Archive for November, 2014

The latest NZCF ratings lists have been posted. Members ratings are reproduced below.

Standard Rapid
Bennett, Hilton 2130 2001
Brunt, Donald unr unr
Chatterjee, Dhusar 1091
Clark, Sean unr unr
Crombie, Matt unr 1033
Crombie, Joel 1343 922
Dare, Richard 1806 1778
Davis, Daniel 1548 1335
De Wit, Elijah unr unr
Freeman, Michael 2176 2101
Fuatai, Fuatai 2089 2165
Hasan-Stein, Adam unr 859
Hasan-Stein, Darius 1098 1116
Jackson, Richard unr 1322
Thys, Joubert unr unr
Judkins, Gary 1534 1537
Kennedy, Ian 1658 1495
Kaumoana, Joel unr unr
Kim, Sam unr unr
Lynn, William 1849 1711
Manoharan, Sivaram unr unr
Nolan, Graham unr 1808
Perumal, Nithin unr unr
Poša, Josh unr unr
Perumal, Nithin unr unr
Sayers, Nick 1409 1207
Severinsen, Milton unr unr
Scott, Craig unr 1055
Sirinivasan, Suriya unr unr
Tan, Eddie 1936 2000
Tuatini, Murray 1217 unr
Wagner, Stefan 1936 1931
Wilson, Calib unr unr
Whiting, David unr unr
Xiang, Jarvis unr unr
Xiang, Jeff unr unr

Mini Graded Round Robin Next Week

Posted: 26/11/2014 by Ian in Club News

Following on from the popularity of the graded round robin earlier this year we will have a graded round robin next week. Groups of four players based on club rating will play 3 games against each other at time control 15 + 0. Dont be late or you will miss out.

Momentum Blitz

Posted: 26/11/2014 by Ian in Club News

Eighteen players turned out for momentum blitz last night. We had four rounds at time control 3 + 2, and four rounds at 5 + 3. It was arduous stuff but everyone stuck through to the end, with Stefan taking line honours on 7 points, drawing with Graham and Richard who tied for second on 6.5. Murray managed five points, which is pretty good considering he missed the first game. Ratings have been updated as usual.

1 Stefan Wagner 7.0 =B2 +W10 +B12 +W8 +B7 +W4 =B3 +W5
2 Graham Nolan 6.5 =W1 +B17 +W15 +B5 -W3 +B6 +B4 +W7
3 Richard Dare 6.5 +B10 +W12 -B4 +W14 +B2 +W7 =W1 +B8
4 Sivoram Manoharan 5.0 +W5 +B8 +W3 -W7 +B13 -B1 -W2 +B9
5 Gary Judkins 5.0 -B4 +W6 +B9 -W2 +B14 +W8 +B7 -B1
6 Murray Tuatini 5.0 -B5 +W11 +B15 +W12 -W2 +B16 +W13
7 Richard Jackson 4.0 +W17 +B15 +W14 +B4 -W1 -B3 -W5 -B2
8 Ian Kennedy 4.0 +B18 -W4 +B13 -B1 +W9 -B5 +W12 -W3
9 Jeff XIang 4.0 -W15 +B16 -W5 +B17 -B8 +W11 +B10 -W4
10 Finn Roy 4.0 -W3 -B1 -W16 +B18 +W15 +B17 -W9 +B14
11 Jarvis Xiang 4.0 -B12 +W18 -B6 -W13 +W17 -B9 +W15 +B16
12 Adam Hasan-Stein 3.5 +W11 -B3 -W1 +B16 -B6 =W13 -B8 +W18
13 Darius Hasan_Stein 3.5 +W16 -B14 -W8 +B11 -W4 =B12 +W17 -B6
14 Dhushar Chaterjee 3.0 +BYE +W13 -B7 -B3 -W5 -W16 +B18 -W10
15 Calib Wilson 3.0 +B9 -W7 -B2 -W6 -B10 +W18 -B11 +W17
16 Nithin Perumal 3.0 -B13 -W9 +B10 -W12 +W18 +B14 -W6 -W11
17 Finn Birnie-Selwyn 1.0 -B7 -W2 +B18 -W9 -B11 -W10 -B13 -B15
18 Thys Joubert 0.0 -W8 -B11 -W17 -W10 -B16 -B15 -W14 -B12

Worth A Watch

Posted: 23/11/2014 by Ian in Club News

An interesting and entertaining video of a game from a much younger Nigel Short v Gary Kasparov can be found  here

Guests Welcome Next Week

Posted: 20/11/2014 by Ian in Club News

BinocularsIf you have been thinking about coming along for a look then next week 25/11/14 at 7pm is a good place to start. We will be playing blitz games at short time control.  New members are always welcome. Come along and join in the fun.

