Autumn(2) At Round 3

Posted: 16/05/2018 by Ian in Club News


1 Richard Dare 3.0 +B18 +W7 +B6
2 Prashant Mistry 3.0 +W13 +B8 +W4
3 Milton Severinsen 3.0 +B14 +W9 +B5
4 William Lynn 2.0 +B20 +W12 -B2
5 Rowan Lightfoot 2.0 +B21 +W10 -W3
6 Graham Nolan 2.0 +W22 +B11 -W1
7 Ian Kennedy 2.0 +W16 -B1 +W15
8 Christopher Symon 2.0 +B23 -W2 +B19
9 Kevin Li 2.0 +W24 -B3 +W17
10 William Crombie 2.0 +W15 -B5 +W13
11 Richard Jackson 2.0 +B19 -W6 +B14
12 Michael Lin 2.0 +W17 -B4 +W16
13 Murray Tuatini 1.0 -B2 +W23 -B10
14 Alex Treat 1.0 -W3 +B24 -W11
15 Daniel Dizon 1.0 -B10 +W21 -B7
16 Andy Song 1.0 -B7 +W18 -B12
17 Sean Clark 1.0 -B12 +W20 -B9
18 Leo Dizon 1.0 -W1 -B16 +W23
19 Lasen Silva 1.0 -W11 +B22 -W8
20 Nathanial Loy 1.0 -W4 -B17 +W24
21 Richard Ismay 1.0 -W5 -B15 +W22
22 Joel Crombie 0.0 -B6 -W19 -B21
23 Ronja Ripp 0.0 -W8 -B13 -B18
24 Maureen Murphy 0.0 -B9 -W14 -B20



Autumn(1) Final Crosstable

Posted: 09/05/2018 by Ian in Club News

AutumnRichard takes out Autumn(1). Autumn(2) starts next week. See you there.





1 Richard Dare 5.5 +W15 +B10 +W3 +B2 +W4 =B5
2 Prashant Mistry 4.5 +W24 +B11 +W4 -W1 =B8 +B9
3 Graham Nolan 4.5 +B18 +W6 -B1 +W10 =B12 +W8
4 Milton Severinsen 4.0 +B19 +W8 -B2 +W5 -B1 +W12
5 William Lynn 4.0 =W17 +B7 +W9 -B4 +W15 =W1
6 Ian Kennedy 4.0 +W21 -B3 +W16 =B9 =W7 +B11
7 Rowan Lightfoot 4.0 =B25 -W5 +B19 +W20 =B6 +W16
8 Eushin Kang 3.5 +W16 -B4 +W17 +B11 =W2 -B3
9 Christopher Symon 3.5 +B20 +W12 -B5 =W6 +B10 -W2
10 Richard Jackson 3.0 +B23 -W1 +B24 -B3 -W9 +W20
11 Michael Lin 3.0 +B27 -W2 +B18 -W8 +B23 -W6
12 Kevin Li 3.0 +W26 -B9 =BYE +B17 =W3 -B4
13 Lara Heppenstal 3.0 +B22 +W21 +B15
14 William Crombie 3.0 +W19 +B24 +W18
15 Leo Dizon 2.5 -B1 +W23 =B20 +W24 -B5 -W13
16 Nathanial Loy 2.5 -B8 +W19 -B6 +W18 =B20 -B7
17 Alex Treat 2.5 =B5 +W25 -B8 -W12 -B18 +W23
18 Joel Crombie 2.0 -W3 +B21 -W11 -B16 +W17 -B14
19 Murray Tuatini 2.0 -W4 -B16 -W7 -B14 +BYE +W24
20 Daniel Dizon 2.0 -W9 +B26 =W15 -B7 =W16 -B10
21 Andy Song 2.0 -B6 -W18 +B25 -W23 -B13 +W26
22 Lasen Silva 2.0 -W13 +B26 +BYE
23 Sean Clark 2.0 -W10 -B15 +W26 +B21 -W11 -B17
24 Ronja Ripp 1.0 -B2 +W27 -W10 -B15 -W14 -B19
25 Richard Ismay 0.5 =W7 -B17 -W21
26 Maureen Murphy 0.5 -B12 -W20 -B23 =BYE -W22 -B21
27 Cooper Quinn 0.5 -W11 -B24 =BYE

HeadThis year’s Waikato Open will be held 27 28 29 July at St Paul’s Collegiate. The flyer is here, and registrations are being accepted here

The Tournaments:

An Open and an under 1800 tournament, each a six round Swiss with a time control of all moves in 90 minutes plus an increment of 30 seconds per move. Both tournaments will be FIDE and nationally rated events, and are therefore open only to NZCFregistered players (or overseas players registered with their national federation).

