With regret your committee have decided it is time to suspend all club activities in light of the Covid-19 epidemic.

Subscriptions will be deferred until the club resumes – ie if you have 10 months subscription remaining currently, and the club is closed for 12 months, you will have 10 months subscription credit from the time of reopening

Club Champs Underway

Posted: 12/03/2020 by Ian in Club News

Club champs are underway with 27 entrants. We have had 2 rounds so far. The crosstable is below. Remember all players are assumed to be playing unless I am notified by email on Sunday evening. Draw will be posted Monday. Richard Jackson has kindly volunteered to act as “twelfth man” to make up the numbers if we have an odd number on the night, but has noted that his games wont be used for club rating purposes. The current crosstable is appended and the tentative round 3 draw is below that

1 Richard_Dare 2.0 +W11 +B9
2 Hilton_Bennett 2.0 +B12 +W8
3 Graham_Nolan 2.0 +W15 +B14
4 Sivaram_Manoharan 2.0 +B13 +W10
5 Max_Stephens 1.5 =BYE +B16
6 Nathanial_Loy 1.5 =BYE +W19
7 Ben_Firestone 1.5 =BYE +W26
8 Michael_Lin 1.0 +W17 -B2
9 Colin_Barrett-Hogg 1.0 +B20 -W1
10 Joel_Crombie 1.0 +W23 -B4
11 Gary_Judkins 1.0 -B1 +W22
12 William_Crombie 1.0 -W2 +B25
13 Rowan_Lightfoot 1.0 -W4 +B24
14 William_Lynn 1.0 +B27 -W3
15 Andy_Song 1.0 -B3 +W27
16 Sean_Clark 1.0 +B26 -W5
17 Murray_Tuatini 1.0 -B8 +W21
18 Kaeden_Govender 1.0 =BYE =W20
19 Ian_Kennedy 0.5 =BYE -B6
20 Thomas_Beier 0.5 -W9 =B18
21 Richard_Jackson 0.5 =BYE -B17
22 Jarvis_Xiang 0.5 =BYE -B11
23 Shan_Sundararaj 0.5 -B10 =BYE
24 Dinupa_Yakupitiyage 0.5 =BYE -W13
25 Kalhara_Weeraman 0.5 =BYE -W12
26 Ben_Wright 0.0 -W16 -B7
27 Zane_Brown 0.0 -W14 -B15

 

The draw for round three, subject to change at this point if there are withdrawals, is below

White Black
 Richard Dare  Sivaram Manoharan
 Graham Nolan  Hilton Bennett
 Max Stephens  Ben Firestone
 Michael Lin  Nathanial Loy
 William Crombie  Colin Barrett-hogg
 Andy Song  William Lynn
 Joel Crombie  Murray Tuatini
 Rowan Lightfoot  Kaeden Govender
 Sean Clark  Gary Judkins
 Ian Kennedy  Dinupa Yakupitiyage
 Shan Sundararaj  Thomas Beier
 Jarvis Xiang  Kalhara Weeraman
 Ben Wright  Zane Brown

