Peter Gilchrist(Peter Gilchrist is the reigning champion of both the Auckland Open and New Zealand Open)

Auckland Open and Barton McGill New Zealand Open – 11-15th September ’24

We are pleased to confirm that two World Billiards events will again be held in New Zealand this September 2024, in partnership with the New Zealand Billiards and Snooker Association – NZBSA. The venue is the Papatoetoe Cosmopolitan Club (PCC) in Auckland.

The Auckland Open, a level 1 World Ranking Event with a prize pool of $1600, will be held from 11-12 September. This will be followed immediately by the Barton McGill New Zealand Open from 13-15 September, with a prize pool of $4200.

We are grateful to the NZBSA, the Papatoetoe Club and Wayne Carey for their support and assistance in making these events possible. They look forward to extending a warm welcome to all local and international players.

Current Champion:

Peter Gilchrist is the current champion of both the Auckland Open and New Zealand Open, having won the events at the Papatoetoe Club in 2023.

For a full breakdown of results and breaks at the last Auckland Open, please visit our results site here. Results from the 2023 New Zealand Open are available here.


Papatoetoe Cosmopolitan Club
153 Rangitoto Road,
New Zealand

A Google location map is included here.

The club has 8 Shender tables, heated slates, steel backed cushions with Strachan 30oz 6811 cloth. The Papatoetoe Club serves refreshments, lunch and dinner, with bar snacks on-site. The manager of the Papatoetoe Club is likeable Irishman Niall Shanlon.


Auckland Airport is only about 5 minutes by taxi to the Naumi Hotel, with the Papatoetoe Club only another 10 – 15 minutes by car from the hotel.

It is expected that the NZBSA will be providing lifts to and from the hotel and venue when possible.


The approved Hotel is The Naumi Hotel where we have been successful in agreeing a generous discounted rate. On this basis we strongly encourage everyone to accommodate themselves at this hotel. Due to the time of year, demand is understandably high, and we encourage that bookings are made as soon as possible.

The Naumi Hotel
153 Kirkbride Road,
New Zealand

  • Block code: 2024BILLIARD, please quote to secure the special rates which apply for stays from 10th to 17th September 2024. All quotes in NZD.
  • Rates: $190 / $210 inclusive of breakfast for single / double occupancy – Economy Twin room. This includes free car parking for the above dates.
  • Cancellation: 100% cancellation fee applies – 24 hours prior to the arrival date (prior 3pm).
  • Guarantee Policy: credit card details required at the time of booking. A 2.5% credit card surcharge applies to all payments made via credit card at the hotel. Pre-payments do not incur a credit card surcharge. A security deposit of $100.00 per room per night is required at the time of check-in.
  • No rooms are being held, individual guests are requested to call / email us on or call on +64 9 892 6700 / +64 9 553 4724 to secure a room.

For those that want to be within 10 minutes walking distance to the Papatoetoe Cosmopolitan Club, there is the Kolmar Inn, 152 Kolmar Road, Papatoetoe, Auckland. Telephone +64 9 553 5300. This is priced in the region of $140 per night night.


Organisers will also be arranging social events such as a trip to the ‘Auckland Night Trots’ on the Friday (always enjoyed by the players). For those that can stay the extra day (Monday 16th September or depart Auckland late on that day), a trip will be arranged to show visitors around Auckland including the Waterfront Drive, Auckland Harbour Bridge, North Shore Beaches and underwater aquarium, etc.

Enter Event:

The Auckland Open is $80 NZD to enter. The New Zealand Open is $140 NZD to enter. The closing date for all entries is Sunday 1st September 2024 at midday (NZ time).

To enter, please contact NZBSA Treasurer Kathryn Steeman for further details, via email to

For any further queries or advice regarding these events in New Zealand, please email Wayne Carey at