Club Membership and NZCF Rated Tournaments
New for 2019: please note that NZ Players who participate in two or more NZCF rated tournaments a year are required to be a member of an NZCF Affiliated or Associated Club, as listed below. It is the individual player's responsibility to ensure they are a Club member.
NZCF Affiliated Clubs
Auckland Chess Centre
17 Cromwell Street, Mt Eden Auckland. Meets weekly on Monday at 6:45pm and Friday nights from 6:30pm. On Monday night members enjoy participating in our regular chess tournaments. Friday nights are Juniors night (lesson then games) from 6.30 to 8.00, during the school term only. Contact on (09) 630 2042. Website: www.aucklandchess.nz
Canterbury Chess Club
P.O. Box 37-224, Halswell, Christchurch. Meets Wednesdays 7pm for tournaments, games start at 7:45pm; Juniors and casual games Thursdays 6:15pm, Unit 9, 27 Tyne Street (off Mandeville Street). Secretary and contact: Craig Hall, Ph. (021) 1289-543, email email@example.com. Website: www.chess.org.nz Facebook: www.facebook.com/CanterburyChessClub
Counties Chess Club
Hamilton Chess Club
c/- P.O. Box 604, Hamilton 3240. Meets at 7pm every Tuesday at Room E2, Hamilton Boys High School, enter off Argyle St. Contact Ian Kennedy, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Website: hamiltonchess.net/. President: Hilton Bennett; Secretary: Ian Kennedy.
Hawke's Bay Chess Club
The Hawke's Bay Chess Club meets every Wednesday at 6:00pm
in the library at Havelock North High School.
Postal address: c/- Ross McKerras Secretary, 506 Ellison Road, Hastings 4122. Secretary: Ross McKerras, email@example.com, President: Mike Earle 06 877 6027 firstname.lastname@example.org, Website: www.hawkesbaychess.org.nz/.
Howick-Pakuranga Chess Club
Howick Bowling Club, 33 Selwyn Road, Cockle Bay, Auckland 2014. Meets Tuesdays 7.30pm (Juniors at 6:30pm), Howick Bowling Club. President: Martin Dreyer. Secretary and contact: Paul Spiller, email PaulSSpiller@outlook.com. Website: http://www.hpchessclub.org.nz
Invercargill-Southland Chess Club
The ISCC meets at Hansen Hall, Southern Institute of Technology on Fridays at 7pm til 9pm during the school year. Website: https://www.facebook.com/InvercargillsChessClub. Club president Gary McLean (022 479 3059).
Mount Maunganui RSA Chess Club
c/- 61 Kaitemako South Road, R.D.3, Ohauiti, Tauranga 3173. Meets Monday nights at Mount Maunganui R.S.A. (on Maunganui Road), 6:00pm until 9:30pm. President: Werner Corbe; Contact: Caleb Wright (Secretary) - email email@example.com, Website: www.westernbopchess.weebly.com
New Plymouth Chess Club
11 Gilbert St, New Plymouth. Meets
Tuesdays, Juniors 6:30pm, Seniors 7.30pm.
President and contact: John Ansell, Ph 06-758-7568 email firstname.lastname@example.org; Treasurer Mark Consadine email email@example.com
North Shore Chess Club
P.O. Box 33-587, Takapuna, Auckland 0740. Meets Wednesdays 7.30pm, Northcote Citizens Centre, cnr College Rd/Ernie Mays St, Northcote. Junior tuition on Fridays from 7:00pm. President & Contact: Helen Milligan, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Secretary: Daniel Johns. Website: www.northshorechess.org.nz.
Otago Chess Club
7 Maitland St, Dunedin. Meets Wednesdays 7.30pm. Social chess: 1pm Tuesdays. Juniors: during termtime, from 6:30pm Fridays. President: Bob Clarkson. Brent Southgate. Treasurer: Max Lough. Enquiries: Contact email@example.com. Website: otagochess.org.
Papatoetoe Chess Club
Meets Wednesdays, Juniors 6.30pm, Seniors 7.15pm at Papatoetoe/Hunters Corner
Bowling Club 247 Great South Road.
President: Stan Yee firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: Stefan Brzozowski email@example.com
Online club: chess.com/club/papatoetoe-chess-club
Summit Chess Club
Meets Fridays 7pm-9pm, 99a Gillies Ave, Epsom. Contact, Ying Wang firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upper Hutt Chess Club
Meets Mondays at 7.30pm, Hutt International Boys School, Granville Street, Trentham, Upper Hutt. Contact: Tony Hughes, Club Captain, Tel 027 847 2288, Email: email@example.com.
Waitakere Chess Club
Meets 20 Albert Rd, Kelston (Sea Scout hall), on Thursdays: Juniors 6:15 p.m. Seniors 7.30 p.m.
President: Chris Joel, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Juniors: Bruce Pollard, email email@example.com
Wellington Chess Club, Meets Thursdays 7.30pm, Wellington
Bridge Club, 17 Tinakori Road, Thorndon. President and contact: Bill Forster, firstname.lastname@example.org. Secretary: Brian Nijman, PO Box 12570, Wellington, email email@example.com.Website: www.nzchessmag.com/wellingtonchessclub/.
NZCF Associated Clubs
NZCF Lone Wolf Chess Club
This Club does not meet, but is established by the New Zealand Chess Federation to assist players who want a simple economical method of joining a Club in order to play in NZCF rated tournaments. Please use this NZCF Lone Wolf subscription form.
