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!


Saturday Junior Chess Night

Hi everyone, we are starting the new Saturday Junior Chess Night (runs every Saturdays from 6pm to 7pm and replacing the old Friday Night Chess) at the ACC this evening. It is a casual play event designed for kids from beginners to around 1400 play strength. Any adults or more advanced players are also welcome to come along to play. Registration starts at 5:50pm and play starts at 6:05pm or as soon as everyone is registered to play at the event for the night. The cost is a voluntary gold coin donation. Come and play chess whenever you have time! More details will be added to our website here. Alex

Friday Night Chess Postponed

Hi everyone, the Friday Night junior chess (which originally we planned to start tomorrow for this year) will be postponed until further notice. We expect to reopen in a few weeks time. Sorry for any inconvenience. Will let you know on this website when we do start again this year. Alex