1st Howick Pakuranga Chess Club Christmas Tournament is a 7 round chess tournament held on 20th December 2020 at the Howick Bowling Club.

1st Howick Christmas Tournament 2020

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1st Howick Christmas Tournament 2020

Sunday 20th December 2020

Entry Details

Entry Fees

$30 per player.

Entry Instructions

The Howick-Pakuranga Chess Club reserves the right to cancel the tournament if Auckland reverts to a level 2 or above COVID-19 lockdown. In this event entry fees will be refunded.

Club account for payment: BNZ 02-0168-0091321-01 (Enter your NZCF/FIDE ID as Payee code, Surname as reference).

Use online entry form to enter.

Event Information

Summarised information available in printable PDF brochure.


Sunday 20th December 2020


Howick Bowling Club exterior view

Howick Bowling Club

33 Selwyn Road, Cockle Bay, Auckland.


Open to all players.

Non-NZL players must have FIDE ID issued by their chess federation.

NZL players without FIDE ID must provide full Date of Birth.


Seven round Swiss system. NZCF and FIDE Rapid rated where possible.

Time Controls

15 minutes each player plus 5 seconds increment per move from move one.


Start Time
Players meeting 9am
Round 1 9.30am
Round 2 10.30am
Round 3 11.30am
Lunch Break
Round 4 1pm
Round 5 2pm
Round 6 3pm
Round 7 4pm

Prize giving as soon as possible after the last game is completed.

Prize Fund

Position Prize
1st $300
2nd $200
3rd $100
Under 1500 $100
Under 1200 $100


  • No player may claim more than one prize.
  • Cash prizes combined and shared if tied.
  • A player eligible for Under 1200 cannot win Under 1500 prize.


Chief Organiser: Ludi Zhang, Howick-Pakuranga Chess Club Treasurer.

Chief Arbiter: I.A. Ying Wang


Vega Webpage View

Link to Vega results.

Photos available from


Position Points Player
1st 6.5/7 FM Daniel Hanwen Gong
2nd equal 6/7 IM Paul A Garbett
2nd equal 6/7 CM Oliver Picken
2nd equal 6/7 Felix Xie
Under 1500
1st equal 5/7 Jay Zi Xuan Zhao
1st equal 5/7 Josh Little
Under 1200
1st equal 4.5/7 Edison Yang
1st equal 4.5/7 Ramin Etemadipour
1st equal 4.5/7 Hunter Po'e-Tofaeono
Under 12 years
1st 5.5/7 Kendrick Zhang
Under 10 years
1st 4.5/7 Tracy Tang
Under 8 years
1st equal 4/7 Daqi Mao
1st equal 4/7 Jerome Tao


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