|3 January 2023||No Meeting|
|17 January 2023||Freeplay|
|7 February 2023||Club Ladder #1|
|21 February 2023||Freeplay|
|7 March 2023||Club Ladder #2|
|21 March 2023||Freeplay|
|4 April 2023||Freeplay|
|18 April 2023||AGM / Freeplay|
|2 May 2023||Freeplay|
|16 May 2023||Club Ladder #3|
|6 June 2023||Freeplay|
|20 June 2023||Club Ladder #4|
|4 July 2023||Midwinter Blitz|
|18 July 2023||Club Ladder #5|
|1 August 2023||Freeplay|
|15 August 2023||Club Ladder #6|
|5 September 2023||Freeplay|
|19 September 2023||Junior Tournament / Freeplay|
|3 October 2023||Freeplay|
|17 October 2023||Freeplay|
|7 November 2023||Kings Gambit 1/2|
|21 November 2023||Kings Gambit 1/2|
|5 December 2023||Freeplay|
|19 December 2023||End of Year Blitz|
|2 January 2024||No Meeting|
|16 January 2024||Freeplay|
Usual date sequence is first & third Tuesday of the month.
The final was played between Scott Stringer (defending) and Tony Kesseler. The game took four and a half hours to complete - over two nights.
In a narrow victory, Scott won a very even pawn and rook endgame.
Full Results » 2022 Club Ladder…
Champion: Scott Stringer (5.0/5)
Final Results » 2022 Mid Winter Blitz…
Winner » Scott Stringer (6.0/6)
Our year ending tournament was the annual End-Of-Year-Blitz played at 5 minutes per player per game.
Congratulations to Scott for completing a clean sweep in the competition.
Full Results » 2021 End of Year Blitz…
This was an abbreviated competition, played over one night with three rounds.
Winner » Scott Stringer
Runner-Up » Patrick Lynch
Full Results » 2021 King's Gambit…
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.