Archive for June, 2018

Club Rapid At Round 2

Posted: 26/06/2018 by Ian in Club News
1 Richard_Dare 2.0 +W25 +B12
2 Hilton_Bennett 2.0 +B26 +W13
3 Graham_Nolan 2.0 +W27 +B15
4 Milton_Severinsen 2.0 +B30 +W14
5 William_Crombie 2.0 +W31 +B18
6 Eushin_Kang 2.0 +B32 +W17
7 Gary_Judkins 2.0 +W33 +B16
8 Ian_Kennedy 1.5 +B19 =W9
9 Prashant_Mistry 1.5 +W28 =B8
10 William_Lynn 1.5 =B11 +W30
11 Joseph_Hall 1.5 =W10 +B31
12 Michael_Lin 1.0 +B21 -W1
13 Ruchira_Silva 1.0 +W22 -B2
14 Christopher_Symon 1.0 +W23 -B4
15 Leo_Dizon 1.0 +B24 -W3
16 Maureen_Murphy 1.0 +BYE -W7
17 Rowan_Lightfoot 1.0 +W35 -B6
18 Kevin_Li 1.0 +B36 -W5
19 Daniel_Dizon 1.0 -W8 +B34
20 Joshua_Walker 1.0 +BYE
21 Talamge_Scirkovich 1.0 -W12 +B35
22 Sean_Clark 1.0 -B13 +W36
23 Joel_Crombie 1.0 -B14 +W32
24 Andy_Song 1.0 -W15 +B33
25 Alex_Treat 0.5 -B1 =BYE
26 Nathanial_Loy 0.5 -W2 =BYE
27 Josef_Gillgren 0.5 -B3 =BYE
28 Max_Stephens 0.5 -B9 =BYE
29 Murray_Tuatini 0.5 =BYE
30 Cam_Sundararaj 0.0 -W4 -B10
31 Joshua_Holtham 0.0 -B5 -W11
32 Ricky_Hall 0.0 -W6 -B23
33 Shan_Sundararaj 0.0 -B7 -W24
34 Alex_Hall 0.0 -W19
35 Lasen_Silva 0.0 -B17 -W21
36 Richard_Ismay 0.0 -W18 -B22

Two New Members

Posted: 26/06/2018 by Ian in Club News

Alex Hall and Joshua Walker are the clubs newest members. Welcome

We are currently part way through the annual club rapid championship. The format is one game per night over six weeks with time control 30 minutes, plus 10 seconds increment per move from move one. Hamilton Chess Club Special Rules, and the usual rules about awarding byes will apply. Note that this is a member only event, so if you are not a member check out the calendar for when new prospective members can come along and play

Website Surpasses 100000 hits

Posted: 20/06/2018 by Ian in Club News

The astute among you will notice the hit counter at the top left of the webpage has been getting teasingly close to 100,000 hits over the last few weeks, and has now clocked over registering 100028 as this post goes up. The first post was made by Scott 0n 21/02/2011 which was 2675 days ago, so over that time we have averaged 37 hits per day. The average is a little inflated however, as we took several thousand hits with this Hamilton based international chess scandal that even made the front page of chess base

Club Rapid Brings Huge Turnout

Posted: 20/06/2018 by Ian in Club News

The club rapid kicked off last night. This years’ time control is a little longer than previous at 30 minutes plus 10 seconds. We have 34 players participating. The cross table after round one is below. Special mention to newcomer Joseph Hall who had winning chances against William Lynn. Eventually things simplified to a pawn and rook endgame and Joseph had to settle for a draw.

