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March 3rd 2018 - Otago Westpac Trophy Open Rapid (Autumn), Dunedin.
Link to Details and Entry Form.

March 4th 2018 - ACC Junior Rapid, Auckland.
More information from organiser Alex Huang.
Follow on Vega from the ACC website: www.aucklandchess.nz/junior-rapid-tournaments.

March 11th 2018 - 6th Hawke's Bay Rapid, Napier.
Organised by the Hawke's Bay Chess Club.
Download the entry form here (pdf document).
Follow on Vega from the NZCF website: A-Grade; B-Grade; Junior.

March 24th 2018 - Latvian Rapid, Auckland.
Organised by Howick-Pakuranga CC.
Download the entry form here (pdf document).
Follow on Vega from the Howick-Pakuranga CC website: A-Grade; B-Grade; C-Grade; D-Grade.

March 29th - April 2nd 2018 - Doeberl Cup, Canberra, AUSTRALIA.
Link to dedicated event website.

March 30th - April 1st 2018 - Wellington Open, Wellington.
Organised by Wellington Chess Club.
Download the entry form here (pdf document).

April 1st-10th 2018 - Asian Youth U8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18 Championships, Chiang Mai, THAILAND.
Official website: https://asianyouthchess2018.com/.
Applications for places should be made to the NZCF Secretary.

April 8th 2018 - 17th Bay of Plenty Students' tournament, Tauranga.
Link to Details and Entry Form.

April 13th-21st 2018 - Bangkok Open, Regent Cha-am Beach Resort, THAILAND.
Details, entries and hotel reservations: http://bangkokchess.com/.

April 15th 2018 - ACC Junior Rapid, Auckland.
More information from organiser Alex Huang.
Follow on Vega from the ACC website: www.aucklandchess.nz/junior-rapid-tournaments.

April 20th-29th 2018 - World Schools Individual Championships, Durres, ALBANIA.
Official website: https://worldchess.events/.
Applications for places should be made to the NZCF Secretary.

April 21st-30th 2018 - World Amateur Championship, Cagliari-Sardegna, ITALY.
Official website: http://www.scaccomattissimo.eu/amateur2018/.
Applications for places should be made to the NZCF Secretary.

April 25th, 28th, and 29th 2018 - ACC ANZAC Weekender, Auckland.
Organised by the Auckland Chess Centre.
Download entry form here (pdf document).
Follow the event on Vega: ANZAC Weekender

May 13th 2018 - ACC Junior Rapid, Auckland.
More information from organiser Alex Huang.
Follow on Vega from the ACC website: www.aucklandchess.nz/junior-rapid-tournaments.

May 13th 2018 - 18th Bay of Plenty Students' tournament, Tauranga.
Link to Details and Entry Form.

May 14th 2018 - Wairarapa Regional Teams Chess Championship, Masterton.
Venue: Light House Church, 23 Intermediate Street, Masterton. Time: 9.15am till 2.30pm Entry Fee: $40.00 per Team of 4 Players. Trophy & Medals: Wairarapa Secondary Champions; Wairarapa Intermediate Champions; Wairarapa Primary Champions. Contact: Mark Noble, Email: manawatuknights@xtra.co.nz Phone: 027 3382040 or 06 3237003. This is an Interschools event.

May 19th, 26th and 27th 2017 - ACC May Weekender, Auckland.
Organised by the Auckland Chess Centre.
Download entry form here (pdf document).
Follow the event on Vega: May Weekender

June 2nd-4th 2018 - 41st Trusts Open, Auckland.
More details will follow.
Follow the event on Vega: A-Grade; B-Grade; C-Grade; Junior.

June 9th 2018 - Otago Westpac Trophy Open Rapid (Winter), Dunedin.
Link to Details and Entry Form.

June 12th - July 3rd 2018 - Richard Sutton Cup Rapid, Auckland.
Link to Details and Entry Form.

June 17th 2018 - ACC Junior Rapid, Auckland.
More information from organiser Alex Huang.
Follow on Vega from the ACC website: www.aucklandchess.nz/junior-rapid-tournaments.