Venue: Saint Paul’s Collegiate School, Hukanui Road, Hamilton


Friday 27th             Rnd 1     7.15 pm

Saturday 28th        Rnd 2     9.00 am        Rnd 3     2.00 pm        Rnd 4     7.00 pm

Sunday 29th            Rnd 5     9.00 am        Rnd 6     2.00 pm


Prize Fund:

Open Tournament: 1st $325, 2nd $200, 3rd $150

Grade Prizes: cash and chess book prizes to the value of $175

Under 1800 Tournament: 1st $175, 2nd $125, 3rd $75

Grade Prizes: cash and chess book prizes to the value of $175




Autumn(1) At Round 3

Posted: 02/05/2018 by Ian in Club News


1 Richard_Dare 3.0 +W11 +B7 +W4
2 Prashant_Mistry 3.0 +W16 +B8 +W5
3 William_Lynn 2.5 =W12 +B14 +W6
4 Graham_Nolan 2.0 +B17 +W10 -B1
5 Milton_Severinsen 2.0 +B23 +W9 -B2
6 Christopher_Symon 2.0 +B13 +W15 -B3
7 Richard_Jackson 2.0 +B19 -W1 +B16
8 Michael_Lin 2.0 +B22 -W2 +B17
9 Eushin_Kang 2.0 +W18 -B5 +W12
10 Ian_Kennedy 2.0 +W20 -B4 +W18
11 Leo_Dizon 1.5 -B1 +W19 =B13
12 Alex_Treat 1.5 =B3 +W21 -B9
13 Daniel_Dizon 1.5 -W6 +B24 =W11
14 Rowan_Lightfoot 1.5 =B21 -W3 +B23
15 Kevin_Li 1.5 +W24 -B6 =BYE
16 Ronja_Ripp 1.0 -B2 +W22 -W7
17 Joel_Crombie 1.0 -W4 +B20 -W8
18 Nathanial_Loy 1.0 -B9 +W23 -B10
19 Sean_Clark 1.0 -W7 -B11 +W24
20 Andy_Song 1.0 -B10 -W17 +B21
21 Richard_Ismay 0.5 =W14 -B12 -W20
22 Cooper_Quinn 0.5 -W8 -B16 =BYE
23 Murray_Tuatini 0.0 -W5 -B18 -W14
24 Maureen_Murphy 0.0 -B15 -W13 -B19

Check Us Out May 1st

Posted: 25/04/2018 by Ian in Club News

If you have been thinking about coming along for a look then May 1st at 7pm is your best bet. We will start a 6 game tournament running over 2 weeks. Each game will last around 40 minutes. Games will kick off shortly after 7, so dont be late if you want to take part in the mini tournament. New members are always welcome. Come along and be part of the fun. Read this page for guidance if you are thinking of joining the clubplayers3

The Dark Horse on TV One Tonight

Posted: 21/04/2018 by Ian in Club News

Darkhorse1This great movie is compulsory viewing for any kiwi with an interest in chess. It is available on TV One On Demand currently, or can be watched this evening on TV One. Upon its premiere as the Opening Night film of the New Zealand International Film Festival on 17 July 2014, The Dark Horse was declared by the RNZ National Review “One of the greatest New Zealand films ever made“.

The Dark Horse is an inspiring true story based on the life of a charismatic, brilliant but little-known New Zealand hero and chess champion – Genesis Potini. Once a heralded chess champion, Genesis has spent the last few years in and out of mental institutions, battling with severe bipolar disorder.  After being released from theDarkHorse2 psychiatric ward for one more chance at life, he moves in with Ariki, his gang-patched and distant brother, and Ariki’s soon-to-be-patched teenage son, Mana. Needing a purpose and a reason to get out of the gang house, Genesis joins a rough-as-guts local chess club, with the wild idea of coaching the motley crew of kids to the national chess championship.  On the way, Gen must face the responsibility that comes with being a leader, navigate conflict within the gang world and try to survive the potentially devastating strife that breaks out between him and his brother over his nephew’s future. Watch it — you wont be disappointed


Club Recess

Posted: 19/04/2018 by Ian in Club News

The club is in recess now for the school holidays. We will reopen on May 1st with Autumn Cup (1). The calendar for 2018 can be found here.