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
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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