Archive for July, 2015

THe club welcomes Reuben Sharko as its newest members. Reuben has come along to the last couple of blitz nights, and enters the club ratings board on 1513. Welcome Reuben.

AnnouncementThe Hamilton Chess Club is pleased to announce that the Waikato Open will now be a Poison Pawn Grand Prix Event. To reflect the added prestige, prize money has been increased as listed below, and the tournament divisions have been altered to an Open Division and an under 1800 division. The revised flyer is here. The registration page is here. Be  Quick only NINE days to go

Open Tournament: 1st $325, 2nd $200, 3rd $150

Grade Prizes: cash and chess book prizes to the value of $175

Under 1800 Tournament: 1st $175, 2nd $125, 3rd $75

Grade Prizes: cash and chess book prizes to the value of $175

Club Blitz Champ Results 2015

Posted: 29/07/2015 by Ian in Club News

We had the fourth and final round of the club blitz champs last night. Richard came away with six points, and has 22 points for the entire event so is Club Blitz Champ 2015. Sivaram and Hilton were second equal on 16.5. In the junior division Joel (13), Jeff (11)and Suriya (10.5)are first second and third respectively. Last nights crosstable is found on this page, and the cummulative points table is below.

Round 1 2 3 4 Cumm
1 Richard Dare 5.5 5 5.5 6 22
2= Sivaram Manoharan 3 4.5 4.5 4.5 16.5
2= Hilton Bennett 5.5 4 3(b) 4 16.5
Saied Shahosseirni 3(b) 5 4 3 15
Graham Nolan 4 3(b) 4 4 15
Christopher Symon 3(b) 4 4 4 15
Ian Kennedy 4 3.5 4 3.5 14.5
Murray Tuatini 4 3 3 4 14
Gary Judkins 3 4 3(b) 4 14
Matt Crombie 3(b) 3.5 4 3 13.5
1 Joel Crombie 3(b) 4 3 3 13
Richard Jackson 3 3.5 3.5 3 13
Daniel Davis 3(b) 4.5 4.5 12.5
Richard Germann 5 3 3(b) 11
2 Jeff Xiang 2 3 4 2 11
Stefan Wagner 3 4.5 3(b) 10.5
3 Suriya Srinivasan 3 2 3 2.5 10.5
Dhushar Chatterjee 3(b) 3 2 2 10
Reuben Sharko 3(b) 3 3 9.5
Jarvis Xiang 3 2 2 2 9
Nithin Perumal 2 2 2 3 9
Adam Hasan-Stein 2 2.5 2 2 8.5
Diny Zhou 1 1.5 2 3(b) 7.5
Eddie Tan 4 3(b) 7
Perry Taylor 3 3(b) 6
Jenny Xiang 1 2 2 1 6
Paul Dalley 3(b) 2.5 5.5
Francis Seong 2 2 1 5
Thys Joubert 2 2 0 1 5
James Revell 3(b) 2 5
Finn Birnie-selwyn 1 3(b) 4
Calib Wilson 3(b) 1 4

Double Round Robin Announced

Posted: 22/07/2015 by Ian in Club News

The calendar has been altered.  Instead of the openings tournament we will have a graded double round robin event in August. Groups of four players based on club rankings will play 2 games per night across three nights in a double round robin style event. There will be A, B, and C and D divisions. The D division will run as an six round Swiss. Time control will be  25 + 0 in the first three divisions.  D divisions players will play one or more games in their allotted 25 minutes alternating colours, with the point going to the player winning the most games.  Get along to the club next week to polish up your rating if you want to get into a higher division. We will need players to commit to turning up on all three nights.

Blitz Round 3

Posted: 22/07/2015 by Ian in Club News

Twenty four players for round 3 of the Blitz tournament last night. Richard high scored on 5.5 with Daniel and Sivaram on 4.5 each tied second equal. Last nights cross table is below, and the cumulative points table with three of the four rounds completed is here. Richard has a clear lead, but there is a close race for minor placings between Hilton Bennett, Saied, Sivaram  and Ian. The fourth and final round is next week, so don’t miss out.

1 Richard  Dare 5.5 +W17 +B7 +W6 =B2 +B5 +W4
2 Sivaram  Manoharan 4.5 +W18 =B10 +W16 =W1 =B3 +W5
3 Daniel  Davis 4.5 +W19 +B14 -W4 +B12 =W2 +W10
4 Graham  Nolan 4.0 +B9 +W13 +B3 -W5 +B6 -B1
5 Christopher  Symon 4.0 +W24 +B11 +W10 +B4 -W1 -B2
6 Ian  Kennedy 4.0 +B23 +W8 -B1 +W13 -W4 +B12
7 Matt  Crombie 4.0 +B15 -W1 +B8 +W11 -B10 +W14
8 Saied  Shahosseirn 4.0 +W16 -B6 -W7 +B17 +B13 +W11
9 Jeff  Xiang 4.0 -W4 +B20 -W11 +B19 +W16 +B18
10 Richard  Jackson 3.5 +B21 =W2 -B5 +W15 +W7 -B3
11 Suriya  Srinivasan 3.0 +W12 -W5 +B9 -B7 +W17 -B8
12 Sean  Clark 3.0 -B11 +W24 +B21 -W3 +B15 -W6
13 Murray  Tuatini 3.0 +W20 -B4 +W19 -B6 -W8 +B16
14 Joel  Crombie 3.0 +W22 -W3 -B15 +B18 +W20 -B7
15 Reuben  Sharko 3.0 -W7 +B17 +W14 -B10 -W12 +B20
16 James  Revell 2.0 -B8 +W23 -B2 +W21 -B9 -W13
17 Adam  Hasan-Stein 2.0 -B1 -W15 +B24 -W8 -B11 +W22
18 Jarvis  Xiang 2.0 -B2 -W21 +B22 -W14 +B19 -W9
19 Jenny  Xiang 2.0 -B3 +W22 -B13 -W9 -W18 +B23
20 Diny  Zhou 2.0 -B13 -W9 +B23 +W24 -B14 -W15
21 Dhushar  Chatergee 2.0 -W10 +B18 -W12 -B16 -W22 +B24
22 Nithin  Perumal 2.0 -B14 -B19 -W18 +W23 +B21 -B17
23 Francis  Seong 1.0 -W6 -B16 -W20 -B22 +B24 -W19
24 Thys  Joubert 0.0 -B5 -B12 -W17 -B20 -W23 -W21

