As announced previously at the club, Grandmaster Samy Shoker (FIDE 2491), one of the winners of the 2023 NZ Congress, will hold a 20-25 boards simul at the Auckland Chess Centre at 7 pm on Friday, the 20th of January.
Please come if you have registered before, and call 09 630 2042, if you want to join.
Please use the following registration form to register yourself or your child for 2023. This is a preliminary registration form. The club captain will confirm your place. Please don’t make any payments yet!
The club will be open every Monday, from 13/2 to the week before Christmas, except public holidays, but without any gaps for school holidays. Whenever you know your travel plans or have long breaks from the chess club, please let us know. We also ask you to notify us on Mondays before 6:30 pm if you’re not coming. If you’re sick, please do not come and inform us about that, too. Thanks.
On Saturday the 14th of January, I learned of my good friend Ian McNally’s death. Ian and I had been friends for nearly forty years. Ian was an Auckland Chess Centre stalwart — he was twice Club President and served on the Club’s Committee in various roles innumerable times over the decades. He was also Club Champion in 1991. Over the years, Ian and I enjoyed many outrageous escapades in the chess world, particularly in Auckland Chess Association Blitz competitions. I shall miss him dearly. R.I.P. old friend.
Hi everyone, due to a sudden rearrangement of the Tamaki Makarau chess tournament that is instead being arranged at the ACC today. We have to cancel tonight’s Saturday Junior Night (Nov 26th). Sorry about this. We will continue next week. Alex
The tournament is held as an individual Swiss with a team twist, where you can build teams and get team standings. Teammates are not paired against each other during the tournament. ATA is also the cheapest way to get FIDE-rated games under your belt, 20 NZD for six classical games in just two days of a normal weekend.