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New Zealand Chess Clubs

For a complete list of New Zealand Chess Clubs with contact information refer to the New Zealand Chess Clubs page.

North Island

Whangarei Chess Group

Whangarei Library, Rust Avenue
Meets 10am first Sunday of month
Contact Greg Waite, ph 021 089 30760
Email: gregwaite@mail.com

Auckland Chess Centre (Central Auckland)

17 Cromwell Street, Mt. Eden, Auckland.
Juniors: Meet Fridays, lesson then games, 6.30 p.m. - 8.00 p.m.
Seniors: Meet Mondays, regular chess tournaments, 7.00 p.m.
Phone (09) 630 2042
Email President Bruce Wheeler prezacc@ihug.co.nz or phone (09) 623 2042.
Website www.aucklandchess.nz

North Shore Chess Club (North Shore, Auckland)

Corner College Road & Ernie Mays Street, Northcote, at Northcote Citizens Centre.
P.O. Box 33-587, Takapuna, Auckland 9.
Juniors: Meet Fridays 7.00 p.m.
Seniors: Meet Wednesdays 7.30 p.m. 
Club President Helen Milligan
Email heligan@heliganchess.nz
Website www.northshorechess.org.nz

Papatoetoe Chess Club (South Auckland)

Papatoetoe RSA Bowling Club, 64 Cambridge Terrace, Papatoetoe
Juniors 6.00pm/Adults 7.00pm
Meets Wednesdays 6.00pm-10.00pm
President: Paul Norris;
Secretary: Katrine McCarthy.
Contact: John McRae, (09) 278 4520.

Remuera Junior Chess Club (Central Auckland)

Corner Armadale Road & Remuera Road, Remuera, at Remuera Bridge Club rooms.
Juniors: Meet Fridays 5.45 p.m. - 7.00 p.m.
President Angela Cook (09) 522 9656 or 021 138 5635.

Howick Pakuranga Chess Club (East Auckland)

Haseler Hall, below All Saints Church, Corner of Selwyn Road and The Glebe, Howick.
Juniors: Meet Tuesdays 6.00 p.m.
Seniors: Meet Tuesdays 7.30 p.m.
Secretary Ying Wang 021 718 718
Email ywang@outlook.co.nz
Website www.hpchessclub.org.nz

Waitakere Chess Club (West Auckland)

Juniors: Meet Thursdays 6:15 p.m. Kelston Community Centre Hall, Cnr Gt North Rd & Awaroa Rd, Kelston 
Seniors: Meet from 7.30 p.m.
President John Francis. Club Captain Bruce Pollard 027 435 8674.
Email bruce.pollard@ymail.com
Website www.waitakerechess.org.nz

Splice Auckland Inner-city Chessmates

Meets Mondays 6:30pm at Esquires Cafe
Contact: Stuart Vogel, 021-915-9805

Waiheke Chess Group

Meets Tuesdays 2-5pm in Oneroa Library.
Contact: Nigel Cooper, 372 7447 or 021 123 2402

Hamilton Chess Club

Room E2, Hamilton Boys High School, enter off Argyle St. 
Meets Tuesday nights from 7pm
Contact Ian Kennedy email ian_kennedy@clear.net.nz
Website http://hamiltonchess.net/

Manawatu Knights Chess Club

Contact: Mark Noble, phone 0273382040 or 06 3237003, email xn7223@paradise.net.nz.
Meets Mondays at 5:30pm at Feilding Intermediate, 95 East St, Feilding.
Also Tuesdays, 5.30pm - late, at Hokowhitu Bowling Club, Albert Street, Palmerston North.
Website: www.manawatuknights.co.nz

Mount Maunganui RSA Chess Club

Mount Maunganui R.S.A. (on Maunganui Road
Meets Monday nights at 6:00pm until 9:30pm.
President: Werner Corbe;
Contact: Caleb Wright (Secretary)

The Mount Chess Club

3 Acacia Court, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga.
Meets Mondays 1pm to 4pm at St Thomas More Church, 17 Gloucester Rd, Mt Maunganui.
$3 a session, including all equipment and refreshments.
Contact Bob or Viv (07)5755845 (res.) 0274786282 or 0211623342;
Email caissa@vodafone.co.nz.

