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Junior Club Championship

About 80 members took part in the 8-round 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 for more information on Friday night activities.
Full results on Vega: Junior Club Championship

Games with clocks

Something new has been happening at the junior club in recent weeks! We are now holding organized competitions each Friday night, using clocks. This is being organized in two groups: for experienced players, games in which each player has 15 minutes + 5 seconds per move, and for beginners, faster games in which each player starts with 10 minutes. Play will start at 7 pm; players are requested to arrive by 6:45pm to give the organizers time to arrange opponents, and those who arrive later may find themselves missing the first round of an evening's competition. Fees will be $3 per player per night.
If you want more information about these competitions, please email Sunny Zhong,

Junior Club Information

We have had numerous enquiries about our 'chess course' - please be aware that Junior Club is not a chess course, nor is it childcare. It is an opportunity for kids to play some chess. Parents/guardians must be present with kids aged under 15. We generally don't have the resources to teach complete beginners.

In addition to the Junior Club annual membership fee of $35, in 2023 there is a fee of $3 per night, when you attend. Players are expected to sign in at the door, and if the player is under 15 then a parent or care-giver MUST also sign in AND remain present throughout the evening. The fee for the evening is paid on arrival, at the door, when signing in.
Membership fees can be paid direct to the club's bank account, ASB 123008-0301266-00.

If you can't get to the club, then you can practice tactics here!

The Junior Club is NOT a childcare facility. All players must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times. Unaccompanied children will not be permitted to attend.

Dear Parents and Caregivers,
In the past few weeks, some children have been left in the club on their own. Some children were left at the club after closing.
We must reiterate that the North Shore Chess Club is not a child care centre. Parents and caregivers are solely responsible for the safety of their children. Children must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver in the club.
North Shore Chess Club