Archive for October, 2018

Spring (2) Next Week

Posted: 24/10/2018 by Ian in Club News

We will kick off Spring (2) next week. It was graded robin on the calendar but Ian is away so that has been moved to later in the year.

Spring (1) Goes To Prashanth 6-0

Posted: 24/10/2018 by Ian in Club News
1 Prashant  Mistry 6.0 +B4 +W14 +B9 +W2 +B7 +W3
2 Richard  Dare 5.0 +W16 +B15 +W3 -B1 +W8 +B7
3 Michael  Lin 4.0 +B17 +W22 -B2 +W9 +B5 -B1
4 Nathanial  Loy 4.0 -W1 +B20 -W6 +B22 +W10 +B8
5 Max  Stephens 4.0 +W24 -B8 +W18 +B10 -W3 +B9
6 William  Lynn 4.0 +B19 -W9 +B4 -W7 +B17 +W11
7 Graham  Nolan 3.5 +W18 +B10 =W8 +B6 -W1 -W2
8 Rowan  Lightfoot 3.5 +B26 +W5 =B7 +W13 -B2 -W4
9 Paul Dalley 3.0 +W23 +B6 -W1 -B3 +B13 -W5
10 Gary  Judkins 3.0 +B12 -W7 +B11 -W5 -B4 +W17
11 Zane  Brown 3.0 -W15 +B16 -W10 +B19 +W18 -B6
12 Andy  Song 3.0 -W10 -B18 -W16 +B20 +W19 +B21
13 Ian  Kennedy 3.0 -W22 +B17 +W19 -B8 -W9 +B16
14 Talmage  Scirkovic 2.0 +W20 -B1 +W24
15 William  Crombie 2.0 +B11 -W2 +B22
16 Udula  Bandara 2.0 -B2 -W11 +B12 +W20 -W13
17 Sean  Clark 2.0 -W3 -W13 +B23 +B18 -W6 -B10
18 Kevin  Li 2.0 -B7 +W12 -B5 -W17 -B11 +W26
19 Richard  Jackson 2.0 -W6 +B23 -B13 -W11 -B12 +W22
20 Shan  Sundararaj 2.0 -B14 -W4 +B26 -W12 -B16 +W23
21 Alex Treat 2.0 +W26 +B25 -W12
22 Cam  Sundararaj 1.5 +B13 -B3 -W15 -W4 =B23 -B19
23 Ricky  Hall 1.5 -B9 -W19 -W17 +B25 =W22 -B20
24 Joel  Crombie 1.0 -B5 +W26 -B14
25 Daniel Pipe 1.0 -W23 -W21 +BYE
26 Daniel  Loy 1.0 -W8 -B24 -W20 -B21 +BYE -B18

Spring (1) At Half Way Mark

Posted: 17/10/2018 by Ian in Club News
1 Richard Dare 3.0 +W17 +B7 +W6
2 Prashant Mistry 3.0 +B13 +W8 +B5
3 Graham Nolan 2.5 +W14 +B10 =W4
4 Rowan Lightfoot 2.5 +B22 +W9 =B3
5 Paul Dalley 2.0 +W24 +B11 -W2
6 Michael Lin 2.0 +B20 +W15 -B1
7 William Crombie 2.0 +B16 -W1 +B15
8 Talmage Scirkovich 2.0 +W21 -B2 +W19
9 Max Stephens 2.0 +W19 -B4 +W14
10 Gary Judkins 2.0 +B23 -W3 +B16
11 William Lynn 2.0 +B18 -W5 +B13
12 Ian Kennedy 2.0 -W15 +B20 +W18
13 Nathanial Loy 1.0 -W2 +B21 -W11
14 Kevin Li 1.0 -B3 +W23 -B9
15 Cam Sundararaj 1.0 +B12 -B6 -W7
16 Zane Brown 1.0 -W7 +B17 -W10
17 Udula Bandara 1.0 -B1 -W16 +B23
18 Richard Jackson 1.0 -W11 +B24 -B12
19 Joel Crombie 1.0 -B9 +W22 -B8
20 Sean Clark 1.0 -W6 -W12 +B24
21 Shan Sundararaj 1.0 -B8 -W13 +B22
22 Daniel Loy 0.0 -W4 -B19 -W21
23 Andy Song 0.0 -W10 -B14 -W17
24 Ricky Hall 0.0 -B5 -W18 -W20

Club Players Take National Title

Posted: 12/10/2018 by Ian in Club News

is-intermediate-goldSeptember 29th-30th 2018 – Interschools National Finals, Mt Maunganui.

Two hundred and fifty students and at least 80 anxious parents and teachers travelled to Mount Maunganui for NZCF’s annual NZ Interschool Chess Finals on 29th and 30th September. The 60 school teams had all won their regional tournaments or been awarded one of a handful of “wildcard” spots. The finals were organised and run by at Mt Maunganui College by Bob and Viv Smith, with the help of members of the Mount Chess Club.

Seedings – always a bit of a guess at school level – proved remarkably accurate in the secondary and primary championships, with top seeds Macleans College and Pinehurst School (both from Auckland) convincing winners.

But seventh seeds Berkley Middle School (Hamilton) pulled off an upset in the intermediate division, finishing ahead of more fancied rivals.

The medal winning schools and team compositions were:


1st Pinehurst School    Felix Xie, Kenny Zhang, Ryan Fan, Allen Weng, Nicholas Xu

2nd Willow Park School  Matthew Chen, Emma Zhuang, Eddie Kim, Chenchen Wang, Wyatt Liu

3rd Eastern Hutt School Paul He, Ben Guo, Zac Li, Shaasthin Nithyananthan


1st Berkley Middle School   Lasen Silva, Aidan Morgan, Daniel Loy, Cam Sundararaj

2nd Murrays Bay Int     Andrew Li, Allen Li, Nathan Jin, Andy Song

3rd Mt Roskill Int      Nico McKinlay, Renae Ghadiali, Saasha Ghadiali, Adam Ali, Saahir Saheb


1st Macleans College    Richard Jiang, Terry Shen, Judd Zhan, Kevin Guan, Oliver Dai

2nd Auckland Grammar    Allen Fan, Aaron Wang, James Liu, Nicholas Huang

3rd King’s College      Darrick Pan, Brian Qi, Ryan Nguyen, Fia Fa’afuhia