First 2020 Ratings Posted

Posted: 19/02/2020 by Ian in Club News

graphClub ratings have been updated

Summer Cup At Round 4

Posted: 19/02/2020 by Ian in Club News
1 Colin Barrett-Hogg 4.0 +W7 +B5 +W4 +B9
2 Richard Dare 4.0 +W8 +B18 +W9 +B3
3 Graham Nolan 3.0 +W10 +B15 +W6 -W2
4 Prashant Mistry 3.0 +B19 +W11 -B1 +W8
5 Andrew Malcouronne 3.0 +B20 -W1 +B13 +W10
6 Sivaram Manoharam 3.0 +B26 +W12 -B3 +W11
7 William Crombie 2.5 -B1 +W27 =W15 +B16
8 Nathanial Loy 2.0 -B2 +W28 +B14 -B4
9 Eushin Kang 2.0 +W25 +B22 -B2 -W1
10 Richard Jackson 2.0 -B3 +W26 +B12 -B5
11 Andy Song 2.0 +W24 -B4 +W22 -B6
12 Joel Crombie 2.0 +W28 -B6 -W10 +B15
13 Kevin Li 2.0 -B22 +W25 -W5 +B21
14 William Lynn 2.0 -B15 +B16 -W8 +W22
15 Murray Tuatini 1.5 +W14 -W3 =B7 -W12
16 Ian Kennedy 1.5 =B27 -W14 +B25 -W7
17 Ben FIrestone 1.5 -B18 -W19 =B26 +W23
18 Gary Judkins 1.0 +W17 -W2
19 Rowan Lightfoot 1.0 -W4 +B17
20 Leo Dizon 1.0 -W5 +B24
21 Cam Sundaraj 1.0 +BYE -W13
22 Thomas Beier 1.0 +W13 -W9 -B11 -B14
23 Shan Sundaraj 1.0 +W24 -B17
24 Jarvis Xiang 1.0 -B11 -W20 -B23 +W26
25 Sean Clark 1.0 -B9 -B13 -W16 +BYE
26 Stanley lin 0.5 -W6 -B10 =W17 -B24
27 Daniel Dizon 0.5 =W16 -B7
28 Daniel Loy 0.0 -B12 -B8

Summer Cup At Round 4

Posted: 19/02/2020 by Ian in Club News

Club Champs March 3

Posted: 16/02/2020 by Ian in Club News

RatingRemember that our premier event, the club champs, will kick off on Tuesday 03 March.

Time control will be the same as last year at 60 minutes + 10 seconds per move from move 1.

One game per night over 6 weeks.

The format will be start time 7.15pm (7.30 on week 1), 1 game per night, open to financial members (or financial members temporarily in arrears), and newly paid up members, only. You can check when your sub is due by going to the website – About > Who We Are. Online payments preferred, see the website for details. If you are not currently a member but want to take part then you can join on the first night.

(Adult: $40 per year, or $25 for 6 months. Juniors $20 per year)

A single division Swiss Style Tournament. The overall winner will be awarded the title Club Champion 2020 and receive all the accolades that are associated with the title. The highest rated junior  will be awarded the title Club Junior Champion 2020.

The draw will be based on Current club ratings. New players without a club rating will be assigned 1500 points for the purposes of the  draw.

Entry permitted in round one and two, but round one preferred!.  If you can’t make it on the first night let me know and you will be awarded a half point bye. If you enter in round two without prior notification you will retrospectively receive a zero point bye for round 1. Also if you want to play but might be a little late on the first night let me know and I will include you in the draw. Please don’t turn up after 7:15. Entries will not be accepted in week three or beyond.

Games start at 7.15pm – a 30 minute late time applies (your game is lost if you are 30 minutes late). Clocks will be started at 7:15 even if neither player is present.

Usual FIDE laws apply with  the exception of the Hamilton Chess Club Special Rules found on the website. Disputes committee will be club executive (Hilton Ian and Richard). If one or two of the disputes committee is/are party to a dispute, the remaining member(s) will constitute the disputes committee.

Please bring a pen if you wish to record your games. Recording is not mandatory, but if you don’t record your game you will not be allowed to claim a draw for the 50 move rule or 3 fold repetition unless agreed by your opponent.

One 1/2 point bye allowed per player, if notified to Ian the Sunday before the round that it applies.

No half point byes allowed in rounds 5 or 6.

Tie breaks will be according to the NZ  standard  1. Direct Encounter. 2. Cumulative (Sum of Progressive Scores). 3. Total Buchholz. 4. Sonneborn-Berger. 5. Buchholz Cut1.   If still tied the award will be share

Next Two Weeks

Posted: 16/02/2020 by Ian in Club News

We only managed two rounds of the Summer Cup on opening night. To finish out the Summer cup we will have rounds 3 and 4 this Tuesday, and rounds 5 and 6 the next. The time control will be 30 + 0.  Week five we will kick off the club champs.