The New Zealand Chess Magazine


Sad News New Zealand Chess is scheduled to end at the end of 2018, the four 2018 issues will be the last issues. The circulation is too small, contributions have dried up, the audience is increasingly looking to the web for more up to date chess news and content. It is possible an online form of New Zealand Chess will emerge to replace the paper magazine.

All issues since 2008 are now freely available for download on a new page at the NZCF website here.

New Zealand Chess is the official magazine of the New Zealand Chess Federation (Inc). It is published four times a year (January, April, July, October). This website supplements the magazine.

The website includes all games published or submitted in recent years in the Game Archive section.

There is also a sample issue available (the issue chosen will change from time to time) in .pdf format.

Subscription information is available on the ordering page. We welcome subscriptions through to the end of 2018.

Please email your annotated games (and ideas, letters, suggestions) to the editor;

email address

Last update: 30th October 2018

The October issue is still being put together. I expect to deliver it to the printers around November 7th, and to distribute it in mid November.

Please check out the companion Wellington Chess Club website