The Trusts Open is the best weekender in New Zealand. It is an open tournament for all ages and abilities with 4 grades.
Auckland Girls Championship
A tournament for any girl of school age in 3 age groups. In 2017 a record 166 girls played.
The NZ Chess Federation started the Championship in 2001 to encourage more girls to play chess.
Numerous girls who have competed in this event have gone on to represent NZ.
The Waitakere Chess Club has organized the tournament from the beginning – 18 years ago.