2012 Queenstown Classic - confirmed!
New Zealand's most prestigious international Open tournament, The Queenstown Chess Classic, will return for a 3rd edition 15th-23rd January 2012. The $50,000 in sponsorship is being provided by New Zealand Chess Grandmaster Murray Chandler. As with the previous Queenstown events (in 2006 and 2009), the 2012 Classic will be a fully-fledged International Open tournament. It will feature nine rounds over nine days, and will incorporate the 119th New Zealand National Championship. The tournament website www.queenstownchess.com will be updated regularly over the coming months.