August 25th-26th 2018 - Peter Stuart Memorial, Auckland.
We renamed the North Shore Open to commemorate Peter Stuart.
A class 1 Grand Prix event, with three 5-round swiss sections, all FIDE and NZCF rated (where possible).
Prize fund: $2250.
1st= Evan Capel (Malaysia) & FM Mike Steadman
3rd FM Ben Hague
Flukey 1.c4 Upset Prize: Winston Weng for his draw v. Gino Thornton
(Donated by Stephen Lukey, barrister, in appreciation of years of friendship and encouragement from Peter)
Rating u2000: Antonio Krstev & CM Benjamin Lim
Rating u1850: CM Alex Nagorski, Juni Aguilar (Philippines), Philip Hair, CM Richard Meng, & Xinyang Liu
1st= Erwin Koestanto (Indonesia) & Brett Rider
3rd Euan McDougall
Rating u1600: Nigel Cooper & Felix Xie
Rating u1460: Philli Park-Tamati
1st= Ravi Lakshmi & Edward Ashworth
3rd Jay Zi Xuan Zhao
Age prizes: Grown-Up - Ying Wang
Born 2001-2006: Kevin Shen Su
Born 2007-2009: Thomas Zheng
Born 2009 or later: Pasindu Jayawickrama (Sri Lanka)
Michael Whaley, long-time friend of Peter Stuart, spoke a few words at the prize-giving and then presented the prizes. He told us that Peter's brother and sister were very pleased to hear about the re-naming of this event in Peter's memory.
|Winners FM Mike Steadman & Evan Capel with Michael Whaley, who presented the prizes||3rd FM Ben Hague||Flukey 1.c4 Upset prize: Winston Weng|
|Grade prize: Antonio Krstev||Grade prize: Philip Hair, CM Alex Nagorski, & CM Richard Meng||B-Grade winners: Brett Rider & Erwin Koestanto|
|Grade prize: Felix Xie||Grade prize: Philli Park-Tamati||C-Grade winners: Ravi Lakshmi & Edward Ashworth|
|Age prize: Pasindu Jayawickrama|