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Calendar of Events

1 January 2019No Meeting
15 January 2019Freeplay
5 February 2019Club Ladder #1
19 February 2019Freeplay
5 March 2019Club Ladder #2
19 March 2019Armstrong Trophy 1/2
2 April 2019Armstrong Trophy 2/2
16 April 2019AGM / Freeplay
7 May 2019Freeplay
21 May 2019Club Ladder #3
4 June 2019Freeplay
18 June 2019Club Ladder #4
2 July 2019Midwinter Blitz
16 July 2019Club Ladder #5
6 August 2019Freeplay
20 August 2019Club Ladder #6
3 September 2019Freeplay
17 September 2019Junior Tournament / Freeplay
1 October 2019Freeplay
15 October 2019Freeplay
5 November 2019Kings Gambit 1/2
19 November 2019Kings Gambit 1/2
3 December 2019Freeplay
17 December 2019End of Year Blitz
7 January 2020No Meeting
21 January 2020Freeplay

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

End of Year Blitz 2018

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…

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…

Club Ladder 2018

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

Congratulations Mark!

Full Results » 2018 Club Ladder…

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.