Peter Stuart Memorial 2023 (formerly North Shore Open) also incoporating the North Island Championship held from 13th to 16th July 2023.

Peter Stuart Memorial 2023

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Peter Stuart Memorial 2023

Peter Stuart Memorial 2023 (formerly North Shore Open) also incorporates this year’s edition of the North Island Championship. Held over the Matariki long weekend from Thursday 13th to Sunday 16th July 2023. Peter Stuart Memorial 2023 would be played as a Swiss system tournament of eight rounds. Games have a single time control of 90 minutes per player for the game with 30 seconds increment per move.



Position Points Player
Peter Stuart Memorial Open
North Island Champion 1st 7/8 FM Alphaeus Wei Ern Ang
2nd equal 6/8 IM Tom Middelburg
2nd equal 6/8 CM Alex Nagorski
2nd equal 6/8 Miles Lee
Under 1800 equal 4.5/8 Yolanda Chang
Under 1800 equal 4.5/8 Duncan McDonald
Under 1800 equal 4.5/8 Jenny Qi
Under 1800 equal 4.5/8 David Junyang Zhu
Under 1800 equal 4.5/8 Preeyansh Roul
Under 1520 equal 4.5/8 Leo Baker
Under 1520 equal 4.5/8 Karl Holdo
Upset Prize Round 1/8 Philip Mukkattu
Upset Prize Round 2/8 Duncan McDonald
Upset Prize Round 3/8 Dion A Wilson
Upset Prize Round 4/8 Brogan Powlesland
Upset Prize Round 5/8 Harrison Xiang Zhi Meng
Upset Prize Round 6/8 Grayson Po'e-Tofaeono
Upset Prize Round 7/8 Patrick Di Jiang
Upset Prize Round 8/8 Dion A Wilson
North Island Championship
North Island Champion 1st 7/8 FM Alphaeus Wei Ern Ang
North Island Women's Champion 5th equal 5.5/8 WCM Nadia Braganza
North Island Girls Champion 5th equal 5.5/8 WCM Isabelle Yixuan Ning
North Island Boys Champion 5th equal 5.5/8 Philli Park-Tamati
North Island Senior Champion 5th equal 5.5/8 FM Leonard J McLaren
North Island Veteran Champion 44th equal 2.5/8 J Nigel Metge

Vega Webpage View

Link to Vega Webpages.

Players who are FIDE rated under 1501 are listed on waiting list in order of application under heading “Players” in North Shore Chess Club’s webpage.

Live Game Broadcast

Boards 1 to 5 games are broadcast on Lichess. Broadcast of games are delayed by 15 minutes.

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Entry Details

Entry Fees

$80 for entries received by 7th July 2023.

Entry numbers limited to first 50 players to enter with FIDE standard rating above 1500 only. Those who do not meet minimum rating requirements would be placed on the waiting list.

Those on the waiting list will be invited to join (and pay) at this time if there is space.

  • No entries on the day of the event.
  • The organisers reserve the right to refuse entries.

Entry Instructions

Cheques are no longer accepted.

Please pay online to North Shore Chess Club’s ASB Bank account 12-3008-0301266-00 (Name as ‘particulars’ and PSMO as ‘reference’). Players on the waiting list should not pay until their entry has been accepted.

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 contact us if name is not listed more than a day after submission.

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.

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Peter Stuart Memorial 2023 also incorporates the official North Island Chess Championship 2023 of the New Zealand Chess Federation.


Thursday 13th to Sunday 16th July 2023


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

Travel Arrangements


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.


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

Players will be seeded according to the following priority of ratings that are in force at the start of the tournament:

  1. FIDE standard.
  2. NZCF Standard.
  3. NZCF Rapid.
  4. Surname alphabetical order.

Time Controls

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

Half-point Byes

A player may take a half-point bye in any one of the first 7 rounds. Notice should be given before the start of the tournament and may be given on the entry form.


Start Time Day & Date
Players Meeting 9am Thursday 13th July 2023
Round 1 9.30am Thursday 13th July 2023
Round 2 2.30pm Thursday 13th July 2023
Round 3 9.30am Friday 14th July 2023
Round 4 2.30pm Friday 14th July 2023
Round 5 9.30am Saturday 15th July 2023
Round 6 2.30pm Saturday 15th July 2023
Round 7 9.30am Sunday 16th July 2023
Round 8 2.30pm Sunday 16th July 2023
Prize giving approx. 6.30pm Sunday 16th July 2023

The prize giving will take place as soon as possible after the conclusion of the last round.

Prize Fund

The prize fund is $3620. (increased thanks to sponsorship!)

Prize NZD
First $750
Second $500
Third $400
Grade prizes $360
"100%" (bonus for 8/8) $200
Upset prizes will be distributed each round (total) $160
North Island Championship Trophy

Highest scoring North Island player(s) will be North Island Champion(s) 2023.

Prize NZD
Prizes for those resident in the North Island
North Island Champion $500
North Island Women's Champion $150
North Island Senior Champion $150
North Island Veteran Champion $150
North Island Boys Champion (under 20) $150
North Island Girls Champion (under 20) $150


  • Players may win Upset, 100%, and North Island prizes in addition to one major prize.
  • Only one North Island prize per player.
  • In the event of a tie, prize money will be shared.

Chess Bookstall

There will be a chess bookstall. (more details when available)

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COVID-19 Policy

Masks are strongly recommended. The FIDE requirement to shake hands will not be enforced. Food and drink should be consumed outside.


Chief Organiser: Dr. Helen Milligan

Technical Adviser: IA Keong Ang

Chief Arbiter: IA Dr. Helen Milligan

Email enquiries to [email protected]


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