Archive for September, 2011

Moooving Rapid on 16 Oct

Posted: 23/09/2011 by Scott in Club News

To celebrate the new Hamilton Chess Centre (within Hamilton Girls High School), this Rapid is going to be bigger than usual for us.

6 rounds of 20+5 minute rapid chess for all ages. NZCF rapid rated. And Guaranteed Prize money of $500. All the details are here. More importantly – the results are here.

And semi final number 2 of the RWC does not start until 9pm (in Auckland), so there is no excuse to not come out and enjoy some chess!


We have a new home

Posted: 10/09/2011 by Scott in Club News

After 6 months of occupation of the Hamilton Club by the Hamilton Chess Club, and after the 100 year history of the Hamilton Club building, we have had to move due to the building being relocated (a little closer to the river).

We will start up afresh at the Hamilton Girls High School, G Block, Hill St entrance, from 4 Oct. For a map and directions, see the about page. We appreciate the offers of help we received from other schools and groups. We will try to maintain our meeting times and the chess coaching sessions as usual, but there may be some disruption as we settle in.

Well entries are pouring in for this event on this Sunday (11th, from 9am), so the entrants  should have quite a challenging day. A late fee applies from Friday, so register now and pay by direct debit to avoid disappointment! Hamilton chess club members receive a 20% discount on the entry fee – well worthwhile! All the details are here.

Edit 08/09/11:  26 online entries so far, and counting. So a bumper crowd is certain…