FREE Fun Friday Blitz

Friday's From: Friday 13 March 2020 - Friday 18 December 2020
06:00 PM - 07:15 PM

Our FREE fun Friday blitz is on every week. Open to all kids aged 4 to 18. Join online on the platform.

If you don't have a PGN viewer, you can use ChessPad to view the games above.

Step 1 Set an alarm for 5:45pm
Step 2 Log in at A desktop computer is best.
Step 3 Click Play, Click Fast Chess
Step 4 On the right, click the Tournament tab
Step 5 Click Fun Fridays 6pm Blitz and click Join!

* You can only join 15 minutes before the tournament starts
* You will get 7 games – you cannot get knocked out
* After your game, just wait in Fast Chess for the next game to start



All players play in a single division with a time control of 5 minutes + 1 second/move per player. Each game lasts around 12 minutes maximum. FREE Fun Friday Blitz



Player Check-In: from 5:45pm
Start Time: 6:00pm
Finish Time: Approximately 7:15pm

The tournament starts at 6.00 p.m. Please ensure you are online by 5:45pm for tournament registration.

Entry Requirements

All players must register 

You will need to be a member of the ChessPowerNZ club on You can check which clubs you belong to by logging in to and clicking Clubs on the left menu. If you are not a member and would like to be please follow these Adding a Guardian instructions.

You can only join the tournament 15 minutes before the tournament starts or later.


  • 1st overall wins the opportunity to play NZ Chess Champion Paul Macdonald in a match. The match will be followed by a training session reviewing the games played.


FREE Fun Friday Blitz is open to all players between 4 and 18. No adults are allowed to play.


All games will be rated using the ratings system.


Entry Fees


Having technical problems?

  1. Try and use a desktop computer. Tournament Fast Chess is more reliable that way.
  2. Do you best to make sure you have a good internet connection. If you are on WIFI, it helps to be physically close to your WIFI router.
  3. strongly recommend regular browser cache clears to keep things running smoothly. Here is a helpful article to show you how to clear your browser cache.

Can't make this event?

FREE Fun Friday Blitz is on every Friday. If you can't make the Friday night time, you can try the FREE Sweet Saturdays Rapid on Saturday nights.

Can't make the 6pm start time?

We do have the option to start late. Just join as soon as you can. 

Want a discount on your Gold Membership?

Chess Power is an affiliate of Just enter the special code POWERNZ when you upgrade to receive an awesome discount. "Thanks Chess Power, you are the best!"

Want even more Chess?

Auckland Sarapu Cup events are held throughout the year every month. The events for 2020 are 2 Feb, 1 Mar, 5 Apr, 3 May, 7 Jun, 5 Jul, 2 Aug, 6 Sep, 4 Oct, 1 Nov. The Sarapu Cup Championship with be held on 6 Dec 2020.

North Shore Sarapu Cup events are held every month on the last Sunday of each month. The North Shore events for 2020 are 23 Feb, 15 Mar, 19 Apr, 10 May, 21 Jun, 19 Jul, 16 Aug, 20 Sep, 18 Oct and 15 Nov.

Emergency Contact

Paul Macdonald
021 0271 5577


Chess City Products

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On the day of the event, a number of products (Chess Sets, Books and Clocks) are available at special discounted prices for purchase from the Chess City Store. We accept Cash only on the day or we can take your order and ship the products to you at a later date.

General Enquiries

Any general enquiries about this tournament can be sent to Paul Macdonald at or phone 021 0271 5577.

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