This will be an 8-round Rapid event, NZCF-rated where possible, conducted at the rate of one game per week, starting on Friday 20th October. Further information will be provided by Daniel Johns at the club and will be posted here.
We are reverting to the practice of providing some chess coaching on
Friday nights, along with games on a Ladder system - each player will be
paired on arrival. This is not intended to be very formal; coaches may
interact with players during the evening. The Chessmatcher ladder
program is now working perfectly but needs more results before we
publish them online! The intention is that players will be able to make
themselves 'available' when they arrive, accept pairings, go to assigned
boards to play games, input the results themselves, and make themselves
'unavailable' again when they leave.
There is a charge of $3 each time you attend - to make life simple, we request that you either pay $3 cash on arrival, or buy a 10-visit card (discounted to $27) which will be stamped each time. It really isn't possible for us to keep track of the visits of any individual player so please, we would be very grateful if you would assist in keeping this system working. Our only alternative would be to charge a much increased annual fee (currently $35).
If you want more information, please email Sunny Zhong, firstname.lastname@example.org or Helen Milligan email@example.com, or follow the WeChat group (ask Sunny for an invite).
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.
The Junior Club opens at 7pm and closes soon after 8:30pm. North Shore CC does not run any other junior club activities.
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. Check-in cards for 10 visits can be purchased for $27.
Membership fees, and check-in card purchases, 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.