About me

  • Born 1973 (47 years old) in South Africa
  • Played chess for The Port Elizabeth Chess Club
  • Lived in the UK for 11 years
  • Played chess for Surbiton Chess Club and Wimbledon Chess Club
  • New Zealand Permanent Resident
  • Living in New Zealand since 2012
  • Member of Canterbury Chess Club since 2013    
  • Treasurer - Canterbury Chess Club 2014-2018
  • President - Canterbury Chess Club 2019 & 2020
  • Oaklands School Parent Teacher Association – Treasurer 2014 - 2018
  • Committee member – Halswell Wigram Rugby Football Club 2017 - 2020
  • Formerly employed at the Christchurch City Council and Hillmorton High School



    Chess & Coaching Credentials

  • 4th Place South Island Chess Championships 2017
  • 3rd Place South Island Chess Championships 2019
  • South Island Rapidplay Chess Champion 2019
  • Ranked in Top 10 (Standardplay) and Top 5 (Rapidplay) in South Island by New Zealand Chess Federation (as at May 2020)
  • 7 years junior chess coaching experience (South Africa & New Zealand)
  • 40+ years chess experience
  • Arbiter at Canterbury Interschool and Individual Chess Tournaments
  • Arbiter at National Interschool Chess Tournament 2018
  • Junior Rugby Coach – Halswell Wigram Rugby Football Club 2017 – 2019 (Under 7,Under 8, Under 9)



     Chess Reference

  • Craig Hall – chess@fastmail.com   021 1289 543
  • Secretary & Treasurer - Canterbury Chess Club
  • Life member – Canterbury Chess Club
  • Canterbury Regional Councillor - New Zealand Chess Federation
  • Life member – New Zealand Chess Federation
  • Trustee – Interschool Chess charitable Trust Board
  • International Arbiter


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