The anticipated upcoming transition to Level 2 restrictions will not
affect the current position for chess. No official NZCF over-the-board
chess tournaments or NZCF/FIDE rated games will take place in New
Zealand in Level 2. Two further upcoming tournaments have now been
cancelled: the New Zealand Junior Championship, and the North Island
Championship, both scheduled for this July.
Because chess is a game where the players sit indoors in close proximity, over lengthy periods, NZCF Council takes the view that New Zealand needs to move to Level 1 before official tournament competition can resume.
North Shore CC therefore remains closed for the time being. Note that our venue is also unavailable until restrictions ease.
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.
Please be aware that over-the-board chess will require a relaxation of social distancing rules and is unlikely to be possible for some time yet.
In view of the COVID-19 virus situation, and in line with New Zealand
Government advice on preventing transmission, the New Zealand Chess
Federation Council passes the following resolution:
1. All NZCF Regional Interschools events for 2020 are cancelled until further notice
2. NZCF does not sanction or support the staging of any tournaments in New Zealand until further notice. Any such tournaments that take place will not be rated or recognised by the Federation, and no such events scheduled prior to 30th June shall be advertised on the NZCF Calendar.
3. NZCF strongly advises all Chess Clubs, whether affiliated to NZCF or not, to suspend activities.
It is with great regret that NZCF Council takes such a step. As chess is a game where the two players sit in close proximity of each other for lengthy periods of time, NZCF Council feels it appropriate to err on the side of caution in these unprecedented times.
NZCF Council will review the position at the end of June 2020.
North Shore Chess Club will, accordingly, be closed until further notice.
The club committee has decided that we should close the club for a few
weeks to assess the virus situation. Over-the-board chess is a high risk
activity for virus transmission. Other clubs (ACC, Hamilton) have
Our AGM will be postponed. We hope to be able to re-open for the start of the scheduled Rapid (8th April) but that will be subject to review. Further information will be posted here. If you have any queries, please contact Helen Milligan, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Up to 2 half-point byes may be taken (though not in the final round) if requested in advance. Players who do not turn up and give no warning will get no points. Email Helen Milligan, email email@example.com.
Follow on Vega: Summer Cup
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, Lucase 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.|
|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!|
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|
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).
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.
Not all our events have trophies; for those that do, the presentation
took place on the last club-night of the year. Pictured (L-R): WCM Nadia
Braganza, Eddie Kim, Ralph Hart, Gino Thornton, and Kendrick Zhang.
Club Champion: FM Ben Hague
B-Grade Club Championship: WCM Nadia Braganza
C-Grade Club Championship: Eddie Kim
Rapid Champion: Ralph Hart
Lightning Champion: Gino Thornton
Summer Cup: Antonio Krstev & CM Richard Meng
Most Improved Player: Kendrick Zhang
1st= Eddie Kim, Tim Zhang, and Jiashu Li
Our AGM was on March 20th 2019.
President: Helen Milligan
Vice-President: Neil Gunn
Secretary: Daniel Johns
Treasurer: David Evans
Committee Members: Richard Aylett, Paul Garbett, & Ralph Hart.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Secretary: Daniel Johns, email email@example.com.
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.