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Level 2.5; Update 14th September: Chess Club & Junior Club remain closed

The announcement that Auckland will remain in Level 2.5 until midnight on Wednesday 24th September, and (most likely) Level 2 beyond that, means that the club remains closed for the time being. The club will not re-open until we are back in Level 1, and the venue is confirmed to be open (with no social distancing requirements). Please be aware that our venue is unavailable for the period 2nd-18th October, as it is being used for voting in the elections.
Please note: we cannot play over-the-board chess at any Level above Level 1.
The Schedule (see links) will be updated to give information on the Club Championship, which will be our priority when we re-open.

Levels 3 & 2: PSM Open cancelled; NS Secondary Interschools cancelled: Chess Club & Junior Club remain closed

The announcement that Auckland will remain in Level 3 until midnight on Sunday 30th August, and (most likely) Level 2 until at least 6th September, means that we must regrettably cancel the Peter Stuart Memorial Open and also the NS Secondary Interschools regional qualifier.
The club will not re-open until we are back in Level 1, and the venue is confirmed to be open (with no social distancing requirements).
Please note: we cannot play over-the-board chess at any Level above Level 1.

Club Championships, July-September

The Club Championships (all-play-all A-Grade and the rest in a swiss) began on Wednesday July 15th.
Our priority, once we can play chess again, will be to complete the Club Championship events.
Follow the A-Grade round robin on Vega: A-Grade
Follow the B-Grade/C-Grade Swiss on Vega: Swiss

AGM, July 8th 2020

The new committee is largely unchanged from the old:
President Helen Milligan; Vice-President Neil Gunn; Secretary Daniel Johns; Treasurer David Evans; Committee Members Richard Aylett, Ralph Hart, & Nigel Metge.

AGM Blitz, July 8th 2020

A-Grade:
1st= Philli Park-Tamati & Felix Xie
3rd Andrew Li
4th= Allen Li & David Zhu
B-Grade:
1st Eddie Kim
2nd Emily Gan
3rd Kevin Shen Su
4th Zachary Yu

Re-Opening Blitz, July 1st 2020

1st Felix Xie
2nd CM Richard Meng

Full results on Vega: Re-Opening Blitz

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.

Simul with GM Dejan Bojkov, 5th February

North Shore Chess Club hosted GM Dejan Bojkov for a Simultaneous Display. 34 players took part. Tony Carpinter benefited from a rare blunder by the GM, and won. Ceferino (Jun) Isaac also won. Daniel Johns scored half a point, and in the last game to finish, Lucas Yang also held the GM to a draw. Special book prizes were awarded to Allen Li (who had the GM on the ropes for a while) and David Zhu.

Hilton Bennett explains the rules.   Daniel Johns - draw agreed.   David Zhu makes his move.
Hilton Bennett explains the rules.   Daniel Johns - draw agreed.   David Zhu makes his move.
Allen Li...   ...yes, Black is winning here!   Tony Carpinter - fortunate to win!
Allen Li...   ...yes, Black is winning here!   Tony Carpinter - fortunate to win!
Last to finish, with a draw: Lucase
              Yang   Ceferino (Jun) Isaac was a winner!   The last game is
              finished!
Last to finish, with a draw: Lucas Yang   Ceferino (Jun) Isaac was a winner!   The last game is finished!

Match: Secretary's Team vs Treasurer's Team

This annual event usually features the President's team but the President stepped aside to even up the numbers. It should be noted that the President picked the teams on the basis of internal ratings; the Secretary was not involved! The result: 6-3 for the Secretary's team.

  Secretary's Team   Treasurer's Team
1 Antonio Krstev 1 : 0 Ceferino Isaac
2 Philip Hair 0 : 1 David Evans (Treasurer)
3 Daniel Johns (Secretary) 1 : 0 Andrew Li
4 Allen Li 1 : 0 Matthew Chen
5 Paul Kamberi 1 : 0 Sean Myers
6 Richard Aylett 0 : 1 Nate Williamson
7 Zachary Yu 1 : 0 Brian Winsor
8 Brendon Kamberi 0 : 1 Emily Gan
9 Jerry Yang 1 : 0 Peter Zhou
    6 : 3  

Lightning Tournament, 22nd January 2020

1st= David Evans and Daniel Johns
Full results on Vega (please note that the colours and the order of rounds are not necessarily correct, as the Vega file was constructed after the event).
Lightning Tournament

2020 Season

The 2020 season began on Wednesday January 22nd. 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) started on Friday January 24th. 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.

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 heligan@heliganchess.nz.
Secretary: Daniel Johns, email djohns@pharos.co.nz.

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.