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April 1st - 10th 2019 - Asian Youth Chess Championships, Kaluthara, SRI LANKA.
Organised by Chess Federation of Sri Lanka.

More information in (pdf document) and (docx document).


Further information and applications for NZL representative player places through Winsome Stretch, NZCF Secretary. email: secretary@newzealandchess.co.nz.


April 6th-14th 2019 - 19th Bangkok Chess Club Open Chess Championships, Centara Grand Ladprao, Chatuchak, Bangkok, THAILAND.
Organised by Bangkok Chess Club.

More information at Bangkok Chess Club website.

Register by completing Online Entry Form.
Centara Grand Ladprao

19th Bangkok Chess Open


April 7th 2019 - Summit Junior Chess Rapid, Epsom, Auckland.
Organised by Summit Chess Club.

Contact (Email) for more information.


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


April 15th - 25th 2019 - World Senior Team Championships, Rhodes, GREECE.

More information in (pdf document) and (doc document).


Further information and applications for NZL representative player places through Winsome Stretch, NZCF Secretary. email: secretary@newzealandchess.co.nz.


April 17th - 27th 2019 - World School Chess Championships, Antalya, TURKEY.
Organised by Turkish Chess Federation.

More information in (pdf document).


Further information and applications for NZL representative player places through Winsome Stretch, NZCF Secretary. email: secretary@newzealandchess.co.nz.

Aska Lara Resort

Aska Lara Resort


April 18th-22nd 2019 - Doeberl Cup, Canberra Southern Cross Club, Woden, ACT, AUSTRALIA.

More information online in .

2019 Doeberl Cup


April 19th-21st 2019 - 1st Student Chess Cup 2019, Koper, SLOVENIA.

More information online in .

Organisers will accept first 150 applicants and may increase participation by 50 players.
Participation open to students who would like to enroll in Master's studies at the Faculty of Management, University of Lomonosov. Participants only need to know basic rules of chess.

Participation is FREE (includes tournament fee, accommodation, food, info bag, free parties).

There are 7 scholarship prizes:
1st prize: 2 years free tuition fees (EUR7,000), 2 years free accommodation.
2nd prize: 2 years free tuition fees, 1 year free accommodation (in Moscow).
3rd prize: 2 years free tuition fees, 1 year of free accommodation (in Koper).
4th prize: 2 years free tuition fees.
5th prize: 1 year free tuition fees.
Women 1st prize: 2 years free tuition fees.
Women 2nd prize: 1 year free tuition fees.

Koper, Slovenia.

Zavod Lomonosov Koper


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

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


April 21st 2019 - The ACC Junior Chess Series, Auckland.
Organised by Auckland Chess Centre.

Contact (Email) for more information.


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

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April 23rd-28th 2019 - Macquarie University Chess Festival - Sydney International Open, Macquarie University, Balaclava Road, North Ryde, NSW, AUSTRALIA.

More information online in .

2019 Sydney International Open


April 25th, 27th - 28th 2019 - ACC ANZAC Weekender, Auckland.

More information online in .

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May 5th 2019 - 2nd Queen's Cup, Remuera, Auckland.
Organised by Chess Power.

More information in .
Chess Power Queen's Cup


May 12th 2019 - Summit Junior Chess Rapid, Epsom, Auckland.
Organised by Summit Chess Club.

Contact (Email) for more information.


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


May 18th-19th 2019 - ACC May Weekender, Auckland.

A combination of 2 tournaments consisting 9 rounds of Blitz followed by 9 rounds of Rapid.
Score from Rapid would have twice the value of Blitz when determining standings.

More information online in .

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

Contact (Email) for more information.


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

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June 1st-3rd, 8th-9th 2019 - 1st International Young Masters Invitational, Auckland.

A FIDE rated event where GM norms may be available. Scheduled to allow local players the opportunity to play without need to take days off work since games would only be played on weekends or public holidays.
Entry is free and by invitation only. Extra conditions (Free: Flights, board and lodging, excursions on non playing days, etc.) for foreign players. There is no application process, the organisers will invite those who meet criteria.

9 round event with 2 rounds per day except for final day.
Rate of play for all games is a single time control of 90 minutes per player with 30 seconds increment per move for all moves.
Minimum total prizefund of USD10,000.


More details will follow.


June 6th - 16th 2019 - Asian Continental Chess Championship, Xing Tai, CHINA.

More details will follow.


June 9th - 19th 2019 - 20th ASEAN Age Group Championships, Mandalay, MYANMAR.

Age groups for under6, under8, under10, under12, under14, under16, under18, under20, under30, under40, under50, over50, over65.

More information online in (PDF document).


