Norths Chess is closed due to Covid lockdown. See the calendar below for our events.
The situation remains fluid though and your committee will keep monitoring Government regulations and our host's instructions. For information on our protocols regarding safe practices, personal hygiene and social distancing to help keep yourself and others COVID-19 safe see

We are still running our tournaments. Access is for members of Norths Chess so first go to to join and contact for instructions on how to find it.

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.


Congratulations to prizewinners:

1st: Jack Rodgers 
=2nd: Vladimir Chugunov, Henry Cronin 
U1800: Ethan (Yuze) Li
U1510: Peter Creek 
Unrated: =1st  Michael Kyaw, Kurt Daley


We take a lead against Harbord in the first round. Now we hope to slay the dragon. See detailed results HERE for the Little Board.

Club Championship
2021 Club Champion: As winner of Tournament 1, Matthew Bennet

Tournament 1
Championship: 1st Stirling Bayaca;  2nd Gareth Charles; 3rd Jack Rodgers
Candidates: 1st Matthew Bennett (7/9); 2nd James Spencer; 3rd Vladimir Chugunov 
Tournament 2
A: 1st Chris Taffard; 2nd Pertti Sirkka; 3rd. Toby Huey
B: 1st John McFarlane; 2nd Linden Fennamore; 3rd. James Zaverdinos 
Tournament 3
C: 1st Thomas Ban; 2nd Ian Case; 3rd Yuze (Ethan) Li
D: 1st. Lucas Ni; 2nd Tom Beeh; 3rd Dominic Earle 
Tournament 4
E: 1st Sean McDonald; 2nd Ethan Chang; 3rd James Ford (6.5/9)

CLICK HERE to view full results and crosstables.

President's Message 

The best way to sum up 2020 was that we had a ‘Covid’ year. It started off quite well with the Club Blitz Championship. Then the pandemic struck. ... Read more.

Purdy Memorial 

Congratulations to 2019 John Purdy Memorial champion Jack Rodgers and other prizewinners.


John Purdy Memorial Trophy: Jack Rodgers 
Open: 1st Jack Rodgers; =2nd Vladimir Feldman, Clive Ng 
Rating Group A (U1770-1570) 1st Robert Cregan; =2nd Pertti Sirkka, Robert Watson, Justin Vowles, Michael Blaszczyk, Stephen Garner Bosko Aleksovski 
Rating Group B (U1570-1422) 1st Rex Simmonds; =2nd James Jiang, Frank Low Peter Creek 
Rating Group C (U1422-950) =1st Joshua Li, Lucas Ni 
Rating Group D (U950) 1st Darien Hsu; 2nd Ansom Pham 
Senior: =1st Biljana Dekic and Rex Simmonds 
Junior: 1st Marco Le Lun Zheng 
Upsets: Lindsay Chegwidden, Pieter Stoltz, Darien Hsu, Neil Ashton, Lucas Ni, Anson Pham, Chelsea Huey, Joshua Li, Liam Stankovic-Spice 

CLICK HERE to see all the prizewinners and results.

Norths Rapid
Congratulations to 2019 Champion Jack Rodgers and other prizewinners 

1st Jack Rodgers 
=2nd Luis Javier Sanchez Botella and Joshua Brown  
=Rating Group A (U1722-1540) Michael Blaszczyk, Anup Kumar Siva Sankaran and Tristan Weijermars 
Rating Group B (U1540-1380) Peter Creek 
Rating Group C (U1380) Alaina Vincent 
Unrated or provisional Michael Todd


Congratulations to 2019 Champion Angelito Camer and other prizewinners 
1st: Angelito Camer 
2nd: Stephen Garner
3rd: Mark Baterowicz and Yu-Shiun Chen
Rating Group A (U1580-1450): Clive Lane, Ivan Case and John Pepping
Rating Group B (U1450): Norman Greenwood and Robert Laurie

Winter Classic

Congratulations to 2019 Champion Joshua Brown and other prize winners:
1st: Joshua Brown 
2nd: Christopher Ball
3rd: Andriy Bukreyev and Jigando Balan 
Rating Group A (U1430-930): Michael Blaszczyk and Jonas Sze-To
Rating Group B (U930): Jonathan Kuba
Unrated (or provisional): Andriy Bukreyev wins half since no player may win more than one prize, with Johnny Teves winning the remaining half