66th North Island Champinoship 2020 is a 7 round chess tournament held from 12th to 18th July 2020 at the Ellen Melville Centre, Auckland.
FIDE Online Olympiad 2020 is a national teams event in which all federations affiliated to FIDE have the right to participate. Each team consists of six players, in a mixed format with a minimum quota of three female players and two junior players.
From May 18 until June 16, FIDE will join forces with major internet chess platforms in organizing more than 2,000 online tournaments. “Checkmate Coronavirus” tournaments will be played at lichess.org, chess.com, chess24.com, and FIDE Online Arena. There will be almost 80 tournaments a day aimed at all chess players, regardless of age, country, or level of play.
2021 Oceania Zonal CANCELLED.
128th New Zealand Chess Congress, Palmerston North is held 2nd to 12th January 2021 incorporating multiple events including NZ Open, NZ Rapid, NZ Lightning.
New Zealand Senior Chess Championship 2020 is a 6 round chess tournament held from 26th to 29th November 2020 at Auckland Chess Centre.
World Amateur Chess Championships 2020 held from 21st to 31st October 2020 in Heraklion, Crete. Originally 2nd to 12th April 2020 but rescheduled due to COVID-19.
South Island Championship 2020 incorporates 2 tournaments. South Island Championship 3rd to 9th October and South Island Rapid 10th October 2020.