Manawatu School Pupils Chess Championship, Feilding.
Venue: Feilding Civic Centre, 84 Aorangi St, Feilding 4740. Time: 9.15am till 2.30pm Entry Fee: $10.00 per player. Trophy & Medals: Manawatu School Pupil Champion; Manawatu Under 16 Champion; Manawatu Under 14 Champion; Manawatu Under 10 Champion; Manawatu Under 8 Champion; Manawatu Under 6 Champion; Manawatu School Girl Champion. Contact: Mark Noble, Email: manawatuknights@xtra.co.nz Phone: 027 3382040 or 06 3237003.

September 29th-30th 2018 - Interschools Finals, Mount Maunganui.
Venue: Mt Maunganui College, 564 Maunganui Rd, Mt Maunganui.
Organiser: The Mount Chess Club. Contact: Bob Smith 0274786282 or Viv Smith 02121623342, or landline 075755845.
This is an Interschools event.

September 29th - October 3rd 2018 - South Island Championship, Christchurch.

October 1st-11th 2018 - Millennium 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.
Link to entry form in NZCF website here (pdf document).
Official NZCF Calendar webpage with Vega links: NZCF Calendar

Events include:
New Zealand Junior Chess Championship 1st-4th October
New Zealand Senior Chess Championship 2nd-4th October
New Zealand Junior Blitz Chess Championship 4th October
New Zealand Senior Blitz Chess Championship 4th October
New Zealand Junior Rapid Chess Championship 5th October
New Zealand Senior Rapid Chess Championship 5th October
Feilding Rapid 6th October
North Island Blitz Championship 6th October
North Island Rapid Championship 7th October
North Island Chess Championship 8th-11th October

October 13th 2018 - ACC Junior Rapid, Auckland.
More information from organiser Alex Huang.
Follow on Vega from the ACC website: www.aucklandchess.nz/junior-rapid-tournaments.

October 16th - 20th 2018 - World Youth U14, U16, U18 Rapid and Blitz Championships, Halkidiki, GREECE.

It is possible to play in both this Rapid/Blitz and following main championships.
Link to entry form and Official website.


Applications for official NZL places to be lodged with NZCF Councilor Ying Wang, email: ywang@outlook.co.nz by 31st May 2018.


October 19th - 31st 2018 - World Youth U14, U16, U18 Championships, Halkidiki, GREECE.

It is possible to play in both this championships and preceding Rapid/Blitz.
Link to official website and entry form.


Applications for official NZL places to be lodged with NZCF Councilor Ying Wang, email: ywang@outlook.co.nz by 31st May 2018.


October 20th-22nd 2018 - Merv Morrison, Auckland.
Organised by the Auckland Chess Centre.
Download the entry form here (pdf document).
Follow the event on Vega: Merv Morrison

October 20th-31st 2018 - Pattaya Open, Bay Beach Resort, Pattaya, THAILAND.
Link to Details.

November 2nd-12th 2018 - Asian Senior Championships, Tagaytay, PHILIPPINES.

November 3rd-16th 2018 - World Cadets U8, U10, U12 Championships, Santiago de Compostela (Galicia), SPAIN.

More information in Official Website.

Applications for official NZL places to be lodged with NZCF Councilor Ying Wang, email: ywang@outlook.co.nz by 1st July 2018.
Departing from past practice, NZCF now charges an extra $60 administration fee per player/accompanying person above organisers charges.

Santiago World Cadets Chess Championships 2018 mascot


November 4th 2018 - ACC Junior Rapid, Auckland.
More information from organiser Alex Huang.
Follow on Vega from the ACC website: www.aucklandchess.nz/junior-rapid-tournaments.

November 17th-30th 2018 - World Senior Championships, Bled, SLOVENIA.
Official website: http://wscc2018.european-chessacademy.com/index.php/en/.

November 24th - December 3rd 2018 - World Youth U-16 Chess Olympiad, Manavgat-Antalya, TURKEY.

November 27th - December 4th 2018 - Western Asia Youth U8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18 Championships, Tashkent, UZBEKISTAN.

December 1st 2018 - Otago Westpac Trophy Open Rapid (Summer), Dunedin.
Link to Details and Entry Form.

December 1st - 2nd 2018 - Papatoetoe Rapid, Papatoetoe, Auckland.
Link to Details and Webpage.

December 8th-14th 2018 - Lidums Australian Young Masters, Adelaide, AUSTRALIA.

More information in Official Website.

Kiwi(s) participating:
CM Alphaeus Ang.


December 15th-23rd 2018 - Australasian Masters, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA.

More information in Official Website.

Kiwi(s) participating:
CM Alphaeus Ang.


December 16th 2018 - ACC Junior Rapid, Auckland.
More information from organiser Alex Huang.
Follow on Vega from the ACC website: www.aucklandchess.nz/junior-rapid-tournaments.

December 24th 2018 - Victorian Blitz Championship, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA.

More information in Official Website.

Kiwi(s) participating:
CM Alphaeus Ang.


January 4th-12th 2019 - George Trundle Masters, Auckland.
Organised by Auckland Chess Centre.
Follow on Vega: Masters; Qualifiers; Reserves..

January 5th-13th 2019 - Oceania Youth & Oceania Under20 Chess Championship, Auckland.
Organised by Auckland Chess Centre.
Link to Details and Entry Form.

January 14th-24th 2019 - 126th New Zealand Congress, Auckland.
Venue: Waipuna Conference Centre.

Download the entry form here (pdf document).


February 10th 2019 - 7th Hawkes Bay Rapid, Napier.
Organised by Hawkes Bay Chess.
Venue: Napier Conference Centre, 48 Marine Parade, Napier.

Download the entry form here (pdf document).


February 23rd 2019 - 14th Bay of Plenty Rapid, Mount Maunganui.
Organised by Mount Maunganui RSA CC.

More details will follow.


March 16th 2019 - Latvian Rapid, Pakuranga, Auckland.
Organised by Howick Pakuranga CC.

More details will follow.


April 19th - 22nd 2019 - North Island Championship, Wellington.
Organised by Wellington CC.

More details will follow.


July 8th - 12th 2019 - New Zealand Junior Championship, Howick, Auckland.
Organised by Howick-Pakuranga CC.

More details will follow.


September 28th - 29th 2019 - Interschools Finals 2019,


More details will follow.


October 5th - 10th 2019 - South Island Championship, Hanmer Springs.
Organised by Canterbury CC.

More details will follow.