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Update: Alert Level 3 Again

Auckland moves to Alert Level 3 at 6am on Sunday 28th February.
Chess Club and Friday night Junior Club must close until we are back in Level 1.
Our Summer Cup, round 4, will take place as soon as possible, but of course we expect a period in Level 2 before we get back to Level 1.

Forthcoming North Shore CC events

Our annual weekender, the Peter Stuart Memorial Open, will be held on 28-29 August 2021. See the link on the left for details.
We intend to hold the 2022 event over the new Matariki long weekend, 24-26 June - look out for that next year!
Our annual Interschools Regional Qualifiers will hopefully go ahead this year. Primary is scheduled for Monday June 28th and Intermediate for Tuesday June 29th - see the Interschools link on the left for more information on those.

Summer Cup

Now running! Please, let us know if you can't play. Half-point byes are available (maximum 2, in early rounds only). If you simply don't turn up, you will get 0.
Please read details about rating, below.
Follow on Vega: Summer Cup
Please scroll down to see membership fees and our bank details.
If you pay membership fees online, please notify Helen:

2021 Update on Rating

This year we intend to NZCF- and FIDE-rate as many events as possible. This applies to the Lightning Championship, all the legs of the Rapid Championship, and all the standard-rate events, ie Summer Cup, Autumn and Spring Tournaments, and the Club Championships. Players MUST be paid-up members of the North Shore Chess Club in order to take part (yes, it is OK to be a member of other clubs in addition). Players who are not NZ residents or citizens must have FIDE ID from their home country.
Be aware that the time control of the Summer, Spring, and Autumn events is 60+30. FIDE does not rate games at this time control for players over 2200 (though they can take part). The Summer Cup has been registered with FIDE already and will go ahead at 60+30. If there is demand from 2200+ players, we will reconsider the time control for Autumn and Spring. The Club Championship, of course, is 90+30 and will be rated for everyone (where possible).
NSCC only meets when Auckland is in Level 1 (or better!). If social distancing is compulsory (ie Level 2 or above), then the club is closed. If, as might happen, you live in a Level 2 area, and the club is in a Level 1 area, then you should not come to the club.
Please scroll down to see membership fees and our bank details.
Register for the Summer Cup by emailing Helen:

Match: Secretary's Team v. Treasurer's Team

This annual event usually features the President's team but the President once again stepped aside to even up the numbers. It should be noted that the President picked the teams on the basis of internal ratings. The result: a close win, determined by the final game to finish, when Zachary Yu beat Sean Myers. 7½-5½ for the Secretary's team.

  Secretary's Team   Treasurer's Team
1 Ceferino Isaac 1 : 0 Neil Gunn (Treasurer)
2 Daniel Johns (Secretary) 0 : 1 Philip Hair
3 Andrew Li 1 : 0 Matthew Chen
4 Jeffrey Yu 0 : 1 Allen Li
5 Steve Holdaway ½ : ½ Dante Soriano
6 David Zhu 1 : 0 Tim Zhang
7 Zachary Yu 1 : 0 Sean Myers
8 Lucas Barnett-Harris 1 : 0 William Liu
9 Daniel Chua 1 : 0 Richard Aylett
10 Michael Hughes 0 : 1 Emily Gan
11 Daniel Wang 0 : 1 Ting Liang
12 Michael Barker 1 : 0 Terry Wong
13 Conor Sutton 0 : 1 Fred Gan
    7½ : 5½  

2021 First Night Lightning Tournament

Felix Xie won the first event of 2021.
2nd Antonio Krstev
3rd Nigel Metge
See full results on Vega at First Night Lightning

2020 Prize-giving night

2020 Trophy winners

Pictured (L-R): Dante Soriano, Yaoyuan Zhang, Lifan Tim Zhang, Zachary Yu, Ceferino Isaac, Daniel Johns, Felix Xie, IM Paul Garbett, Ralph Hart, and Neil Gunn.
Club Champion: IM Paul Garbett
B-Grade Club Championship: Zachary Yu & John Pakenham
C-Grade Club Championship: Lifan Tim Zhang
Rapid Champions: Ralph Hart & Felix Xie
Lightning Champion: Ralph Hart
Summer Cup: IM Paul Garbett
Most Improved Player: Felix Xie
Junior Club Championship: Yaoyuan Zhang

AGM, July 8th 2020

President Helen Milligan; Secretary Daniel Johns; Treasurer Neil Gunn; Committee Members Richard Aylett, Ralph Hart, & Nigel Metge.

Online chess

North Shore CC now has a presence on LiChess. If you wish to represent NSCC in NZCF or other online events, please register: North Shore Chess Club - Auckland NZ team.

2021 Season

The 2021 season begins on Wednesday January 20th. More details can be found below, and in the Schedule link on the left. The Junior Club (see the Junior Club link on the left) starts on Friday January 22nd. Check out the Junior Club link for puzzles to practice! We offer some formal coaching at Junior Club for a charge of $5 per evening. Basic tuition is still available at $2, as before.
Membership fees can be paid direct to the club's bank account, ASB 123008-0301266-00. The current fees are $80 for full membership, $50 for schoolpupil (ie a junior who is playing on Wednesday nights), and $30 for Junior Club only (ie a junior who attends only on Friday nights).

The North Shore Chess Club was founded in 1956 and has been supporting chess on the North Shore and the Auckland region since that date.

From our current premises in the Northcote Senior Citizens Association Hall, on the corner of College Rd and Ernie Mays St, we hold our club nights every Wednesday, from early January through until mid December. Organised tournament play starts at 7.30pm, but casual visitors can sometimes find an opponent. If you would like to know more, please contact the Club President, Helen Milligan, details listed below, or just turn up!
We also run a junior tuition night on most Fridays, starting at 7pm. This is aimed at junior players looking for some guidance & tuition.

North Shore CC, P.O. Box 33-587, Takapuna, Auckland 0740. Meets Wednesdays 7.30pm, Northcote Citizens Centre, cnr College Rd/Ernie Mays St, Northcote (see map, below).
Junior tuition: on Fridays from 7:00pm.
President and Contact: Helen Milligan, email
Secretary: Daniel Johns, email

Map of the area

This is the venue. There is plenty of parking available nearby.

Northcote Citizens Centre

Events are scheduled throughout the year. The annual subscription is $80 (schoolpupil $50; $30 if playing only in the Junior Club).

Friendly matches on the last night of the year.

Friendly games and cake on the last club night of the year.