About Norths Chess Club


Norths Chess Club has been operating since 1908, when it was established as Chatswood Chess Club. One of the earliest venues was the School of Arts on Victoria Avenue, Chatswood, now the site of The Concourse.


Members have included many of Australia's famous names, among them Lajos Steiner, John Purdy, Terry Shaw and Phillip Viner, and has been home to star players Max Ilingworth and Anton Smirnov. The first Club Champion was H. Edmunds; the first President C. N. Blackhouse.

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  • Boards stay home

    Norths have retained the Little Board, by a five point margin, and in the Big ... Read more
  • New Purdy Champion

    Congratulation to Bibek and Jacob and other prizewinners. Major John Purdy Memorial Trophy: Open: 1st: Bibek ... Read more
  • Allegro results

    Congratulations to 2023 Allegro Champion Sterling, and other prizewinners 1st: Sterling Bayaca 2nd: Cameron McGowan 3rd: ... Read more
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