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


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.