Archive for July, 2016

Ratings And Ladder Updated

Posted: 31/07/2016 by Ian in Club News

Club ratings and club ladder have been updated based on the weekends games. See who is now sitting at number 2 on the club ladder !!

Waikato Weekender Success

Posted: 31/07/2016 by Ian in Club News

Once again thanks to the joint efforts of Hilton, Keong, Gary, joined this year by Helen, for putting on a very successful Weekender tournament. First prize in the Open went to Alpehus Ang on 5.5, first prize in the U1800 was shared by Sravan Renjith and Duran Rubaclava. The Len Whitehouse trophy for best Waikato player went to Prashant Mistry, and the William Lynn cup for best Waikato junior was shared jointly by Sean Clerk and Adam Hasan-Stein. Full crosstables can be viewed here.


Vega Websites For Tournament

Posted: 28/07/2016 by Ian in Club News

You can check out who has registered so far and follow tournament progress using these links:  Open,   U1800.

See you tomorrow night

Fifty For Tournament

Posted: 28/07/2016 by Ian in Club News

The fiftieth player has now registered for the Waikato Open weekender tournament commencing tomorrow night. It is not too late to enter

Club Ratings And Ladder Updated

Posted: 26/07/2016 by Ian in Club News

The club ratings and club ladder have been adjusted to reflect tonights games. Remember that if you won against someone that was higher than you on the ladder you will have swapped places with them. The ladder is found under the club ratings menu.

Next Weeks Draw

Posted: 26/07/2016 by Ian in Club News

This is next weeks’ draw if there are no bye requests.


Club Rapid — Standings At Round 4

Posted: 26/07/2016 by Ian in Club News
1 Hilton  Bennett 4.0 +W10 +B11 +W3 +B4
2 Prashant  Mistry 3.5 +B14 +W12 =B7 +W8
3 Milton  Severinsen 3.0 +B13 +W6 -B1 +W7
4 Sivaram  Manoharan 3.0 +W19 +B5 +W18 -W1
5 Richard  Jackson 3.0 +B21 -W4 +B13 +W12
6 Ian  Kennedy 3.0 +W22 -B3 +BYE +B11
7 David  Whiting 2.5 +BYE +B15 =W2 -B3
8 Graham  Nolan 2.5 =W18 +B23 +W15 -B2
9 Gary  Judkins 2.5 -B16 +W24 =BYE +B10
10 Paul  Dalley 2.0 -B1 +W21 +B16 -W9
11 Lara  Heppenstall 2.0 +B24 -W1 +B14 -W6
12 Christopher  Symon 2.0 +W17 -B2 +W19 -B5
13 Joel  Crombie 2.0 -W3 +B22 -W5 +B20
14 Matt  Crombie 2.0 -W2 +B17 -W11 +B18
15 Richard  Dare 2.0 +B25 -W7 -B8 +W22
16 Jason  Nairn 2.0 +W9 -B18 -W10 +B19
17 Sean  Clark 2.0 -B12 -W14 +B21 +BYE
18 Murray  Tuatini 1.5 =B8 +W16 -B4 -W14
19 Adam  Hasan-Stein 1.0 -B4 +BYE -B12 -W16
20 Shilong  Yang 1.0 +BYE -BYE -W13
21 Cooper  Quinn 1.0 -W5 -B10 -W17 +B24
22 Jarvis  Xiang 1.0 -B6 -W13 +BYE -B15
23 Finlay  Buckell 0.5 =BYE -W8 -BYE -BYE
24 Jeff  Xiang 0.0 -W11 -B9 -BYE -W21
25 Dayanand  Sharma 0.0 -W15 -BYE -BYE

bomb1. There has been a change in the pawn structure. Your opponent has 8 and you don’t have any.
2. Your opponent begins to throw pawns at your eyes.
3. You have a position won but your opponent has a gun.
4. The Director tells you not to bother turning in your scoresheet after the game.
5. Before game begins you notice your opponents 1st initials are ‘GM’.
6. After completing your development you sense your opponent playing the endgame.
7. Just as you make your opening move your opponent announces mate in 11.
8. You don’t control any squares at all.
9. Your draw offer sends all the people watching your game into uncontrollable laughter.
10. Your opponent has 3 bishops

Introducing: The CLUB LADDER

Posted: 09/07/2016 by Ian in Club News

ladder2Just when you thought Club Ratings couldn’t get any better: Introducing the CLUB  LADDER. This is based on the traditional name tag in a slotted board concept.  An explanation of how it works can be found here. A permanent link to the club ladder has been added under the Club Ratings drop down menu. See where you rate on the ladder. Protect your ranking by avoiding losses against players that are sitting low down on the ladder. Don’t step on any snakes. Check it out!!.

Round 4 Draw

Posted: 06/07/2016 by Ian in Club News

Subject to notification of byes the round 4 draw will look like this. Let me know bye requests by Sunday the 24th please


Club In Recess For Two Weeks

Posted: 06/07/2016 by Ian in Club News

The club is in recess now for the school holidays, we resume on 27 July with round 4 of the club rapid  champs.

Club Rapid — Standings At Round 3

Posted: 06/07/2016 by Ian in Club News
1 Hilton  Bennett 3.0 +W9 +B7 +W6
2 Sivaram  Manoharan 3.0 +W14 +B8 +W12
3 Prashant  Mistry 2.5 +B16 +W10 =B4
4 David  Whiting 2.5 +BYE +B15 =W3
5 Graham  Nolan 2.5 =W12 +B22 +W15
6 Milton  Severinsen 2.0 +B17 +W11 -B1
7 Lara  Heppenstall 2.0 +B24 -W1 +B16
8 Richard  Jackson 2.0 +B23 -W2 +B17
9 Paul  Dalley 2.0 -B1 +W23 +B19
10 Christopher  Symon 2.0 +W20 -B3 +W14
11 Ian  Kennedy 2.0 +W21 -B6 +BYE
12 Murray  Tuatini 1.5 =B5 +W19 -B2
13 Gary  Judkins 1.5 -B19 +W24 =BYE
14 Adam  Hasan-Stein 1.0 -B2 +BYE -B10
15 Richard  Dare 1.0 +B25 -W4 -B5
16 Matt  Crombie 1.0 -W3 +B20 -W7
17 Joel  Crombie 1.0 -W6 +B21 -W8
18 Shilong  Yang 1.0 +BYE -BYE
19 Jason  Nairn 1.0 +W13 -B12 -W9
20 Sean  Clark 1.0 -B10 -W16 +B23
21 Jarvis  Xiang 1.0 -B11 -W17 +BYE
22 Finlay  Buckell 0.5 =BYE -W5 -BYE
23 Cooper  Quinn 0.0 -W8 -B9 -W20
24 Jeff  Xiang 0.0 -W7 -B13 -BYE
25 Dayanand  Sharma 0.0 -W15 -BYE -BYE

Round 3 Draw

Posted: 05/07/2016 by Ian in Club News

Only one bye notified, so tonights draw looks like this. Remember that games start at 7.30pm – a 10 minute late time applies (your game is lost if you are 10 minutes late). Clocks will be started at 7:30 even if neither player is present.