Peter Stuart Memorial Chess Open 2020 (formerly North Shore Open) comprise three separate 5 round Swiss tournaments held from 29th to 30th August 2020 at Northcote Community Centre.

Peter Stuart Memorial Chess Open 2020

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Peter Stuart Memorial Chess Open 2020

WAS: Saturday 29th August to Sunday 30th August 2020.

Entry Details

Entry Fees

$55 Open

$45 B-grade

$45 C-grade

FREE for GMs and IMs.

Late entries (received after 26th August) incur a $10 surcharge and may be accepted up until 8.30am Saturday 29th August 2020.

Entry Instructions

No entries accepted after 8.30am 29th August 2020 or when full.

Club account for payment: 12-3008-0301266-00 (state name & tournament entered).

If paying by cheque, please make cheques payable to North Shore Chess Club Inc. and post to: The Secretary, North Shore Chess Club, PO Box 33-587, Takapuna, Auckland 0740.

Use online entry form to enter.

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Event Information

Summarised information available in printable PDF brochure.

COVID-19 Issues

New Zealand must be in alert level 1 or below before this event will go ahead. Shaking hands is NOT required.


WAS: Saturday 29th August to Sunday 30th August 2020.


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Northcote Community Hall, 34 College Road (corner College Road and Ernie Mays Street), Northcote.


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.


Three 5 round Swiss tournaments, NZCF and FIDE rated where possible.

  1. Open (A-grade) restricted to players FIDE rated 1800 or higher (juniors rated below 1800 may be accepted).
  2. B-grade restricted to players rated under 2000.
  3. C-grade restricted to players rated under 1500.

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 three rounds. Notice must be given before the start of the tournament and may be given on the entry form.


Start TimeDay & Date
Players meeting9amSaturday 29th August 2020
Round 19.20amSaturday 29th August 2020
Round 22pmSaturday 29th August 2020
Round 36.40pmSaturday 29th August 2020
Round 49.20amSunday 30th August 2020
Round 52pmSunday 30th August 2020

Prize Fund

The prize fund of $2,250 will be allocated as follows:

Grade/junior prizes$200$200$200

Grade (FIDE rating) and junior (age) prize cut-offs will be announced before round 3.


Chief Organiser: Dr. Helen Milligan

Chief Arbiter: IA Dr. Helen Milligan


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Link to Open, B-grade, C-grade, on Vega Results.


Prizewinners would be listed here.


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