Archive for May, 2012

All Blacks At Club Champs Round Six

Posted: 30/05/2012 by Ian in Club News

Well… not those All Blacks, just that all games played were 0-1. With Hilton in Australia next week Peter now has an unassailable lead, so the contest is on for the minor placings. Final round next week. After that a six round rapid two games per night for three weeks.
Crosstable at round six …

1 Peter Hulshof 5.5 +B9 +W3 +B4 =W2 +W6 +B7
2 Hilton Bennett 5.0 +W7 +B5 =W6 =B1 +W3 +B4
3 Philip Rossiter 4.0 +W8 -B1 +W5 +W7 -B2 +B6
4 William Lynn 4.0 +B10 +BYE -W1 +B6 +B9 -W2
5 Gary Judkins 3.0 +B12 -W2 -B3 -W9 +W10 +BYE
6 Stefan Wagner 2.0 +W11 =BYE =B2 -W4 -B1 -W3
7 Ian Kennedy 2.0 -B2 -W10 +W9 -B3 +BYE -W1
8 Jess Fai 2.0 -B3 +W12 +B10
9 Murray Tuatini 2.0 -W1 -B7 +B5 -W4 +B10
10 Craig Scott 1.5 -W4 +B7 -W8 =BYE -B5 -W9
11 Colin Barrett-Hogg 1.0 -B6 +BYE
12 Kaylash Raman 0.0 -W5 -B8

Quote Of The Day

Posted: 28/05/2012 by Ian in Club News

In a gambit, you give up a pawn for the sake of getting a lost game

As well as leading the field for the title of Club Champion 2012, Peter Hulshof is now the main contender for the “Best Tactic Or Combination Leading To A Decisive Winning Advantage” award following a clever sequence in last week’s game against Stefan. His 16 Bf4 forces the black e-pawn forward which, following B x P both clears the e file and compels the knight onto e5, where it can be pinned against the king. The knight then falls to f4 followed by f4 x N. With his position in tatters, Stefan’s only recourse was to resign. Full analysis can be found here. Next week is the penultimate round for the Club Champs, but it will be your last chance to submit a combination for the above award.

Next Rookies Shield Event Announced

Posted: 24/05/2012 by Ian in Club News

Calling all rookies and juniors

After a long hiatus the next rookies shield event will be held at Hamilton Girls High School on June 24th

Hamilton Chess Centre, Room G1, Hamilton Girls High School, enter from Hill St
Entry fees – cash only please – Juniors (and club members): $10, Adults: $15 *
Game time 15 minutes each player

11 am Registration; Introduction.
11.30 am – 1 pm Rounds 1, 2 and 3,
1.10 pm Lunch break
1.50 – 2.55 pm Rounds 4, 5
2.55 pm Snack break
3.05 pm Rounds 6, 7 (Final)
4.15 pm Awarding of prizes

Cash Prizes: for 1st, 2nd and 3rd open, and best adult, best U18, U16, U14, U12, U10, U8, highest scoring girl.

Prior registration required to allow planning

To avoid disappointment register now; don’t delay

**Entries are restricted to players under 1600 NZCF rapid rating as this is a Rookies event – which still includes 80% of rated chess players!
**In case of tied scores a tiebreak count back will be used to allocate prizes. Only one prize per competitor
**Age is based on the date of the tournament, not 1 Jan
**Event will go ahead providing a minimum of 18 registrants indicate attendance

There are two more weeks to run for the club championship. From 12 June we will run a winter rapid over 3 nights, two rounds per night, with time control 20/5

Club Champs Round 5 – Peter Leads

Posted: 23/05/2012 by Ian in Club News

Peter leads, but Hilton and William are breathing down his neck. Two more weeks to run and the 2012 Club Champ will be named.
The crosstable tells the story …..

1 Peter Hulshof 4.5 +B10 +W4 +B3 =W2 +W5
2 Hilton Bennett 4.0 +W8 +B7 =W5 =B1 +W4
3 William Lynn 4.0 +B9 +BYE -W1 +B5 +B10
4 Philip Rossiter 3.0 +W6 -B1 +W7 +W8 -B2
5 Stefan Wagner 2.0 +W11 =BYE =B2 -W3 -B1
6 Jess Fai 2.0 -B4 +W12 +B9
7 Gary Judkins 2.0 +B12 -W2 -B4 -W10 +W9
8 Ian Kennedy 2.0 -B2 -W9 +W10 -B4 +BYE
9 Craig Scott 1.5 -W3 +B8 -W6 =BYE -B7
10 Murray Tuatini 1.0 -W1 -B8 +B7 -W3
11 Colin Barrett-Hogg 1.0 -B5 +BYE
12 Kaylash Raman 0.0 -W7 -B6

Another set of tense battles last night. Still four contenders for the ultimate accolade with three rounds still to go.
Standings currently

1 Peter Hulshof 1500 NC 3.5 +B8 +W3 +B2 =W4
2 William Lynn 1882 NC 3.0 +B7 +BYE -W1 +B6
3 Philip Rossiter 1809 NC 3.0 +W5 -B1 +W10 +W9
4 Hilton Bennett 2116 NC 3.0 +W9 +B10 =W6 =B1
5 Jess Fai 1500 NC 2.0 -B3 +W12 +B7
6 Stefan Wagner 1941 NC 2.0 +W11 =BYE =B4 -W2
7 Craig Scott 1500 NC 1.5 -W2 +B9 -W5 =BYE
8 Murray Tuatini 1249 NC 1.0 -W1 -B9 +B10
9 Ian Kennedy 1480 NC 1.0 -B4 -W7 +W8 -B3
10 Gary Judkins 1619 NC 1.0 +B12 -W4 -B3 -W8
11 C. Barrett-Hogg 1500 NC 1.0 -B6 +BYE
12 Kaylash Raman 1500 NC 0.0 -W10 -B5