Auckland Central Chess Club
Meets Monday evenings at 7pm at the Ellen Melville Centre, 2 High St, Auckland CBD. Contact Stuart Vogel, 027 9159805. Website www.aucklandcentralchessclub.nz.
Gisborne Eastern Knights
100 Oak Street, Mangapapa, Gisborne 4010. Meets Tuesdays, 6:00pm - 8.00pm at Mormon Church, Cochraine St, Elgin. President and contact: Colin Albert, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Kapiti Chess Club
The club meets at the Salvation Army rear Hall, 41 Bluegum Road, Paraparaumu Beach every Tuesday at 7:30pm. Our Junior Club meets before this at 6:30pm. President and contact for enquiries: Gordon Lyall, email email@example.com. Website: www.kapitichess.club
Manawatu Knights Chess Club
Contact: Mark Noble, phone 0273382040 or 06 3237003, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Meets Tuesdays, 5.30pm (Juniors) 7:30pm (Adults), at Takaro Bowling Club, 133 Botanical Rd, Palmerston North (Main Entrance is on Featherston St).
The Mount Chess Club
3 Acacia Court, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga. Currently in recess. Contact Bob or Viv (07)5755845 (res.) 0274786282 or 0211623342; email email@example.com.
Otago University Chess Club
Excelsior Cafe every Friday from 9.30 until 2 p.m. corner of Princes and Dowling Streets, Dunedin.
All other days Monday - Thursday there are three chess boards in the lower lounge available for public use courtesy of Steve Varga.
Regular monthly tournaments. 1st Friday of each month. Prizes for winner and runner up. Free coaching particularly end game study!
Remuera Junior Chess Club
St. Mark’s Parish Church Centre, 95 Remuera Road, Newmarket Auckland 1005. Meets Fridays 5:45pm - 6:45pm (at St Mark’s Church Hall). Contact: Angela Cook, Tel 021-1385635. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tauranga Chess Club
c/- 61 Kaitemako South Road, Ohauiti, RD3, Tauranga. Meets Friday nights 4pm to 6pm at Tauranga Citizens Club, cnr 13th Ave & Cameron Rd, Tauranga. Contact: Caleb Wright - email email@example.com, Website: www.westernbopchess.weebly.com.
Auckland Chess Association
Auckland University Chess Association.
Sign up form for semester 1 2021 https://forms.gle/ozD6Zgk5VpMyDwDm9
Location for semester 1 2021: Room 303-G15, Science Centre (Building 303), Faculty of Science, The University of Auckland.
AUCA’s ultimate goal has always been to offer something for everyone, regardless of whether they are a beginner or if they are a grandmaster.
We recognize that students prefer to have a social approach to chess. Hence, we made our weekly sessions a place that students can go to after a long and tiring day of studies, to relax with alike students over a game of chess, and the start of each semester with catered pizza and drinks. Around 70% of our members are beginners – a strength that allows us to innovate and host exciting new events to market the game. We also acknowledge the abundance of talented players within the community and look to offer tournaments with huge prizes for them too. Our drive stems from the diversity of our community.
Blenheim Chess Club.
PO Box 21535, Henderson, Auckland 0650. Contact: Paul Macdonald, 0800-4-CHESS, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Eden Chess Club
131 Dominion Road, Tuakau 2342. Meets in Eden Christian Academy, Fridays, 13:30 and 18:00. President and contact: Willem Pretorius, email email@example.com.
Chess is on every Thursday at the New Coasters office, at 6:30 - 8:30pm, Albert Mall (by the library). All ages and abilities welcome. We are happy to teach beginners. Please bring a small donation to go towards electricity.
Kaikohe Chess club contact is Buck Korewha his email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Kerikeri Chess Club contact is Lasse Pederson his email address is email@example.com.
Milton Hilton Chess Club
President Arthur Gunn, secretary Samson Roman Kazakov, treasurer Derek Gunn. A chess club within the Otago Correctional Institution.
The Tahunanui Community Hub, 55/61 Muritai St. Meets fortnightly on Wednesdays from 7 to 9pm Contact: Rami Riachi firstname.lastname@example.org 022 098 0904.
North Canterbury Chess Club
145 B East Belt, Rangiora 7400. Meets 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month, 7-9:30pm, Rangiora War Memorial Hall. President Scott Stringer; Secretary/Treasurer Mark Williams, email email@example.com.
Rotorua Roaring Knights Chess Club
Thames Chess Club
Meets weekly on Sundays at 3pm at 610 Queen Street. All ages and skill levels welcome. For further details email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tolaga Bay Chess
28 Main Road, Tolaga Bay 4077. Meets Wednesdays, 6:00pm - 8:00pm (and during school holidays), at Mormon Chapel, Main Road, Tolaga Bay. Contact Bailey J. Sadlier (Captain & Founder), email email@example.com.
Waiheke chess group
Meets Tuesdays 2-5pm in Oneroa Library. Contact: Nigel Cooper 021 123 2402.
Waihi Memorial R.S.A. Chess Club
Coromandel. Meets Wednesdays 6:30pm to 8pm, 71 Seddon Ave, Waihi.
Whanganui Chess Club
PO Box 4347, Whanganui 4541. Meets Mondays at 7pm, 14 Ashton Tce, Castlecliff, Whanganui. Contact: Bill Maddren, phone 022-344-3298, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Whangarei Chess Club
NZ Correspondence Chess Association
Email Michael Freeman: email@example.com.