Archive for March, 2014

If, like me, you have already worked out that it is going to take another years practice before you are able to achieve the lofty title of Club Champ there are still other goals that you can strive for. Below is a list (in rank order) of those members that played in last years champs, and are featuring again this year. If you arent going to be on the podium, the next best thing would be to improve your rank order among this illustrious group.

1 Hilton Bennett
2 Stefan Wagner
3 Daniel Davis
4 Graham Nolan
5 Christopher Symon
6 Eddie Tan
7 Richard Jackson
8 Gary Judkins
9 Murray Tuatini
10 Ian Kennedy
11 Craig Scott
12 Samuel Eddy
13 Benjamin Symon
14 Sivaram Manoharan
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Gary_Hamilton_PressThose of you that get the Hamilton Press may have seen the article on page 7 featuring Gary and his passion for using Chess in schools as a way of enhancing mathematical ability. Gary and Geri will once again running the Waikato School Pupils tournament, a flyer for which can be accessed here

National Ratings Updated

Posted: 26/03/2014 by Ian in Club News

The latest national ratings list has been released. Club members NZCF standard and rapid ratings, along with any change since the last rating, have been updated on the page “Who We Are”

Subs Due For Many

Posted: 25/03/2014 by Ian in Club News

Check the page “who we are” to see if your sub is due. Many memberships come due around now. Annual fees remain at last years level — $40 adult, $20 junior. On line payment is preferred.

 

The crosstables after three rounds of the club champs, and next weeks draw (assuming no one notifies a bye) are below. Please notify bye requests by Sunday evening or the draw will stand as posted below. Remember clocks will start at 7:15 pm so dont be late

Open Division – Crosstable after 3 rounds

1 Hilton_Bennett 1614 3.0 +W10 +B11 +B4
2 Graham_Nolan 1604 2.5 +W6 +B12 =W5
3 William_Lynn 1596 2.5 =BYE +W13 +B8
4 Richard_Dare 1605 2.0 +BYE +B7 -W1
5 Stefan_Wagner 1608 2.0 =B13 +W9 =B2
6 Ian_Kennedy 1524 2.0 -B2 +W14 +W11
7 Sivoram_Manoharan 1565 2.0 +B14 -W4 +B12
8 David_Whiting 1500 1.5 =B9 +W16 -W3
9 Eddie_Tan 1568 1.5 =W8 -B5 +W15
10 Daniel_Davis 1531 1.5 -B1 =W15 +B13
11 Gary_Judkins 1574 1.0 +B15 -W1 -B6
12 Murray_Tuatini 1504 1.0 +B16 -W2 -W7
13 Richard_Jackson 1531 0.5 =W5 -B3 -W10
14 Nick_Sayers 1500 0.5 -W7 -B6 =B16
15 Christopher_Symon 1506 0.5 -W11 =B10 -B9
16 Matt_Crombie 1537 0.5 -W12 -B8 =W14

Junior Division –Crosstable after 3 rounds

1 Craig_Scott 1477 3.0 +W6 +B5 +W2
2 Samuel_Eddy 1474 2.0 +B7 +W3 -B1
3 Brandon_Cuellar 1459 2.0 +W4 -B2 +W5
4 Joel_Crombie 1479 2.0 -B3 +W7 +B6
5 Josh_Posa 1445 1.0 +BYE -W1 -B3
6 Elijah_Dewit 1425 1.0 -B1 +BYE -W4
7 Adam_Hasan_Stein 1374 1.0 -W2 -B4 +BYE

 

Next Weeks Draw (if no byes)

draw

Club Champs: Results After Two Rounds

Posted: 19/03/2014 by Ian in Club News

 

The crosstables after two rounds of the club champs, and next weeks draw (assuming no one notifies a bye) are below. Please notify bye requests by Sunday evening or the draw will stand as posted below. Remember clocks will start at 7:15 pm so dont be late

Open Division –Crosstable after 2 rounds

1 Graham Nolan 1604 2.0 +W8 +B9
2 Hilton Bennett 1614 2.0 +W11 +B7
3 Richard Dare 1605 2.0 +BYE +B10
4 Stefan Wagner 1608 1.5 =B12 +W13
5 William Lynn 1596 1.5 =BYE +W12
6 David Whiting 1500 1.5 =B13 +W15
7 Gary Judkins 1574 1.0 +B14 -W2
8 Ian Kennedy 1524 1.0 -B1 +W16
9 Murray Tuatini 1504 1.0 +B15 -W1
10 Sivoram Manoharan 1565 1.0 +B16 -W3
11 Daniel Davis 1531 0.5 -B2 =W14
12 Richard Jackson 1531 0.5 =W4 -B5
13 Eddie Tan 1568 0.5 =W6 -B4
14 Christopher Symon 1506 0.5 -W7 =B11
15 Matt Crombie 1537 0.0 -W9 -B6
16 Nick Sayers 1500 0.0 -W10 -B8

Junior Division –Crosstable after 2 rounds

1 Samuel Eddy 1474 2.0 +B7 +W3
2 Craig Scott 1477 2.0 +W5 +B4
3 Brandon Cuellar 1459 1.0 +W6 -B1
4 Josh Posa 1445 1.0 +BYE -W2
5 Elijah Dewit 1425 1.0 -B2 +BYE
6 Joel Crombie 1479 1.0 -B3 +W7
7 Adam Hasan-Stein 1374 0.0 -W1 -B6

Next Weeks Draw (if no byes)

Draw

The 2014 club championship kicked off last night with 15 players in the Open Division and 7 competing in the Junior division for  a total of 22 players. In the past 3 years we have had 16 entries (2011), 12 entries (2012) and 21 entries (2013). Maybe next year we can make it 25. Richard did well to take a draw off Stefan. Josh took a bye in the juniors because of school commitments, but will be joining the tournament next week. We had  a slightly slow start to get the draw sorted this week, but now that we are underway clocks will be starting at 7:15 sharp, whether you are there or not, so don’t be late.

The crosstables so far follow … (more…)