66th North Island Champinoship 2020 is a 7 round chess tournament held from 12th to 18th July 2020 at the Ellen Melville Centre, Auckland.

North Island Championship 2020

Ellen Melville Centre outside

due to COVID-19

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North Island Championship 2020

due to COVID-19

WAS: Sunday 12th to Saturday 18th July 2020.

Entry Details

Entry Fees

$100 before 16th June 2020.

$120 before 6th July 2020.

plus $50 late surcharge after 6th July 2020 if entry accepted.

Entry Instructions

The organisers reserve the right to decline any entry.

Account for payment: 01 0535 0073257 00 (state name as Reference).

Use online entry form to enter.

Event Information

Official information available in printable PDF brochure.


due to COVID-19

WAS: Sunday 12th to Saturday 18th July 2020.


Ellen Melville Centre, 2 Freyburg Place, Auckland CBD.


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.


7 round swiss tournament, NZCF and FIDE rated where possible.

Time Controls

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


due to COVID-19

 Start TimeDate
Players meeting12.30pmSunday 12th July 2020
Round 11pmSunday 12th July 2020
Round 21pmMonday 13th July 2020
Round 31pmTuesday 14th July 2020
Round 41pmWednesday 15th July 2020
Round 51pmThursday 16th July 2020
Round 61pmFriday 17th July 2020
Round 71pmSaturday 18th July 2020
Prizegiving6pmSaturday 18th July 2020

Prize Fund

 Openunder 2000under 1700

Top scoring North Island player will be “2020 North Island Champion” and have their name engraved on the Charles Belton trophy.

No participant may win more than one cash prize.

Agreed draws in under 30 moves will be subject to a 50% deduction of any prize money won.


Chief Organiser: GM Murray Chandler.

Chief Arbiter: IA Bruce Pollard.

Finance and Marketing: Winsome Stretch.


Vega Webpage View

Link to Vega Results.


Prizewinners would be listed here.


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