Feb 19, 2019

New Zealand Chess Congress

  • Crimson Education
  • Auckland, New Zealand
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The New Zealand Chess Congress for 2019 will be held in Auckland and consists of five big events over 11 days for chess players of any nationality.

Entrants compete with other chess enthusiasts:
NZ Open Championship (14-22 January)
NZ Major Open (14-22 January)
NZ Junior Open (morning games - 15-20 January)
NZ Rapid Championship (23-34 January)
NZ Lightning Championship (24 January)

Players compete for $10,000 in prize money, as part of The Poison Pawn Grand Prix in association with D & D Financial Consultants Ltd. The Congress celebrates chess playing at the highest level and brings together enthusiasts from around the world at the ultimate chess event.

For further information visit the official website at https://newzealandchess.nz/2018/congress.html

Type of Opportunity

Extracurricular Activity

Age Range




New Zealand Entrants must be paid members of the New Zealand Chess Federation.

Any entrant who is not already a member may register on the application form at https://www.newzealandchess.co.nz/downloads/2019CongressEntryForm.pdf

Participation Cost


Entry Fee (NZD)

NZ Championship: $225
Major Open: $175
Junior: $85
Rapid: $50
Lightning: $35

Minimum Technical Skill Needed


Chess-playing skills at competition level required.

Time Commitment


Chess matches

Application Deadline

Unavailable. Further information at https://newzealandchess.nz/2018/congress.html

Application Process Includes

Application Form.