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NZ seniors chess champs in Howick

A national chess tournament which is to be held in Howick from Friday bears the name of one of Howick's best-known identities and businessmen. The...

Chess centre to open

The new Howick Chess Centre will be officially opened on Sunday. A joint project between Howick's Paul Spiller (Chess Enterprises New Zealand) and the New...

Grandmaster takes chess honours

English chess player and Grandmaster (GM) Gawain Jones has won the inaugural Howick chess tournament honouring legendary New Zealand chess player, the late Bob...

Spiller calls time on Howick’s oldest business

“No one will regret the time dedicated to chess, as it will help in any profession.” It seems the most fitting of quotes - from...

Five named in New Year Honours

Five locals have been named in the New Year’s Honours list including Bucklands Beach-raised Olympian Barbara Kendall who was made a Companion of the...

Lots of excitement on the Black Sea

The World Chess Federation has a new leader - and a local man was in Europe as part of the elections. Every four years the...

Spiller joins chess presidential election

Every four years the World Chess Federation (FIDE) holds elections amongst its 189 member countries to determine a president and officials to oversee the...

Chess champs underway at Waipuna 

The eighth Asian Seniors Chess Championships are underway at Waipuna Conference Centre. The event, which runs all week before the prizegiving on Sunday October 15,...