Archive for June, 2014

Waikato Open A Great Success

Posted: 29/06/2014 by Ian in Club News

???????????????????????????????Once again Hilton, with the able assistance of Keong Ang as Arbiter, put togethere a fantastic tournament with 37 entries from as far away as Nelson. Nine of the participants hold official FIDE titles of one sort or another reflecting the strength of the top boards, but the tournament also had a share of under 1200 rated players. Top score, and the title of Waikato Open Champion 2014,  went to Michael Steadman on 5.5 out of 6. Mark Noble (5) came second, with Ben Hague and Ralph Hart sharing third equal (4.5).  Under 1950 honours were shared by Jack James, Efrain Tionko, and Viv Smith (all on 3.5). Under 1700 first equal was shared by William Crombie and Philip Mukkattu (3.5). Joel Crombie and Toby Zhang shared first equal in the under 1200 grade (2).  The William Lynn Cup for best result by a Waikato school pupil went to Daniel Davis. The Len Whitehouse Memorial Trophy (best result by a Waikato player) was shared by Hilton Bennett and William Crombie. The full crosstable is here, and some obligatory photos are here. The official NZCF record of the tournament can be found here. We look forward to seeing you all again next year.

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Waikato Open Entries

Posted: 26/06/2014 by Ian in Club News

The New Zealand Chess Federation page for the Waikato Open can be found here, with a list of confirmed entries so far

Thirty Seven Entries So Far

Posted: 26/06/2014 by Ian in Club News

We have 37 confirmed entries for the tournament tomorrow night – it is still not too late if you want to register.

snowmanWinter cup rounds 3 and 4 last night. Daniel is in the lead on 3.5  followed by Richard Craig and Eddie. Club ratings have been updated with Craig Daniel and Nick achieving all time personal bests . Craigs rise is particularly notable — he has picked up 38 club rating points in his last 10 games. Richard has overtaken Michael as the top rated club player. Final two rounds next week, then a couple of weeks of blitz

Only two days to go until the Waikato Open. We have around 35 entries so far, keep those entries coming !

snowmanThe first two rounds of the winter cup were held last night. Seventeen players turned out. Currently Daniel, Gary, and Eddie lead the pack on two points each. Craig picked up some valuable club rating points with a win against William followed by a draw against Milton. A permanent link to the crosstable can be found under Events >2014. Club ratings have been updated. It is not too late to join in next week. Remember games kick off 7:30 sharp so don’t be late.

Richard Tops Club Rankings

Posted: 11/06/2014 by Ian in Club News

medalClub ratings have been updated reflecting the first four rounds of the rapid and Richard has managed to knock Michael off top spot. Currently he sits on 1648 points. He will be looking to pick up a few more points now to see if he can break the all time club ranking high of 1658 points that Michael had set on 23/6/13. Hats off to Richard.