2019 Programme

This is the intended programme for 2019, although individual Lightnings and/or Grim Reapers may be replaced with other similar one-night events. All internal club tournaments listed below are free to play in, but all participants of nationally-rated events need to be members of the club.

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. 13 - Feb. 27 Summer Rapid July 3 - July 17 Gambit Tournament
March 6 Lightning #1 July 24 Grim Reaper #2
March 13 AGM July 31 - Sept. 4 Eric Browne Shield
March 20 Grim Reaper #1 Sept. 11 Lightning #4
March 27 - May 1 Colthart Cup Sept. 18 - Nov. 6* Club Championships
May 8 Lightning #2 Oct. 9 Closed for SI Champs
May 15 - June 19 Chas L Hart Cup Nov. 13 Lightning #5
June 26 Lightning #3 Nov. 20 - Dec. 11 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 9 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.