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 Rapid Champs start on the 7th June. 10 rounds, 2 games per night. Make sure Phil knows you want to play.

The Autumn Cup is over, some games might be left unfinished. I have added a Autumn Cup Games page after I saw Ryan Winter had annotated (rather stylishly) his nice win over me in the B grade. I have stolen Ryan's annotations and added some admiring comments of my own.

If more people annotate games, games pages will be added regularly again.

What's Coming Up

It's possible that the schedule will be re-jigged to accommodate our Olympiad players. Stay tuned.

Last update: 6th June 2018

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