Archive for May, 2012

Round three produced a tense battle between Stefan and Hilton. Hilton had 2 bishops and a queen to Stefan’s queen and knight but with time ticking down for Hilton a draw was offered and accepted. Round four next week is likely to be just as tense. Standings at round 3

1 Peter Hulshof 3.0 +B11 +W7 +B3
2 Hilton Bennett 2.5 +W9 +B4 =W5
3 William Lynn 2.0 +B8 +BYE -W1
4 Philip Rossiter 2.0 +W6 -B1 +W4
5 Stefan Wagner 2.0 +W10 =BYE =B2
6 Jess Fai 2.0 -B7 +W12 +B8
7 Gary Judkins 1.0 +B12 -W2 -B7
8 Craig Scott 1.0 -W3 +B9 -W6
9 Ian Kennedy 1.0 -B2 -W8 +W11
10 Colin Barrett-Hogg 1.0 -B5 +BYE
11 Murray Tuatini 0.0 -W1 -B9
12 Kaylash Raman 0.0 -W4 -B6

St Pauls Rapid a great success

Posted: 07/05/2012 by Ian in Club News

St Pauls provided a very comfortable venue for the Annual Rapid Tournament run there by the club. Proceeds from the tournament have been donated to the New Zealand Chess Olympiad Fund. There were 36 entries and as usual a respectable contingent of Aucklanders made the effort to come down for the day. First overall was Ben Hague FM, dropping a half point to Peter Hulshof, a new recruit to the Hamilton club who previously played chess at a high level in Holland. Peter is a welcome addition to the club and to New Zealand chess having taken on the captaincy of the women’s team to the forthcoming Olympiad in Istanbul.  Second prize overall went to Hans Gao and Noel Pinic on 5 points each, while Peter Hulshof took out third place on 4.5.

In the under 1800 division first place was a three way split between Graham Nolan, William Crombie and Alphaeus Ang, all on 4 points. There was a five way split of the prize money in the under 1300 group between Daniel Gong, Joy Qin, Yuno Oh, Benjamin Simon and Christopher Simon. Daniel and Joy got to share the book prizes based on tie break score. Nicholas Huang and Craig Scott took out first and second place in the under 1000 division.  The Crosstable is here, and these are some photos

Newsflash: Website reaches 25000 hits

Posted: 04/05/2012 by Ian in Club News

Since its inception in February 2011 the club website has now received just a little over 25000 hits — 25086 to be precise. Typically we receive 35 to 50 views per day. Our best ever day was in March 2011 with 3121 hits courtesy of Lara Stock (WGM) and her father Michael Stock (2200+) who entered the Rookies Shield tournament under false names, swept the field, and made off with the prize money. That original post is here. Since then we have banned Grandmasters from entering the Rookies Shield Tournament, but are pleased to offer them free entry to our other club events.

Following hot on the heels of the successful ANZAC day rapid please find  the   St Pauls Rapid Entry Form advertising the St Pauls rapid next Sunday 6th May
This is a Myer Tan Grand Prix Class 2 Event with a total prize fund of $700
–Great venue
–Great prizes
–Great cause
–Great tournament
On line and postal registration as per the flyer
We look forward to seeing you there

Club Champs Round 2

Posted: 02/05/2012 by Ian in Club News

Round 2 sees William Peter and Hilton leading on 2 points. Craig Scott had a well deserved win against Ian. Dont forget to let Ian know if you want to take a bye with the next round. Standings can be found  here