Archive for November, 2013

NZCF Ratings Updated

Posted: 27/11/2013 by Ian in Club News

NZCF rating lists have just been published. Members ratings have been amended on the membership page here, as well as the change — plus or minus — from the last rating period.


The club continues to attract junior members with Elijah DeWit joining this week as member number 32. Seventeen members are Juniors. With  one night left in the year we look forward to a strong year in 2014. Welcome Elijah.

Chess Club Final Night For 2013

Posted: 26/11/2013 by Ian in Club News

Next Tuesday 03/12/13 will be the final night for 2013. We will have 6 rounds of 5 + 3 to finish. Let’s have a good turnout to round out a successful year.

Josh Poša Is Member Number 31.

Posted: 24/11/2013 by Ian in Club News

Club membership continues to rise with the addition of Josh as a Junior member. Welcome Josh.

The club has reached a milestone of 30 paid up members with Junior Sam Kim joining up last night. Sam has been taking part in our “play like a former world champion tournament” for the last few weeks and has now made the move to full membership. Welcome Sam.

Informal Blitz

Posted: 20/11/2013 by Ian in Club News

We had an 8 round blitz last night. Gary had some good wins and advanced significantly on the rating table. The nights crosstable is below, and club ratings have been updated.

1 Michael Freeman 6.5 +W15 =B2 +W6 +B3 +W8 -B4 +W5 +B7
2 Richard Dare 5.5 +B11 =W1 +B13 +W10 +B5 =W3 -B6 =W4
3 Graham Nolan 5.5 +B7 +W9 +B5 -W1 +B12 =B2 -W4 +B6
4 Hilton Bennett 5.5 -B5 +W12 -B10 +W11 +B7 +W1 +B3 =B2
5 Gary Judkins 5.0 +W4 +B8 -W3 +B6 -W2 +B9 -B1 +W14
6 Stefan Wagner 5.0 +B12 +W13 -B1 -W5 +B10 +B8 +W2 -W3
7 Sivoran Manoharan 4.0 -W3 +BYE +B11 -B8 -W4 +W12 +B14 -W1
8 Eddie Tan 4.0 +B10 -W5 +B9 +W7 -B1 -W6 +W15 -B11
9 Murray Tuatini 4.0 +BYE -B3 -W8 +W13 +B11 -W5 -B10 +W15
10 Richard Jackson 4.0 -W8 +B15 +W4 -B2 -W6 +B14 +W9 -B12
11 Daniel Davis 4.0 -W2 +B14 -W7 -B4 -W9 +B15 +W12 +W8
12 Ian Kennedy 3.0 -W6 -B4 +W15 +B14 -W3 -B7 -B11 +W10
13 Finlay buckell 2.0 +W14 -B6 -W2 -B9 +BYE
14 Sam Kim 2.0 -B13 -W11 +BYE -W12 +B15 -W10 -W7 -B5
15 Josh Posa 1.0 -B1 -W10 -B12 +BYE -W14 -W11 -B8 -B9

Hilton scored a creditable 4th =  with 5.5 out of a possible 9  in the recent South Island Champs held in Nelson, October 9th to 13th. His only losses were to the IMs that came first and second.

1 Wang, Pu Chen 2379 IM 9.0 +B10 +W7 +B3 +W4 +B2 +W5 +B8 +W6 +B14
2 Solomon, Stephen 2404 IM 7.0 +W8 +B13 +W6 +B9 -W1 -B3 +W12 +B4 +W5
3 Wohl, Aleksandar 2364 IM 7.0 +W11 +B9 -W1 +B20 +W13 +W2 -B4 +B7 +W15
4 Johnson, Quentin 2144 5.5 +W14 +B24 +W15 -B1 =W12 =B13 +W3 -W2 =B9
5 Bennett, Hilton 2100 CM 5.5 =W17 +B20 =W12 +B24 +W6 -B1 =W7 +B16 -B2
6 Chan, Peng Kong 2263 IM 5.5 +B23 +W21 -B2 =W7 -B5 +W10 +B13 -B1 +W16
7 Van,  Dijk Peter 2076 5.0 +W25 -B1 +W11 =B6 +W15 =B12 =B5 -W3 =B8
8 Benson, Christopher 1895 5.0 -B2 +W19 +W28 -B13 +W9 +B11 -W1 =B10 =W7
9 Rains, Timothy 2003 5.0 +B18 -W3 +B14 -W2 -B8 +W26 =B23 +W25 =W4
10 Timergazi, Layla 1889 5.0 -W1 +B25 -W13 +B26 =W24 -B6 +W18 =W8 +B23
11 Dolejs, Dan 1871 5.0 -B3 +W18 -B7 +W27 +B17 -W8 -B14 +B22 +W20
12 Kempen, Leon 1970 CM 5.0 +W29 =B15 =B5 +W21 =B4 =W7 -B2 =W14 =B13
13 Rains, Edward 2092 4.5 +B19 -W2 +B10 +W8 -B3 =W4 -W6 =B24 =W12
14 Nicholls, Leighton 1854 4.5 -B4 +W26 -W9 +B28 +W20 -B15 +W11 =B12 -W1
15 Donaldson, Bruce 2109 4.5 +B27 =W12 -B4 +W17 -B7 +W14 -B16 +W23 -B3
16 Jackson, L. Ross 1990 4.5 =B17 -W23 +W18 +B22 +B24 +W15 -W5 -B6
17 Roura, Federico 1751 4.5 =B5 =W16 =B21 -B15 -W11 =W22 =B27 +BYE +W26
18 Mulligan, Allan 1655 4.5 -W9 -B11 =W25 -B16 +BYE +W19 -B10 +W27 +B24
19 Gloistein, Bruce 1695 4.5 -W13 -B8 +W29 =B23 -W26 -B18 +BYE +W28 +B25
20 Hothersall, Rik 1956 4.0 +B28 -W5 +B22 -W3 -B14 =B23 =W24 +W21 -B11
21 Nijman, Arie 1991 4.0 +W22 -B6 =W17 -B12 -W23 +BYE =B25 -B20 +W29
22 Dellaca, Bruce 1610 4.0 -B21 +W23 -W20 =B25 -W16 =B17 +B29 -W11 +B28
23 Gold, Hamish 1866 3.5 -W6 -B22 +B16 =W19 +B21 =W20 =W9 -B15 -W10
24 Marko, Helmut 1983 CM 3.5 +B26 -W4 +B27 -W5 =B10 -W16 =B20 =W13 -W18
25 Cooper, Nigel 1692 3.5 -B7 -W10 =B18 =W22 +B29 +W27 =W21 -B9 -W19
26 Ryan, Tom 1200 3.5 -W24 -B14 +BYE -W10 +B19 -B9 =W28 +W29 -B17
27 Brockway, Andrew 1770 3.5 -W15 +B29 -W24 -B11 +W28 -B25 =W17 -B18 +BYE
28 Whittington, Seth 1000 2.5 -W20 +BYE -B8 -W14 -B27 +W29 =B26 -B19 -W22
29 Whittington, Finn 1100 1.0 -B12 -W27 -B19 +BYE -W25 -B28 -W22 -B26 -B21