Welcome to the Canterbury Chess Club website. This site is designed for members of the club, but other players and administrators may also find it useful.

The Canterbury Chess Club is now closed for 2016 and will re-open on 1st February 2017 at 6:15pm. Best wishes for the holiday season!

It is with great sadness that we acknowledge the passing of Canterbury Chess Club and NZCF Life Member, Arie Nijman, legendary character and one of the great stalwarts of Canterbury, South Island and New Zealand chess. Our condolences to the Nijman family.

The Canterbury Chess Club organised the 2016 South Island Chess Championships as part of our celebrations of our 150th anniversary. These were held at the spectacular Newbery Lodge. More information is available here.

The links to the left are self-explanatory. The Junior link is the door to another section of the site, where you can find the latest information on junior sessions at the Club and our grading system and badges.

We have a Facebook page - like it to receive semi-regular updates.

Results for tournaments from the current year can be found on our tournaments page, and results from previous years are available on our results page.

Chess Checker is the brainchild of club member, Andrew Masters. Chess Checker is a website for players who want to spend more time analyzing games and less (or no) time entering moves. By using special scoresheets and scanning them at the end of a game, Chess Checker converts paper scoresheets into an electronic game file in pgn format at a fraction of the cost of electronic boards.

For information on other clubs in New Zealand and a calendar with dates and other information for open tournaments held around New Zealand, try the official website of the New Zealand Chess Federation.

For information on Primary and Intermediate Interschool competitions in Canterbury, check the website of the Inter-School Chess Charitable Trust Board, the main organisers of the Canterbury regional qualifying competitions for the NZ interschool championships. For information on the Secondary Interschool qualifying competition, please contact our Secretary, Craig Hall.

Our main club night is Wednesday night at our clubrooms at 9/27 Tyne Street, Riccarton, Christchurch (location instructions below). The clubrooms are open from 6:15pm until approximately 11pm. The club's junior and casual coaching sessions run from 6:15pm till 7:15pm, with the senior club operating after that. Tournament games start at 7:45pm. To join the Club, just come to any club night, fill in the form and pay the subscription fee. For more information on becoming a Club member, and to view our current subscription fees, please have a look at our membership page. Potential members are always welcome to visit for a night or two without paying any fees, although please note that participation in NZCF-rated events is restricted to members only. Please have a look at our programme for dates of Lightnings and Grim Reapers that players can play in before committing to anything. Players may also attend the junior and coaching sessions casually for $2 per night rather than paying a full subscription and are welcome to play in our Sunday Rapid series without joining the Club.

For any queries, please don't hesitate to e-mail the Secretary, Craig Hall, or you can call him on 021 1289-543.

Contact Details:

E-mail: canterbury@chess.org.nz

Post:
The Canterbury Chess Club
P.O. Box 37-224
Halswell, Christchurch

Location of our clubrooms
The clubrooms are located at Unit 9, 27 Tyne Street. To get there, turn off Mandeville Street at the lights by the Placemakers (this is at the Blenheim Road end), follow the road around to the left and then take the first right turn. Number 27 is an office block on the right-hand side of Tyne Street, just around the first bend. Alternately, this is a link to the area in Google Maps.