44th Trusts Open 2022 is a 6 round chess tournament held from 4th to 6th June 2022 at the Te Pai Centre, Henderson, Auckland.

44th Trusts Open 2022

Te Pai Centre front

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44th Trusts Open 2022

44th Trusts Open 2022 is a 6 round chess tournament held from 4th to 6th June 2022 at the Te Pai Centre, Henderson, Auckland.

Entry Details

Entry Fees

Tournament By 30th May 2022 Late
A grade $60 $70
B grade $60 $70
C grade $60 $70
Junior grade $45 $50
GMs and IMs Free $10

Free entry for GMs and IMs, but a $60 entry fee will be deducted from prizes of $100 or more.

Family discount, deduct $5 per player for 2 or more family members.

Entries must be paid by 30th May 2022 or will be treated as late entries.

Entry Instructions

No entries accepted after 3rd June 2022.

Unpaid entries will be treated as late entries after 29th May 2021 and must be fully paid by 9am 4th June 2022.

Club account for payment: 02 0152 0036627 00 (Reference: “Trusts Open” and selected tournament grade. Particulars: Your Name).

Use Waitakere Chess Club’s online entry form to enter.

New Zealand chess players who participate in 2 or more NZCF rated events in a year must be a member of a chess club that is affiliated or associated with NZCF (New Zealand Chess Federation). The Mount Maunganui RSA Chess Club offers memberships that fulfill this requirement from just $10.

Event Information

Summarised information available in printable PDF brochure.


Saturday 4th to Monday 6th June 2022


Te Pai Centre front

Te Pai Centre, Cnr Lincoln Road & Te Pai Place, Henderson, 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.

Players rated between 1800 and 1999 can enter either the A or B grade tournaments. Other players can enter a tournament higher than their rating, but the organisers reserve the right to move them if they feel they have entered an inappropriate one.


Four separate 6 round Swiss tournaments.

  1. A grade, players rated 1800 and above.
  2. B grade, players rated from 1500 to 1999.
  3. C grade, players rated under 1500.
  4. Junior grade, players aged under 12 years before 1 January 2022 and rated under 1200.

A grade and B grade tournaments NZCF & FIDE rated where possible.

C grade and Junior grade tournaments only NZCF rated where possible.

Time Controls

90 minutes each player plus 30 seconds increment per move from move one.


Start Time Day & Date
Round 1 9.30am Saturday 4th June 2022
Round 2 2pm Saturday 4th June 2022
Round 3 9.30am Sunday 5th June 2022
Round 4 2pm Sunday 5th June 2022
Round 5 9.30am Monday 6th June 2022
Round 6 2pm Monday 6th June 2022

Players are asked to report by 9am Saturday 4th June 2022.

The prizegiving will be held as soon as possible after the last game of Round 6.

Prize Fund

Tournament 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
A grade $700 $500 $350 $200
6 wins bonus $150
Rating prize 1/3 $75
Rating prize 2/3 $75
Rating prize 3/3 $75
Biggest Upset per round $10
B grade $350 $250 $150
6 wins bonus $100
Rating prize 1/3 $50
Rating prize 2/3 $50
Rating prize 3/3 $50
Biggest Upset per round $10
C grade $200 $150 $100
6 wins bonus $50
Rating prize 1/3 $40
Rating prize 2/3 $40
Rating prize 3/3 $40
Biggest Upset per round $10
Junior grade $150 $100 $75
Under 10 years $50 $25
Under 8 years $50 $25
Best Game $100

GM Murray Chandler has kindly agreed to judge the Best Game prize. Players must submit gaems either during the event, or by email to the organiser, Bob Smith [email protected] by 23rd June 2022.

Positive Chess

Agreed draws under 30 moves are not permitted.

First breach – loss of 50% of any prize money.

Second breach – loss of 100% of any prize money.


Complimentary coffee, tea and chilled water will be available throughtout

Dinner may be purchased at the nearby Quality Hotel Lincoln Green. There are also many places where meals can be purchased along Lincoln Road.

Sponsorship of 44th Trusts Chess Open 2022

44th Trusts Chess Open 2022 is made possible with the generous support of the Trusts Community Foundation and the West Auckland Trusts that are gratefully acknowledged.

Book Flights, Transport and Accommodation with

Quality Hotel Lincoln Green is offering a discount. Quote “44th Trusts Chess Open” or group reference 67076 when booking.


Chief Organiser: IO Bob Smith

Chief Arbiter: IA Bruce Pollard

Arbiter: IA Ying Wang


Vega Webpage View

Link to Vega Webpages.

A grade, B grade, C grade, Junior grade.

Live Game Broadcast

Boards 1 to 10 for A grade are broadcast live and may be viewed through DGT Livechess or lichess.


Position Points Player
A Grade
1st equal 5/6 Ollie Archer
1st equal 5/6 FM Robert W Smith
3rd 4.5/6 IM Russell J Dive
4th equal 4/6 FM Leonard J McLaren
4th equal 4/6 Joshua Langford
4th equal 4/6 Michael D Sole
Under 2100 equal 3.5/6 Hao Tang
Under 2100 equal 3.5/6 Daqi Mao
Under 2000 3.5/6 Kendrick Botong Zhang
Under 1900 3.5/6 Philli Park-Tamati
B Grade
1st 5.5/6 Harry Redwood
2nd 5/6 Henry Vital
3rd equal 4/6 Weiyang (Cadence) Yu
3rd equal 4/6 Philip Mukkattu
Under 1800 3.5/6 Roshan Gallage K G
Under 1685 equal 3.5/6 Justin Zhide Wang
Under 1685 equal 3.5/6 Emily Gan
Under 1630 3.5/6 Mantra Bhatt
C Grade
1st 5.5/6 Charles Zhang
2nd 5/6 Tracy Tang
3rd equal 4.5/6 Anderson Chen
3rd equal 4.5/6 Ariel A Patdu
Under 1375 equal 4/6 Alexander Hanrui Pan
Under 1375 equal 4/6 Oliver Zhao
Under 1375 equal 4/6 Jacob Barry
Under 1200 equal 4/6 James Tizard
Under 1200 equal 4/6 Wanyao Sarah Sun
Unrated 4.5/6 Luna Xu
Junior Grade
1st 5.5/6 Buthsara Hettiarachchi
2nd equal 4.5/6 Jeremy Dong
2nd equal 4.5/6 Max Xia
2nd equal 4.5/6 Richard Liu
2nd equal 4.5/6 William Si
Under 10 years old 1st equal 4/6 Franklyn Zhang
Under 10 years old 1st equal 4/6 Jason Zihan Xie
Under 10 years old 1st equal 4/6 Leo Haoran Zhang
Under 8 years old 1st 4.5/6 Jathin Nandan Somaraju
Under 8 years old 2nd 3/6 Tilden Wang


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