Saturday Junior Night Schedule Updated – Open during Queen’s Birthday weekend Jun 4.

Just a heads up that our junior club night is still open this Saturday during Queen’s Birthday weekend (June 4th). The main page has been updated with our schedule (see below) for this term:

Saturday Junior Night Schedule (Term 2 2022):
May 14th – Opening Night
May 21st – Closed, Auckland May Weekender
May 28th – Rapid Play (3 rounds)
June 4th (Queen’s Birthday Weekend) – Rapid Play
June 11th – Rapid Play (3 rounds)
June 18th – Closed, Auckland Teams Arena
June 25th – Rapid Play (3 rounds)
July 2nd – Rapid Play (3 rounds)
July 9th – Blitz Night (5-6 rounds)

Saturday Night Junior Chess Reopens May 14th

Our Saturday Night Junior Chess is starting again this Saturday, 14th May. Our weekly event is run every Saturdays at 5:30pm to 6:30pm. If you would like to join us, please contact Alex for more information. You can find all the information here:

Please note that on the 21st May (next Saturday) we are closed due to the ACC May Weekender tournament, and we will be back the following Saturday on the 28th May.

Saturday Junior Night Chess pauses on May 22nd and resumes next week

Just a heads up that on May 22nd, we won’t be running the Saturday Junior Night due to the ACC Weekender being run at the venue. We will resume on the following week. We will also have a break during the Trust Open tournament on June 5th.

May 22nd – Break
May 29th – Resume
June 5th – Break
June 12th – Our schedule resumes to normal


Saturday Nights plans to reopen Feb 27th at 5:30pm

Hi everyone,

Just a heads up we’re planning to reopen on Feb 27th at 5:30pm for our Saturday Night Junior Chess. We are changing the weekly schedule to start our sessions a bit earlier at 5:30pm-6:30pm, we find that it’s a much better schedule for our parents and students. Currently, not only do we have newer junior players coming along to our evenings, we also have a number of mid level players around 1200-1400 that are coming along. So if you’re up for a challenge and are free on Saturdays, please come along and try it out. Every game looks quite intense now. Alex

Saturday Night Junior Chess Reopens Feb 13th

Hi everyone. We are reopening for the Saturday Night Junior Chess on the 13th February this year. Unfortunately, I have lost all of my phone contacts on my holiday trip. We would like to ask our parents to send me a txt with their child’s name, so we can inform everyone about our future junior night events. My contact number is 021-0543891, Alex. Thank you so much.

We also would like to ask whether if our parents are interested in the return of the ACC Junior Rapids (which was run monthly from 2016-2019, on behalf of GM Murray Chandler) in 2021. Quite a few parents were asking about this last year and we also keen to start running it again.

There will be a schedule for this year’s Saturday Junior Nights. A link will be added here (and on the club page) when it’s up and running.

Lastly, we would like to ask your opinion about what future chess events you would like to see us to run, we can make it happen! We highly value your opinion.


Saturday Junior Night Chess Final Evening December 5th 2020

Hi everyone,

Tonight on December 5th, we will finish off the year with our Saturday Night Junior Chess for this year. It’s been a very hectic year and I’m glad everything worked out for most of us. Next year we will resume at the start of February.

For those of you who are interested in playing more chess in December can play on Friday Night Casual Chess, which is dedicated to more complete beginners to beginners for adults and kids alike. This is held at the Auckland Chess Centre from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. Wayne McDougall will be running that event for another two weeks this year. Please see the post about Friday Night Casual Chess for more details.

Thank you for all those who came along to our evenings. We had many very interesting and close games during this year. Our evening is still considered quite casual, with a bit more competition from strong kids and a stepping stone towards to the tougher Monday Night Chess.

Happy holidays!