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.

Normal Service will Resume in when I return to Wellington in February

Your webmaster apologises for not covering the beginning of the year properly. Doing it from Wijk aan Zee with dodgy internet and a pokey laptop is proving to be difficult. When I return to wellington on February 18th I will start publishing Summer Cup results and draws, produce a 2017 schedule, publish a 2016 edition of the Wellington Database etc. etc. For the first four rounds of the Summer cup, which starts on the 26th of January, I am sure Phil and Ian will keep you up to date. I have (finally) put up the final congress pgn including the final round.

What's Hot Right Now

Het Zommer Koep, oh I mean the Summer Cup starts on January 26th.

The 2017 Congress has been successfully completed.

Here is the tournament page it includes separate Vega links for all tournaments, and a progressive (updated daily) games file in pgn format.

Thanks to Andrew, Alan and especially Ross (in the face of some nasty head winds) for putting in heaps of preparatory work.

The Club Champs, the year's premier weekly tournament, is over. I am sorry that there has been spotty coverage here - sometimes Ian Sellen does such a good job that I get lazy. Congratulations to all the winners. Each grade had a clear winner. I think it's fair to say that Anthony Ker has won a chess trophy before, but Andrew Stone (B Grade) Jack Baker (C Grade) and Alexis Wevers (D Grade) are debut winners at Wellington Chess Club I believe.

What's Coming Up

Thursday night chess starts again on 19th January 2017.

Last update: 23rd January 2017

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