Archive for April, 2014

VoteMembers are invited to respond to the group email that I sent out voting for what they want next week — either the start of the club blitz champs, or the start of the club rapid champs. Results of the poll will be posted on Sunday night

 

New Rating Personal Bests

Posted: 30/04/2014 by Ian in Club News

Both Graham and Richard Dare gained additional club rating points last night achieving personal best scores. The full crosstable from last night appears on the other side of the break

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BinocularsIf you have been thinking about coming along for a look then next week 29/4/14 at 7pm is a good place to start. Games will be informal and kick off shortly after 7. New members are always welcome.

Impromptu Blitz

Posted: 23/04/2014 by Ian in Club News

With the school holidays on last night was to be a casual chess night, but the cry went up for a round robin so an impromptu seven rounds of 3 + 3 eventuated. Graham top scored on 7 points. Richard and Ian tied for second with 5 each. Club ratings have been updated (Craig, Ian, and Graham achieve new personal bests, with Graham now number 3 in the club ranking). Casual chess again next week. Visitors welcome. (last nights crosstable appears below …) (more…)

Fifty six for School Pupils Tournament

Posted: 16/04/2014 by Ian in Club News

primary winnersGary and his wife Gerri (with Hiltons able assistance as arbiter and doing the draw) ran a very successful 7 round Swiss tournament for Waikato school pupils on the weekend. There were 56 participants – 20 high school, 22 intermediate, and 14 primary. Club members featured prominently with Daniel and Sivoram 1 – 2 in the high school division, and Adam and Joel 2 – 4 in the Primary. The final crosstables, and a few photos, are here. Congratulations to all the participants, and we look forward to seeing you again next year.

The ratings page has been updated incorporating the games from the club champs. Several members have achieved personal bests (Hilton Bennett, 1645; Eddie Tan, 1587; Gary Judkins, 1577, Ian Kennedy, 1547; Craig Scott, 1506).  Richard Dare enters the rating board at position number 4, and Hilton takes top spot 2 points ahead of Michael. Full results can be accessed here.

Craig Club Junior Champ 2014

Posted: 16/04/2014 by Ian in Club News

Craig managed a 6 from 5 to take out the club junior champs. He receives a book prize, and his name immortalized on the former champs page. He also achieves a personal best club rating of 1506 Samuel and Joel took out second and third respectively. The final crosstable is posted here.

Hilton Crowned Club Open Champion 2014

Posted: 16/04/2014 by Ian in Club News

Hilton came out on top with a perfect 6 to be Club Champ 2014. Stefan had a chance in the final round with both players getting down to under a minute on the clock before Stefan resigned in the face of mounting pressure. Second place went to Eddie on 4.5, then Stefan 3rd on tie break. The full crosstable is here.

Club Championship Down To The Wire

Posted: 09/04/2014 by Ian in Club News

The club championship is still wide open as tie break rules mean that if Stefan draws level with Hilton next week he may take out the top spot. On the other hand if Hilton wins against Stefan then Eddie could claim clear second if he wins his game, while others have the potential to come up to 4 points and take out the bronze on tie break. Similar considerations apply to The Junior division, with Samuel capable of drawing level with Craig, and then the decision coming down to tie break

The crosstables after five rounds of the club champs, and next weeks draw appear below. Remember clocks will start at 7:15 pm so dont be late

