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    2018 Millenniumhotels.com NZ Open Chess Championship

    Manawatu Knights Chess Club will be hosting the 125th New Zealand Chess Congress in Palmerston North

    The 1st and only time Palmerston North hosted this event was 71 years ago, in 1946-47.

    The tournament dates: 01 January 2018 to 11 January 2018. (entry details will be on the NZ Chess Federation website by the end of March 2017)

    12th January 2018 Simul 12pm-3pm Playing in the Palmerston North Square against a visiting GrandMaster details to follow.

    any question please contact Mark Noble (xn7223@paradise.net.nz)

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    Great news, Mark. I love that the Knights name lives on too (thinking of Genesis Potini). You never know, I might make it over!
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    Accommodation at Venue:

    Special rate of $90.45 incl GST per night valid from 30th December 2017 to 13th January 2018.
    Rate covers accommodation for one or two people, unlimited WiFi, and continental breakfast.
    To book accommodation at special rate: Visit Millennium Hotels website www.millenniumhotels.com select Copthorne Palmerston North,
    choose dates of stay, and enter code NZCHESS18 into the group/promo code section.

    More info on this event to follow once entry forms are done.

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    Manawtu Knights Chess Club can confirm 2 Grandmaster that will be attending the 125 NZ chess open championship

    Adrien Demuth GM 2527 France & Fabien Libiszewski GM 2543 France

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    Link to the Entry and info for 2018 MILLENNIUMHOTELS.COM NZ OPEN CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP

    http://www.newzealandchess.co.nz/NZChamp125/index.html

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    I'm really excited to see the large number of tournaments available for everyone to play in. The morning tournaments means players can get in a lot of Chess per dollar spent on Leave, travel and Holidays

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    Quote Originally Posted by slyall View Post
    I'm really excited to see the large number of tournaments available for everyone to play in. The morning tournaments means players can get in a lot of Chess per dollar spent on Leave, travel and Holidays
    The whole idea Simon was to have more events for all ages to play in !!

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