June 10th-20th 2019 - 12th Annual Karen Asrian Memorial 2019, Yerevan, ARMENIA.
Organised by Armenian Chess Federation.

More information in (PDF document).


Register for participation by 1st May 2019.


June 15th 2019 - Upper Hutt Rapid, Upper Hutt.
Organised by Upper Hutt CC.

More details will follow.


June 16th 2019 - The ACC Junior Chess Series, Auckland.
Organised by Auckland Chess Centre.

Contact (Email) for more information.


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

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June 19th 2019 - Bay of Plenty Girls Championship, Tauranga.
Organised by the Mount Maunganui RSA Chess Club.

Link for further details.


June 19th - 29th 2019 - Asian Schools Chess Championship, Tashkent, UZBEKISTAN.

More details will follow.


June 23rd 2019 - Summit Junior Chess Rapid, Epsom, Auckland.
Organised by Summit Chess Club.

Contact (Email) for more information.


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


June 28th 2019 - Auckland Girls Chess Championship, Mount Albert, Auckland.

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


June 30th 2019 - 3rd Queen's Cup, Remuera, Auckland.
Organised by Chess Power.

More information in .
Chess Power Queen's Cup


July 1st - 10th 2019 - Asian Juniors and Girls Chess Championship, INDONESIA.

More details will follow.


July 7th 2019 - The ACC Junior Chess Series, Auckland.
Organised by Auckland Chess Centre.

Contact (Email) for more information.


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

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

More details will follow.


July 9th - 15th 2019 - World Junior Chess Championship for the Disabled, Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA.
Organised by Chess Educators with FIDE DIS Commission and USCF.

More information in (pdf document).


Further information and applications for NZL representative player places through Winsome Stretch, NZCF Secretary. email: secretary@newzealandchess.co.nz.

Crowne Plaza Philadelphia-Cherry Hill

Crowne Plaza Philadelphia - Cherry Hill


July 12th - 15th 2019 - Oceania and New Zealand Senior Championship, Howick, Auckland.
Organised by Howick-Pakuranga CC.

More details will follow.


July 17th-25th 2019 - 2nd Taiwan (CTCA) International Youth Open, Kaoshiung, TAIWAN.
Organised by Chinese Taipei Chess Association and Kaohshiung Chess Association.

Age groups for under7, under9, under11, under13, under17, under19, Open.

More information online in or in (PDF document).


Early registration for participation by 30th April 2019.
Registration deadline is 31st May 2019.

2019 CTCA INTERNATIONAL CHESS OPEN


July 21st 2019 - Summit Junior Chess Rapid, Epsom, Auckland.
Organised by Summit Chess Club.

Contact (Email) for more information.


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


July 26th-28th 2019 - Waikato Open, Hamilton.
Organised by Hamilton Chess Club.

More details will follow.


July 28th - August 7th 2019 - Belt and Road China Hunan International Chess Open, Tongguanyao, Changsha, Hunan, CHINA.
Organised by Chinese Chess Association.

More information in (PDF document).


Earlybird entries till 28th April 2019. Normal entries till 28th June 2019. Late entries after 28th June 2019.
No entries accepted after 5th July 2019.

Changsha Photo

Chinese Chess Association


August 3rd-11th 2019 - 9th International Chess Festival - Riga Technical University Open 2019, Riga, LATVIA.
Organised by Riga Technical University and Latvian Chess Federation.

More information online in or in (PDF document).


Register for participation by 15th July 2019 .

9th International Chess Festival - Riga Technical University Open 2019


August 4th 2019 - The ACC Junior Chess Series, Auckland.
Organised by Auckland Chess Centre.

Contact (Email) for more information.


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

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August 5th-12th 2019 - 3rd International Irena Warakomska Memorial 2019, Suwałki, POLAND.
Organised by Irena Warakomska Association.

More information online in or in (PDF document).


Register for participation by 5th July 2019 .

Velvet Hotel & Restaurant.

Velvet Hotel & Restaurant.


August 7th-9th 2019 - Bay of Plenty Primary, Intermediate & Secondary Interschools, Tauranga.
Organised by the Mount Maunganui RSA Chess Club.

Link for further details.


August 18th 2019 - 4th Queen's Cup, Remuera, Auckland.
Organised by Chess Power.

More information in .
Chess Power Queen's Cup


August 18th 2019 - Summit Junior Chess Rapid, Epsom, Auckland.
Organised by Summit Chess Club.

Contact (Email) for more information.


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


August 20th - September 2nd 2019 - World Cadets u8, u10, u12 Chess Championship, Weifang, CHINA.

More details will follow.


August 24th - 25th 2019 - Peter Stuart Memorial (formerly North Shore Open), North Shore, Auckland.
Organised by North Shore CC.

More details will follow.


