Wellington Chess Club


Congress 2023

Wellington Chess Club hosted the 130th New Zealand Chess Congress at our Wellington Bridge Club home base from January 2nd-12th. A successful congress has concluded! The Congress Page is still up with detailed congress information. Check the NZ Chess Federation Facebook for photos and stories.


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

Please don't park at the Bridge Club, there's plenty of parking on Thorndon Quay (under the motorway) just a short walk away (free in the evening only).

What's Hot Right Now

A new season starts on February 2nd. We'll likely just have some casual chess, maybe a blitz tournament, then the Summer Cup starts on February 9th. A full provisional schedule for 2023 is in place. Please welcome a new club captain, Arthur Pomeroy. Thanks Ian for your many years in this role. Maybe a new rotation policy will see Ian back at some point.

Notice 1: The old website is still available as I migrate material to this new look website.

Notice 2: Look out for a 2023 edition of the Wellington Club Database, coming here soon.

What's Coming Up

We have locked in the Bridge Club venue to run the Wellington Open as usual over Easter Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Details, TBA.

Last update: 28th January 2023