The Wellington Chess Club


The Wellington Chess Club meets every Thursday evening (excluding January) from 7:30pm at the Wellington Bridge Club, 17 Tinakori Road Thorndon (see map below).

Please don't try to park at the Bridge Club itself, there is plenty of parking two minutes away underneath the motorway on Thorndon Quay.

Thorndon is a charming inner-city suburb of Wellington, the capital city of New Zealand. (The coolest little capital in the world according to some people who should know). Competitive players of all strengths will find Wellington Chess Club a great place to enjoy real, old-fashioned over-the-board chess with serious opponents.

What's Hot Right Now

The Wellington Open is over for another year. Congratulations to winner Anthony Ker.

Here is the Vega link.

There's a short report on the NZCF homepage

There's more pictures on the Wellington Chess Facebook page

Here is a complete pgn (round 6 now added). Thanks to Ian Sellen for entering the games!

What's Coming Up

We about to start our 6 round, 3 night Fischer Random (Chess960) rapid. There will be an alternative event for people who don't like Chess960 - this year it will be a thematic opening tournament (you don't get to choose your opening moves).

Last update: 3rd April 2018

Former Club Captain Ian Sellen's blog is a good alternative Wellington Chess Club web resource.

Please check out the companion NZ Chess Magazine website