|2 January 2018||No Meeting|
|16 January 2018||Freeplay|
|6 February 2018||Club Ladder #1|
|20 February 2018||Freeplay|
|6 March 2018||Club Ladder #2|
|20 March 2018||Armstrong Trophy 1/2|
|3 April 2018||AGM / Freeplay|
|17 April 2018||Armstrong Trophy 2/2|
|1 May 2018||Freeplay|
|15 May 2018||Club Ladder #3|
|5 June 2018||Freeplay|
|19 June 2018||Club Ladder #4|
|3 July 2018||Midwinter Blitz|
|17 July 2018||Club Ladder #5|
|7 August 2018||Freeplay|
|17 August||Entries Close - Junior School Chess Tournament|
|21 August 2018||Club Ladder #6|
|26 August 2018||Junior School Chess Tournament|
|4 September 2018||Freeplay|
|18 September 2018||Junior Tournament / Freeplay|
|2 October 2018||Freeplay|
|16 October 2018||Freeplay|
|6 November 2018||Kings Gambit 1/2|
|20 November 2018||Kings Gambit 1/2|
|4 December 2018||Freeplay|
|18 December 2018||End of Year Blitz|
|1 January 2019||No Meeting|
|15 January 2019||Freeplay|
Usual date sequence is first & third Tuesday of the month.
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
Champion: Scott Stringer (4.0/4)
Final Results » 2018 Mid Winter Blitz…
Winner » Scott Stringer
Our year ending tournament was the annual End-Of-Year-Blitz played at 5 minutes per player per game.
Congratulations to Scott for taking out a hard fought competition.
Congratulations to Nathan Houghton for earning his full Blitz rating (an impressive 1467!)
Special mention to Ezra Watson who returned a remarkable performance for someone unused to our style of Blitz. Ezra's provisional rating after the competition is over 1450!
Full Results » 2017 End of Year Blitz…
NCC played Ashburton Chess Club on Sunday 30th October.
We played a five round round-robin with a time control of 30/30 (sudden death).
We lost the first and last rounds 5:0. So it wasn't to be the result we planned. Ashburton taking an early lead which they never looked close to relinquishing.
Thank you to all who took part.
Full Results » 2016 Interclub Match…
Winner » Scott Stringer
Full Results » 2016 Armstrong Trophy 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.