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; this
requirement is unlikely to be changed this year (or next).
The next event at the club will be our 9-round FIDE-rated Lightning Championship.
Please email Helen to add your name: email@example.com.
Follow on Vega: Lightning Championship
The Fischer-Random Championship finishes on November 30th.
Follow on Vega: Fischer-Random Championship
We held a one-day rapid tournament (big prizes!) on Saturday 26th
November: see the dedicated webpage at:
North Shore Spring Rapid
1st CM Felix Xie
2nd FM John Duneas
3rd Daqi Mao
B-Grade (amalgamated with A and defined by rating):
1st Samuel Moffitt
2nd= David Junyang Zhu & Great Boyou Lau
1st Yuehan (Max) Xia, who also won a bonus for scoring 6/6
2nd= Buthsara Hettiarachchi & Bruce Chen
About 80 members took part in the 8-round Friday night Junior Club
Championship - with two rounds a week, starting Friday 4th November.
This was an NZCF-rated event.
1st Luna Xiahan Lu
2nd= Mason Zixuan Xie & Luna Yuexiu Xu
Email Michael Chen firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on Friday night activities.
Full results on Vega: Junior Club Championship
1st William Liu
2nd Ryan Hwang
3rd= Quice Vincent Cebes & Daqi Mao
Full results on Vega: Rapid Championship, 2nd Leg
1st Timothy Ha with 5/5
2nd Daniel Wang
Full results on Vega: Spring Tournament
Gold medals: Rangitoto College
North Shore teams and North Shore CC members had an amazing
performance at this year's National Finals in Christchurch. No fewer
that 11 of the 12 board prizes were won by North Shore CC members, and
our teams took home a large selection of medals - star performers being
Rangitoto College, who won the Secondary section with 14/14 match
Full results can be found at NZCF Interschools Results Page
Gold Arahoe (Justin Zhide Wang, Junqing Jerome Tao, Darren So, Carol Huixin Wang, Daniella So)
Silver Willow Park (Taoran Ethan Sun, D P Sayuni Vonara Rehansi, Claire Yuqi Gu, Patrick Di Jiang, Tilden Wang)
Bronze Pinehurst (Bosco Jin, Luna Lu, Isaac Gu, Ethan Yichen Han, Felicia Shen)
Belmont (Tim Zhang, Mason Xie, Jason Xie, Ethan Bohan Zhang) was 4th=, 7th on tiebreak
1: Justin Zhide Wang (Arahoe)
2: Luna Lu (Pinehurst)
3: Claire Gu (Willow Park)
4 Patrick Di Jiang (Willow Park)
Gold Mt Roskill (Hunter Po'e-Tofaeono, Ayaan Vasudeva, Daksh Bhatt, Pranav Shenoy, Anas Zara)
Silver Pinehurst (David Junyang Zhu, Nicholas Xu, Jerry Yang, Shuntaro Nozaki, Daniel Zhang)
Bronze Kristin (CM Kendrick Botong Zhang, WCM Isabelle Yixuan Ning, Kaigen Li, Eason Guo, Tiger Zhong)
Northcross (Ryan Hwang, Nathan Blunden, Alan Li, Vincent Xu) was 4th
1: CM Kendrick Zhang (Kristin)
2: WCM Isabelle Ning (Kristin)
3: Alan Li (Northcross)
4: Pranav Shenoy (Mt Roskill)
Gold Rangitoto (CM Felix Xie, Andrew Li, Zachary Yu, Allen Li)
Silver Wellington (Joshua Langford, Ollie Archer, Cohen Young, Zachary Thirkell)
Bronze Auckland Grammar (Oscar Shu Xuan Qin, Aaron Ziwen Wang, Alex Coates, Matthew Chen)
Takapuna Grammar (Daniel Wang, Samuael Moffitt, Hayden Steele, Qixuan Liang, Stephen Weng) and Westlake (CM Richard Meng, Jeffrey Yu, Eddie Kim, Bevis Jiang) were 4th=, 4th and 6th respectively on tiebreak
1: CM Felix Xie (Rangitoto)
2: Andrew Li (Rangitoto)
3: Zachary Yu (Rangitoto)
4: Matthew Chen (Auckland Grammar)
Board prizes: Primary
Board prizes: Intermediate
Board prizes: Secondary
Silver medals: Willow Park
Bronze medals: Pinehurst
Silver medals: Pinehurst
Bronze medals: Kristin
1st= Ralph Hart and William Liu with 8/9
Full results on Vega: September 7th Blitz
The Club Championships were run as a one-section swiss over 11 rounds,
to allow for Covid sickness/isolation and other absences. The B-, C-,
and D-grade Championship titles were awarded in rating groups.
North Shore Club Champion (A-Grade): Nigel Metge with 10/11
B-Grade Champion: Zachary Yu
C-Grade Champions: Samuel Moffitt and Srirama Vikhyath Nimmakayala
D-Grade Champions: Claire Yuqi Gu and Jathin Nandan Somaraju
Full results on Vega: Club Championship
You can find full results and links in the dedicated webpage:
Peter Stuart Memorial Open
Winner of the Open was FM Alphaeus Ang with 6/6, and winner of the Reserve was Henry Vital.
Full results on Vega:
PSM Reserve (under 2000 FIDE)
1st= Daniel Wang & Kendrick Zhang
Full results on Vega: Rapid Championship, 1st Leg
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
1st= Zachary Yu & Justin Zhide Wang
Full results on Vega: Autumn Tournament
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 email@example.com, if you want a copy of the Zoom link, which will be made available nearer the time.
We ran informal round-robin Blitz tournaments on the first club night
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
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!
The lecture was well-attended and greatly appreciated by those present.
A new feature - interesting games will be added to this play-through applet.
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
Please scroll down to see membership fees and our bank details.
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 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. 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 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.