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The provisional 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 (except possibly the Junior) will be played at ACC.
Dates are: A-grade interclubs: 18th June, 2nd July, 9th July, 30th July, 20th August.
B-grade interclubs: 3rd September, 17th September, 1st October, 8th October, 29th October.
Junior interclubs: 28th October.
Blitz interclubs: 9th December.
Daniel Johns is Captain for the A-Grade: email

Club Championship

Soon we will hold our Club Championship. Like the Autumn tournament, the Club Championship will be split. There will be a 9-round all-play-all for the highest rated 10 players (2 catch-up nights), and an 11-round swiss B-grade. It is very important that you sign up early because we need to get the A-grade composition sorted by 14th June! (If you enter after that, you will automatically go into the B-grade. Likewise, if you think you may miss quite a few rounds, you should choose the B-grade). Please see our Schedule (on the Menu) for more information.
Please email Helen if you want to play in the Club Championship. After 14th June, please email Daniel Johns instead to enter or to inform about absence for any round:
Provisional lists on Vega: A-Grade Club Championship
B-Grade Club Championship

Rapid Championship, 2nd Leg

Currently running.
Follow on Vega: Rapid 2nd Leg

Peter Stuart Memorial Open/North Island Championship

Please check the link on the Menu! This event is strictly limited to 50 players so it is currently open only to those rated over 1500 FIDE (see the dedicated page for full details). Entries will be CLOSED when there are 50 over 1500 players so please enter early!

New Zealand Fischer-Random Championship

We will be holding a one-day Open Fischer-Random Championship later in the year, thanks to a kind anonymous donor who has put up $1500 towards the prize fund!
UPDATE - it will be the official New Zealand Fischer-Random Championship!
Full details at the dedicated webpage:
1st NZ Fischer-Random Championship
Follow on Vega: Fischer-Random A
Fischer-Random B

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.