|1 January 2019||No Meeting|
|15 January 2019||Freeplay|
|5 February 2019||Club Ladder #1|
|19 February 2019||Freeplay|
|5 March 2019||Club Ladder #2|
|19 March 2019||Armstrong Trophy 1/2|
|2 April 2019||Armstrong Trophy 2/2|
|16 April 2019||AGM / Freeplay|
|7 May 2019||Freeplay|
|21 May 2019||Club Ladder #3|
|4 June 2019||Freeplay|
|18 June 2019||Club Ladder #4|
|2 July 2019||Midwinter Blitz|
|16 July 2019||Club Ladder #5|
|6 August 2019||Freeplay|
|20 August 2019||Club Ladder #6|
|3 September 2019||Freeplay|
|17 September 2019||Junior Tournament / Freeplay|
|1 October 2019||Freeplay|
|15 October 2019||Freeplay|
|5 November 2019||Kings Gambit 1/2|
|19 November 2019||Kings Gambit 1/2|
|3 December 2019||Freeplay|
|17 December 2019||End of Year Blitz|
|7 January 2020||No Meeting|
|21 January 2020||Freeplay|
Usual date sequence is first & third Tuesday of the month.
Champion: Scott Stringer (5.0/5)
Final Results » 2019 Mid Winter Blitz…
Winner » Ezra Watson
Our year ending tournament was the annual End-Of-Year-Blitz played at 5 minutes per player per game.
Congratulations to Ezra for taking out a hard fought competition.
Ezra's excellent results have turned his provisional Blitz rating into an impressive full rating of 1571!
Full Results » 2018 End of Year Blitz…
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…
A total of eight players contested the Club Ladder this year. In all 23 games were played over seven evenings.
We welcome a new Club Champion: Mark Williams
Full Results » 2018 Club Ladder…
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.
Full results » 2018 Junior Competition…
- West Eyreton Wizards
2016 Most Valuable Player
- William Bretherton (West Eyreton Wizards)
Place Name Score 1 WEST EYRETON WIZARDS 20 2 ASHGROVE ACES 15 3-4 NORTH LOBURN KNIGHTS 13 LEITHFIELD LEGENDS 13 5 AMBERLEY KNIGHTS 12.5 6 ASHGROVE ARCHERS 10 7-8 WEST EYRETON WARRIORS 8.5 AMBERLEY ROOKS 8.5 9 WEST EYRETON WILD CATS 7.52018 Junior School Tournament - Full Results
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.
Special events and competitions may be held at other times and venues. See the Calendar above for dates of these events.
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.
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.
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.