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There are problems with booking start times for our sessions on Wednesday nights at the new venue. In general 7:30pm is our start time (and the venue is occupied until that moment). Unfortunately, for May, our start time is 8:45pm, and for June, 7:45pm. The schedule has been adapted accordingly but is still subject to change! Check the schedule in the menu..

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Forthcoming events:
Please email Helen to sign up in advance: heligan@heliganchess.nz.

WE START AT 8:45pm IN MAY!

Rapid Championship, 2nd leg: this event is a 5-round FIDE-rated Rapid, played with 1 round on 15th May, 2 rounds on each of 22nd May and 29th May.
The time control has been modified to 15 + 5 in order to get two rounds in on May 22nd & 29th.
WE START AT 8:45pm ON THESE EVENINGS!
Follow on Vega: Rapid Championship, 2nd Leg.
Winter tournament: standard rate, starting 5th June (the club opens at 7:45pm in June).
Follow on Vega: Winter Tournament.

May Blitzes

The FIDE-rated Blitz on 1st May was a small event and was run as a 10-player round-robin, which we completed on that first night. We ran an informal unrated Blitz on 8th May in addition.
1st May FIDE-rated Blitz
1st Leo Baker
2nd= Daniel Johns and WCM Nadia Braganza
Full results on Vega: May 1st Blitz.
8th May Informal Blitz
1st= Leo Baker & Neil Gunn
Full results on Vega: May 8th Blitz.

Autumn Blitz

1st= Isambard Thomas, Daniel Wang, & David Junyang Zhu, all on 8/9
Full results on Vega: Autumn Blitz.

Rapid Championship 1st Leg, March-April 2024

1st= Leo Baker, David Junyang Zhu, & WCM Nadia Braganza
Full results on Vega: Rapid Championship, 1st Leg.

AGM

On 13th March we held our AGM. The new committee is as follows:
President: Helen Milligan
Secretary: Daniel Johns
Treasurer: Neil Gunn
Club Captain: Sunny Zhong
Vice Presidents: Sean Myers & Eva Lourenco
Committee Members: Ting Liang, Elena Moshakova, & Taylor Sussex

Summer Cup, January-March 2024

1st= Isambard Thomas & William Rui Liu
Full results on Vega: Summer Cup.

Summer Lightning

The first event of the 2024 season was a FIDE-rated blitz on 24th January.
1st Justin Zhide Wang 7.5/9
2nd Kendrick Botong Zhang 7
3rd David Junyang Zhu 6.5
Full results on Vega: Summer Lightning.

2023 Prizewinners

Junior Champion (Trophy)
Hyun Kim
2nd Junfan Yao
3rd Charlie Yang

Summer Cup (Trophy)
William Rui Liu

Autumn Tournament
William Rui Liu, WCM Nadia Braganza, & Nigel Metge

Spring Tournament
Ceferino Isaac

Most Improved Player (Trophy)
Patrick Di Jiang & Marcus Gu

Fischer-Random Champion
William Rui Liu

Rapid Champion (Trophy)
Ralph Hart

Lightning Champion (Trophy)
Justin Zhide Wang

Club Championship
D-Grade
Andy Yang
C-Grade (Trophy)
Srirama Nimmakayala & Taylor Sussex
B-Grade (Trophy)
Patrick Di Jiang
A-Grade (Trophy)
David Junyang Zhu

David Junyang Zhu and his brothers   William Rui Liu (right) with Nigel Metge and Daniel Johns   Nigel Metge, WCM Nadia Braganza, and William Rui Liu
David Junyang Zhu and his brothers   William Rui Liu (right) with Nigel Metge and Daniel Johns   Nigel Metge, WCM Nadia Braganza, and William Rui Liu
Daniel Johns and Ceferino (Jun) Isaac   Nigel Metge and Marcus Gu   William Rui Liu
Daniel Johns and Ceferino (Jun) Isaac   Nigel Metge and Marcus Gu   Fischer-Random Champion William Rui Liu
Nigel Metge and Justin Zhide Wang   Daniel Johns and Taylor Sussex   Club Champion David Junyang Zhu
Nigel Metge and Justin Zhide Wang   Daniel Johns and Taylor Sussex   Club Champion David Junyang Zhu

2024 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 2024 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 new premises in the Takapuna War Memorial Hall, 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 Takapuna War Memorial Hall, 7 The Strand, Takapuna (see map, below).
Junior club: on Fridays from 7:00pm.
President and Contact: Helen Milligan, email heligan@heliganchess.nz.
Secretary: Daniel Johns, email danieljohns59@outlook.com.


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