NZ Senior Championship 2022 is a 6 round chess tournament held at the Howick Chess Centre from 19th to 21st August 2022.

NZ Senior Championship 2022

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NZ Senior Championship 2022

NZ Senior Championship 2022 now also known as the Ross Spiller Memorial is held at the Howick Chess Centre, 12 Central Terrace, Howick. NZ Senior Championship 2022 is an official NZCF tournament over 6 rounds at a pace of 2 rounds per day from Friday 19th to Sunday 21st August 2022.



Position Points Player
1st and NZ Senior Champion 5/6 FM Leonard J McLaren
2nd and NZ Veteran Champion 4.5/6 FM Robert W Smith
3rd 4/6 Ralph Hart
Veterans prize 3.5/6 J Nigel Metge
Veterans prize 3.5/6 CM Paul S Spiller
Veterans prize 3.5/6 CM Hilton P Bennett

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Link to Vega Webpages.

Live Game Broadcast

Link to broadcast of live games on DGT Livechess and Lichess.

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COVID-19 Policy

COVID-19 Protection Framework (Traffic Lights) for Auckland must be at Orange or Green for this event to proceed.

COVID-19 Precautions:

Mask wearing at the venue is encouraged but not mandatory.

Hand sanitiser will be available.

Players who are feeling unwell should not attend.

Entry Details

Entry Fees

$60 per player.

Entry Instructions

Only first 26 fully paid player entries accepted due to space constraints.

Bank account for payment: 02-0168-0020937-00 (state name & “Senior”).

Use online entry form to enter.

Name of player entered would be listed in Vega Webpages. Link also available in Results section of this webpage.

Please eMail Paul Spiller if name is not listed more than a day after submission.

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.


Friday 19th to Sunday 21st August 2022


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Howick Chess Centre, 12 Central Terrace, Howick, Auckland.

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Players must be over the age of 49 on 1st January 2022 (born before the year 1973).

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 26 fully paid player entries accepted due to space constraints.


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

Time Controls

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


Players may request up to two half point byes but not in the last 3 rounds. Requests for byes must be notified to the arbiter & organiser at least one round in advance.


Start Time Day & Date
Players Meeting 9.15am Friday 19th August 2022
Round 1 9.30am Friday 19th August 2022
Round 2 2.30pm Friday 19th August 2022
Round 3 9.30am Saturday 20th August 2022
Round 4 2.30pm Saturday 20th August 2022
Round 5 9.30am Sunday 21st August 2022
Round 6 2.30pm Sunday 21st August 2022

Prize giving as soon as possible after the last round.

Prize Fund

1st 2nd 3rd
Open $250 $150 $100
(born 1957 or earlier)

Prize fund is a minimum and may be higher. A number of book prizes will also be given.

Winners will have their names engraved on the official NZCF trophies and NZ Master points will also be available.


  • No player may claim more than one prize.
  • In the event of a tie, prize money will be shared.


Chief Organiser: IO Paul Spiller

Chief Arbiter: Richie Christie


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