Welcome to the Canterbury Chess Club website. This site is designed for members of the club, but other players and administrators may also find it useful.

Canterbury Chess Club is back to normal hours and days after further disruption due to Covid-19. We have updated our programme - please see programme for the intended programme for the rest of 2020.

The links to the left are self-explanatory. The Junior link is the door to another section of the site, where you can find the latest information on junior sessions at the Club and our grading system and badges.

We have a Facebook page - like and follow it to receive semi-regular updates, announcements, late changes and information about club nights.

Results for tournaments from the current year can be found on our tournaments page, and results from previous years are available on our results page. Membership fees and categories are available on our membership page.

For information on other clubs in New Zealand and a calendar with dates and other information for open tournaments held around New Zealand, try the official website of the New Zealand Chess Federation.

For information on Primary and Intermediate Interschool competitions and other junior events in Canterbury, check the website of the Inter School Chess Charitable Trust Board, the main organisers of the Canterbury regional qualifying competitions for the NZ interschool championships (and other school and junior events). For information on the Secondary Interschool qualifying competition, please contact us.

Our main club night is Wednesday night at our clubrooms at 9/27 Tyne Street, Riccarton, Christchurch (location instructions below). The clubrooms are open from 6:15pm until approximately 11pm (open from 7:30pm on Public Holidays). The club's junior and casual coaching sessions run from 6:15pm till 7:15pm (except for public holidays and any night the calendar indicates no organised play), with the senior club operating after that. Tournament games start at 7:45pm. To join the Club, just come to any club night, fill in the form and pay the subscription fee. For more information on becoming a Club member, and to view our current subscription fees, please have a look at our membership page. Potential members are always welcome to visit for a night or two without paying any fees, although please note that participation in NZCF-rated events is restricted to members only. Please have a look at our programme for dates of Lightnings and Grim Reapers that players can play in before committing to anything. Players may also attend the junior and coaching sessions casually for $2 per night rather than paying a full subscription.

Contact Details:

E-mail: canterbury@chess.org.nz

The Canterbury Chess Club
P.O. Box 37-224
Halswell, Christchurch

Location of our clubrooms
The clubrooms are located at Unit 9, 27 Tyne Street. To get there, turn off Mandeville Street at the lights by the Placemakers (this is at the Blenheim Road end), follow the road around to the left and then take the first right turn. Number 27 is an office block on the right-hand side of Tyne Street, just around the first bend. Alternately, this is a link to the area in Google Maps.