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We are taking entries for the club's Lightning Championship, which will be held on 6th December - a 9-round FIDE-rated Blitz. Contact Helen if you want to play: email
Follow on Vega: Lightning Championship.

Wednesday 13th December is our Prize-giving night, when trophies and certificates are awarded. We intend to run a Transfer (Bughouse) tournament as well. If you are interested in taking part, please email Helen with your team (two players) and a name for your team. The rules for Transfer will be made available on the night - one main rule is that discussion of the position with your team-mate is definitely permitted!

The dates for 2023 Interclub events have been published. Please remember that if you are in our GM coaching groups, you may only represent North Shore CC - you may not play for another club.
All events will be played at ACC.
Dates are: A-grade interclubs: now completed - North Shore came a very close second to ACC.
B-grade interclubs: now completed - North Shore fought hard but we did not win!
Junior interclubs: 28th October. The team captain was Sunny Zhong: email
We fielded two teams and finished creditably high up. See the full results at
Junior Interclubs
Blitz interclubs: Saturday 9th December. We will have one team of four players. The Team Captain is Daniel Johns; please contact him if you are interested in playing: email

2023 Fischer-Random Championship

The event was cut to 4 rounds (2 per night) due to overwhelming support for the idea of not playing on past midnight...
Nevertheless, there was an outright winner: William Rui Liu on 4/4
Full results on Vega: Fischer-Random Championship.

2023 Rapid Championship

The Rapid Champion is the player with the best results accumulated in 2 of the 3 legs.
2023 Rapid Champion: Ralph Hart
2nd overall: Zachary Yu
3rd overall: Ryan Hwang

Rapid 3rd Leg

1st William Liu
2nd Zachary Yu
Full results on Vega: Rapid 3rd Leg

Spring Tournament

A-Grade 1st: Ceferino Isaac
B-Grade 1st: Daniel Johns
Full results on Vega: A-Grade round robin: Spring A-Grade;
B-Grade swiss: Spring B-Grade.

New Zealand Fischer-Random Championship - 16th September

Full details at the dedicated webpage:
1st NZ Fischer-Random Championship
NZ Fischer-Random Champion 1st 6/6 FM Alphaeus Wei Ern Ang
Junior Champion 2nd equal 4.5/6 FM Felix Xie
Senior Champion 2nd equal 4.5/6 FM Leonard McLaren
Under 1780 4/6 Zachary Yu
Under 1780 4/6 William Rui Liu
Under 1780 4/6 Miles Lee
Under 1580 3/6 Xxavier Willoughby-Ansell
Under 1580 3/6 Samuel Moffitt
Veteran Champion 3/6 Ceferino Isaac
Women's Champion 2.5/6 Wanyao Sarah Sun
1st equal 5/6 Lawrence Wen
1st equal 5/6 Senuk Rathnayake
1st equal 5/6 Duncan McDonald
Under 20 4/6 Lucas Wang
Under 12 4/6 Joshua Barnes
Under 12 4/6 Taoran Ethan Sun
Under 12 4/6 Paul Yuan
Under 10 3/6 Mason Khong
Under 10 3/6 Carol Huixin Wang
Full results on Vega: Fischer-Random A
Fischer-Random B

NZ Champion FM Alphaeus Ang
Starting position
Chief Organiser/Arbiter

Winter Blitz

Leadership changed hands during the evening but finally the event was won by
1st Ralph Hart with 7.5/9
2nd= Zachary Yu, William Rui Liu, & Daniel Wang with 7/9
Full results on Vega: Winter Blitz.