Open Division –Crosstable after 5 rounds

1 Hilton Bennett 1614 5.0 +W9 +B11 +B5 +W4 +W6
2 Stefan Wagner 1608 4.0 =B10 +W3 =B4 +W7 +B8
3 Eddie Tan 1568 3.5 =W8 -B2 +W14 +B12 +W11
4 Graham Nolan 1604 3.0 +W7 +B13 =W2 -B1 =B5
5 Richard Dare 1605 3.0 +BYE +B12 -W1 =B6 =W4
6 William Lynn 1596 3.0 =BYE +W10 +B8 =W5 -B1
7 Ian Kennedy 1524 3.0 -B4 +W15 +W11 -B2 +W12
8 David Whiting 1500 2.5 =B3 +W16 -W6 +B9 -W2
9 Daniel Davis 1531 2.5 -B1 =W14 +B10 -W8 +B16
10 Richard Jackson 1531 2.5 =W2 -B6 -W9 +B15 +W14
11 Gary Judkins 1574 2.0 +B14 -W1 -B7 +W13 -B3
12 Sivoram Manoharan 1565 2.0 +B15 -W5 +B13 -W3 -B7
13 Murray Tuatini 1504 2.0 +B16 -W4 -W12 -B11 +W15
14 Christopher Symon 1506 1.5 -W11 =B9 -B3 +W16 -B10
15 Nick Sayers 1500 0.5 -W12 -B7 =B16 -W10 -B13
16 Matt Crombie 1537 0.5 -W13 -B8 =W15 -B14 -W9

Junior Division –Crosstable after 5 rounds

 

1 Craig Scott 1477 5.0 +W6 +B7 +W2 +B5 +B3
2 Samuel Eddy 1474 4.0 +B4 +W5 -B1 +W7 +BYE
3 Joel Crombie 1479 3.0 -B5 +W4 +B6 +BYE -W1
4 Adam Hasan Stein 1374 3.0 -W2 -B3 +BYE +W6 +W5
5 Brandon Cuellar 1459 2.0 +W3 -B2 +W7 -W1 -B4
6 Elijah Dewit 1425 2.0 -B1 +BYE -W3 -B4 +B7
7 Josh Posa 1445 1.0 +BYE -W1 -B5 -B2 -W6

 

Next weeks’ draw

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Subs Due For Many

Posted: 04/04/2014 by Ian in Club News

Many members are now in arrears for their annual subs. Check out this page to see when your membership expires. Online payment preferred

Club Champs – Two Rounds To Go

Posted: 02/04/2014 by Ian in Club News

The crosstables after 4 rounds of the club champs, and next weeks draw are below. No player requested byes in the final two rounds so the draw will stand as posted below. Remember clocks will start at 7:15 pm so dont be late

Open Division –Crosstable after 4 rounds

1 Hilton Bennett 1614 4.0 +W11 +B8 +B4 +W5
2 Stefan Wagner 1608 3.0 =B12 +W6 =B5 +W9
3 William Lynn 1596 3.0 =BYE +W12 +B7 =W4
4 Richard Dare 1605 2.5 +BYE +B10 -W1 =B3
5 Graham Nolan 1604 2.5 +W9 +B14 =W2 -B1
6 Eddie Tan 1568 2.5 =W7 -B2 +W13 +B10
7 David Whiting 1500 2.5 =B6 +W16 -W3 +B11
8 Gary Judkins 1574 2.0 +B13 -W1 -B9 +W14
9 Ian Kennedy 1524 2.0 -B5 +W15 +W8 -B2
10 Sivoram Manoharan 1565 2.0 +B15 -W4 +B14 -W6
11 Daniel Davis 1531 1.5 -B1 =W13 +B12 -W7
12 Richard Jackson 1531 1.5 =W2 -B3 -W11 +B15
13 Christopher Symon 1506 1.5 -W8 =B11 -B6 +W16
14 Murray Tuatini 1504 1.0 +B16 -W5 -W10 -B8
15 Nick Sayers 1500 0.5 -W10 -B9 =B16 -W12
16 Matt Crombie 1537 0.5 -W14 -B7 =W15 -B13

 

Junior Division –Crosstable after 4 rounds

1 Craig Scott 1477 4.0 +W7 +B6 +W2 +B4
2 Samuel Eddy 1474 3.0 +B5 +W4 -B1 +W6
3 Joel Crombie 1479 3.0 -B4 +W5 +B7 +BYE
4 Brandon Cuellar 1459 2.0 +W3 -B2 +W6 -W1
5 Adam Hasan Stein 1374 2.0 -W2 -B3 +BYE +W7
6 Josh Posa 1445 1.0 +BYE -W1 -B4 -B2
7 Elijah Dewit 1425 1.0 -B1 +BYE -W3 -B5


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