2018 Programme

This is the intended programme for 2018, although individual Lightnings and/or Grim Reapers may be replaced with other similar one-night events. All club tournaments are free to play in, but all participants of nationally-rated events need to be members of the club. There may also be open junior tournaments held during school holidays.

For prospective members, the best night to attend the Club for the first time are the Social Chess evenings, Lightnings, Grim Reapers or the Gambit Tournament. Unrated tournaments such as these are played purely for fun, and are an excellent introduction to the club.

Date Event Date Event
Feb. 7 - Feb. 21 Summer Rapid June 27 - July 11 Gambit Tournament
Feb. 28 Lightning #1 July 18 Grim Reaper #2
March 7 Grim Reaper #1 July 25 - Aug. 29 Eric Browne Shield
March 14 AGM Sept. 5 Lightning #4
March 21 - April 25 Colthart Cup Sept. 12 - Oct. 31 Club Championships
May 2 Lightning #2 Oct. 3 Closed for SI Champs
May 9 - June 13 Chas L Hart Cup Nov. 7 Lightning #5
June 20 Lightning #3 Nov. 14 - Nov. 28 Arie Nijman Trophy (Rapid)

The Club Christmas Social will be held following the completion of the main programme on a Wednesday in December. Date, venue and other details will be announced once known. Please note that the club is closed on October 3 to allow players to travel to the South Island Championships.

Club nights are Wednesday nights from 7:15pm with most tournaments starting at 7:45pm. More information on the various tournaments is given in the tournament section of this site. For more information, contact our Secretary, Craig Hall.