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1998 New Zealand at the 33rd Chess Olympiad

Introduction “Elista, Kalmkyia; where’s that?”. I well remember that question at the Moscow Olympiad when the venue for this years event was announced. Well for Trivial Pursuit fans, its located in the south-east portion of Russia between the Volga and Don rivers. Kalmykia has a territory of 76,100 square km , a population of 300,000 more »

1996 New Zealand at the 32nd Chess Olympiad

“Unbelievable!”, “You dirty filthy animal”, “Scotty..Scotty..”, “I’m going to deck you..”, and “Si!” – phrases that amply sum up the New Zealand experience at the 32nd Olympiad held in Yerevan, Armenia. The Olympiad and associated 67th F.I.D.E. Congress was held from the 15th September to 2nd October 1996. The Olympiad was contested by 114 teams in the Open Section, more »

1985 6th Asian Cities Chess Campionship in Hong Kong

1985 6th Asian Cities Chess Campionship in Hong Kong Click the image to bring up the full news article.

1983 Asian Teams Championship in New Delhi

NEW ZEALAND AT THE ASIAN TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP By Bernard Carpinter (team captain) The New Zealand, chess team nearly didn’t go to the Asian Teams Championship in New Delhi. After some members of the original team defected, NZCA decided to cancel the trip. Then the net was cast wider, and lower, in the search for prospective more »

The History of the NZCCA

The genesis of the NZCCA goes back to the 1920s. In those days A.O. Gray from Christchurch was an overseas member of the British Correspondence Chess Association. In 1932 Gray persuaded the BCCA to conduct a tournament for New Zealand players only. By 1933 he had sufficient members for such an event and in that more »

Poison Pawn

Fischer Spassky

The sport of chess has been part of my life since 1972, captured like many by the Spassky-Fischer match. On this section of the website you can find information about correspondence chess and the NZCCA that administers that form of chess. I have played correspondence chess since 1976, was twice NZ champion in the days when computers more »