The list below gives contact details for some of the many chess clubs operating in New Zealand.
NZCF Affiliated Clubs
Auckland Chess Centre, 17 Cromwell Street, Mt Eden, Auckland. Meets weekly on Monday at 7:15pm and Thursday/Friday nights from 6:30pm. On Monday night members enjoy participating in our regular chess tournaments. Thursday and Friday nights are Juniors nights (lesson then games) from 6.30 to 8.00. Contact on (09) 630 2042. Website: www.aucklandchess.nz
Canterbury CC, P.O. Box 37-224, Halswell, Christchurch. Meets Wednesdays 7.30pm; Juniors 6:15pm, Unit 9, 27 Tyne Street (off Mandeville Street). President: Chris Benson, email firstname.lastname@example.org; Secretary and contact: Craig Hall, Ph. (021) 1289-543, email email@example.com. Website: www.chess.org.nz
Gisborne Eastern Knights, 1005 Aberdeen Road, Te Hapara, Gisborne 4010. Meets Tuesdays, 6:00pm – 8.00pm at Mormon Church, Cochrane St, Elgin. President and contact: Colin Albert, email firstname.lastname@example.org, Secretary Jane Luiten.
Hamilton Chess Club, c/- P.O. Box 604, Hamilton 3240. Meets at 7pm every Tuesday at Room E2, Hamilton Boys High School, enter off Argyle St. Contact Ian Kennedy, email: email@example.com, Website: hamiltonchess.net/. President: Hilton Bennett; Secretary: Ian Kennedy.
Hawke’s Bay Chess, Oakdale, 559, Raukawa Road, RD4, Hastings 4174. The Hastings & Havelock North group meets every Wednesday evening at 6:30pm in the school term at room 306, Havelock North High School. President: Martin Stafford; Contact & Secretary: Stewart Hyslop, firstname.lastname@example.org, phone (06) 8798078. Website: www.hawkesbaychess.org.nz/.
Howick-Pakuranga CC, 14 Nelson St, Howick 2014. Meets Tuesdays 7.30pm (Juniors at 6:30pm), Haseler Hall of All Saints Church in the Howick Village. President: Martin Dreyer. Secretary and contact: Tony Booth, tel.(09) 534 6392, email email@example.com. Website: http://www.hpchessclub.org.nz
Mount Maunganui RSA CC, c/- 61 Kaitemako South Road, R.D.3, Ohauiti, Tauranga 3173. Meets Monday nights at Mount Maunganui R.S.A. (on Maunganui Road), 6:00pm until 9:30pm. President: Noel Pinic; Contact: Caleb Wright (Secretary) – email firstname.lastname@example.org, Website: www.westernbopchess.weebly.com
New Plymouth CC, 11 Gilbert St, New Plymouth. Meets Tuesdays, 7.30pm. President Colin Bell 06-769-9419; Contact Errol Tuffery 06-758-2626
North Shore CC, P.O. Box 33-587, Takapuna, Auckland 0740. Meets Wednesdays 7.30pm, Northcote Citizens Centre, cnr College Rd/Ernie Mays St, Northcote. Junior tuition on Fridays from 7:00pm. President: Neil Gunn. Secretary: Daniel Johns. Club Captain and Contact: Peter Stuart, 9A Merriefield Avenue, Forrest Hill; (09) 449-1812; email email@example.com. Website: www.northshorechess.org.nz.
Otago CC, 7 Maitland St, Dunedin. Meets Wednesdays 7.30pm. Social chess: 1pm Tuesdays. Juniors: during termtime, from 6:30pm Fridays. President: Bob Clarkson. Secretary: Leighton Nicholls. Enquiries: contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: home.clear.net.nz/pages/otagochess
Papatoetoe CC, 23 Village Way, Ardmore RD2. Meets Wednesdays 6.00pm-10.00pm (Juniors 6.00pm/Adults 7.00pm) 64 Cambridge Tce at Papatoetoe RSA Bowling Club. President: Paul Norris; Secretary: Katrine McCarthy. Contact: John McRae, (09) 278 4520. Website: papatoetoechessclub.co.nz
Upper Hutt CC, 16 Hildreth Street, Trentham, Upper Hutt. Meets Mondays at 7.30pm, Hapai Building, 879-881 Fergusson Drive, Upper Hutt. Contact: Roger Smith, Club Captain, Tel 04 971-6528, Email: email@example.com.
Waitakere CC, 18 Hibiscus Place, Hillsborough, Auckland 1042. Meets Glen Eden Community Centre, 44 Glendale Road, Glen Eden, on Thursdays at 7.30 pm. President: John Francis. Contact: Bruce Pollard, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Facebook (login required): www.facebook.com/groups/492146990836939/.
