Archive for September, 2019

Congratulations to the Hamilton Boys High team and coach Graham Nolan on coming third at the national secondary school chess championships. Club stalwarts Max Michaeal Nathaniel and Eushin came clear third behind Macleans and Auckland Grammer. The team lost to Macleans 3-1,  had 2-2 against Auckland Grammer and Mount Roskill, and beat Kings and Avondale, all of which had been seeded in the top six. The result augurs well for next year as all four players will still be at school, and all are making steady improvement in their chess based on club rankings.

Club Blitz Crosstable From 10/9

Posted: 25/09/2019 by Ian in Club News

Belated posting

1 Richard   Dare 5.5 +B14 +W8 +B5 +W9 =B2 +W4
2 Prashant   Mistry 4.0 +B13 =W3 +B8 +W5 =W1 -B6
3 Andrew   Malcouronne 4.0 +W7 =B2 -W4 +B10 +B9 =W8
4 Joel   Crombie 4.0 +B15 -W9 +B3 +W13 +B6 -B1
5 Michael   Lin 4.0 +W12 +B16 -W1 -B2 +W11 +B13
6 Andy   Song 4.0 +B10 +W14 -B9 +B11 -W4 +W2
7 Eushin Kang 4.0 -B3 -W15 +B17 +W14 +B13 +W9
8 Max   Stephens 3.5 +W18 -B1 -W2 +B12 +W16 =B3
9 Hilton Bennett 3.0 +W11 +B4 +W6 -B1 -W3 -B7
10 Rowan   Lightfoot 3.0 -W6 +B12 -W11 -W3 +B17 +B16
11 Sean   Clark 3.0 -B9 +W17 +B10 -W6 -B5 +W15
12 Ian   Kennedy 3.0 -B5 -W10 +B15 -W8 +B14 +W18
13 Kaeden Govender 2.0 -W2 +B18 +W16 -B4 -W7 -W5
14 Richard   Jackson 2.0 -W1 -B6 +W18 -B7 -W12 +B17
15 Leonardo 2.0 -W4 +B7 -W12 -B16 +W18 -B11
16 Gary Judkins 2.0 +B17 -W5 -B13 +W15 -B8 -W10
17 Zane Brown 1.0 -W16 -B11 -W7 +B18 -W10 -W14
18 David Lee 0.0 -B8 -W13 -B14 -W17 -B15 -B12

Club In Recess

Posted: 25/09/2019 by Ian in Club News

We re-convene 15 October, see you then

Spring Rapid (A) At Round 2

Posted: 25/09/2019 by Ian in Club News
1 Richard  Dare 2.0 +B11 +W6
2 Michael  Lin 2.0 +B12 +W10
3 Graham  Nolan 2.0 +B9 +W13
4 Prashant  Mistry 2.0 +W16 +B7
5 Ben  Wright 2.0 +B17 +W8
6 Robert Craig 1.0 +B14 -B1
7 Rowan  Lightfoot 1.0 +B15 -W4
8 Daniel  Loy 1.0 +BYE -B5
9 Max  Stephens 1.0 -W3 +B17
10 William  Lynn 1.0 +W19 -B2
11 Richard  Jackson 1.0 -W1 +B18
12 Kaeden Govender 1.0 -W2 +B19
13 Ian  Kennedy 1.0 +B18 -B3
14 Gary  Judkins 1.0 -W6 +B16
15 Andy  Song 1.0 -W7 +BYE
16 Nathanial  Loy 0.0 -B4 -W14
17 Leonardo 0.0 -W5 -W9
18 Matthew 0.0 -W13 -W11
19 Murray  Tuatini 0.0 -B10 -W12


Posted: 22/09/2019 by Ian in Club News

I got the school holidays wrong so we are not in recess for another week. Chess will go ahead this coming tuesday 24 September. We will have the first night of a three night tournament, two games per night, 25 + 5. See you there. We will then break for the school holidays and resume 15 October


Kaeden Newest Member

Posted: 19/09/2019 by Ian in Club News

Kaeden joins the club as its newest member. He has 15 games on the club rating table and enters at a respectable 1541.Welcome Kaeden

Graded Robin Crosstables

Posted: 19/09/2019 by Ian in Club News
1 Richard Dare 3.0 +W2 +B4 +W3
2 Prashant Mistry 1.5 -B1 +W3 =B4
3 Michael Lin 1.0 +W4 -B2 -B1
4 Max Stephens 0.5 -B3 -W1 =W2


7 Joel Crombie 2.5 +B8 +W6 =W5
8 Ben Wright 2.0 -W7 +B5 +B6
6 Andrew Malcouronne 1.0 +W5 -B7 -W8
5 William Lynn 0.5 -B6 -W8 =B7


9 Andy Song 2.0 -W10 +B12 +W11
11 Nathaniel Loy 2.0 +W12 +B10 -B9
10 Rowan Lightfoot 1.5 +B9 -W11 =B12
12 Sean Clark 0.5 -B11 -W9 =W10


13 Ian Kennedy 2.5 =B14 +W16 +B15
14 Kaeden Govender 2.5 =W13 +B15 +W16
16 Gary Judkins 1.0 +W15 -B13 -B14
15 Richard Jackson 0.0 -B16 -W14 -W13