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Calendar of Events

5 January 2021No Meeting
19 January 2021Freeplay
2 February 2021Club Ladder #1
16 February 2021Freeplay
2 March 2021Club Ladder #2
16 March 2021Freeplay
6 April 2021AGM / Freeplay
20 April 2021Freeplay
4 May 2021Freeplay
18 May 2021Club Ladder #3
1 June 2021Freeplay
15 June 2021Club Ladder #4
6 July 2021Midwinter Blitz
20 July 2021Club Ladder #5
3 August 2021Freeplay
17 August 2021Club Ladder #6
7 September 2021Freeplay
21 September 2021Junior Tournament / Freeplay
5 October 2021Freeplay
19 October 2021Freeplay
2 November 2021Kings Gambit 1/2
16 November 2021Kings Gambit 1/2
7 December 2021Freeplay
21 December 2021End of Year Blitz
4 January 2022No Meeting
18 January 2022Freeplay

Usual date sequence is first & third Tuesday of the month.

End of Year Blitz 2020

Winners » Jamie Munro, Ezra Watson & Scott Stringer (5.0/6)

Our year ending tournament was the annual End-Of-Year-Blitz played at 5 minutes per player per game.

Congratulations to Jamie, Ezra & Scott for sharing first place in the competition.

It was great to see Ezra return to the club with a strong performance. Ezra brought with him Jack & Mitchell who both have earned their first provisional Blitz rating..

Full Results » 2020 End of Year Blitz…

Club Ladder 2020

10 players contested the Club Ladder this year. In all 18 games were played.

Congratulations to Scott Stringer who retained the Club championship.

The final was a torrid affair against Jamie, who's provisional standard rating is now the second highest of all our active players. Alex Fulton (third place) has the highest provisional rating at over 1800!

Full Results » 2020 Club Ladder…

King's Gambit 2018

Six rounds were played over two nights (20 Nov & 04 Dec 2018) with ten players taking part.

It was delightful to see Stuart return to the club and prove he is still a force to be reckoned with over a chess board!

Winner » Stuart Whitham
Runner-Up » Scott Stringer

Full Results » 2018 King's Gambit…

Junior Competition 2018

Overall winner: Nathan Houghton

Our 2018 Junior tournament was the same size as last year, wth only four players taking part. The small number didn't dilute the quality of chess played!

Defending junior champion Nathan Houghton successfully defended his title.

Congratulations Nathan!

Full results » 2018 Junior Competition…

Junior School Chess Tournament (JSCT)

2018 Champions
  • West Eyreton Wizards
2016 Most Valuable Player
  • William Bretherton (West Eyreton Wizards)

Team Placings

Place Name                   Score
  2   ASHGROVE ACES          15   
      LEITHFIELD LEGENDS     13   
  5   AMBERLEY KNIGHTS       12.5 
  6   ASHGROVE ARCHERS       10   
      AMBERLEY ROOKS         8.5  
2018 Junior School Tournament - Full Results

Where and when we meet

North Canterbury Chess' regular meetings are held on the first and third Tuesday of each month

7pm - 9.30pm
Rangiora War Memorial Centre
Corner of High Street & Albert Street, Rangiora.

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Special events and competitions may be held at other times and venues.  See the Calendar above for dates of these events.

Who are North Canterbury Chess?

North Canterbury Chess is a chess club which operates out of Rangiora, New Zealand.  We are run by an elected executive comprising President, Vice-President and Secretary/Treasurer with up to two additional untitled councilors.

Our club is a non-profit organization.  This status is detailed in our constitution and is recognised by New Zealand's sole taxation agency - the Inland Revenue Department.

We formed 12 September 2001, and since 2002 have been affiliated with the New Zealand Chess Federation (NZCF) the governing body for chess in New Zealand.

What does North Canterbury Chess do?

From our constitution…

2.1 To encourage & foster the game of chess, with emphasis in the North Canterbury area.
2.2 To arrange and run matches, tournaments & competitions and other chess events.

We also organize school lectures, tuition, as well as our social & competitive chess events.

How we operate

We are governed by New Zealand law, our constitution, NZCF regulations and FIDE rules.  So long as we don't act outside these constraints we are free to organize chess (and other) events as we see fit.

We operate a democratic policy toward decision making.