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Papatoetoe Rapid 2022

Papatoetoe Rapid 2022 is a chess event incorporating the 35th Papatoetoe Rapid Open and 6th Papatoetoe Junior Rapid tournaments.

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Merv Morrison Memorial 2022

Merv Morrison Memorial 2022 is a 6 round chess tournament from 22nd to 24th October 2022 at the Auckland Chess Centre.

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South Island Championships 2022

South Island Championships 2022 is an official NZCF chess championships held over 8 rounds in Invercargill from 5th to 8th October 2022.

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Death of HM Queen Elizabeth II

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II died in Balmoral on 8 September 2022 at age 96. As a nation, New Zealand mourns the loss of our longest-reigning Sovereign.


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Summit Rookies May 2024

Summit Rookies May 2024 are two 6 round rapid chess tournaments that are held on a Sunday afternoon at Alexandra Park, Auckland.

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Auckland Blitz Rapid May 2024

Auckland Blitz Rapid May 2024 is part of a series of 5 combined 9 round Blitz and 9 round Rapid chess tournaments played over 2 days on a weekend.

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Arie Nijman Memorial 2024

Arie Nijman Memorial 2024 is a 6 round chess tournament held from 17th to 19th May 2024 at the Crockfords Bridge Club, Christchurch.

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