ACC Winter Cup (9 rounds, FIDE- and NZCF-rated, single-grade accelerated Swiss) starts on Monday, 19/6. Please check your registration here https://www.vegaresult.com/vega/index.php?id=2299 and let the captain know if you’re forgotten or if you want to skip this tournament. Thanks!
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 https://chessauckland.nz/2023-aca-a-grade-interclubs/
|6.15pm||Sunday||18th June 2023||A-grade round 1|
|6.15pm||Sunday||2nd July 2023||A-grade round 2|
|6.15pm||Sunday||9th July 2023||A-grade round 3|
|6.15pm||Sunday||30th July 2023||A-grade round 4|
|6.15pm||Sunday||20th August 2023||A-grade round 5|
We are closed for this week. Resuming next week on June 10th.
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.
Hi everyone, our junior club is cancelled this week due to the Auckland Chess Weekends tournament. We will resume next week on May 27th.
Last week we had about 34 junior players attend our first junior night of this term. It was pretty packed for a junior night. They all had a great time. We’ve updated the term schedule here: https://www.aucklandchess.nz/saturday-night-junior-chess/
The May event of our club’s weekend classical tournament series will be held on Sat-Sun, 20th and 21st of May. Register online at https://newzealandchess.nz/auckland-chess-weekend-may-2023/ (current list of those registered on Vega)
- ACW events take only two days, just a normal weekend, and you can leave long weekends for bigger plans such as travelling
- ACW events are played in a slightly faster time control of 60 minutes plus 30 seconds increment, which is still considered classical by FIDE
- Unrated players in ACW events will not have to play each other, which provides an opportunity for more players to get FIDE-rated quicker.
The full list of ACW events is on the Auckland Chess Weekends page.
The Autumn Cup will resume on 17/4. Please let the captain know if you cannot come, all as usual.
During the ANZAC weekend, the traditional 3-day, 6-round Swiss tournament with 90+30 chess will be held at ACC. ANZAC day will be Tuesday 25/4, so the tournament days will be on the 22nd, 23rd, and 25th of April. Register online https://newzealandchess.nz/auckland-anzac-weekender-2023/
The club night will happen on 24/4 (Monday is a working day), as usual.
Nigel Metge came first in ACC Summer Cup 2023. WCM Isabelle Ning and Daqi Mao finished second. New player Markis Tew finished with 5.0/7 from his first FIDE-rated event, sharing 3rd= with a group of players. Congratulations!
ACC Autumn Cup starts next week on 3/4, with a break on 10/4 for Easter Monday.
Brogan Powlesland didn’t make the cut to join the ACC Summer Cup on Mondays, but participated in the inaugural Auckland Chess Weekend (ACW) event at ACC and won it, collecting a nice ACW T-shirt! The next event will be in May (see the ACW section on our website for details).
Top boards were broadcast live on Lichess https://lichess.org/broadcast/auckland-chess-weekend-march-2023/9cRYFVKN