NZ Chess Clubs

Club Membership and NZCF Rated Tournaments

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.

Clubs Joining NZCF

If you are a committee member of a club interested in becoming a member of NZCF and would like to know more, please email the Secretary.

NZCF Affiliated Clubs

Auckland Central Chess Club

Meets Thursday evenings at 7pm at the Ellen Melville Centre, 2 High St, Auckland CBD. Contact Stuart Vogel, 027 9159805 or Website Facebook:

Auckland Chess Centre

17 Cromwell Street, Mt Eden Auckland. Meets weekly on Monday at 6:45pm and Saturday nights from 6:30pm. On Monday night members enjoy participating in our regular chess tournaments. Saturday nights are Juniors night (lesson then games) from 5.30 to 8.00, during the school term only. Contact on (09) 630 2042.

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
Website: Facebook:

Counties Chess Club

Meets 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month 6:30pm-8.30pm at Mauku Victory Hall, 430 Union Road Mauku. Contact Club President Xxavier Willoughby Ansell
Website Facebook:

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 Facebook:

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,, President: Matthew Ashton, Website: Facebook:

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 Website:

Invercargill-Southland Chess Club

The ISCC meets above XO Kids on 9 Tay Street, Friday nights 7pm til 9pm. Website, Facebook page 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 (excluding Public Holidays) at Mount Maunganui R.S.A. (on Maunganui Road), Early program 6:15pm to 7pm, Late program 7:00pm until 9:30pm. President: Martin Smith; Contact: Caleb Wright (Secretary) – email, Website:

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; Treasurer Mark Consadine email Facebook:

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. Contact either President Helen Milligan, email or Secretary Daniel Johns, email Website:

Otago Chess Club

7 Maitland St, Dunedin. Meets Wednesdays 7.30pm. Social chess: 1pm Tuesdays. Juniors: during termtime, from 6:30pm Fridays. President: Terry Duffield. Secretary: Brent Southgate. Enquiries: Contact Website:

Papatoetoe Chess Club

Meets Wednesdays, Juniors 6.15pm, Seniors 7.15pm at Papatoetoe/Hunters Corner Bowling Club 247 Great South Road.
Secretary: Stefan Brzozowski
Website:, Facebook:
Online club:

Summit Chess Club

Meets Fridays 7pm-9pm, 99a Gillies Ave, Epsom. Contact, Ying Wang Facebook:

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: Facebook:

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
Juniors: Bruce Pollard, email

Wellington Chess Club

Meets Thursdays 7.30pm, Wellington Bridge Club, 17 Tinakori Road, Thorndon. President and contact: Bill Forster, Secretary: Alan Aldridge, 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. Please use this NZCF Lone Wolf subscription form.

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 Website:, Facebook:

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: Facebook:

Manurewa Chess

Club night details: Manurewa Library – Thursdays 3:30 to 5:00 pm; Clendon Library – Mondays 3:45 to 5:15 pm. Email: Ronald HamalalaWebsite

Manawatu Knights Chess Club

Contact: Mark Noble, phone 0273382040 or 06 3237003, email Meets Tuesdays, 5.30pm (Juniors) 7:30pm (Adults), at Takaro Bowling Club, 133 Botanical Rd, Palmerston North (Main Entrance is on Featherston St).

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, Website: www.westernbopchess.weebly.comNote: Club currently in recess.

Auckland Chess Association

Website: (Facebook: ChessAuckland)
President Keong Ang, secretary Helen Milligan

Other Clubs

Auckland University Chess Association.

Sign up form for semester 1 2021
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.

Chess Power

PO Box 21535, Henderson, Auckland 0650. Contact: Paul Macdonald, 0800-4-CHESS, email

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


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


The Kerikeri Chess Club contact is Lasse Pederson his email address is

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 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

Oamaru Chess Club

Meet each Monday from 6pm at the Oamaru Club, 32 Severn St, Oamaru. See the Oamaru Chess Club Facebook page for more information or email Greg Familton:

Otago University Chess Club


The Otago University Chess Club will operate from the Otago Student’s Union from 10 am until 4 pm every Friday and al fresco when fine on the Union Lawn.

Rotorua Roaring Knights Chess Club

Meets Rotorua Public Library on Sundays from 1:30 – 3:30. See or email President Kateryna Slack on

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 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

Whangarei Chess Club

Meets in Whangarei’s Fat Camel Cafe, first Sunday of month 10am to 12, friendly games with no fees. Check the website and Facebook page.

NZ Correspondence Chess Association

Email Michael Freeman: