Gawain Jones

The traditional 123rd New Zealand Championship was held from 2nd January to 10th January, 2016, at the National Chess Center of Devonport, New Zealand.

The event was played in 9 rounds, according to the FIDE Swiss system, while the time control was 90’ + 30”.

Englishman GM Gawain Jones took the trophy in competition of 66 players from 11 different countries. He scored 7.5 points out of 9 rounds and left the nearest followers half a point behind.

Chinese woman player GM Ju Wenjun clinched the silver after a three-way tie for the second place with GM Ma Qun from China, etc. The whole group finished the event with 7 points.

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