Archive for June, 2016

The club welcomes Jason Nairn as its newest member. Jason has won one game so far in the club rapid champs, and enters the rating table on 1506. Welcome Jason

Club Rapid – Standings At Round 2

Posted: 29/06/2016 by Ian in Club News
1 Hilton Bennett 2.0 +W12 +B8
2 Prashant Mistry 2.0 +B13 +W9
3 Milton Severinsen 2.0 +B14 +W11
4 Sivaram Manoharan 2.0 +W15 +B10
5 David Whiting 2.0 +BYE +B17
6 Murray Tuatini 1.5 =B7 +W16
7 Graham Nolan 1.5 =W6 +B20
8 Lara Heppenstall 1.0 +B22 -W1
9 Christopher Symon 1.0 +W23 -B2
10 Richard Jackson 1.0 +B24 -W4
11 Ian Kennedy 1.0 +W25 -B3
12 Paul Dalley 1.0 -B1 +W24
13 Matt Crombie 1.0 -W2 +B23
14 Joel Crombie 1.0 -W3 +B25
15 Adam Hasan-Stein 1.0 -B4 +W21
16 Jason Nairn 1.0 +W19 -B6
17 Richard Dare 1.0 +B21 -W5
18 Shilong Yang 1.0 +BYE
19 Gary Judkins 1.0 -B16 +W22
20 Finlay Buckell 0.5 =BYE -W7
21 Dayanand Sharma 0.0 -W17 -B15
22 Jeff Xiang 0.0 -W8 -B19
23 Sean Clark 0.0 -B9 -W13
24 Cooper Quinn 0.0 -W10 -B12
25 Jarvis Xiang 0.0 -B11 -W14

Members only until 16 August.

Posted: 22/06/2016 by Ian in Club News

The Club Rapid tournament is now in full swing and runs through until 9 August (with a 2 week break for the school holidays) so it will be members only until 16 August, when we will start the winter cup. If you are interested in joining up check out the calendar to work out when the best nights would be to come along

Twenty Four In Club Rapid

Posted: 22/06/2016 by Ian in Club News

Twenty four players have turned out for this years club rapid. Round 2 next week, don’t be late. The crosstable so far is  below.

1 Richard  Dare 1.0 +B16
2 Hilton  Bennett 1.0 +W17
3 Prashant  Mistry 1.0 +B18
4 Milton  Severinsen 1.0 +B19
5 Sivaram  Manoharan 1.0 +W20
6 David  Whiting 1.0 +BYE
7 Lara  Heppenstall 1.0 +B21
8 Christopher  Symon 1.0 +W22
9 Richard  Jackson 1.0 +B23
10 Ian  Kennedy 1.0 +W24
11 Jason  Nairn 1.0 +W15
12 Graham  Nolan 0.5 =W13
13 Murray  Tuatini 0.5 =B12
14 Finlay  Buckell 0.5 =BYE
15 Gary  Judkins 0.0 -B11
16 Dayanand  Sharma 0.0 -W1
17 Paul  Dalley 0.0 -B2
18 Matt  Crombie 0.0 -W3
19 Joel  Crombie 0.0 -W4
20 Adam  Hasan-Stein 0.0 -B5
21 Jeff  Xiang 0.0 -W7
22 Sean  Clark 0.0 -B8
23 Cooper  Quinn 0.0 -W9
24 Jarvis  Xiang 0.0 -B10

Club ratings have been updated incorporating games played at the rapid on Saturday. Only games between club members have been incorporated. Richard managed to reach 1700, briefly at least, until Prashant managed a win in round five.

Waikato Rapid Final Results

Posted: 20/06/2016 by Ian in Club News

We had 49 players for the Waikato Rapid held  June 18 at St Paul’s Collegiate. Previously we have used the excellent school staff room as the location. This year the tournament took advantage of a new student centre which was an even better venue. We will hold this years’ Waikato Open in this building next month, and we hope to take advantage of this in future years.

The prize winners were

1st=  Bob Smith, Etienne De Beer (5)
3rd   Gino Thornton  (4.5)
Grade Prize
Graham Nolan, Milton Severinsen  (3)

Under 1800:
1st  Oliver Picken  (5.5)
2nd William Lynn  (5)
3rd=  Don Eade, Hilton Jacobs, Damian Eades
Grade I Prize
Sravan Renjith, Vyanla Punsalan  (3.5)
Grade II Prize
Lara Heppenstall  (3.5)

Under 1200 / Junior
1st  Michail Andreef  (6)
2nd Joel Crombie  (5)
3rd=  Sean Clark, Tiana Mayo, Grace Li, Alexander Mayo  (4)
Grade Prize
Nathan Alegado  (3.5)

The entire crosstable is located here, and the usual rogues gallery is here.

Close to 50 Rapid Entries

Posted: 18/06/2016 by Ian in Club News

IMG_8934We had a very successful rapid tournament today with close to 50 players turning out. Full blog post with final crosstables and prize allocations will follow shortly