June 21st-25th 2018 - World Cadets U8, U10, U12 Rapid & Blitz Chess Championships, Minsk, BELARUS.

June 21st-22nd 2018 - Manawatu Regional Teams Chess Championship, Feilding.
Venue: Feilding Intermediate, 95 East Street, Feilding. Time: 9.15am till 2.30pm. Entry Fee: $40.00 per Team of 4 Players. Trophy & Medals: Manawatu Secondary Champions; Manawatu Intermediate Champions; Manawatu Primary Champions. Contact: Mark Noble, Email: manawatuknights@xtra.co.nz Phone: 027 3382040 or 06 3237003. This is an Interschools event.

June 24th 2018 - 19th Bay of Plenty Students' tournament, Tauranga.
Link to Details and Entry Form.

June 25th - July 4th 2018 - Commonwealth Chess Championships, New Delhi, INDIA.
Information about the event: Commonwealth Chess Championships 2018 and www.delhichess.com.
Applications for the free places should be made to the NZCF Secretary.

June 30th 2018 - Upper Hutt Open "25 + 5" Tournament, Upper Hutt.
Organised by Upper Hutt CC.

July 1st 2018 - ACC Junior Rapid, Auckland.
More information from organiser Alex Huang.
Follow on Vega from the ACC website: www.aucklandchess.nz/junior-rapid-tournaments.

July 7th-15th 2018 - George Trundle Masters, Auckland.
By invitation or by application to organiser Mike Steadman, email steadmanm@hotmail.com.
Download full details here (pdf document).
Follow the events on Vega: Masters; Qualifiers; Reserves.

July 7th-15th 2018 - Asian Schools Chess Championship, Colombo, SRI LANKA.

July 7th-15th 2018 - World Team Chess Championship 50+, 65+, Radebeul (Dresden), GERMANY.
Official website: http://www.schachfestival.de/world-team-championship-50-65-2018-en.html.
Applications for places should be made to the NZCF Secretary.

July 15th-27th 2018 - Asian Nations Cup Chess Team Championship, Dhaka, BANGLADESH.

August 1st-12th 2018 - Eastern Asia Juniors and Girls Championship, Jengson, SOUTH KOREA.

August 5th 2018 - ACC Junior Rapid, Auckland.
More information from organiser Alex Huang.
Follow on Vega from the ACC website: www.aucklandchess.nz/junior-rapid-tournaments.

August 8th-10th 2018 - Bay of Plenty Primary, Intermediate & Secondary Regional Interschools, Tauranga.
Link to Details and Entry Form. This is an Interschools event.

August 17th-26th 2018 - Asian Junior and Girls Championship, Ulaanbaatar, MONGOLIA.

August 25th-26th 2018 - Peter Stuart Memorial, Auckland.
Organised by North Shore CC. Official website www.northshorechess.org.nz.

September 1st 2018 - Otago Westpac Trophy Open Rapid (Spring), Dunedin.
Link to Details and Entry Form.

September 2nd 2018 - ACC Junior Rapid, Auckland.
More information from organiser Alex Huang.
Follow on Vega from the ACC website: www.aucklandchess.nz/junior-rapid-tournaments.

September 4th-16th 2018 - World Junior and Girls U20 Championship, Gebze, Kocaeli, TURKEY.

September 9th 2018 - 20th Bay of Plenty Students' tournament, Tauranga.
Link to Details and Entry Form.

September 19th 2018 - Wairarapa School Pupils Chess Championship, Masterton.
Venue: Light House Church, 23 Intermediate Street, Masterton. Time: 9.15am till 2.30pm Entry Fee: $10.00 per player. Trophy & Medals: Wairarapa School Pupil Champion; Wairarapa Under 16 Champion; Wairarapa Under 14 Champion; Wairarapa Under 10 Champion; Wairarapa Under 8 Champion; Wairarapa Under 6 Champion; Wairarapa School Girl Champion. Contact: Mark Noble, Email: manawatuknights@xtra.co.nz Phone: 027 3382040 or 06 3237003.

