Postponed 10th to 13th September, COVID-19. New Zealand Senior Chess Championship 2020 is a 6 round chess tournament held from 24th to 27th April 2020 at Auckland Chess Centre.

NZ Senior Championship 2020

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New Zealand Senior Chess Championship 2020

Postponed due to COVID-19

NOW: Thursday 10th September to Sunday 13th September 2020.

WAS: Friday 24th to Monday 27th April 2020.

All information updated below.

Entry Details

Entry Fees

$50 per player.

Entry Instructions

No entries accepted after 6pm 10th September 2020 or when full.

Only first 50 fully paid player entries accepted due to space constraints.

Half point bye available in Round 1.

Club account for payment:12-3011-0713528-00 (state name & “NZSnr”).

Use online entry form to enter.

Event Information

Summarised information available in printable PDF brochure.


Thursday 10th to Sunday 13th September 2020.


Auckland Chess Centre, 17 Cromwell Street, Mount Eden, Auckland.


Players must be over the age of 49 on 1st January 2020 (born before the year 1971).

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

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

Only first 50 fully paid player entries accepted due to space constraints.


6 round Swiss tournament, NZCF and FIDE rated where possible.

Time Controls

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


 Start TimeDay & Date
Players meeting6.45pmThursday 10th September 2020
Round 17pmThursday 10th September 2020
Round 29.30amFriday 11th September 2020
Round 32.30pmFriday 11th September 2020
Round 49.30amSaturday 12th September 2020
Round 52.30pmSaturday 12th September 2020
Round 69.30amSunday 13th September 2020

Players have the option of taking a half point bye in Round 1.

Prize giving as soon as possible after completion of the last game.

Prize Fund

Veteran (born in year 1955 or earlier)$100

Plus Grade Prizes to the value of $200.



No player may claim more than one prize.

In the event of a tie, prize money will be shared.

Players eligible for open or grade prize would receive the highest monetary value prize.


Chief Organiser: IO Michael V R Steadman

Chief Arbiter: IA Keong Ang


Vega Webpage View

Link to Vega Results.


Prizewinners would be listed here.


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