Wellington Chess Club



The Wellington Chess Club meets every Thursday evening (excluding January) at the Wellington Bridge Club, 17 Tinakori Road Thorndon. The Junior club is at 6:30pm, senior competition starts at 7:30pm

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

Ian Sellen reports the results of the Autumn Cup:

  • A grade - Nic Croad - 4/5, only dropping one point by default to Russell Dive
  • B Grade - Cohen Young - 3½/5 (after leapfrogging Leighton Nicholls, Nicholas Winsley and Layla Timergazi with a win in his postponed game)
  • C Grade - Zachary Thirkell 4½/5
  • D Grade - Yigit Saglam 4/5
  • Swiss - Ariel Lavender 5½/7

The Chess960 Rapid is currently on. Two Rapid games per night. As always, please let Club Captain Arthur Pomeroy art.pomeroy@vuw.ac.nz know that you are playing. I've added a Lichess study and PGN with a couple of games so far (Croad-Forster and Ker-Forster, draw your own conclusions:). Send me more games if you have them.

Games Database - Here is the Wellington Games Database, through the end of 2023: PGN

What's Coming Up

The Bledisloe Cup Online Hybrid Team tournament is still (apparently) on! See the NZCF website for deets. We have selected a Wellington Team; Nic Croad, Anthony Ker, Ryan Winter, David Cilia Vincenti, Ollie Archer, Layla Timergazi, Thomas van der Hoorn, Cohen Young, Nicholas Winsley, Ian Sellen, Kayden Loke, Luke Chang, Zachary Thirkell (reserve).

Last update: 21st July 2024