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.
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.
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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|
Felix Xie won the first event of 2021.
2nd Antonio Krstev
3rd Nigel Metge
See full results on Vega at First Night Lightning
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
President Helen Milligan; Secretary Daniel Johns; Treasurer Neil Gunn; Committee Members Richard Aylett, Ralph Hart, & Nigel Metge.
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.
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 email@example.com.
Secretary: Daniel Johns, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is the venue. There is plenty of parking available nearby.
Events are scheduled throughout the year. The annual subscription is $80 (schoolpupil $50; $30 if playing only in the Junior Club).
Friendly games and cake on the last club night of the year.