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