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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:
Canterbury CC, P.O. Box 37-224, Halswell, Christchurch. Meets Wednesdays 7.30pm; Juniors 6:15pm, Unit 9, 27 Tyne Street (off Mandeville Street). President: Chris Benson, email; Secretary and contact: Craig Hall, Ph. (021) 1289-543, email Treasurer: Richie Christie. Website:
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:, Website: President: Hilton Bennett; Secretary: Ian Kennedy.
Hawke's Bay Chess, Oakdale, 559, Raukawa Road, RD4, Hastings 4174. The Hastings & Havelock North group meets every Wednesday evening at 6:15pm in the school term at room 306, Havelock North High School. Contact & Secretary: Stewart Hyslop,, phone (06) 8798078. Website:
Howick-Pakuranga CC, 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: Ying Wang, phone 021 718718, email Website:
Mount Maunganui RSA CC, 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, Website:
New Plymouth CC, 11 Gilbert St, New Plymouth. Meets Tuesdays, 7.30pm. President Colin Bell 06-769-9419; Contact Errol Tuffery 06-758-2626
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. Junior tuition on Fridays from 7:00pm. President & Contact: Helen Milligan, email Secretary: Daniel Johns. Website:
Otago CC, 7 Maitland St, Dunedin. Meets Wednesdays 7.30pm. Social chess: 1pm Tuesdays. Juniors: during termtime, from 6:30pm Fridays. President: Bob Clarkson. Secretary: Leighton Nicholls. Enquiries: contact Website:
Papatoetoe CC, 23 Village Way, Ardmore RD2. Meets Wednesdays 6.00pm-10.00pm (Juniors 6.00pm/Adults 7.00pm) 64 Cambridge Tce at Papatoetoe RSA Bowling Club. President: Paul Norris; Secretary: Katrine McCarthy. Contact: John McRae, (09) 278 4520. Website:
Upper Hutt CC, 16 Hildreth Street, Trentham, Upper Hutt. Meets Mondays at 7.30pm, Hapai Building, 879-881 Fergusson Drive, Upper Hutt. Contact: Roger Smith, Club Captain, Tel 04 971-6528, Email:
Waitakere CC, 18 Hibiscus Place, Hillsborough, Auckland 1042. Meets Kelston Community Centre, on Thursdays at 6:15 pm. President: John Francis. Contact: Bruce Pollard, email
Wellington CC, Meets Thursdays 7.30pm, Wellington Bridge Club, 17 Tinakori Road, Thorndon. President and contact: Ross Jackson, 86B The Esplanade, Raumati South, Paraparumu. Ph 04-902-1707, email Secretary: Brian Nijman, PO Box 12570, Wellington, email

NZCF Associated Clubs

Eden CC, 131 Dominion Road, Tuakau 2342. Meets in Eden Christian Academy, Fridays, 13:30 and 18:00. President and contact: Willem Pretorius, email
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, Secretary Jane Luiten.
Judkins Chess, 25 Sandford Place, Hamilton 3210. Meets at lunchtimes (except Thursdays) in St Paul's Collegiate School. President and contact for enquiries: Gary Judkins, email
Kapiti CC, The club meets at Paraparaumu Public Library, 9 Ivor Trask Place, Paraparaumu every Tuesday at 7.30 pm. President and contact: Alan Winfield, email Website:
Manawatu Knights Chess Club, Contact: Mark Noble, phone 0273382040 or 06 3237003, email Meets Mondays at 5:30pm at Feilding Intermediate, 95 East St, Feilding. Also Tuesdays, 5.30pm - late, at Hokowhitu Bowling Club, Albert Street, Palmerston North. Website:
The Mount Chess Club, 3 Acacia Court, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga. Meets Mondays 1pm to 4pm at St Thomas More Church, 17 Gloucester Rd, Mt Maunganui. $3 a session, including all equipment and refreshments. Contact Bob or Viv (07)5755845 (res.) 0274786282 or 0211623342; email
Nelson, F2/413 Suffolk Road, Stoke. Meets the 1st Wednesday of every month (except January) 7:30pm-9:30pm in the boardroom of the office of Nelson MP Nick Smith, at the corner of Waimea Road and Quarantine Road. For membership enquiries, contact Dan Dolejs, 027-687-1447 or 538-0707.
North Canterbury CC, 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
Otago University CC, PO Box 10240, Mount Eden, Auckland. Meets every Friday, 9:30am-1pm, Croque-o-dile Cafe, Dunedin Botanical Gardens. Al Fresco on the Plaza in fine weather, inside for inclement weather! Additionally we run an Endgame Conference entitled "Knightmare" on the last Sunday of each month from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. at the Dunedin Public Library in the McNab Heritage Reading room lounge on the third floor. Contact: Samson Roman Kazakov,
Remuera Junior CC, PO Box 28824, Remuera, Auckland 1541. Meets Fridays 5:45pm at the Auckland Bridge Club in Remuera. Contact: Angela Cook, Tel 021-1385635.
Splice Auckland Inner-city Chessmates, 74 Parau Street, Mt Roskill, Auckland 1041. Meets Mondays 6:30pm at Esquires Cafe. Contact: Stuart Vogel, 021-915-9805.
Tauranga RSA CC, c/- 61 Kaitemako South Road, Ohauiti, RD3, Tauranga. Meets Friday nights 5pm onwards at Tauranga RSA, 1237 Cameron Rd, Greerton, Tauranga. Contact: Caleb Wright - email, Website:
UChess (University of Canterbury CC), c/- Mechanical Engineering Dept, UC Warehouse, 20 Kirkwood Avenue, Christchurch. Meets Thursdays 5:30pm-7:30pm at Kirkwood Village, KD08. Contact: Suryaraj Salunkhe, email, phone 0224037099, website
Wanganui Chess Club, PO Box 4347, Wanganui 4541. Meets Mondays at 7pm, 14 Ashton Tce, Castlecliff, Wanganui. Contact: Bill Maddren, phone 022-344-3298, e-mail
Auckland Chess Association, Website:
Contact: Helen Milligan, email

Other Clubs

Blenheim Chess Club.
Chess Power. PO Box 21535, Henderson, Auckland 0650. Contact: Paul Macdonald, 0800-4-CHESS, email
Greymouth. "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."
Invercargill. For a ten week period from 13 May to 8 July Gary is offering coaching to beginners at the Cornerstone Care Centre in the Hub, 9 Tay Street, Invercargill on Fridays between 7:30pm and 9:00pm. Contact Gary McLean,, phone (03) 216 7990.
Oamaru. See
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
Waiheke chess group, meets Tuesdays 2-5pm in Oneroa Library. Contact: Nigel Cooper, 372 7447 or 021 123 2402.
Wanaka. Meets twice a week. Contact John Garrett,
Whangarei chess group, meets casually on Sundays 1pm at Kensington Table Tennis Hall (northern part of the ASB Sports Centre, Western Hills Drive); contact Diana Schaefer: email:, ph 09-9727331.
NZ Correspondence Chess Assn., PO Box 216, Shortland Street, Auckland 1140; email Michael Freeman:

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