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. 


The 2018 1st leg of the Big Board ended in a 22.5-all tie when St George brought a strong team to Norths. We will need to all rally to the cause in November to reclaim the John Kellner/Terrey Shaw Trophy in the return match.

The Board of Education was an easier affair, with Norths overwhelming the students 8 - 2. The Little Board should make for in interesting return match, where we will hope to keep our two point lead.

See HERE for the Big Board detailed results, HERE for the students and HERE for the Little Board.

Club Championship
Congratulations to Club Champion Brandon Clarke and other winners: 

Championship: 1st Brandon Clarke; =2nd Irina Berezina-Feldman and Patrick Champion
Candidates: 1st Paul Russell; 2nd Max Mikkelsen; =3rd Dennis Wan and Rob Watson
Division A: 1st Kevin Shen; 2nd Paul Glissan; =3rd Sterling Bayaca and Andre Hariman
Division B: 1st Henry Cronin, 2nd Anshika Jain; =3rd Gary Armstrong, Aleksy Ginovic and Frank Paul
Division C: 1st John Macfarlane; 2nd Ivan Case; 3rd Gordon Miller
Division D: Roger W Jeffreys; 2nd Ian Wechsler; 3rd Scott O'Callaghan
Division E: =1st Peter Brand; 2nd Andy Coey; 3rd Jonas Sze-To
CLICK HERE for detailed results
Norths Chess Annual Dinner
When: Thursday 10 May 2018, 7.00 PM
Where: Irvine Room at Norths, 12 Abbott Street, Cammeray
Occasion: To celebrate our club's ongoing achievements, especially our recent hosting of the Australian Championships our members' success.
Cost: $70 per head ($30 depost on submission of this form; $40 balance by Thursday 19 April).
President's Message 
Dear fellow Club members, 2017 was the third year in a row of the three greatest years ever in our Club’s illustrious 109 year history. We remain camped on the summit of Mount Everest! ... Read more

Purdy Memorial 

Brandon Clarke took first place, and Clive Ng won the 2017 John Purdy Memorial Trophy. CLICK HERE to see all the prizewinners and results.

Norths Rapid

Congratulations to 2017 Rapid Champion Jason Hu and the other prizewinners:
1st: Jason Hu
2nd: Irina Berezina-Feldman 
=3rd: Clive Ng, Thomas Xuan, Bruce Murray, Henry Cronin 
Rating Group A: (U1860-1660) Jigando Balan
Rating Group B: (U1660-1430) Aram Sandalciyan 
Rating Group C: (U1430) Tristan Weijermars
Unrated: Henry Cronin

Norths Seniors 

Congratulations to 2017 Seniors Champion Pat Halpin and the other prizewinners:
1st: Patrick Halpin
2nd: Frank Hutchings
=3rd: Yu-Shiun Chen, Pertti Sirkka and Aram Sandalciyan
Rating Group A (U1600-1484): Aram Sandalciyan
Rating Group B (U1484-1400): Ian Wechsler
Rating Group C (U1400): Vince Chiara
CLICK HERE for detailed results.

Winter Classic
Congratulations to the prizewinners: 
=1st: Patrick Champion and Anup Kumar Siva Sankaran
=3rd: Max Mikkelsen, Allan Richards, Justin Vowles and Balan Jigando
Rating Group A (U1670-1100): Balan Jigando
Rating Group B (U1100): Ryan Hii and Toby Huey
CLICK HERE for detailed results.