Archive for September, 2015

Prashant Scores Impressive Win

Posted: 23/09/2015 by Ian in Club News

PrashantClub Member Prashant Mistry scored an impressive win at last weeks North Shore Open, taking out the B division with a perfect score of 6 from 6. Prashant collected a sizable monetary prize for his efforts. Well done.


Club welcomes Paul Dalley as a member.

Posted: 23/09/2015 by Ian in Club News

Paul is the club’s newest member. He has played 26 rated games so far and enters the club rating list on 1483 points.Welcome Paul.

Richard Dare and Joel Crombie are the club Rapid Champions for 2015, both coming through their respective tournaments with perfect 6 out of 6. Joel wins a book prize for his efforts. Sean and Jeff  came second and third respectively in the Junior division with Stefan and Christopher second and third in the open. Final crosstables are here. The Previous Champions page has been updated also.

Last Nights Rapid

Posted: 16/09/2015 by Ian in Club News

We had round five of the club Rapid Champs  last night. Joel now has an unassailable lead in the Junior section so will claim the book prize for Juniors. Stefan can potentially still tie for first place with Richard in the open, although the real race is for the minor placings. Final round next week. Games kick off at 730pm. Be there by 7:20 or you wont make the draw. Junior pickup at 8:15 please.


1 Joel_Crombie 5.0 +W11 +B5 +W2 +B3 +W7
2 Sean_Clark 3.0 +B7 +W3 -B1 -W4 +B5
3 Adam_Hasan-Stein 3.0 +W6 -B2 +W12 -W1 +B11
4 Jasmine_Podmore 3.0 +B10 +W11 +B2
5 Jeff_Xiang 2.5 +B15 -W1 =BYE +B9 -W2
6 Dhusar_Chaterjee 2.5 -B3 +W7 =BYE +B12
7 Nithin_Perumal 1.5 -W2 -B6 +W10 =B14 -B1
8 Perry_Taylor 1.5 +W10 =BYE
9 Suriya_Srinivasan 1.5 +B12 =BYE -W5
10 Jenny_Xiang 1.5 -B8 -W4 -B7 =BYE +W12
11 Jarvis_Xiang 1.0 -B1 -W12 -B4 +BYE -W3
12 Diny_Zhou 1.0 -W9 +B11 -B3 -W6 -B10
13 Alex_Liu 1.0 +W16
14 Francis_Seong 0.5 =W7
15 Shereyaa_Senthil_ 0.5 -W5 =BYE
16 Geon_Choi 0.0 -B13


1 Richard_Dare 5.0 +W11 +B7 +W2 +B4 +W3
2 Stefan_Wagner 4.0 +B14 +W13 -B1 +B10 +W8
3 Gary_Judkins 3.0 =B10 +B9 =W4 +W7 -B1
4 Graham_Nolan 3.0 =BYE +W6 =B3 -W1 +B7
5 Christopher_Symon 2.5 +B18 =BYE +W10
6 Richard_Jackson 2.5 -B7 -B4 +W15 =W12 +B11
7 Ian_Kennedy 2.0 +W6 -W1 +B13 -B3 -W4
8 Sivoram_Manoharan 2.0 +BYE +W13 -B2
9 Daniel_davis 2.0 =BYE -W3 =B12 +W14
10 Saied_Shahosseirn 1.5 =W3 +B15 -B5 -W2
11 Craig_Scott 1.5 -B1 =BYE +W19 -W6
12 Hilton_Bennett 1.5 =BYE =W9 =B6
13 Matt_Crombie 1.5 +W15 -B2 -W7 -B8 =W14
14 Murray_Tuatini 1.0 -W2 =BYE -B9 =B13
15 Thys_Joubert 1.0 -B13 -W10 -B6 +BYE -W16
16 John_Chin 1.0 +B15
17 Michael_Serrrate 1.0 +BYE
18 Abdi_Ali 0.5 -W5 =BYE
19 Daniel_Ng 0.0 -B11

Club Welcomes Three New Members

Posted: 16/09/2015 by Ian in Club News

We had two new juniors (Alex Liu, and Geon Choi) and an adult (John Chin) sign up as new members last night. All three have been included on the updated statistics page. Welcome.

Club Rapid Resumes Next Week

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

The club rapid tournament resumes at round five next week. We will have one game per week at 25 + 5 time control. Rember  we will have a book prize for the winner of the Junior division. As there is only one organized game on the night pickup for Juniors will be around 8:15 please. Note that this is a members only event. You can join the club on the night and play out the remaining two rounds of the tournament if you wish. The crosstable after the first four rounds can be found here.

Twentytwo For BLitz Last Night

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

Twenty two players in two grades last night. Jeff Xiang impressive with a clean sweep in the youngsters. Richard top sored on 5.5 in the adult division. Crosstables below


1 Jeff  Xiang 6.0 +W6 +B7 +W2 +B5 +W3 +B4
2 Sean  Clark 4.5 +B4 +W8 -B1 =W3 +W6 +B7
3 Alex 3.5 +W9 -B5 +W7 =B2 -B1 +W6
4 Calib  Wilson 3.0 -W2 +B9 +W5 -B6 +W10 -W1
5 Jarvis  Xiang 3.0 +B8 +W3 -B4 -W1 +B9 -B10
6 Adam  Hasan-Stein 2.5 -B1 =W10 +B8 +W4 -B2 -B3
7 Geon 2.0 +B10 -W1 -B3 -W9 +W8 -W2
8 Nithin Perumal 2.0 -W5 -B2 -W6 +W10 -B7 +B9
9 Dhusar  Chatterjee 2.0 -B3 -W4 +B10 +B7 -W5 -W8
10 Diny  Zhou 1.5 -W7 =B6 -W9 -B8 -B4 +W5


