ACC won the Auckland Interclubs A-grade!

It was an intense last round of the 2023 Auckland Interclub A-grade competition. ACC prepared a surprise for North Shore by bringing multi-time NZ and ACC club champion, FM Alexei Kulashko, to play on board 1, but NSCC brought their best team (when Daniel Wang was just board 5!) and beat ACC 4-2. However, ACC won the tournament on game points, with ACC, NSCC, and Summit all on 8 match points (SU beat NSCC, ACC beat SU, and NSCC beat ACC; all three won against other clubs). The tournament saw no draws — all matches were decisive. More on

We’d like to thank all 12 players who played for ACC — FM Alphaeus Ang, Daqi Mao, WCM Isabelle Ning, Alan Winfield, Yolanda Chang, Jordan Lewis, Timothy Ha, Winston Weng, Sarah Sun, Hunter Po’e-Tofaeono, CM Alex Nagorski, and FM Alexei Kulashko. A special mention goes to WCM Isabelle Ning who won all five games in five appearances (including the important point in the last match), and FM Alphaeus Ang who scored 4 points in five games, with no losses. Team chess is great! Now let’s prepare for the B-grade Interclubs, junior Interclubs, and blitz later this year.

A busy July for ACC

Do you want to celebrate International Chess Day 20/7 or the month of July with chess? Auckland Chess Centre will be quite busy in July running classical chess events 🙂

Sunday, July 2 – Auckland Interclubs A-grade, round 2
Sunday, July 9 – Auckland Interclubs A-grade, round 3
Thu-Sun, July 13-16 – North Island Championships
Sat-Sun, July 22-23 – Auckland Chess Weekend July
Sunday, July 30 – Auckland Interclubs A-grade, round 4

There’ll be chess for everybody!

Casual chess for adults in Auckland CBD

If you are an adult looking for a beginner-friendly, casual environment to play chess in Auckland, we recommend the Auckland Central Chess Club which meets every Thursday night from 6 to 9 pm in Auckland CBD in the Ellen Melville Centre, 2 Freyberg Place.

When you are ready for the more challenging tournament games, please join our very popular Monday nights or our monthly series, Auckland Chess Weekends.

Juniors can join the Saturday Junior Night in ACC, please see the information posted at

Chess games in the Auckland CBD

Auckland Interclubs A-grade starts on 18/06

The Auckland Chess Association is resuming interclub matches, starting with the A-grade. The first match is on the 18th of June, so please contact Timothy ASAP, if you want to represent ACC.

Full schedule and more details on

Start TimeDayDate
6.15pmSunday18th June 2023A-grade round 1
6.15pmSunday2nd July 2023A-grade round 2
6.15pmSunday9th July 2023A-grade round 3
6.15pmSunday30th July 2023A-grade round 4
6.15pmSunday20th August 2023A-grade round 5

Autumn Rapid – 29/5 and 12/6

Autumn Rapid will be run over two nights — tomorrow, Monday, 29/5, then two weeks later, Monday, 12/6. The club is closed during the King’s Birthday weekend.

We’ve added club members who signed up in the club last Monday and some who contacted the captain later. Other members can join the event in the club on the night.

Please note that we’re expecting players to have paid the club fee to continue playing after this Rapid event. Please contact the captain if you have questions about that.