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Calendar of Events

3 JanuaryNo Meeting
17 JanuaryFreeplay
7 FebruaryClub Ladder #1
21 FebruaryFreeplay (Normal Venue)
7 MarchClub Ladder #2
21 MarchArmstrong Trophy 1/2
4 AprilAGM / Freeplay
18 AprilArmstrong Trophy 2/2
2 MayFreeplay
16 MayClub Ladder #3
6 JuneFreeplay
20 JuneClub Ladder #4
4 JulyMidwinter Blitz
18 JulyClub Ladder #5
1 AugustFreeplay
15 AugustClub Ladder #6
5 SeptemberFreeplay
19 SeptemberJunior Tournament / Freeplay
3 OctoberFreeplay
17 OctoberFreeplay
7 NovemberKings Gambit 1/2
21 NovemberKings Gambit 2/2
5 DecemberFreeplay
19 DecemberEnd of Year Blitz

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

End of Year Blitz 2016

Winners » Mark Willaims & Scott Stringer

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

Congratulations to Mark and Scott for sharing the title with scores of 4.0/5

Full Results » 2016 End of Year Blitz…

King's Gambit 2016

Five rounds were played over two nights (1 & 15 Nov 2016) with nine players taking part.

The return of Bob van den Bergh proved too much for his opponents as he won with a perfect 5:5.

Also of note was a very strong showing from John Hockley - who professed to hate the Kings Gambit, but still managed to deal to a number of strong players.

Winner » Bob van den Bergh
Runner-Up » John Hockley

Full Results » 2016 King's Gambit…

Interclub Match

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…

Club Ladder 2016

A total of 11 players contested the Club Ladder this year. In all 53 games were played over six nights.

Club Champion » Scott Stringer

Full Results » 2016 Club Ladder…

Junior Competition 2016

Overall winner: Nathan Houghton

Our 2016 Junior tournament was an entertaining affair with seven participants including new member Nathan Houghton, and defending junior champion Kaiden Mann.

Congratulations to Nathan for taking out the tournament!

Full results » 2016 Junior Competition…

Junior School Chess Tournament (JSCT)

Final Results
2016 Junior School Tournament - Full Results
2016 Champions
  • North Loburn Knights
2016 Most Valuable Player
  • William Bretherton (West Eyreton Wizards)

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.

location map

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.