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2023 Peter Stuart Memorial

2023 Peter Stuart Memorial Open/North Island Championship, 13-16 July

You can find all the information, links, and registration details at the dedicated webpage: Peter Stuart Memorial Open

You may download the pdf flyer/entry form here: PSM Open/NI flyer.


Auckland Chess Centre, 17 Cromwell St, Mt Eden, Auckland

Tournament Format

One 8-round Swiss, initially restricted to players rated over 1500 (FIDE rating). Space is strictly limited to 50 players; please join the waiting list if you are not accepted immediately. The waiting list will appear on this page. Note that players will be listed in the order in which they apply, and will be invited in that same order.
So, if your FIDE rating is over 1500 now, or has been in recent lists (back to January 2023), or might reasonably be expected to exceed 1500 on the July list (subject to confirmation and approval by the organiser!), then secure your place by making an online registration and paying the entry fee.
If you do NOT meet those criteria, then you may register, but please don't pay at this point - you will be added to the waiting list. The Vega list of confirmed players will be published.
The time control is 90 minutes for the game with 30 seconds increment from move one.


The confirmed, paid-up players will be listed in the Vega files here.
Follow on Vega: Peter Stuart Memorial/North Island Championship
The Waiting List, in order of application, is as follows:
1. Abigail Rowe 4321405
2. Great Boyou Lau 4317050
3. Annie Yue 4311663
4. Brogan Powlesland 4321189
5. Anderson Chen 4313011
6. Ilias Angelo (Leo) Baker 4311116
7. Jacob Barry 4304462
8. Barry Hooton 4306325
9. Zara Baraa 4310810
10. Roy Uta'i 4312660
11. Afique M Nazeer 9970703
12. Jack McConnell 4321871


The event will be NZCF- and FIDE-rated where possible. Non-NZL players must provide FIDE ID before the tournament begins.

Half-point Byes

A player may take a half-point bye in any one of the first 7 rounds. Notice should be given before the start of the tournament and may be given on the entry form.


Thursday, 13th July
9:00am Players’ Meeting
9:30am Round 1
2:30pm Round 2
Friday, 14th July
9:30am Round 3
2:30pm Round 4
Saturday, 15th July
9:30am Round 5
2:30pm Round 6
Sunday, 16th July
9:30am Round 7
2:30pm Round 8
The prizegiving will take place as soon as possible after the conclusion of the last round.


For entries (including entry fee) received by 7th July the entry fee is: $80
Those on the waiting list will be invited to join (and pay) at this time if there is space.
No entries on the day of the event.
The organisers reserve the right to refuse entries.

Prize Fund

The prize fund is $3620 (increased thanks to a kind sponsor!)
First $750
Second $500
Third $400
Grade prizes $360 total
100% bonus for 8/8 $200
Upset prizes will be distributed each round (total $160)
Prizes for those resident in the North Island
North Island Champion (will hold the North Island Championship trophy for a year): $500
North Island Women’s Champion: $150
North Island Senior Champion: $150
North Island Veteran Champion: $150
North Island Boys Champion (under 20): $150
North Island Girls Champion (under 20): $150
Players may win Upset, 100%, and NI prizes in addition to one major prize. Only one NI prize per player.

Coronavirus issues

Masks are strongly recommended. The FIDE requirement to shake hands will not be enforced. Food and drink should be consumed outside.

We renamed the North Shore Open to commemorate Peter Stuart.

Peter Stuart

2022 results here.

2019 results here.

2018 results here.

2017 results here.

2016 results here.

2015 results here.

2014 results here.

2013 results here.

2012 results here.