CM Isabelle Ning wins the Summer Cup; Autumn Cup starts 8/4

Congratulations to CM Isabelle Ning who won the Summer Cup with 6.5 points – one half-point bye and six wins in the six games she played!

The Autumn Cup will start on the 8th of April. The club is closed on Easter Monday, 1/4.

Good luck to all ACC players participating in the 2024 North Island Champs in Wellington! (29/3-1/4)

Auckland Chess Weekends resume in March

If you missed out on the now fully booked ACC Summer Cup, please don’t forget we also run the Auckland Chess Weekends as an extension of our Monday nights. Every month you can get six FIDE- and NZCF-rated games in a normal weekend, so no vacation needs to be planned. These events are also a great training ground for players keen to improve.

You can register online here – the first event will be held on 23-24 March.

How to register for ACC Monday nights in 2024

Happy New Year! ACC calendar for 2024 is now up, and we have opened registrations for Monday nights on TryBooking – click here.

The club will start with a FIDE-rated blitz tournament on Feb 5, Waitangi Blitz. It’s free to register. Summer Cup will start on Feb 12 and costs 20 NZD to play in (see below).

All the usual rules of conduct apply — notify the captain via email/SMS/Messenger before 6:30 pm to not forfeit your game. Games are FIDE-rated and NZCF-rated (except for the Spring Cup at the end of the year, which is only NZCF-rated), so every Monday is a round of an official chess tournament.

Our club has a limit of 80 seats, so please show courtesy by NOT registering for an event if you know you’ll skip 3 rounds or more due to exams or travel. That will help other people get to play at ACC, which is arguably the best training ground for keen chess players in Auckland, both kids and adults.

We priced our club tournaments at 20 NZD each, and by paying for separate events you may save some money compared to paying an annual fee of 120 NZD like in previous years (we won’t collect the 120 NZD amounts anymore). This also allows more players to fill the club when there are absentees.

The full list of Monday night tournaments is below (see Calendar for more details). Each tournament, except for the Waitangi Blitz, costs 20 NZD (all rounds).

  • Waitangi Blitz (one night)
  • Summer Cup (7 rounds)
  • Autumn Cup (7 rounds)
  • Autumn Rapid (two nights, 6 rounds)
  • Winter Cup (9 rounds)
  • Club Champs (9 rounds)
  • Spring Cup (7 rounds)

Have a good chess year ahead!

Club AGM Minutes, Dec 18, 2023

Auckland Chess Centre’s Annual General Meeting took place on 18/12/2023

Meeting opened 7.03
Approximately 25 members present
No minutes are available from the last meeting.
Apologies from Nigel Metge

Nominations opened:

President: Bruce Wheeler
Vice President: Leo Baker
Treasurer: Mike Steadman
Secretary: Keong Ang
Club Captain: Timothy Ha

General Committee:
Jacob Barry
Karl Holdo
Brogan Powlesland

Nominations closed without contention.
Accepted en bloc

General business:
John McClory – Thanks to the people who decipher scores, and request players to take notation more carefully.

Meeting closed 7.09

ACC won the Auckland Interclubs in A-grade, B-grade, and Junior!

Congratulations to our teams who performed really well in the Auckland Interclubs this year.  Back in August, on Sunday 20/08 we won the A-grade on tiebreaks after tough matches with Summit and North Shore.

On Saturday 28/10 we won the Junior (rapid) Interclubs comfortably, with two teams from ACC which came first and second ahead of North Shore and Summit.  It’s been 7 years since the last time we won the Junior Interclubs.  This year we had a very solid group of players born in 2009 and 2010 and some younger stars like Daqi 🙂

And on Sunday 29/10 our team drew with Summit to win the B-grade tournament!

Well done, and thanks to everyone who played for ACC!  It’s a long list, but you can find the names in the detailed pairings on the following pages (click each round)


We still have one more event, the Blitz Auckland Interclubs in December, and we’ll probably have two teams playing there, A and B.  We’re the defending champion for that event.

Two ACC teams, A and B, which came first and second in the Junior Interclubs