1 Richard  Dare 5.5 +B9 +W5 +B8 +W3 =B2 +W4
2 Michael  Serrate 4.5 +B12 -W8 +B9 +B7 =W1 +B3
3 Sivaram  Manoharan 4.0 +B4 +W10 +B5 -B1 +W6 -W2
4 Graham  Nolan 4.0 -W3 +B11 +W6 +B8 +W7 -B1
5 Stefan  Wagner 4.0 +W6 -B1 -W3 +B11 +W8 +B10
6 Ian  Kennedy 3.0 -B5 +W9 -B4 +W10 -B3 +W12
7 Christopher  Symon 3.0 -B8 +W12 +B10 -W2 -B4 +W11
8 Richard  Jackson 2.0 +W7 +B2 -W1 -W4 -B5 -B9
9 Prashanth  Mistry 2.0 -W1 -B6 -W2 -W12 +B11 +W8
10 Murray  Tuatini 2.0 +W11 -B3 -W7 -B6 +B12 -W5
11 Paul  Dalley 1.0 -B10 -W4 +B12 -W5 -W9 -B7
12 Paul  Clark 1.0 -W2 -B7 -W11 +B9 -W10 -B6

Club Welcomes Prashant

Posted: 05/09/2015 by Ian in Club News

The club welcomes Prashant Mistry as its newest member. Prashant is a keen chess player with over 600 NZCF rated games. He previously played at the North Shore Club but has wisely made the move South. He enters the club ratings board with 14 rated games so far and a club rating of 1570. Welcome Prashant.

Guests Welcome Next Week

Posted: 02/09/2015 by Ian in Club News

BinocularsIf you have been thinking about coming along for a look then next week 8 September at 7pm is a good place to start. We will have an evening of blitz chess. New members are welcome. Come along and join in the fun.

(The following few weeks are members only, you can check out the program on the calendar at top left)

Ratings Movements; Significant Gains

Posted: 02/09/2015 by Ian in Club News

Four players achieved personal best all time ratings last night. You can find out who by consulting the bottom table on this page. One club player has clearly been putting in a bit of study with the ratings graph below over the last fifty games. You can find out who by referring to this page.Guess_Who

Twenty Seven For Blitz Last Night

Posted: 02/09/2015 by Ian in Club News

Twenty seven players turned out for blitz last night. We played six rounds of 5 + 3. Hilton and Stefan topped out for the adults. Jeff Joel and Dhusar turned in good scores in the younger division. Notable wins include Gary taking a rare point off  Hilton. We will have more blitz next week, format to be decided. The week after that we will complete out the Club Rapid. Crosstables are below, and ratings have been updated.


1 Hilton  Bennett 5.0 +W4 -B5 +W8 +B2 +W3 +B6
2 Stefan  Wagner 5.0 +B11 +W3 +B6 -W1 +B7 +W5
3 Richard  Jackson 4.0 +W14 -B2 +W5 +B6 -B1 +W7
4 Matt  Crombie 4.0 -B1 +W15 +B9 -W7 +W12 +B11
5 Gary  Judkins 3.5 +B15 +W1 -B3 =W11 +B9 -B2
6 Ian  Kennedy 3.0 +B9 +B12 -W2 -W3 +B11 -W1
7 Sivaram  Manoharan 3.0 -W8 +B14 +W13 +B4 -W2 -B3
8 Prashanth Mistry 3.0 +B7 -W9 -B1 +W13 -B10 +B12
9 Graham  Nolan 3.0 -W6 +B8 -W4 +B14 -W5 +B13
10 Thys  Joubert 1.0 -W12 -B13 -W16 -B15 +W8 -B14
11 Murray  Tuatini 2.5 -W2 +B16 +W12 =B5 -W6 -W4
12 Christopher  Symon 2.0 +B10 -W6 -B11 +W16 -B4 -W8
13 Paul Dalley 2.0 +W10 -B7 -B8 +W15 -W9
14 John Chin 3.0 -B3 -W7 +B15 -W9 +B16 +W10
15 Yat Chin 2.0 -W5 -B4 -W14 +W10 -B13 +B16
16 Kyle 1.0 -W11 +B10 -B12 -W14 -W15


1 Jeff  Xiang 5.0 -B3 +W9 +B4 +W5 +W2 +BYE
2 Joel  Crombie 5.0 +B9 +W5 +B3 +W4 -B1 +W7
3 Dhusar Chatterjee 5.0 +W1 +B7 -W2 +B6 +B8 +W5
4 Sean  Clark 4.0 +W7 +B6 -W1 -B2 +BYE +W8
5 Adam  Hasan-Stein 3.0 +W8 -B2 +W7 -B1 +W6 -B3
6 Nithin  Perumal 3.0 +BYE -W4 +B8 -W3 -B5 +W9
7 Jarvis  Xiang 2.0 -B4 -W3 -B5 +BYE +W9 -B2
8 Diny  Zhou 2.0 -B5 +BYE -W6 +B9 -W3 -B4
9 Jenny  Xiang 1.0 -W2 -B1 +BYE -W8 -B7 -B6