MJCrombieAs you can see from the graphs at left both Matt and Joel are on the up and up reaching personal best club ratings of 1543 and 1518 respectively on Tuesday night. Over the last 15 games Matt’s rating has improved by 21 but Joels has gone up by 39 so if Joel sticks at it for the next 6 months I suspect he will be able to close the gap. Watch this space.

Momentum Blitz

Posted: 20/11/2014 by Ian in Club News

We had 18 on Tuesday for momentum blitz. A great result for Graham with a perfect score (and increased club rating points). Also a notable achievment for Joel Crombie who came a credible 3rd equal and is now snapping at the heels of the adults. More momentum blitz next week. Club ratings and graphs have been updated.

1 Graham Nolan 6.0 +W18 +B5 +B2 +W3 +B8 +W7
2 Richard Dare 5.0 +W9 +B4 -W1 +B10 +W7 +B3
3 Stefan Wagner 4.0 +B11 +W10 +B8 -B1 +W9 -W2
4 Gary Judkins 4.0 +B16 -W2 +B11 -W8 +B6 +W10
5 Joel Crombie 4.0 +B7 -W1 -B13 +W16 +B12 +W8
6 Suriya Srinivasan 3.5 +W15 =B9 -W7 +B14 -W4 +B18
7 Sivaram Manoharan 3.0 -W5 +B14 +B6 +W13 -B2 -B1
8 Richard Jackson 3.0 +W14 +B12 -W3 +B4 -W1 -B5
9 Sean 3.0 -B2 =W6 +B16 +W11 -B3 =W12
10 Matt Crombie 3.0 +W17 -B3 +W12 -W2 +B13 -B4
11 Jeff Xiang 3.0 -W3 +B15 -W4 -B9 +W18 +W17
12 Jarvis Xiang 2.5 +B13 -W8 -B10 +W17 -W5 =B9
13 Elijah Dewit 2.5 -W12 +B17 +W5 -B7 -W10 =B15
14 Calib 2.5 -B8 -W7 +B15 -W6 +B17 =W16
15 Joel Kaumoana 2.5 -B6 -W11 -W14 +B18 +B16 =W13
16 Nithin Perumal 1.5 -W4 +B18 -W9 -B5 -W15 =B14
17 Finn 1.0 -B10 -W13 +W18 -B12 -W14 -B11
18 Thys Joubert 0.0 -B1 -W16 -B17 -W15 -B11 -W6

Non-Members Welcome Next Few Weeks

Posted: 14/11/2014 by Ian in Club News

We will be playing blitz. The more the merrier, so come along for a look if you are a non-member thinking about joing the club. Games kick off 7:30; be there by 7:15 to be in the draw.

Spring Cup Results Are In

Posted: 12/11/2014 by Ian in Club News

Richard chalks up another tournament win well ahead of his nearest rival. Stefan did well to come second – particularily as he missed three games. Six players managed to tie for third plae. Rating statistics and graphs have been updateted. We will have blitz for the next couple of weeks, 7 games a night (3 rounds of 3 + 2 then 4 rounds of 5 + 3). Games kick off at 7:30. Guests welcome. Don’t be late.