Club Championship

North Shore CC Champion is David Junyang Zhu, with 7/9.
The B-Grade was won by Patrick Di Jiang, with 8.5/11
The C-Grade was shared by Srirama Nimmakayala and Taylor Sussex, with 6.5/11.
The D-Grade was won by Andy Yang, with 6/11.
Full results on Vega: A-Grade Club Championship
B-Grade Club Championship

Peter Stuart Memorial Open/North Island Championship

North Island Champion and 1st 7/8 FM Alphaeus Wei Ern Ang
2nd equal 6/8 IM Tom Middelburg
2nd equal 6/8 CM Alex Nagorski
2nd equal 6/8 Miles Lee
Under 1800 equal 4.5/8 Yolanda Chang
Under 1800 equal 4.5/8 Duncan McDonald
Under 1800 equal 4.5/8 Jenny Qi
Under 1800 equal 4.5/8 David Junyang Zhu
Under 1800 equal 4.5/8 Preeyansh Roul
Under 1520 equal 4.5/8 Leo Baker
Under 1520 equal 4.5/8 Karl Holdo
North Island Championship awards:
North Island Champion 1st 7/8 FM Alphaeus Wei Ern Ang
North Island Women's Champion 5th equal 5.5/8 WCM Nadia Braganza
North Island Girls Champion 5th equal 5.5/8 WCM Isabelle Yixuan Ning
North Island Boys Champion 5th equal 5.5/8 Philli Park-Tamati
North Island Senior Champion 5th equal 5.5/8 FM Leonard J McLaren
North Island Veteran Champion 44th equal 2.5/8 J Nigel Metge
Upset Prizes
Upset Prize Round 1/8 Philip Mukkattu (beat Nigel Metge)
Upset Prize Round 2/8 Duncan McDonald (beat Leonard McLaren)
Upset Prize Round 3/8 Dion A Wilson (beat Timothy Ha)
Upset Prize Round 4/8 Brogan Powlesland (beat Hunter Po'e-Tofaeono)
Upset Prize Round 5/8 Harrison Xiang Zhi Meng (beat Annie Yue)
Upset Prize Round 6/8 Grayson Po'e-Tofaeono (beat Nigel Metge)
Upset Prize Round 7/8 Patrick Di Jiang (beat Nigel Metge)
Upset Prize Round 8/8 Dion A Wilson (beat Nigel Metge)

Full results on Vega: Peter Stuart Memorial/North Island Championship

Rapid Championship, 2nd Leg

1st Ralph Hart with 6/6
2nd= Daniel Wang & Hayden Steele
Full results on Vega: Rapid 2nd Leg

AGM, March 15th 2023

President: Helen Milligan
Secretary: Daniel Johns
Treasurer: Neil Gunn
Other members of the current committee are: Ralph Hart; Michael Chen; Nigel Metge; Sean Myers; Sunny Zhong.
Two round-robin Blitz sections ran while the Committee members had their first meeting. They were of mixed strength.
Group A (9 players):
1st Luna Xu
2nd Luna Lu
3rd= Stephen Weng & Hong Yuan
Group B (8 players):
1st= Philli Park-Tamati, Justin Wang, David Zhu, and William Liu
(Subject to correction as the crosstable is not clear!)

2023 Update on Rating

This year we will continue 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.
In 2023 the following will still apply:
If you have had Covid recently, then we recommend that you do not return to chess club until your RAT test is negative. Let's keep everybody safe.
Masks are still required for everybody at the club.

Please scroll down to see membership fees and our bank details.

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.

Membership fees

Membership fees can be paid direct to the club's bank account, ASB 123008-0301266-00.
The current fees are $85 for full membership, $55 for schoolpupil (ie a junior who is playing on Wednesday nights), and $35 for Junior Club only (ie a junior who attends only on Friday nights).

Club information

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. 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 night on most Fridays, starting at 7pm.

North Shore CC, postal address c/o Helen Milligan, 3/7 Owens Road, Devonport, Auckland 0624. Meets Wednesdays 7.30pm, at Northcote Citizens Centre, cnr College Rd/Ernie Mays St, Northcote (see map, below).
Junior club: 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

Recent interesting games!

Interesting games will be added to this play-through applet.