AnnouncementOnly three weeks to this years Waikato Open. There will be an Open and an under 1700 tournament, each a six round Swiss with a time control of all moves in 90 minutes plus an increment of 30 seconds per move. The Open tournament will be a FIDE rated event. Both tournaments are nationally rated and are therefore open only to NZCF registered players (or overseas players registered with their national federation). Players under 1700 NZCF rating may enter the Open tournament, but the organisers reserve the right to move players between events if they feel that it is appropriate. The event will be subject to the “Rules of the Waikato Chess Open”. The tournament flyer is here, and the registration page is here.

The Waikato Open for this year is only a few weeks away and will be held 7/8/9 of August. A flyer will full details will be posted soon

Club Nights Resume July 21st

Posted: 09/07/2015 by Ian in Club News

THe club is in recess for the school holidays. We will resume with a night of blitz on 21 July and blitz again on 28 July. The blitz nights are fast paced with six quick games on the night. They are a great place for prospective members to come along for a look. Guests very welcome !!!!

Richard Sets Club Rating Record

Posted: 09/07/2015 by Ian in Club News

Following the Winter Cup Richard has managed to secure a new club rating record with a personal best of 1681, and has clearly set his sites on 1700. His win rate is 0.8, and after 168 games he has a score of +148=15-23.

Final Results Of Winter Cup

Posted: 09/07/2015 by Ian in Club News

The final crosstables of the Winter Cup are posted here. Stefan and Richard tied for first place in the Open on 8 points each with William third on 6. In the Junior division Sean and Adam were first equal, both on 6, with a three way tie for third between Suriya Nithin and Dhushar. Club nights will resume with six rounds of blitz on 21 July. Guests welcome.


1 Stefan_Wagner 8.0 +B8 +W5 +B4 +W3 -B2 +W11 +B7 +W6 +B16
2 Richard_Dare 8.0 -W13 +W10 +B15 +B6 +W1 +B3 +W4 +W5 +B8
3 William_Lynn 6.0 +B15 +W11 +B5 -B1 +W4 -W2 +B8 +W7 -B6
4 Graham_Nolan 5.0 +W9 +B13 -W1 +B11 -B3 +W8 -B2 +W14 -B5
5 Christopher_Symon 4.0 +B6 -B1 -W3 -W8 +B18 -W7 +W10 -B2 +W4
6 Richard_Jackson 4.0 -W5 +BYE +B8 -W2 -B7 -W9 +B14 -B1 +W3
7 Hilton_Bennett 4.0 +B17 +W6 +B5 -W1 -B3 +W10
8 Gary_Judkins 3.0 -W1 +B14 -W6 +B5 -W11 -B4 -W3 +B17 -W2
9 Ian_Kennedy 3.0 -B4 -W15 -B10 +W12 +W17 +B6
10 Sivaram_Manoharan 2.5 =W14 -B2 +W9 -B5 +W16 -B7
11 Murray_Tuatini 2.5 +BYE -B3 =W13 -W4 +B8 -B1
12 Ben_Chungsuvanich 2.0 -B9 +BYE +W18
13 Daniel_Davis 1.5 +B2 -W4 =B11
14 Matt_Crombie 1.5 =B10 -W8 +BYE -W6 -B4
15 Saied_Shahosseirn 1.0 -W3 +B9 -W2
16 Michael_Serrate +W17 -B10 -W1
17 Thys_Joubert 1.0 -W7 -B9 +BYE -B16 -W8
18 Mark_Graham 1.0 +BYE -W5 -B12


1 Sean_Clark 6.0 +W4 +B7 +W2 +W3 +B10 +B6
2 Adam_Hasan-Stein 6.0 +B9 +W11 -B1 -W6 +W7 +B3 -B4 +W8 +B10
3 Suriya_Srinivasan 5.0 +W10 -B8 +W7 +B4 +W6 -W2 -B1 +B9 -W5
4 Nithin_Perumal 5.0 -B1 +W12 +B10 -W3 +B11 -B6 +W2 +W7 -B9
5 Dhushar_Chatergee 5.0 -B7 +W14 +W10 +B11 +W6 +B3
6 Jeff_Xiang 4.5 =B11 =W9 +W8 +B2 -B3 +W4 =W7 -B5 -W1
7 Diny_Zhou 4.5 +BYE -W1 -B3 +W5 -B2 +W11 =B6 -B4 +W12
8 Perry_Taylor 4.0 +B12 +W3 -B6 +W10 -B2 +W11
9 Joel_Crombie 3.0 -W2 =B6 =W11 +B12 -W3 +W4
10 Jenny_Xiang 2.0 -B3 +BYE -W4 -B11 +W13 -B5 -B8 -W1 -W2
11 Jarvis_Xiang 2.0 =W6 -B2 =B9 +W10 -W4 -B7 -W5 -B12 -B8
12 Calib_Wilson 2.0 -W8 -B4 +BYE -W9 +W11 -B7
13 Shreyaa_Senthil-K 2.0 +BYE -B10 +W14
14 Oliver_Rayner 0.0 -B5 -B13