NZ Women's Championship 2023 is a 7 round chess tournament from 25th to 28th September 2023 in Howick, Auckland.

NZ Women’s Championship 2023

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NZ Women’s Championship 2023

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NZ Women’s Championship 2023 is a 7 round chess tournament for women and girls of all ages held from 25th to 28th September 2023 at Howick Information Centre, Howick, Auckland.



Prizewinners would be listed here.

Vega Webpage View

Links to Vega Webpages: Championships, Reserve.

Live Game Broadcast

Link to broadcast of live games. (when available)

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(when available)

Entry Details

Entry Fees

$70 Championship

$50 Reserve (Under 1300 rating)

Family discount, deduct $10 per player for 2 or more family members.

Entry Instructions

Pay entry fees by direct deposit to Howick – Pakuranga Chess Club BNZ Account 02-0168-0091321-01. Reference ‘Womens Champs’ and which tournament – ‘Çhamps’ or ‘Reserve’ and put ‘Your Name’ in particulars.

Entries and payment must be made by Friday 22nd September 2023. No entries will be accepted on the day.

Use online entry form to enter.

New Zealand chess players who participate in more than one NZCF rated event 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 $15.

Event Information

Summarised information available in printable PDF brochure.


Monday 25th to Thursday 28th September 2023


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Howick Information Centre, 91 Picton Street, Howick.

Travel Arrangements


Open to women and girls of all ages.

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

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


Two separate 7 round Swiss tournament, NZCF & FIDE rated where possible. A Championship and a Reserve (Under 1300 rating).

Time Controls

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


Start Time Day and Date
Players Meeting 1pm Monday 25th September 2023
Round 1 1.30pm Monday 25th September 2023
Round 2 10am Tuesday 26th September 2023
Round 3 1.30pm Tuesday 26th September 2023
Round 4 10am Wednesday 27th September 2023
Round 5 1.30pm Wednesday 27th September 2023
Round 6 10am Thursday 28th September 2023
Round 7 1.30pm Thursday 28th September 2023

Prizegiving as soon as possible after the last game.

Prize Fund

Position Championship Reserve
1st $500 $250
2nd $300 $150
3rd $200 $100

If sufficient entries then additional grade prizes may be awarded

The winner of the Championship will hold the Mabel Abbott Queen Trophy for the year. The winners of the Championship and Reserve will receive miniatures. There will also be some book prizes.


Jointly Organised by:

Chief Organiser: IO Paul Spiller

Chief Arbiter: Ronald Hamalala


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