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 Summer Cup is underway and featured a record breaking first night crowd.

A successful (even though organised at the last minute) 12 player BLINDFOLD simul by world record holder Russian American GM Timur Gareyev was held on the first club night of the year . If you played you are encouraged to keep your scoresheet so the games can be entered into the club database (see below for an update on the club database). Coverage of the simul on here. Coverage of the simul on the NZCF website here.

Congratulations to Russell and Anthony, club stalwarts and (joint) NZ Champions again!

I've put a lot of work into a new version of the club database, containing all the Thursday night games that have been collected since Ian started this work nearly 10 years ago (thanks Ian). The collection can be downloaded here. See the Games page for some more information.

What's Coming Up

The Club is hosting the North Island Champs (incorporating the Wellington Open) over Easter. The entry form is available here.

Last update: 17th March 2019

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