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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:
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 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,, President: Mike Earle 06 877 6027, 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 Andrew Mower email; Treasurer Mark Consadine email; 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. Brent Southgate. Treasurer: Max Lough. Enquiries: contact Website:
Papatoetoe CC Meets Wednesdays, Juniors 6.30pm, Seniors 7.15pm at Papatoetoe/Hunters Corner Bowling Club 247 Great South Road. Entry to Great South Road car park opposite India Big Bazaar is by south driveway and exit by north driveway.
President: Stan Yee Secretary: Stefan Brzozowski Website:
Summit Chess Club, Auckland. Meets Fridays 7pm-9pm, 99a Gillies Ave, Epsom. Contact, Ying Wang
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: Chris Joel, email, Treasurer: John Francis, Additional contact: Bruce Pollard, email, Website:
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

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. Fee $50 per annum payable by internet banking to NZCF, ANZ account 01 05350073257 00 – email NZCF Secretary Winsome Stretch at to advise payment has been made. Cheques to P O Box 216, Shortland St, Auckland 1140.
Eden CC, 131 Dominion Road, Tuakau 2342. Meets in Eden Christian Academy, Fridays, 13:30 and 18:00. President and contact: Willem Pretorius, email
Counties Chess Club, (formerly the Franklin Chess Club) meets 1st Thursday of each month 7pm-8.30pm at Pukekohe Library. Contact Ron Lanning
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.
Kapiti CC, The club meets at at the Salvation Army rear Hall, 41 Bluegum Road, Paraparaumu Beach every Tuesday at 7:30pm. President and contact for enquiries: Gordon Lyall, 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 Takaro Bowling Club, 133 Botanical Rd, Palmerston North (Main Entrance is on Featherston St). 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.
Rotorua Roaring Knights CC, meets 3-5pm most Sundays at Rotorua Yacht Club venue. See or email President Laurens Goormachtigh on
Splice Auckland Inner-City Chessmates, meets Monday evenings from 6.30pm at the Dainty Café, under Metropolis Hotel, Freyberg Square, High St, Auckland CBD – just look for the people playing chess. Contact Stuart Vogel, 021 9159805.
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:
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."
Thames Chess Club. Meets weekly on Sundays at 3pm at 610 Queen Street. All ages and skill levels welcome. For further details email
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.
Waihi Memorial R.S.A. Chess Club, Coromandel. Meets Wednesdays 6:30pm to 8pm, 71 Seddon Ave, Waihi.
Wanaka. Meets twice a week. Contact John Garrett,
NZ Correspondence Chess Assn., PO Box 216, Shortland Street, Auckland 1140; email Michael Freeman:

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