Hawke's Bay Chess

Oakdale, 559, Raukawa Road, RD4, Hastings 4174.
Meets every Wednesday evening at 6:15pm in the school term at room 306, Havelock North High School. Contact & Secretary: Stewart Hyslop,
Phone (06) 8798078. 
Email s.hyslop@actrix.co.nz
Website: www.hawkesbaychess.org.nz

New Plymouth Chess Club

11 Gilbert St, New Plymouth.
Meets Tuesdays, 7.30pm.
President Colin Bell 06-769-9419;
Contact Errol Tuffery 06-758-2626

Email chessclubnp@gmail.com; Treasurer Mark Consadine email mark@mgcsolutions.co.uk

Wanganui Chess Club

14 Ashton Tce, Castlecliff, Wanganui
Meets Mondays at 7pm 
Contact: Bill Maddren
Phone 022-344-3298 
Email wmaddren@xtra.co.nz

Kapati Chess Club

89 Leinster Avenue, Raumati 5032.
Meets Tuesdays, 7.30pm, Paraparaumu Public Library.
President and contact: Guy Burns
Email chess@hapu.co.nz.
Website: www.kapitichess.club

Gisborne Eastern Knights

Mormon Church, Cochraine St, Elgin
Meets Tuesdays, 6:00pm - 8.00pm
President and contact: Colin Albert,
Secretary Jane Luiten.

Tolaga Bay Chess

Mormon Chapel, Main Road, Tolaga Bay
Meets Wednesdays, 6:00pm - 8:00pm (and during school holidays)
Contact Bailey J. Sadlier (Captain & Founder)
Email mchiefhalo4@gmail.com.

Wellington Chess Club

Meets Thursdays 7.30pm, Wellington Bridge Club, 17 Tinakori Road, Thorndon. 
President and contact: Ross Jackson
Ph 04-902-1707, email lrjackson@xtra.co.nz
Secretary: Brian Nijman, PO Box 12570, Wellington, 
Email secretarywgtncc@yahoo.com.
Website: www.nzchessmag.com/wellingtonchessclub/

Upper Hutt Chess Club

Hapai Building, 879-881 Fergusson Drive, Upper Hutt. 
Meets Mondays at 7.30pm,
Contact: Roger Smith, Club Captain,
Tel 04 971-6528,

South Island

Blenheim Chess Club

Meets @ Joocy Loocy every Sunday 10:00-13:00
And also on Wednesday night at the clubs of Marlborough Bridge rooms at 6.30 pm until 8.00 pm
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BlenheimChessClub/

North Canterbury Chess Club

Rangiora War Memorial Hall
Meets 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month, 7:00 - 9:30pm,
President Scott Stringer;
Secretary/Treasurer Mark Williams,
Email brannie@clear.net.nz.

Canterbury Chess Club

Unit 9, 27 Tyne Street (off Mandeville Street)
Meets Wednesdays 7.30pm; Juniors 6:15pm,
President: Chris Benson, email 
Secretary and contact: Craig Hall, Ph. (021) 1289-543,
Treasurer: Richie Christie
Website: www.chess.org.nz

UChess (University of Canterbury Chess Club)

Kirkwood Village, KD08
Meets Thursdays 5:30pm-7:30pm
Contact: Arun Kumar Manickavasagam,

Otago Chess Club

7 Maitland St, Dunedin
Meets Wednesdays 7.30pm
Social chess: 1pm Tuesdays
Juniors: during term time, from 6:30pm Fridays
President: Bob Clarkson
Secretary: Leighton Nicholls
Enquiries: contact otagochess@gmail.com
Website: otagochess.org

Otago University Chess Club

Croque-o-dile Cafe, Dunedin Botanical Gardens
Meets every Friday, 10am-12:30pm
Contact: Samson Roman Kazakov, 
Email: SamsonRomanKazakov2021@yandex.ru

Nelson Chess Club

The Tahunanui Community Hub, 55/61 Muritai St.
Meets fortnightly on Wednesdays from 7 to 9pm
Contact: Rami Riachi, ramiroriachi@gmail.com, 022 098 0904


New Coasters office, Albert Mall (by the library).
Thursdays 6:30 - 8:30pm
All ages and abilities welcome. We are happy to teach beginners. Please bring a small donation to go towards electricity.


Website https://www.facebook.com/OamaruSocialChessClub/.

Ashburton Chess Club



Meets twice a week
Contact John Garrett, johngarrett@xtra.co.nz

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