Archive for February, 2019

Members Only Next Week

Posted: 28/02/2019 by Ian in Club News

Remember that  the club champs are open to financial members (or financial members temporarily in arrears), only. You can come along next week and become a newly paid up member if you wish to take part.

Alex Delpech Newest Member

Posted: 28/02/2019 by Ian in Club News

The club welcomes Alex as its newest financial member. He enters the ratings table at 1578.

Club Champs Start 5th March

Posted: 27/02/2019 by Ian in Club News

RatingRemember that our premier event, the club champs, will kick off on Tuesday 05 March.

Time control will be the same as last year at 60 minutes + 10 seconds per move from move 1.

One game per night over 6 weeks.

The format will be start time 7.15pm (7.30 on week 1), 1 game per night, open to financial members (or financial members temporarily in arrears), and newly paid up members, only. You can check when your sub is due by going to the website – About > Who We Are. Online payments preferred, see the website for details. If you are not currently a member but want to take part then you can join on the first night.

(Adult: $40 per year, or $25 for 6 months. Juniors $20 per year)

A single division Swiss Style Tournament. The overall winner will be awarded the title Club Champion 2019 and receive all the accolades that are associated with the title. The highest rated junior  will be awarded the title Club Junior Champion 2019.

The draw will be based on Current club ratings. New players without a club rating will be assigned 1500 points for the purposes of the  draw.

Entry permitted in round one and two, but round one preferred!.  If you can’t make it on the first night let me know and you will be awarded a half point bye. If you enter in round two without prior notification you will retrospectively receive a zero point bye for round 1. Also if you want to play but might be a little late on the first night let me know and I will include you in the draw. Please don’t turn up after 7:15. Entries will not be accepted in week three or beyond.

Games start at 7.15pm – a 30 minute late time applies (your game is lost if you are 30 minutes late). Clocks will be started at 7:15 even if neither player is present.

Usual FIDE laws apply with  the exception of the Hamilton Chess Club Special Rules found on the website. Disputes committee will be club executive (Hilton Ian and Richard). If one or two of the disputes committee is/are party to a dispute, the remaining member(s) will constitute the disputes committee.

Please bring a pen if you wish to record your games. Recording is not mandatory, but if you don’t record your game you will not be allowed to claim a draw for the 50 move rule or 3 fold repetition unless agreed by your opponent.

One 1/2 point bye allowed per player, if notified to Ian the Sunday before the round that it applies.

No half point byes allowed in rounds 5 or 6.

Tie breaks will be according to the NZ  standard  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.


Summer Cup

Posted: 27/02/2019 by Ian in Club News

The Summer Cup goes to Richard. Alex Delpech appears for the first time and has a respectable score that places him third on tie break and identifies him as in the stronger section of the club.

1 Richard_Dare 5.5 +W9 =B12 +W11 +B8 +W2 +B4
2 Prashant_Mistry 5.0 +B25 +W6 +B13 +W7 -B1 +W3
3 Alex_Delpech 4.0 +W8 -W13 +B24 +W6 +B7 -B2
4 Paul_Dalley 4.0 -B11 +W31 +B23 +W5 +B9 -W1
5 Gary_Judkins 4.0 +W17 -B7 +W28 -B4 +W11 +B19
6 William_Lynn 3.5 +W20 -B2 =W12 -B3 +W8 +B7
7 Michael_Lin 3.0 +B24 +W5 +B14 -B2 -W3 -W6
8 Richard_Jackson 3.0 -B3 +W18 +B27 -W1 -B6 +W21
9 Nathanial_Loy 3.0 -B1 -W15 +B31 +W18 -W4 +B20
10 Murray_Tuatini 3.0 +B22 +W16 +B11
11 Rowan_Lightfoot 2.0 +W4 -B14 -B1 +W28 -B5 -W10
12 Eushin_Kang 2.0 +B18 =W1 =B6
13 Graham_Nolan 2.0 +W28 +B3 -W2
14 William_Crombie 2.0 +B15 +W11 -W7
15 Shan_Sundararaj 2.0 -W14 +B9 +W20
16 Daniel_Dizon 2.0 +B26 -B10 +W30
17 Daniel_Loy 2.0 -B5 -W27 -B25 -W21 +W26 +B28
18 Andy_Song 2.0 -W12 -B8 +W29 -B9 -B19 +W22
19 Kevin_Li 2.0 +B29 +W18 -W5
20 Sean_Clark 2.0 -B6 -W24 -B15 +W30 +B28 -W9
21 Ian­_Kennedy 2.0 +B17 +W29 -B8
22 Zane_Brown 1.0 -W10 +B30 -B18
23 Udula_Bandara 1.0 +B29 -W4
24 Talmage_Scirkovic 1.0 -W7 +B20 -W3
25 Cam_Sundararaj 1.0 -W2 -B28 +W17
26 Neil_Bradley 1.0 -W16 -B17 +B29
27 Lasen_Silva 1.0 +B17 -W8
28 Joel_Crombie 1.0 -B13 +W25 -B5 -B11 -W20 -W17
29 Max_Nguyen 0.0 -W23 -B18 -W19 -B21 -W26
30 Daniel_Pipe 0.0 -B20 -W22 -B16
31 Esandi_Silva 0.0 -B4 -W9

Club Nights Resume Next Week

Posted: 07/02/2019 by Ian in Club News

rocketDon’t miss out on the icebreaker blitz to kick the year off next tuesday 12/2/19. Graham will be director of play as Ian is away. New members welcome. See you there