Archive for April, 2015

Change In Executive Responsibilities

Posted: 29/04/2015 by Ian in Club News

The executive have shuffled responsibilities with Richard now in charge of finances. Ian will continue as ringmaster, cat herder, webmaster, and ratings officer. Hilton continues as club captain.

Blitz Next Week

Posted: 29/04/2015 by Ian in Club News

blitzThe format for the club blitz was put to a vote of the membership last night. The overwhelming majority favoured the slightly longer time control of 5 minutes plus 3 seconds per move, with points accumulated over 4 club nights, 6 games per night. The first round will be this coming week May 5th. The final night will be held in July. The two blitz nights that were scheduled for September have been redesignated as casual blitz, since they will no longer count for club titles. One will be Casual 5 +3, and the other will be casual 3 + 2. Remember that guests are welcome to play on all blitz nights, the more the merrier. See you next week. The draw closes at 7:25 and games kick off 7:30 pm, so don’t be late.


Drum Roll Please ….

Posted: 29/04/2015 by Ian in Club News

medalThe results are now in after the sixth round of this years club champs. In the Open Division Richard took first place on 5.5 points, with William second on 4 points. Sean was leading after five rounds of the Junior Champs, but Adam managed a win against him in the final round to take the title of Junior Champ 2015 with 5 points. Adam will receive a chess book prize for his efforts. Congratulations for Sean taking second place on 4 points. Both Adam and Richard have had their names immortalized on the Hall of Fame. Ratings have been updated, and the final crosstables appear under Events>2015.

Guests Welcome May 5th and 12th

Posted: 27/04/2015 by Ian in Club News

BinocularsWe have a members only night this week but  if you have been thinking about coming along for a look then 5 May at 7pm is a good place to start. We will be playing blitz games at short time control. New members are welcome. Come along and join in the fun.

Final Week Of Club Champs Next Week

Posted: 22/04/2015 by Ian in Club News

One round of the club champs to go. Sean leads the juniors on 4.5 but Adam is close behind on 4 points. In the open division Richard is on 4.5 with Graham second on 3.5. Final round next week. Presentation of the book prize for the best Junior will be made the following week. Remember pickup for Juniors is still 8:15 this coming week. The updated crosstables are here, and ratings have been updated.

Subs Due For Many

Posted: 01/04/2015 by Ian in Club News

Check out this page to see if your subs are due

Chess Club Closed For School Holidays

Posted: 01/04/2015 by Ian in Club News

Remember that the chess club will not be running during the school holidays. Next club night is 21 April when we will resume with the penultimate round of the club champs. This is a members only night. Guests are welcome to attend for an evening of blitz chess on 5th May.


1 Richard_Dare 3.5 +W12 +B6 =W2 +B4
2 William_Lynn 3.0 +W13 =B5 =B1 +W8
3 Ian_Kennedy 3.0 -W5 +B13 +W6 +B7
4 Graham_Nolan 2.5 +W8 +B14 =BYE -W1
5 Hilton_Bennett 2.0 +B3 =W2 =BYE
6 Stefan_Wagner 2.0 +B11 -W1 -B3 +W14
7 Craig_Scott 2.0 =BYE +B10 =W9 -W3
8 Christopher_Symon 2.0 -B4 +W15 +W14 -B2
9 Sivaram_Manoharan 2.0 =BYE +BYE =B7
10 Matt_Crombie 2.0 =BYE -W7 +B12 =W11
11 Gary_Judkins 2.0 -W6 +B12 =BYE =B10
12 Richard_Jackson 1.0 -B1 -W11 -W10 +B13
13 Murray_Tuatini 1.0 -B2 -W3 +B15 -W12
14 Daniel_Davis 1.0 +B15 -W4 -B8 -B6
15 Thys_Joubert 1.0 -W14 -B8 -W13 +BYE



1 Jasmine_Podmore 3.5 +B9 =BYE +W5 +W6
2 Sean_Clark 3.5 +B12 +W8 +B3 =BYE
3 Suriya_Srinivasan 3.0 +W14 +B4 -W2 +B7
4 Adam_Hasan-Stein 3.0 +B13 -W3 +B8 +W11
5 Jeff_Xiang 2.5 +B7 =W6 -B1 +W13
6 Perry_Taylor 2.5 +W16 =B5 +W10 -B1
7 Jenny_Xiang 2.0 -W5 +B16 +BYE -W3
8 Jarvis_Xiang 1.5 +W15 -B2 -W4 =W9
9 Calib_Wilson 1.5 -W1 +W13 -BYE =B8
10 Dhushar_Chatergee 1.5 =BYE +BYE -B6
11 Joel_Crombie 1.5 =BYE +B14 -B4
12 Nithin_Perumal 1.5 -W2 =BYE -BYE +B16
13 Francis_Seong 1.0 -W4 -B9 +W16 -B5
14 Finn_Birnie_Selwy 0.5 -B3 =BYE -W11
15 Joy_Guo 0.5 -B8 =BYE -BYE
16 Diny_Zhou 0.0 -B6 -W7 -B13 -W12