Archive for November, 2011

Christmas Hamper chess – 9 rounds

Posted: 16/11/2011 by Scott in Club News

Come one, come all!! 9 Rounds of chess, spread over 3 nights, starting Tuesday 22 Nov from 7.30pm. Two 5-minute games (worth 1 point each) and one 20’+5″ game (worth 2 points) per night. Compete for stuffed full Christmas hampers. Best Adult, best junior and a lucky door prize hamper that any entrant can win. One prize per player. Come and enjoy some Christmas chess. No half point byes allowed.

$5 entry for members, $10 entry for non-members – just turn up and play/pay. Presentation to be held at our Christmas function, on 13 Dec at the club.

A list of current results can be found here.


Waikato open starting tomorrow night

Posted: 10/11/2011 by Scott in Club News

Just a quick note that the Waikato Open is starting tomorrow night from 7pm at St Pauls Collegiate School, Hamilton. We have over 35 already registered/paid, with a strong Open/FIDE Rated section (8 of the 16 so far with rating over 2000) and many playing in the under 1800 section.

It is not too late to register – full details of the event are here, and/or how to register.

Yes it is a 3-day event, the largest and longest time control you will find in the Waikato this year. So if you are serious about your chess, or want to grab an NZCF rating or to establish a FIDE rating, or some Grand Prix class 1 points, then get along.