Archive for April, 2017

Check Us Out May 2nd

Posted: 12/04/2017 by Ian in Club News

BinocularsIf you have been thinking about coming along for a look then May 2nd at 7pm is your best bet. We have now completed the club champs so will revert back to something a little less formal with a night of quick fire games. Games will kick off shortly after 7, so dont be late if you want to take part in the mini tournament. New members are always welcome.


Club Nights Resume May 2nd

Posted: 12/04/2017 by Ian in Club News

The club is in recess now for the school holidays, we resume on 2 May with a night of casual lightning chess, 3 + 2

Richard Club champ 2017

Posted: 11/04/2017 by Ian in Club News

Richard is club champ for 2017 with a final score of 5.5. Prashant came runner up, followed by Hilton, and then the also rans. Sivaram is club Junior champ once again. For the rest of is it is a case of: oh well, there is always next year.

1 Richard_Dare 5.5 +W6 +B10 +W7 +B2 +W12 =B3
2 Prashant_Mistry 5.0 +W14 +B5 +W12 -W1 +B7 +W4
3 Hilton_Bennett 4.5 +B22 =BYE =W8 +B5 +W9 =W1
4 Christopher_Symon 4.0 +W17 -B12 +W20 +B10 +W8 -B2
5 Brendon_Tangiora 4.0 +B15 -W2 +B17 -W3 +B13 +W16
6 Gary_Judkins 4.0 -B1 +W11 +B18 -W9 +W15 +B12
7 Graham_Nolan 3.5 +B23 +W9 -B1 +B8 -W2 =B10
8 Sivaram_Manoharan 3.5 +W13 +B21 =B3 -W7 -B4 +W17
9 Lara_Heppenstall 3.5 +W20 -B7 +W14 +B6 -B3 =W11
10 Michael_Budd 3.5 +B16 -W1 +B13 -W4 +B14 =W7
11 Ian_Kennedy 3.5 +W18 -B6 +W21 -B12 +W19 =B9
12 William_Lynn 3.0 +B19 +W4 -B2 +W11 -B1 -W6
13 Eushin_Kang 3.0 -B8 +W15 -W10 +B20 -W5 +B19
14 Murray_Tuatini 3.0 -B2 +W19 -B9 +W16 -W10 +B21
15 Dhushar_Chatergee 3.0 -W5 -B13 +BYE +W17 -B6 +W18
16 Shilong_Yang 2.5 -W10 =BYE +B22 -B14 +W21 -B5
17 Jeff_Xiang 2.0 -B4 +W23 -W5 -B15 +W20 -B8
18 Adam_Hasan-Stein 2.0 -B11 +BYE -W6 -B19 +W23 -B15
19 Cooper_Quinn 2.0 -W12 -B14 +B23 +W18 -B11 -W13
20 Sean_Clark 2.0 -B9 +W22 -B4 -W13 -B17 +B23
21 Ryan_Choy 1.5 +BYE -W8 -B11 =W23 -B16 -W14
22 Matt_Crombie 1.0 -W3 -B20 -W16 +BYE
23 Joel_Crombie 0.5 -W7 -B17 -W19 =B21 -B18 -W20


Tie breaks may be crucial tomorrow night. Remember we are using the New Zealand standard system of 1. Direct Encounter. 2. Cumulative (Sum of Progressive Scores). 3. Total Buchholz. 4. Sonneborn-Berger. 5. Buchholz Cut1.   If still tied the award will be shared.

This means that if Hilton has a win against Richard, then Hilton takes the title.

Round Six Draw

Posted: 09/04/2017 by Ian in Club News

Date for Waikato Open Announced

Posted: 05/04/2017 by Ian in Club News

WaikatoSave the date: August 11th-13th 2017
Our premiere tournament will be held at St Pauls Collegiate during the second weekend in August. An Open, and an under-1800 tournament, each a six-round Swiss at 90 minutes plus 30 seconds per move. The Open will be FIDE-rated. This event is a Poison Pawn Grand Prix Class 1 event. The flyer is here. Be the first to register online here

Standings at round 5

Posted: 05/04/2017 by Ian in Club News
1 Richard_Dare 5.0 +W8 +B7 +W6 +B2 +W5
2 Prashant_Mistry 4.0 +W14 +B9 +W5 -W1 +B6
3 Christopher_Symon 4.0 +W18 -B5 +W21 +B7 +W12
4 Hilton_Bennett 4.0 +B22 =BYE =W12 +B9 +W10
5 William_Lynn 3.0 +B17 +W3 -B2 +W11 -B1
6 Graham_Nolan 3.0 +B23 +W10 -B1 +B12 -W2
7 Michael_Budd 3.0 +B13 -W1 +B15 -W3 +B14
8 Gary_Judkins 3.0 -B1 +W11 +B19 -W10 +W16
9 Brendon_Tangiora 3.0 +B16 -W2 +B18 -W4 +B15
10 Lara_Heppenstall 3.0 +W21 -B6 +W14 +B8 -B4
11 Ian_Kennedy 3.0 +W19 -B8 +W20 -B5 +W17
12 Sivaram_Manoharan 2.5 +W15 +B20 =B4 -W6 -B3
13 Shilong_Yang 2.5 -W7 =BYE +B22 -B14 +W20
14 Murray_Tuatini 2.0 -B2 +W17 -B10 +W13 -W7
15 Eushin_Kang 2.0 -B12 +W16 -W7 +B21 -W9
16 Dhushar_Chatergee 2.0 -W9 -B15 +BYE +W18 -B8
17 Cooper_Quinn 2.0 -W5 -B14 +B23 +W19 -B11
18 Jeff_Xiang 2.0 -B3 +W23 -W9 -B16 +W21
19 Adam_Hasan-Stein 2.0 -B11 +BYE -W8 -B17 +W23
20 Ryan_Choy 1.5 +BYE -W12 -B11 =W23 -B13
21 Sean_Clark 1.0 -B10 +W22 -B3 -W15 -B18
22 Matt_Crombie 1.0 -W4 -B21 -W13 +BYE
23 Joel_Crombie 0.5 -W6 -B18 -W17 =B20 -B19