2023 Programme

This is the intended Wednesday night programme for 2023, subject to change e.g. due to Covid-19. All internal club tournaments are free to play in, but all participants need to be financial full, life, trial or junior members of the club. Social Chess Evenings will be held weekly on Thursdays, 6:15pm - 9pm with the first night being 19 January 2023. Please note that our Facebook page usually has a post if we are open so it is recommended to check before leaving home.

For prospective members and juniors, the best night to attend the Club for the first time are the Social Chess evenings on Thursdays.

Date Event Date Event
Feb. 1 - Feb. 15 Summer Rapid July 26 - Aug. 9 Chess 960/Fischer Random
Feb. 22 Lightning #1 Aug. 16 - Sept. 20 Eric Browne Shield
March 1 AGM Sept. 27 Club closed (SI Champs)
March 8 Grim Reaper #1 Oct. 4 Lightning #4
March 15 - April 19 Colthart Cup Oct. 11 - Nov. 15 Chas L Hart Cup
April 26 Lightning #2 Nov. 22 Lightning #5
May 3 - June 21 Club Championships Nov. 29 - Dec. 13 Arie Nijman Trophy (rapid)
June 28 Lightning #3    
July 5 - July 19 Gambit Tournament    

The Club Christmas Social will be held in December. Date, venue and other details will be announced once known. Please note that the club is closed on 27 September to allow players to play in the South Island Championships.

More information on the various tournaments is given in the tournament section of this site. For more information, contact us.