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Follow the Peter Stuart Memorial Open on the dedicated webpage:
Peter Stuart Memorial Open

The Club Championships began on Wednesday June 22nd. To allow for Covid sickness/isolation and other absences, we are running this as a one-section swiss over 11 rounds. You may take two half-point byes if advised in advance; no-show will mean no points.
This will be NZCF- and FIDE-rated where possible.
Email Helen heligan@heliganchess.nz if you want to play - late entries are accepted!
Follow on Vega:
Club Championship

Junior Club closed on Friday 24th June

Special announcement for the Friday night Junior Club!
We are holding our Peter Stuart Memorial Open over the long Matariki weekend, 24th-26th June. Since the hall will be set up for the tournament, we won't be able to run Junior Club on that night.

Rapid Championship, 1st Leg, June 2022

1st= Daniel Wang & Kendrick Zhang
Full results on Vega: Rapid Championship, 1st Leg

AGM, May 25th 2022

President Helen Milligan; Secretary Daniel Johns; Treasurer Neil Gunn;
Vice-Presidents Richard Aylett & Ralph Hart;
Club Captain Michael Chen
Committee Members Ceferino Isaac, Nigel Metge, Sean Myers, & Sunny Zhong.
There was an informal blitz tournament while the new committee had its first meeting - this was won by Zachary Yu.
A Vega file which mostly agrees with the final results is available here! May 25th Blitz

Peter Stuart Memorial: Open and Reserve

There is a dedicated webpage where you can register your entry:
Peter Stuart Memorial Registration
Those who entered last year and asked for their entries to be held for this year have been contacted; not all have yet replied! Note that the B and C Grades of 2021 have been combined into the Reserve this year. Please check your name in the Vega files and let us know if you are not playing:
PSM Open (over 1800 FIDE)
PSM Reserve (under 2000 FIDE)
Email Helen heligan@heliganchess.nz

Autumn Tournament

1st= Zachary Yu & Justin Zhide Wang
Full results on Vega: Autumn Tournament

Lecture by GM Dejan Bojkov

Part 2 of this lecture was held at 7:30pm on Wednesday 2nd March and was equally well received!
Once again, we are attempting to fill the gaping void on Wednesday evenings by running Zoom lectures by GM Dejan Bojkov. At 7:30pm on 9th February, Dejan will present the first part of "Dynamic Power versus Static Weakness in the Cousins" - this is free for club members. Please email our Secretary, Daniel Johns, email danieljohns59@outlook.com, if you want a copy of the Zoom link, which will be made available nearer the time.

Zoom session: Lecture on Isolated Queen's Pawn

Lightning on the First Night

We ran informal round-robin Blitz tournaments on the first club night of 2022.
The A-Group was won by new member WCM Isabelle Ning, and the B-Group by Conor Sutton.
Vega crosstables are available but please note that these were created after the event and the colours and order of pairings are not accurate. The results and totals are correct!
January 19th A-Group;
January 19th B-Group

The Inimitable Larsen: lecture by GM Dejan Bojkov

A second lecture was held 8pm on Wednesday 1st December. It was presented on Zoom and was free for North Shore club members.
Once again, GM Bojkov's presentation was both instructive and entertaining, and he gave us the opportunity to ask a wide range of questions afterwards. There are no more lectures this year but perhaps we should try to hold some next year, even if we manage to return to OTB play!

Philidor's Legacy: lecture by GM Dejan Bojkov

The lecture was well-attended and greatly appreciated by those present.

Zoom session: Lecture on Philidor's Legacy

Recent interesting games!

A new feature - interesting games will be added to this play-through applet.

2022 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.
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 $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).

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 tuition night on most Fridays, starting at 7pm. This is aimed at junior players looking for some guidance & tuition. We offer some formal coaching at Junior Club for a charge of $5 per evening. Basic tuition is still available at $2, as before.

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 danieljohns59@outlook.com.

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.