Games kick off at 7:30 next week but be there by 7:15 so we can do the draw. Do let Ian know if you won’t be playing as you can take a bye

1 Richard_Dare 1.0 +W20
2 Hilton_Bennett 1.0 +B21
3 Prashant_Mistry 1.0 +W22
4 Milton_Severinsen 1.0 +B23
5 Graham_Nolan 1.0 +W24
6 William_Crombie 1.0 +W25
7 Eushin_Kang 1.0 +B26
8 Gary_Judkins 1.0 +W27
9 Michael_Lin 1.0 +B28
10 Ruchira_Silva 1.0 +W29
11 Ian_Kennedy 1.0 +B30
12 Christopher_Symon 1.0 +W31
13 Leo_Dizon 1.0 +B32
14 Rowan_Lightfoot 1.0 +W33
15 Kevin_Li 1.0 +B34
16 Maureen_Murphy 1.0 +BYE
17 William_Lynn 0.5 =B18
18 Joseph Hall 0.5 =W17
19 Murray_Tuatini 0.5 =BYE
20 Alex_Treat 0.0 -B1
21 Nathanial_Loy 0.0 -W2
22 Max_Stephens 0.0 -B3
23 Cam Sundararaj 0.0 -W4
24 Josef_Gillgren 0.0 -B5
25 Joshua Holtham 0.0 -B6
26 Ricky Hall 0.0 -W7
27 Shan Sundararaj 0.0 -B8
28 Talmage Scirkovich 0.0 -W9
29 Sean_Clark 0.0 -B10
30 Daniel_Dizon 0.0 -W11
31 Joel_Crombie 0.0 -B12
32 Andy_Song 0.0 -W13
33 Lasen_Silva 0.0 -B14
34 Richard_Ismay 0.0 -W15

Following an unprecedented surge in membership over the last few weeks the club now has 45 members. We welcome all the following as new members to the club: Ricky Hall, Talmage Scirkovich, Josh Holtham, Josef Gillgren, Cam Sundararaj, Shan Sundararaj, and Max Stephens. Club ratings have been updated so all new players can see where they sit on the ratings board.

Members Only For The Next Six Weeks

Posted: 13/06/2018 by Ian in Club News

We will start the annual club rapid championship next week. The format will be one game per night over six weeks. Time control to be 30 minutes, plus 10 seconds increment per move from move one. Hamilton Chess Club Special Rules, and the usual rules about awarding byes will apply. Note that this is a member only event, so if you are not already a member and want to take part you will need to join up next week

We had a new club record last night with 32 players turning up to join in the fun. In the end it was Richard on 5.5 for the tournament, followed by Prashanth and Hilton. That concludes the Autumn cup season and we will kick off the club rapid from next week

1 Richard_Dare 5.5 +B13 +W4 +B7 +W2 +B8 =W3
2 Prashant_Mistry 5.0 +B8 +W6 +B5 -B1 +W4 +W7
3 Hilton_Bennett 4.5 +W16 -B5 +W26 +B6 +W7 =B1
4 William_Lynn 4.0 +W17 -B1 +B14 +W13 -B2 +W8
5 William_Crombie 4.0 +B32 +W3 -W2 -B7 +W16 +B9
6 Michael_Lin 4.0 +W27 -B2 +W19 -W3 +B24 +B16
7 Milton_Severinsen 3.0 +W21 +B9 -W1 +W5 -B3 -B2
8 Leo_Dizon 3.0 -W2 +B27 +W9 +B14 -W1 -B4
9 Ian_Kennedy 3.0 +B24 -W7 -B8 +W17 +B13 -W5
10 Rowan_Lightfoot 3.0 -W19 +B17 -W18 -B16 +W14 +B20
11 Ruchira Silva 3.0 +B34 +W28 +B21
12 Alex Treat 3.0 +W29 +B33 +W17
13 Kevin_Li 2.5 -W1 +B19 +W32 -B4 -W9 =B15
14 Richard_Jackson 2.5 +B33 =B26 -W4 -W8 -B10 +W24
15 Nathaniel Loy 2.5 +W33 +B27 =W13
16 Murray_Tuatini 2.0 -B3 -W32 +B24 +W10 -B5 -W6
17 Joel_Crombie 2.0 -B4 -W10 +W33 -B9 +W23 -B12
18 Sean_Clark 2.0 -W26 +B33 +B10
19 Lasen_Silva 2.0 +B10 -W13 -B6 -W24 -B20 +W29
20 Max Stephens 2.0 +B22 +W19 -W10
21 Daniel_Dizon 2.0 -B7 -W24 -B27 +W30 +B25 -W11
22 Talmage Scirkovich 2.0 -W20 +B30 +W33
23 Josef Gillgren 2.0 +W31 -B17 +W27
24 Andy_Song 2.0 -W9 +B21 -W16 +B19 -W6 -B14
25 CamSundararaj 2.0 +B35 -W21 +B28
26 Graham_Nolan 1.5 +B18 =W14 -B3
27 Richard_Ismay 1.0 -B6 -W8 +W21 -B28 -W15 -B23
28 Isaac Kim 1.0 +W27 -B11 -W25
29 Shan Sundararaj 1.0 -B12 +W35 -B19
30 Vinnie Gillgren 1.0 -B21 -W22 +B34
31 Jean Purcell 1.0 -B23 +W34
32 Ronja_Ripp 1.0 -W5 +B16 -B13
33 Maureen_Murphy 0.0 -W14 -W18 -B17 -B15 -W12 -B22
34 Jae Park 0.0 -W11 -B31 -W30
35 Josh Haltham 0.0 -W25 -B29



