There are opportunities for players of all abilities to enjoy our tournaments. There are prizes in multiple categories for each event.

The Club Championship is the first major tournament of the year. It is an 9-round competition divided into several divisions according to player ratings. Open only to players who are members of Norths Chess. 

The John Purdy Memorial is a 9-round open competition with Swiss pairings for each round, held in the second half of the year.

Both events are preceded by blitz competitions.

The Norths Allegro is an 8-round competition of four games per night over two weeks.

The Norths Rapid is a 9-round competition of three games per night over three weeks.

The 9-round Ford/Greenwood seniors is open to players aged over 60. Run concurrently with the Seniors, the Winter Classic is open to players rated under 2200. 

Each year the entire Norths Chess Club does battle in home and away games with St George in the Big Board, Harbord in the Little Board, and  the single-game Board of Education against a team from Sydney's universities. 

As well, there is a number of one-off events: blitzes, simultaneous games by the Club Champion and guests, and more.