New Members Always Welcome!

Norths Chess Club is proud to be one of the oldest chess clubs in Australia (formed in 1908), and welcomes new members of all abilities. The club meets weekly (mostly Tuesday evenings) at Norths, 12 Abbott Street, Cammeray, NSW.

Check the calendar below for our schedule.
Norths Rapid

Congratulations to the placegetters:

1st: Jason Hu
=2nd: Thomas Xuan and Frank Hutchings
U2000 - 1700: Peter Abbott
U1700 - 1400: Michael Gong
U1400: Andy Coey

  Norths Seniors result

Congratulations 2016 Seniors Champion Pertti Sirkka and other placegetters.

=1st: Pertti Sirkka and Frank Hutchings (Pertti takes the title on tiebreak)
=3rd: Ian Dickson and Gary Armstrong
Best U1600-1400: Frank Low, Hans Schwandl and Ivan Case
Best U1400: Robert Laurie, Bob Quek and Tim Singleton

Winter Swiss result

Congratulations to Soumya Thakurta for winning the competition. 

See for detailed results.
  Club Championship results

Congratulations 2016 Club Champion Thomas Xuan and other division winners and placegetters.

Championship: 1st Thomas Xuan; =2nd Donato Mallari and Jason Hu.
Candidates: 1st  Georg Pfefferle; 2nd Paul Russell; 3rd Peter Abbott
Division A: 1st Parunithan Ranganathan; =2nd Michael Roberts; Nick Cooper and Paul Glissan
Division B: 1st Luke Marsh; 2nd David Marsh; 3rd Clive Lane
Division C: 1st Shane Dibley; 2nd David James; 3rd Danny Marcuson
Division D: 1st Stephen Forrest; 2nd Ivan Case; 3rd Robert Laurie
Division E: 1st Gary Armstrong; 2nd Anthony Fikh; 3rd Vince Chiara

For detailed results Click here. 

Big Board lead 

Norths has taken a lead in the first round of the Big Board. For detailed results Click here. 

 Nigel Short simul

A crowd of around 100 enjoyed Nigel’s lecture. He analysed two of his recent games from the Ballarat Begonia tournament, interspersing them with fragments from previous games, anecdotes and insights ... Read more 
 President's Message

2015 has been the greatest year ever in our Club’s illustrious 107 years long history, even bettering last year. This year, in chess achievements, we reached the summit of Mount Everest!  ... Read more.

Norths claims Triple Crown

Norths has won all three of the head-to-head matches in 2015. In a spillover we snatched back the Big Board by 26 points, recovered the Board of Education, and retained the Little Board for another year. 

For details see Big Board results. Little Board results, and Board of Education results.

  Purdy Memorial results

Blair Mandla won the 2015 John Purdy Memorial Trophy. CLICK HERE to see all the prizewinners and results.