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42th Trust Open sponsored by the Trusts Community Foundation.

A Superclass Poison Pawn Grand Prix in Association with D & D Financial Consultants Ltd event.


We gratefully acknowledge the generous support of the Trusts Community Foundation and Grandmaster Murray Chandler, MNZM. We also very much appreciate the support of the Charnwood Trust and the West Auckland Trusts.


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


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


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.

Prize Fund

‘A’ Tournament (1800 and above)
1st      $1200     * Plus $150 bonus for 6 wins
2nd      $900     * Plus 3 x $100 grade prizes
3rd       $650     * Plus $10 upset prize each round
4th       $400

‘B’ Tournament (1500 to 1999)
1st        $500    * Plus $100 bonus for 6 wins
2nd      $400    * Plus 3 x $50 grade prizes
3rd       $250    * Plus $10 upset prize each round

‘C’ Tournament (under 1500)
1st        $300    * Plus $50 bonus for 6 wins
2nd       $200    * Plus 3 x $40 grade prizes
3rd       $150    * Plus $10 upset prize each round

Junior Tournament (under 12 yrs on 1 Jan 2019 and 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, but in the B cannot win U2100 Grand Prix points. 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.


Saturday June 1 to Monday June 3 2019

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.

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

Download the entry form here: 2019TrustsOpen
Or fill in the online form here here