Wellington CC, Meets Thursdays 7.30pm, Wellington Bridge Club, 17 Tinakori Road, Thorndon. President and contact: Ross Jackson, 86B The Esplanade, Raumati South, Paraparumu. Ph 04-902-1707, email email@example.com. Secretary: Brian Nijman, PO Box 12570, Wellington, email firstname.lastname@example.org.Website: www.nzchessmag.com/wellingtonchessclub/.
Eden CC, 131 Dominion Road, Tuakau 2342. Meets in Eden Christian Academy, Fridays, 13:30 and 18:00. President and contact: Willem Pretorius, email email@example.com.
Judkins Chess, 25 Sandford Place, Hamilton 3210. Meets at lunchtimes (except Thursdays) in St Paul’s Collegiate School. President and contact for enquiries: Gary Judkins, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Manawatu Knights Chess Club, Contact: Mark Noble, phone 0273382040 or 06 3237003, email email@example.com. Meets Mondays at 5:30pm at Feilding Intermediate, 95 East St, Feilding. Also Tuesdays, 5.30pm – late, at Hokowhitu Bowling Club, Albert Street, Palmerston North. Website: www.manawatuknights.co.nz
The Mount Chess Club, 3 Acacia Court, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga. Meets Mondays 1pm to 4pm at St Thomas More Church, 17 Gloucester Rd, Mt Maunganui. $3 a session, including all equipment and refreshments. Contact Bob or Viv (07)5755845 (res.) 0274786282 or 0211623342; email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nelson, F2/413 Suffolk Road, Stoke. Meets the 1st Wednesday of every month (except January) 7:30pm-9:30pm in the boardroom of the office of Nelson MP Nick Smith, at the corner of Waimea Road and Quarantine Road. For membership enquiries, contact Dan Dolejs, 027-687-1447 or 538-0707.
North Canterbury CC, 145 B East Belt, Rangiora 7400. Meets 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month, 7-9:30pm, Rangiora War Memorial Hall. President Scott Stringer; Secretary/Treasurer Mark Williams, email email@example.com.
Remuera Junior CC, PO Box 28824, Remuera, Auckland 1541. Meets Fridays 5:30 -7pm at the Auckland Bridge Club in Remuera. Contact: Angela Cook, Tel 021-1385635.
Tauranga RSA CC, c/- 61 Kaitemako South Road, Ohauiti, RD3, Tauranga. Meets Friday nights 5pm onwards at Tauranga RSA, 1237 Cameron Rd, Greerton, Tauranga. Contact: Caleb Wright – email firstname.lastname@example.org, Website: www.westernbopchess.weebly.com.
UChess (University of Canterbury CC), c/- Mechanical Engineering Dept, UC Warehouse, 20 Kirkwood Avenue, Christchurch. Meets Thursdays 5:30pm-7:30pm at Kirkwood Village, KD08. Contact: Arun Kumar Manickavasagam, email email@example.com, website www.ucsa.org.nz/club/146.
Wanganui Chess Club, PO Box 4347, Wanganui 4541. Meets Wednesdays at 7pm, 14 Ashton Tce, Castlecliff, Wanganui. Contact: Bill Maddren, phone 06-344-3298, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Auckland Chess Association, Pres, Peter Stuart, 9A Merriefield Avenue, Forrest Hill. (09) 4491812. email email@example.com.
Other Chess Clubs
Chess Power. PO Box 21535, Henderson, Auckland 0650. Contact: Paul Macdonald, 0800-4-CHESS, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Invercargill. For a ten week period from 13 May to 8 July Gary is offering coaching to beginners at the Cornerstone Care Centre in the Hub, 9 Tay Street, Invercargill on Fridays between 7:30pm and 9:00pm. Contact Gary McLean, email@example.com, phone (03) 216 7990.
Oamaru. See https://www.facebook.com/OamaruSocialChessClub/.
Waiheke chess group, meets Tuesdays 2-5pm in Oneroa Library. Contact: Nigel Cooper, 372 7447 or 021 123 2402.
Wanaka. Meets twice a week. Contact John Garrett, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Whangarei chess group, meets casually on Sundays 1pm at Kensington Table Tennis Hall (northern part of the ASB Sports Centre, Western Hills Drive); contact Diana Schaefer: email: email@example.com, ph 09-9727331.
NZ Correspondence Chess Assn., PO Box 216, Shortland Street, Auckland 1140; email Michael Freeman: firstname.lastname@example.org.