45 Trusts Chess Open – 3rd to 5th June, 2023

New Zealand’s premier standard chess weekender is back! Kings Birthday weekend 2023.

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A-Grade  B-Grade  C-Grade  Junior

44th Trust Open sponsored by the Trusts Community Foundation.


We gratefully acknowledge the generous support of the Trusts Community Foundation and the West Auckland Trusts.


Te Pai Centre (opposite Quality Hotel Lincoln Green) Cnr Lincoln Road & Te Pai Place Henderson, AUCKLAND


Four separate 6 round Swiss tournaments with a time control of 90 minutes each plus 30 seconds a move from the start of the game.

Time Table

Saturday June 3 to Monday June 5 2023

Saturday        Round 1    9.30 a.m.
                Round 2    2.00 p.m.
Sunday          Round 3    9.30 a.m.
                Round 4    2.00 p.m.
Monday          Round 5    9.30 a.m.
                Round 6    2.00 p.m.

Players are asked to report by 9am on Saturday.

Prize Fund

‘A’ Tournament (1800 and above)
1st       $700   *Plus $150 bonus for 6 wins
2nd      $500   *Plus 3 x $75 grade prizes
3rd       $350   *Plus $10 upset prize each round
4th       $200

‘B’ Tournament (1500 to 1999)
1st       $350   *Plus $100 bonus for 6 wins
2nd      $250   *Plus 3 x $50 grade prizes
3rd       $150   *Plus $10 upset prize each round

‘C’ Tournament (under 1500)
1st       $200    * Plus $50 bonus for 6 wins
2nd      $150    * Plus 3 x $40 grade prizes
3rd       $100    * Plus $10 upset prize each round

Junior Tournament (under 12 yrs on 1 Jan 2023and under 1200)
1st       $150    * Plus under 10 1st $50, 2nd $25
2nd      $100    * Plus under 8 1st $50, 2nd $25
3rd       $ 75

Best Game Prize $100


Players between 1800 and 1999 can enter either the A or B Tournament. Other players can enter a tournament higher than their rating, but the organizers reserve the right to move them if they feel they have entered an inappropriate one.

Positive Chess

Agreed draws under 30 moves are not permitted.
First breach: loss of 50% of any prize-money.
Second breach: loss of 100% of any prize-money.


The Quality Hotel Lincoln Green is offering a discount. Quote “Trusts Chess Open” when booking.

Complimentary coffee, tea and chilled water will be available throughout. We recommend dinner at the nearby Quality Hotel Lincoln Green.

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