NZCF remit passed at the AGM

On Jan 19th a remit was passed at the 2019 AGM of NZCF

The entitlement for any player to play in NZCF and FIDE rated

Tournaments in New Zealand shifts from a $20 Registration Fee

Payable to NZCF to simply being membership of a Club 

Affiliated or Associated to NZCF .

Each Affiliated Club will declare paid membership numbers as at

15th November by emailing to the NZCF Secretary by 1st December.  A full list of names of Club members. …. the Club will be invoiced

With the Affiliation fee payable to NZCF no later than 31st Dec”


1-20 $10 per player [ $100 minimum] 1
21-40 $10 per player 2
41-60 $10 per player 3
60+ $10 per player 4


Papatoetoe’s fee based on 24 Seniors and 12 Juniors that played in the Club

Champs in November would be 36 x 10 = $360 and give us 2 votes.

Basically you no longer have to pay $20 registration fee , instead everyone pays  $10 to be a

Member of an Affiliated Club and then they can play in any NZCF rated tournament.

BUT if you don’t  play in any NZCF tournament why should

you pay $10 ?

Only members who play in NZCF rated tournaments should be

asked to pay the $10 per  person Affiliation fee.

We just need 10 players to meet the minimum for Affiliation

and we had that number registered in 2018.

The Affiliation  fee used to only cost the Club $40.













Passing of Peter Stuart RIP

President Auckland Chess Association

It is with great sadness that we have learned of Peter’s passing, to all his friends and colleagues of Peter Stuart, We offer our condoles to all his family and friends.  sadly missed in many parts of the chess community.

PACT Junior Tournament

PACT has been Running this Event for the last Ten years  for the Papatoetoe Primary schools in the area  .This was first year it  was won by Puhinuni Primary School with 49 Half points – 2nd Papatoetoe Holy Cross 35 Half -3rd Papatoetoe Central 31-Papatoetoe East 28

There was 48 Competitors from the four schools, this will be where the next champions will come from in the South Auckland Area .The Papatoetoe Chess Club would like to thank all the people who put this Tournament on. We would also like to see schools from Papatoetoe Primary West -South -North  all putting in a team next year

Playing the Game


[1]  Move

[2]  Write

[3]  Clock

Waiting for your opponent to move?

The moment he moves WRITE  IT  DOWN!

It doesn’t matter how strange you might think his move looks

the first thing you must do is  WRITE IT DOWN!

When he presses the clock –  it’s  Your Turn.

[a]  Pawns

File and Destination Square   eg. e4  e file  4th rank

[b]  Pieces

Name and Destination Square 

eg.  Bb5   B bishop   b file  5th rank

[c]  Identify the pieces

eg. Rad1   R  rook  a file  to  d1 

eg. R5e7   R rook  5th rank to e7

[d]  Captures

Pawns   File and Destination Square  eg. exd5

Pieces    Name and Destination Square eg. Nxe6

it makes no difference what is captured – just the

Destination Square


School Invitation


PAPATOEOE CHESS CLUB – invites South Auckland Schools

to a ” practice tournament” at the St George Bowling Club

84 Cambridge Terrace  [OLD Papatoetoe] on Wed 19th April

Schedule   12 to 4pm approx.    Entry  FREE

This is a chance for Schools to try out their teams before the inter-schools tournament at Everglade Primary on June 14th.

Please email us your team numbers and players names so we can make up the draw for Round 1.

[email protected]  or brabham


What a Great Night With Sue Maroroa

January 13th was not just any night for Papatoetoe Chess Club  but for the club members  and any body else that did  turn up,  they had a night to remember.

Sue plays number 2 for the English Women’s Team and she was in NZ for the NZ Rapid Tournament.

She started off  telling us about what it was like being a young person  in England playing chess and working,  also being to married  to British Grandmaster Gawain Jones. This was followed by questions from  the Juniors of the club. Sue also told us that in 2016  she would  take up playing chess as a  full time job.

Sue then played 14  Simultaneous matches with 14 juniors. Later  she was joined by Hans Goa (rating 2303) – a star of Papatoetoe.

All the juniors that played said they had a great time as they would  not get to play these two under normal  conditions.

A big thank you Sue & Hans  for taking the time out  to come and play at your old club. We wish Sue well in her new chosen career.

Then Gawain arrived. He had won the N.Z. Open a couple of days before and is in the top 100 players in the world. He talked about what it was like being a player travelling round Europe playing as a full time job.  Gawain told us his next big  match was in Gibraltar. If you go line chess .com, you might get to see him play live.

This was followed by questions. He spent about an hour with us. This was appreciated by all who attended.

Papatoetoe Chess Club would like  to thank Sue, Gawain and  Hans


Interclub A-Grade Result

We played howick in round (1 )

Hans Goa (.5)- (.5)Lenard McLaren

Bob Gibbons(.5)-(.5) Martin Dreyer

Round -(2)  Auckland Chess Centre

Temu Maroroa (1) -(0) Allan Fan

Well done Temu  this result will hold in stead for the B-Grade Interclub when starts

Round-(3) Northshore Chess Club

we unable to take any points off them

Result  0-6

Our  players did very over all

this was good result for Papatoetoe has the rest of our players were out gunned by hundred’s points

This Sunday 28th June  the junior Interclub will be held at Alexandra Park  on the second floor of the. Owners & Trainers Lounge 

be there by 10.15   

Junior Subs – 2015

Junior Subs 2015

Papatoetoe Chess Club          Fees for 2015

JUNIORS      5.30PM  TO  7 PM.

1   Child   $3 per night ……………………. or $80 for the year.

2  Children $4 per night …………………. or $118 for the year.

3  Children $5 per night ………………….. or $156 for the year.

4  Children $6 per night ………………….. or $194 for the year.

You can pay directly into  ASB Acc. 12-3028-0428483-00  

Please  ID deposit with players name and JUN.SUB.

if you cannot make it on Club night – Please Phone …. 09 278 4516  after  4.30pm

or  email   before Wednesday –  [email protected]

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