September 8th - 18th 2019 - Asian Seniors Chess Championships, Almaty, KAZAKHSTAN.
Organised by Kazakhstan Chess Federation.

Championship Schedule:
8th September Arrival of participants
9th September Round 1
10th September Rounds 2 and 3
11th September Round 4
12th September Round 5
13th September Day Off
14th September Round 6
15th September Round 7
16th September Round 8
17th September Round 9
18th September Departure of participants


More details will follow.

Kazakhstan Chess Federation

Shakhmardan Yessenov Foundation


September 15th 2019 - The ACC Junior Chess Series, Auckland.
Organised by Auckland Chess Centre.

Contact (Email) for more information.


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

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September 22nd 2019 - Summit Junior Chess Rapid, Epsom, Auckland.
Organised by Summit Chess Club.

Contact (Email) for more information.


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


September 28th - 29th 2019 - Interschools Finals 2019, Palmerston North.
Organised by Manawatu Knights Chess Club.

More details will follow.


October 1st - 13th 2019 - World Youth u14, u16, u18 Chess Championship, Nagpur, INDIA.

More details will follow.


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

Printable tournament information and Entry Form (pdf document).

More information by clicking on "2019 South Island Championships" link in Canterbury Chess Club website.
Heritage Hotel Hanmer Springs

Venue: Heritage Hotel Hanmer Springs.


October 13th 2019 - The ACC Junior Chess Series, Auckland.
Organised by Auckland Chess Centre.

Contact (Email) for more information.


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

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October 14th - 26th 2019 - World Junior Chess Championship, New Delhi, INDIA.
Organised by Delhi Chess Association with AICF.

More information in and (pdf document).


Further information and applications for NZL representative player places through Winsome Stretch, NZCF Secretary. email: secretary@newzealandchess.co.nz.


October 18th-27th 2019 - Pattaya Open, Bay Beach Resort, Pattaya, THAILAND.
Organised by 101 Chess Academy.
Bay Beach Resort Jomtien

Venue: Bay Beach Resort, Jomtien.


October 20th 2019 - Summit Junior Chess Rapid, Epsom, Auckland.
Organised by Summit Chess Club.

Contact (Email) for more information.


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


October 26th - 28th 2019 - Merv Morrison Memorial, Auckland.

More information online in .

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

Contact (Email) for more information.


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

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November 11th - 24th 2019 - World Senior Chess Championship, Bucharest, ROMANIA.

More details will follow.


November 13th 2019 - 5th Queen's Cup, Remuera, Auckland.
Organised by Chess Power.

More information in .
Chess Power Queen's Cup


November 17th 2019 - Summit Rapid Chess Tournament, New Lynn, Auckland.
Organised by Summit Chess Club.

More details will follow.
Contact (Email) for more information.


November 30th - December 1st 2019 - Papatoetoe Rapid, Papatoetoe, Auckland.
Organised by Papatoetoe Chess Club.

More details will follow.


December 7th 2019 - The ACC Junior Chess Series, Auckland.
Organised by Auckland Chess Centre.

Contact (Email) for more information.


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

Follow the events on Vega: .

December 15th 2019 - Queen's Cup Championship, Remuera, Auckland.
Organised by Chess Power.

More information in .
Chess Power Queen's Cup


December 15th 2019 - Summit Junior Chess Rapid, Epsom, Auckland.
Organised by Summit Chess Club.

Contact (Email) for more information.


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


January 4th-12th 2020 - George Trundle Masters, Auckland.

Organised by Auckland Chess Centre.


More details will follow.
Contact (Email) for more information.


January 14th - 24th 2020 - 127th NZ Chess Congress, Tauranga.
Organised by Mount Chess Club.

Printable Flyer/Brochure:

Contact (Email) for more information.


January 18th 2020 - Mount Maunganui and Tauranga Chess Open Invitational, Tauranga.
Organised by Mount Maunganui RSA Chess Club and Tauranga RSA Chess Club.

More information online in .

Printable Flyer/Brochure:

Mount Maunganui RSA Chess Club


January 19th 2020 - Mount Maunganui and Tauranga Chess Open Invitational, Tauranga.
Organised by Mount Maunganui RSA Chess Club and Tauranga RSA Chess Club.

More information online in .

Printable Flyer/Brochure:

Mount Maunganui RSA Chess Club


February 29th 2020 - 15th Bay of Plenty Rapid, Mount Maunganui.
Organised by Mount Maunganui RSA Chess Club.

More information online in .

Printable Flyer/Brochure:

Mount Maunganui RSA Chess Club


January 2nd - 12th 2021 - 128th NZ Chess Congress, Palmerston North.
Organised by Manawatu Knights Chess Club.

More details will follow.
Contact (Email) for more information.