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 Rapid was held successfully on Saturday September 7th. Full results here. Congratulations to Scott Wastney on an outstanding result, continuing his recent dominance in local weekend rapids. Thanks to Ian Sellen for pushing to bring the Wellington Rapid back to life. Hopefully it will be an annual event again from now on.

The Julian Mazur Memorial is approaching its climax. Dark horse Michael Nyberg has a chance at winning the tournament.

What's Coming Up

The Club Champs are coming up soon. This year a simplified and improved configuration. Two round robins, A and B grade, both FIDE rated! Plus a Major Open Swiss for the less committed. Make sure Ian knows you want to play (urgently).

Last update: 18 September 2019

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