Archive for March, 2013

Rookies Entries Flooding In

Posted: 20/03/2013 by Ian in Club News

Looks like we will have a big turnout for the Autumn Rookies come April 7 with seventeen players already registered. Past experience is that only half of attendees will have registered by this point meaning we might be headed for a  turnout of around 35. So come on the rest of you sign up for more chess fun than you can poke a stick at and register!

Sixteen Last Night

Posted: 19/03/2013 by Ian in Club News

We had sixteen for the 5 + 3 last night. Peter once again proving too tough for the rest of us. He now holds the record for the all time highest club rating of 1947. Ian picked up around 270 rating points from a couple of good wins.  The crosstable is below and club ratings have been updated.

1 Peter Hulshof 6.0 +B7 +W8 +B2 +W6 +B5 +B4
2 Graham 4.5 +W12 +B14 -W1 =B3 +B13 +W6
3 Christopher 4.5 +B11 +W4 -B6 =W2 +B7 +W9
4 Richard 4.0 +W13 -B3 +B15 +W7 +B6 -W1
5 Stefan 4.0 +W10 -B6 +B8 +W13 -W1 +B11
6 Ian 3.0 +B15 +W5 +W3 -B1 -W4 -B2
7 Clayton 3.0 -W1 +B9 +W14 -B4 -W3 +B16
8 Daniel Davis 3.0 +W9 -B1 -W5 +B14 =W11 =B12
9 Sam 3.0 -B8 -W7 +W16 +B15 +W14 -B3
10 Daniel Ng 3.0 -B5 -W12 -B11 +W16 +W15 +B13
11 Murray 2.5 -W3 -B13 +W10 +B12 =B8 -W5
12 Siviran 2.5 -B2 +B10 -W13 -W11 +B16 =W8
13 Craig 2.0 -B4 +W11 +B12 -B5 -W2 -W10
14 Samuel Eddy 2.0 +W16 -W2 -B7 -W8 -B9 +W15
15 Adam 1.0 -W6 +B16 -W4 -W9 -B10 -B14
16 Darius 0.0 -B14 -W15 -B9 -B10 -W12 -W7

The Aims Of Play

Posted: 16/03/2013 by Ian in Club News

Never_Give_UpChess etiquette dictates that one should resign when you KNOW you are lost, but failing that the aims of play can be summarized as—
1 To mate the opposing king;
2 To build up a decisive concentration of pieces on the approaches to the king;
3 To gain an advantage in material that, in time, can be converted into a mating force;
4 To make your pieces work effectively as units and harmoniously as a team;
5 To render the opponent’s pieces ineffective;
6 To frustrate the opponent’s plans;
7 To draw, if to win is out of the question;
8 Not to lose;
9 If losing, to create chances for the opponent to go wrong;
10 To fight like hell to achieve these objectives;
11 To remain courteous to your opponent.

Club Ratings Now Available!!

Posted: 14/03/2013 by Ian in Club News

RatingIn future all club tournaments on club nights and on weekends will be rated. I have gone back to the start of the year and calculated ratings for all participating financial members. You can find the ratings and an explanation as to how they are calculated using the menu at top right, or by clicking  here

Welcome Eddie Tan As Our Newest Member

Posted: 13/03/2013 by Ian in Club News

We welcome Eddie as the newest member of the club. Eddie comes to us from the UK and has already proved himself a strong player taking second place in the Autumn Cup.

Nineteen Last Night

Posted: 13/03/2013 by Ian in Club News

We had a good turnout last night with 19 showing for casual chess including several prospective new members. We will have a 6 round Swiss next week with time control 5 + 3. Games start at 7:20 sharp so dont miss out.

Autumn Rookies Announced

Posted: 06/03/2013 by Ian in Club News

AnnouncementThe first Sunday Rookies Tournament of the year will take place on April 7th starting at 11am. Seven games with 15 minutes each player on the clock. Entry is restricted to unrated players and players under 1600 NZCF rapid rating as this is a Rookies event – which still includes 80% of rated chess players! There will be cash Prizes for  1st and 2nd and for best U18, U14, U10. The tournament flyer can be accessed here. Register here to avoid disappointment