GM Simul Popular

Posted: 07/06/2018 by Ian in Club News

BojkovThanks go to Hilton for organizing a great night on Tuesday with a 25 person Simul against Grandmaster Degan Bojkov from Bulgaria. Degan is in New Zealand at present due to his role as the Coach of NZ Open Team to Olympiad travelling to Batumi, Georgia this September. In 2009 Degan was champion of Bulgaria and member of the Bulgarian team at the European championships. He earned his GM title in 2008 and won the 48th Canadian Open Chess Championship in 2011. He was the trainer for Antoaneta Stefanova who was Women’s World Champion from 2004 to 2006. Degan’s current FIDE rating is 2478. The final score for the night was 24.5 to 0.5 with credit going to Prashanth who took the draw. Honourable mention also to William Lynn and Joel Crombie. At the finish William had connected passed pawns on the 6th rank, but was just nudged out by Degan’s bishop pair. Joel played firmly and was one of the last players to fall, with things very even in rook and pawn ending till close to the end.simul

Autumn(3) At Half Way

Posted: 01/06/2018 by Ian in Club News
1 Richard_Dare 3.0 +B6 +W4 +B8
2 Prashant_Mistry 3.0 +B7 +W5 +B3
3 William_Crombie 2.0 +B14 +W9 -W2
4 William_Lynn 2.0 +W19 -B1 +B12
5 Michael_Lin 2.0 +W16 -B2 +W15
6 Kevin_Li 2.0 -W1 +B15 +W14
7 Leo_Dizon 2.0 -W2 +B16 +W13
8 Milton_Severinsen 2.0 +W22 +B13 -W1
9 Hilton_Bennett 2.0 +W18 -B3 +W11
10 Sean_Clark 2.0 -W11 +B21 +B17
11 Graham_Nolan 1.5 +B10 =W12 -B9
12 Richard_Jackson 1.5 +B21 =B11 -W4
13 Ian_Kennedy 1.0 +B20 -W8 -B7
14 Ronja_Ripp 1.0 -W3 +B18 -B6
15 Lasen_Silva 1.0 +B17 -W6 -B5
16 Richard_Ismay 1.0 -B5 -W7 +W22
17 Rowan_Lightfoot 1.0 -W15 +B19 -W10
18 Murray_Tuatini 1.0 -B9 -W14 +B20
19 Joel_Crombie 1.0 -B4 -W17 +W21
20 Andy_Song 1.0 -W13 +B22 -W18
21 Maureen_Murphy 0.0 -W12 -W10 -B19
22 Daniel_Dizon 0.0 -B8 -W20 -B16