For women and girls of all ages.

17-20 April 2022

Green Bay High School 161 Godley Rd, Green Bay AUCKLAND

In memory of Helen Courtney

Prize fund of over $5,700 – thanks to the family and friends of Helen Courtnery.


17-20 APRIL 2022

Format :

Two separate 7 Round Swiss tournaments for women and girls – an Open Championship and Reserve (Under 1300 rating.) Players under 1300 can choose to play in either tournament. (NZCF standard rating, or Rapid if there is no standard).
The tournaments will be NZCF and FIDE rated where possible.

Time Control:

90 minutes each plus 30 seconds a move from the start.

Entry Fees:

Open Championship $70
Reserve Championship $50
Family discount – $10 per family member living at same address

To Enter

Enter here, and

pay direct to the club’s BNZ account 020152003662700.

Reference ‘Womens Champs’, and which tournament – ‘Champs’ or ‘Reserve’, and particulars = ‘your name’.

deduct $10 per player for 2 or more family members living at same address.

Prize Fund

1st $1500
2nd $900
3rd $700
4th $400
Grade 1 1st $200
2nd $100
Grade 2 1st $200
2nd $100

Reserve Championship (under 1300)
1st $600
2nd $400
3rd $200

Grade 1 1st $100
2nd $50
Grade 2 1st $100
2nd $50

Best game prize $150
(Grandmaster Murray Chandler has kindly agreed to judge the best game prize. Players must submit games either during the event, or by email to the Organiser, Viv Smith, by 28 April 2021.)

The winner of the Championship will hold the Mabel Abbott Queen Trophy for the year. The winners of the Championship and the Reserve will receive miniatures. There will also be some book prizes.


Sunday 17 April

Players Meeting 9:00 am
Round 1 9:30 am
Round 2 2:00 pm

Monday 18 April

Round 3 9:30 am
Round 4 2:00 pm

Tuesday 19 April

Round 5 9:30 am
Round 6 200 pm
Wednesday 20 April

Round 7 9:30 am

The prizegiving will be held as soon as possible after the last game on Wednesday.

Refreshments provided.

Organised by Waitakere Chess Club Inc

Enter here