• Opening ... again at last
  •  Date Posted: Fri, 5 Nov 2021
    We are pleased to be reopening and have the following events to take us to the end of the year.

    9 November - Social chess
    16 November - Social chess
    23 November - Big Board at St George Leagues Club
    30 November - Rapid
    7 December - Rapid
    Monday 13 December - Little Board at Harbord Diggers Club
    14 December - Rapid
    20 December - Blitz (includes prizegivings & AGM)

    Our return to Norths is under Covid-safe conditions which are set out in the attached Safety Plan which has been approved by Norths, and Safety Guidelines that must be complied with by vistors to the chess club.

    Note that Norths requires all guests over 16 entering the club to show proof of double-vaccination and check in with the NSW government QR code. For detailed requirements see
  • Reopening delay
  •  Date Posted: Tue, 12 Oct 2021

    Although we hoped we could return on 19 October, Notths now plan to open their hospitality services first and allow the return of their sporting and social groups a little later.

    We will stay in regular contact with them and let everyone know as soon as chess can resume.

    By the time we return they will have completed the finishing touches to their auditorium renovation.

  • Reopening 19 October
  •  Date Posted: Tue, 5 Oct 2021
    We will be open on Tuesdays from 19 October. At first this will be social chess; we hope to have an event later in the year.

    Norths has set the following conditions for entry to the club:

    We will be adhering to the guidelines from the NSW Government which states that all those entering venues over the age of 16 must be fully vaccinated.

    Upon entry you will need to show proof of double vaccination and to find out how you can download this to your device, please follow this link

    There may be more detail on protocols as government and the club prepare for opening. Watch here for updates.
  • Seniors and Classic results
  •  Date Posted: Mon, 30 Aug 2021
    Unfortunately we weren't able to complete all rounds of the tournaments. In that case results are based on the scores after round 5. And we congratulate

    Ford Greenwood Seniors.

    Seniors Champion Paul Glissan, on tiebreak for 1st with Bruce Murray and George Morgan. 
    Rating Group A. David Stern 
    Rating Group B. Rex Simmonds and Robert Laurie.
    There were insufficient unrated players to award an unrated prize.

    For tournament details see

    Winter Classic

    1st and Classic Champion. Sterling Bayaca.
    Rating Group A. Joshua Li.
    Rating Group B. Dean Nguyen-Jariv.
    Unrated group. Kurt Daley

    For tournament details see

  • Allegro results
  •  Date Posted: Sat, 28 Aug 2021
    Congratulations to prizewinners:

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

    For full details see
  • The Boards
  •  Date Posted: Sat, 28 Aug 2021
    We've taken leads against Harbord and St George in the first round. Now we hope that the Covid shutdown will end and allow us to plat the secound rounds. See detailed results HERE for the Little Board.and HERE for the Big Board
  • Club Championship results
  •  Date Posted: Wed, 7 Apr 2021

    2021 Club Champion: As winner of Tournament 1, Matthew Bennett

    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)

    For full results, see:
  • Josh Brown victorious
  •  Date Posted: Fri, 26 Mar 2021
    Well done Josh winning our first on-line long-play tournament on

    Silver and bronze went to Jack Rodgers and Dmitry Miscenko

    Click here for detailed results of the knock-out event go to
  • COVID-19 at Norths
  •  Date Posted: Wed, 17 Feb 2021
    Norths Chess is open!! The situation remains fluid though and your committee will keep monitoring Government regulations and our host's instructions. Plus take note of our protocols regarding safe practices, personal hygiene and social distancing to help keep yourself and others COVID-19 safe.

    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.


    Chess is a game that requires touching shared objects and surfaces, and physical proximity. Attendees of Norths Chess Club meetings must therefore take care for their own and others' wellbeing.

    Visitors to Norths Leagues Club are required to register on entry, and we encourage you to have the CovidSafe app on your mobile phone. Visitors must comply with the COVID-19 safety plans and instructions of of Norths Leagues Club.

    At the club the following rules will apply

    1. Do not attend if you 

    * have been overseas or in a COVID-19 hotspot in the last two weeks
    * have a fever, cough, cold or other signs of illness
    * have been in contact with a COVID-19 positive person until you have had a negative test
    * are awaiting the result of a COVID-19 test for yourself or a close contact. 

    2. Wash/cleanse your hands before and after a game, and as needed during a game. If possible bring your own hand sanitiser and use it before touching your face and after touching your face. The chess club will have hand sanitiser only at the entrance of the playing area. 

    If coughing or sneezing, cover your nose and mouth with flexed elbow or a paper tissue. Dispose of tissues hygienically, eg in closed bins. Wash/cleanse your hands before touching shared objects and surfaces.

    3. Maintain physical distancing of 1.5 metres from another person. Do not shake hands or have any physical contact with another person other than those in your own household. 

    4. During play: 

    - At the commencement of the session players’ chairs will be set 1.5 metres apart. Players should try to maintain as much distance from their opponent as practically possible during the game. Respect the personal space of your opponent. 
    - If observing a game, stay at least 1.5 metres from the players and their equipment, and from other observers
    - More than one game may be required to be played during the session. Should that lead to any item of equipment being handled by more than two players, the Director of Play will determine any additional equipment sanitation protocols required

    5. Parents must supervise their children at all times and ensure they are following these measures. 

    6. You are welcome to use your own standards above these, such as wearing a face mask or gloves.
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