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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

2012 Queenstown Chess Classic from Jan 15

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Hi everyone,

The New Zealand Chess Federation has just announced the 2012 Queenstown Chess Classic to be held 15th-23rd January 2012. The $50,000 sponsorship is being provided by New Zealand Chess Grandmaster Murray Chandler. The tournament will be a nine round Swiss-system, staged over nine days. As with the previous Queenstown events of 2006 and 2009, the 2012 Classic will be a fully-fledged International Open tournament.

The 119th New Zealand National Championship will also be incorporated within the event. This event has a famous history, being the oldest continuously staged national championship in the world.

The venue will be the ballroom of the
Millennium Hotel, Queenstown.

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