1 Richard Dare 7.0 +W11 +B9 +W6 +BYE -W3 +B7 +B5 +W8
2 Stefan Wagner 5.5 +W18 +B13 +W10 =BYE +B9 +B3
3 Hilton Bennett 5.0 +B7 +W17 -B5 +W12 +B1 -B4 +W6 -W2
4 Fuatai Fuatai 5.0 +W10 -B6 +W11 +B8 +B5 +W3
5 Graham Nolan 5.0 +W12 +B8 +W3 -B6 -W4 +B10 -W1 +B13
6 William Lynn 5.0 +B16 +W4 -B1 +W5 -B7 +W9 -B3 +W12
7 Matt Crombie 5.0 -W3 +B15 +W9 +B13 +W6 -W1 -B8 +B10
8 Richard Jackson 5.0 +B14 -W5 +B16 -W4 +B12 +W17 +W7 -B1
9 Ian Kennedy 4.0 +W15 -W1 -B7 +B11 +W13 -B6 -W2 +B14
10 Gary Judkins 4.0 -B4 +W18 -B2 +W16 +B17 -W5 +B11 -W7
11 Joel Crombie 4.0 -B1 +W14 -B4 -W9 +B21 +W20 -W10 +B16
12 Sean Clark 4.0 -B5 +W25 +B17 -B3 -W8 +W14 +B16 -B6
13 Dhusar Chatterjee 3.5 +B25 -W2 +B18 -W7 -B9 =W16 +B15 -W5
14 Jeff Xiang 3.0 -W8 -B11 -W20 +B18 +W23 -B12 +B21 -W9
15 Jarvis Xiang 3.0 -B9 -W7 +B25 -W17 -B16 +W21 -W13 +B18
16 Elijah DeWit 2.5 -W6 +B20 -W8 -B10 +W15 =B13 -W12 -W11
17 Murray Tuatini 2.0 +W20 -B3 -W12 +B15 -W10 -B8
18 Nithin Perumal 2.0 -B2 -B10 -W13 -W14 +B24 +W25 -W15
19 Nick Sayers 2.0 +B22 +W21
20 Suriya Srinivasan 2.0 -B17 -W16 +B14 -W21 +B25 -B11
21 Adam Hasan-Stein 1.0 +B20 -W11 -B15 -W14 -B19
22 Mark Osbourne 1.0 -W19 +BYE
23 Darius Hasan-Stein 1.0 -W25 -B14 +W24
24 Joel Kaumoana 1.0 +BYE -W18 -B23
25 Thys Joubert 1.0 -W13 -B12 -W15 +B23 -W20 -B18


Enhanced Club Ratings!!

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

graphJust when you thought it couldnt get any better:

Want to have a visual representation of what your rating has done over the last fifty games? Are you sliding, stagnating, or on the up and up? Now there is a graphical representation with a permanent link under the Ratings menu at top right. Graphs will be updated from time to time.

Following an informal survey of members last night we will substitute a couple of blitz nights after the spring cup is finished. We will mix it up with 3 quick rounds at 3 + 2, followed by four relatively sedate rounds at 5 + 3 on each of the two nights. Guests welcome to join the fun. Suggestions for the final club night of the year also appreciated.

Spring Cup Continued

Posted: 05/11/2014 by Ian in Club News

Twenty two in the Spring Cup last night. Richard and Fuatai share the lead on five points each but four others are snapping at their heels. Richard and Fuatai have yet to face off in what will certainly be a keenly fought battle. Two rounds at 25 + 0 next week to complete the tournament.

1 Richard Dare 5.0 +W11 +B9 +W3 +B8 -W4 +B6
2 Fuatai 5.0 +W10 -B3 +W11 +B7 +B5 +W4
3 William Lynn 4.0 +B13 +W2 -B1 +W5 -B6 +W9
4 Hilton Bennett 4.0 +B6 +W15 -B5 +W12 +B1 -B2
5 Graham Nolan 4.0 +W12 +B7 +W4 -B3 -W2 +B10
6 Matt Crombie 4.0 -W4 +B17 +W9 +B14 +W3 -W1
7 Richard Jackson 4.0 +B16 -W5 +B13 -W2 +B12 +W15
8 Stefan Wagner 3.0 +W18 +B14 +W10 -W1
9 Ian Kennedy 3.0 +W17 -W1 -B6 +B11 +W14 -B3
10 Gary Judkins 3.0 -B2 +W18 -B8 +W13 +B15 -W5
11 Joel Crombie 3.0 -B1 +W16 -B2 -W9 +B20 +W19
12 Sean Clark 3.0 -B5 +W22 +B15 -B4 -W7 +W16
13 Elijah DeWit 2.5 -W3 +B19 -W7 -B10 +W17 =B14
14 Dhusar Chatterjee 2.5 +B22 -W8 +B18 -W6 -B9 =W13
15 Murray Tuatini 2.0 +W19 -B4 -W12 +B17 -W10 -B7
16 Jeff Xiang 2.0 -W7 -B11 -W19 +B18 +W21 -B12
17 Jarvis Xiang 2.0 -B9 -W6 +B22 -W15 -B13 +W20
18 Nithin Perumal 2.0 -B8 -B10 -W14 -W16 +B23 +W22
19 Suriya Srinivasan 2.0 -B15 -W13 +B16 -W20 +B22 -B11
20 Adam Hasan-Stein 1.0 +B19 -W11 -B17
21 Darius Hasan-Stein 1.0 -W22 -B16 +W23
22 Thys Joubert 1.0 -W14 -B12 -W17 +B21 -W19 -B18
23 Joel Kaumoana 0.0 -W18 -B21