March 1, 2021 Team Battle - Auckland, Wellington and others

March 1, 2021 Team Battle - Auckland, Wellington and ot...

timothyha | 28 fev 2021
We're on lockdown again, so no chess club meeting on Monday, Friday or Saturday. But there will be chess - online. We're inviting all NZ players to play in a match between Auckland, Wellington and other places on Monday, 7:30 pm. Please join the team you want, Auckland, Wellington or NZCF. If your city/region wants to be represented with your own team and you have at least 5 players, please let us know and we'll edit the match details. https://lichess.org/tournament/RpyKGCiU
Let's move to Lichess

Let's move to Lichess

timothyha | 12 may 2020
Let's move all of our future events to Lichess.  There are several reasons for it: 1) NZCF events are on Lichess 2) We would not have to switch back and forth between two sites for ACC events 3) Fast time controls work better in Lichess GUI, less delay between moves Therefore, upcoming events would be held on https://lichess.org/team/auckland-chess Friday night - 960 arena at 7:30 PM, next one - https://lichess.org/tournament/DQAdIJps Monday night - blitz at 7:30 PM, next one - ...
Monday night here, Lichess Team Battle tomorrow at 7:30 PM!

Monday night here, Lichess Team Battle tomorrow at 7:30...

timothyha | 10 may 2020
Monday night https://www.chess.com/live#r=199154 is an arena today at 7:30 PM, we'll practise for tomorrow's NZCF Interclub match. Don't forget to join a team and play in the NZCF Interclub tomorrow (if your club is not represented by a team, join NZCF team) - Tue, May 12, 7:30 PM - https://lichess.org/tournament/OlXej7oA There'll be another "Kindle book or ForwardChess book or Chessable course" lottery at the end of that match! Ten teams that are playing this week: Auckland Chess C...
Friday night on Lichess, NZCF Interclub - Tue, May 12, also on Lichess

Friday night on Lichess, NZCF Interclub - Tue, May 12, ...

timothyha | 7 may 2020
The AKL Friday night blitz will happen at 7:30 PM, as usual, https://lichess.org/tournament/zwQnysA1 And please do not forget to join a team and play in the NZCF Interclub next week (if your club is not represented by a team, join NZCF team) - Tue, May 12, 7:30 PM - https://lichess.org/tournament/OlXej7oA There'll be another "Kindle book or ForwardChess book or Chessable course" lottery at the end of that match!
960 Sunday Arena with AK_NZ

960 Sunday Arena with AK_NZ

timothyha | 1 may 2020
If you want to learn/practice Chess 960 in the arena tournament format, come this Sunday night, May 3, to Lichess https://lichess.org/tournament/1YaY0So4 FM Alexei Kulashko invites you to play some Fischer Random Chess 960.  It'll be 4+2 blitz.  The tournament starts at 7:00 PM. Btw, Chessable also has a sales on GM Wesley So's first-ever Chess 960 course, and there's also a free intro course for that big one.
NZCF Interclub Match is tonight, Tue Apr 28, 7:30 PM

NZCF Interclub Match is tonight, Tue Apr 28, 7:30 PM

timothyha | 27 apr 2020
It's going to be a big match tonight. 10 NZCF club teams playing, already 92 have registered. We might easily beat the record set by the Auckland v Wellington match, 110 players. Come and play on Lichess at 7:30 PM!https://lichess.org/tournament/tnjyUIgc
An NZCF-sanctioned Interclub Match on Tuesday, April 28, 7:30 PM

An NZCF-sanctioned Interclub Match on Tuesday, April 28...

timothyha | 18 apr 2020
Mark your calendars, allot your time! Tuesday, April 28, 7:30 PM there'll be an NZCF-sanctioned interclub match (and hopefully, fortnightly after that) - https://lichess.org/tournament/tnjyUIgc Please join one of the following teams, then join the match via the link above. 1. Auckland Chess Centre, https://lichess.org/team/auckland-chess-centre Join this team you're a current or past member of ACC and want to represent ACC in the match. Other Aucklanders need to either form a club team or ...
Friday night arena 17/4 and NZ teams for future matches on Lichess

Friday night arena 17/4 and NZ teams for future matches...

timothyha | 16 apr 2020
Friday night arena will be held on Lichess, as usual at 7:30 PM, duration 90 minutes, blitz 3+2 - https://lichess.org/tournament/lhJyzz6H We'd like to also announce two new teams on Lichess: 1. Auckland Chess Centre, https://lichess.org/team/auckland-chess-centreJoin this team if (and only if) you're a current or past member of ACC and play(ed) OTB games in ACC on Monday nights. This team will be used in NZ interclub matches, where ACC would play Wellington CC, Canterbury CC and other clubs...
Best board game in lockdown - vote for Chess!

Best board game in lockdown - vote for Chess!

timothyha | 14 apr 2020
"The Herald Sport is holding a tournament bracket to find the best board game of all time. Vote below in the semifinal matchups and stay tuned to nzherald.co.nz/sport throughout the week as the tournament progresses based on your votes. And then there were four." NZ Herald article Please scroll down to the end of the page and vote for Chess to beat Scrabble!  Thanks :-)
Easter Monday NZ Teams Arena, Apr 13, 7:30 PM

Easter Monday NZ Teams Arena, Apr 13, 7:30 PM

timothyha | 11 apr 2020
At least three NZ teams - Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch (possibly, more to join) - are clashing on Monday, April 13, 7:30 PM. Please join the match here - https://lichess.org/tournament/PmNmfo9m You need to join Team Auckland first if you haven't done that yet (please state your name when you join) - https://lichess.org/team/auckland-chess