September 23rd - October 6th 2018 - 43rd World Chess Olympiad, Batumi, GEORGIA.
See NZCF Olympiad page. Official website: batumi2018.fide.com

September 26th 2018 - Manawatu School Pupils Chess Championship, Feilding.
Venue: Feilding Civic Centre, 84 Aorangi St, Feilding 4740. Time: 9.15am till 2.30pm Entry Fee: $10.00 per player. Trophy & Medals: Manawatu School Pupil Champion; Manawatu Under 16 Champion; Manawatu Under 14 Champion; Manawatu Under 10 Champion; Manawatu Under 8 Champion; Manawatu Under 6 Champion; Manawatu School Girl Champion. Contact: Mark Noble, Email: manawatuknights@xtra.co.nz Phone: 027 3382040 or 06 3237003.

September 29th-30th 2018 - Interschools Finals, Mount Maunganui.
Venue: Mt Maunganui College, 564 Maunganui Rd, Mt Maunganui.
Organiser: The Mount Chess Club. Contact: Bob Smith 0274786282 or Viv Smith 02121623342, or landline 075755845.
This is an Interschools event.

October 1st-11th 2018 - Millennium NZ Chess Festival, Palmerston North.
Organised by the Manawatu Knights Chess Club. Contact: Mark Noble, Email: manawatuknights@xtra.co.nz; Phone: 027 3382040 or 06 3237003.
Download the entry form here (pdf document).
Dedicated webpage with Vega links: Millennium NZ Chess Festival

Events include:
New Zealand Junior Chess Championship 1st-4th October
New Zealand Senior Chess Championship 2nd-4th October
New Zealand Junior Blitz Chess Championship 4th October
New Zealand Senior Blitz Chess Championship 4th October
New Zealand Junior Rapid Chess Championship 5th October
New Zealand Senior Rapid Chess Championship 5th October
Feilding Rapid 6th October
North Island Blitz Championship 6th October
North Island Rapid Championship 7th October
North Island Chess Championship 8th-11th October

October 13th 2018 - ACC Junior Rapid, Auckland.
More information from organiser Alex Huang.
Follow on Vega from the ACC website: www.aucklandchess.nz/junior-rapid-tournaments.

October 19th - November 1st 2018 - World Youth U14, U16, U18 Championships, Halkidiki, GREECE.

October 20th-22nd 2018 - Merv Morrison, Auckland.
Organised by the Auckland Chess Centre.
Download the entry form here (pdf document).
Follow the event on Vega: Merv Morrison

November 2nd-12th 2018 - Asian Senior Championships, Tagaytay, PHILIPPINES.

November 3rd-16th 2018 - World Cadets U8, U10, U12 Championships, Santiago de Compostela (Galicia), SPAIN.

November 4th 2018 - ACC Junior Rapid, Auckland.
More information from organiser Alex Huang.
Follow on Vega from the ACC website: www.aucklandchess.nz/junior-rapid-tournaments.

November 17th-30th 2018 - World Senior Championships, Bled, SLOVENIA.
Official website: http://wscc2018.european-chessacademy.com/index.php/en/.

November 24th - December 3rd 2018 - World Youth U-16 Chess Olympiad, Manavgat-Antalya, TURKEY.

November 27th - December 4th 2018 - Western Asia Youth U8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18 Championships, Tashkent, UZBEKISTAN.

December 1st 2018 - Otago Westpac Trophy Open Rapid (Summer), Dunedin.
Link to Details and Entry Form.

December 16th 2018 - ACC Junior Rapid, Auckland.
More information from organiser Alex Huang.
Follow on Vega from the ACC website: www.aucklandchess.nz/junior-rapid-tournaments.

January 4th-12th 2019 - Oceania Junior and Youth Chess Championships, Auckland.

January 14th-29th 2019 - 126th New Zealand Congress, Auckland.
Venue: Waipuna Conference Centre.
More details will follow.