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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

The calendar for 2019 has been posted. Several new formats will be used this year with an emphasis on longer games. Some of the seasonal cups that were three games per night at 20 + 0 have been replaced by rapids at 25 + 5, 2 games per night, over 3 nights. The club rapid has been lengthened slightly at 30 + 10. Club open, rapid and lightning retain the same format as last year. Club nights resume with an icebreaker blitz on 12 February. See you there !!

Club In Recess For The Summer

Posted: 05/12/2018 by Ian in Club News

images-1The club is in recess now for the summer. We will resume on Tuesday February 12th. A 2019 calendar will be posted shortly.

Nine Rounds of 5-0 to finish off the year. Richard wins as usual

1 Richard  Dare 9.0 +W11 +B13 +W2 +B4 +W3 +W5 +B10 +B6 +W7
2 Rowan  Lightfoot 7.0 +B10 +W12 -B1 +W8 +B11 +W4 -B3 +W5 +B13
3 Michael  Lin 7.0 +W15 +B18 -B4 +W6 -B1 +W11 +W2 +B9 +W12
4 Graham  Nolan 6.0 +W14 +B8 +W3 -W1 +B5 -B2 -W7 +W10 +B11
5 Max  Stephens 5.0 -B8 +W6 +B10 +W7 -W4 -B1 +W12 -B2 +W16
6 Roger 5.0 +W9 -B5 +W13 -B3 -B7 +W18 +B8 -W1 +B14
7 Ian  Kennedy 5.0 -B12 +W14 +B18 -B5 +W6 -W10 +B4 +W11 -B1
8 Cam  Sundararaj 5.0 +W5 -W4 +B16 -B2 +W14 -B9 -W6 +B15 +W17
9 Gary  Judkins 5.0 -B6 -W10 +B17 -W12 +B16 +W8 +B13 -W3 +B18
10 Nathanial  Loy 4.0 -W2 +B9 -W5 +B13 +W12 +B7 -W1 -B4 -W15
11 Richard  Jackson 4.0 -B1 +W17 +B12 +W16 -W2 -B3 +W15 -B7 -W4
12 Kevin  Li 4.0 +W7 -B2 -W11 +B9 -B10 +W14 -B5 +W18 -B3
13 Paul  Dalley 4.0 +BYE -W1 -B6 -W10 +B17 +B15 -W9 +B16 -W2
14 Murray  Tuatini 3.0 -B4 -B7 +W15 +W18 -B8 -B12 -W16 +B17 -W6
15 Udula  Bandara 3.0 -B3 -W16 -B14 +W17 +B18 -W13 -B11 -W8 +B10
16 Talmage  Scirkovich 2.0 -W18 +B15 -W8 -B11 -W9 -B17 +B14 -W13 -B5
17 Andy  Song 2.0 -B19 -B11 -W9 -B15 -W13 +W16 +B18 -W14 -B8
18 Shan  Sundararaj 1.0 +B16 -W3 -W7 -B14 -W15 -B6 -W17 -B12 -W9
19 William  Lynn 1.0 +W17


Richard takes out the final tournament of the year on 5.5. Notable mention to Alex Treat who managed third overall on tiebreak.

1 Richard Dare 5.5 +B15 +W2 +B8 +W7 +B5 =W3
2 Graham Nolan 5.0 +W25 -B1 +W3 +B9 +W4 +B7
3 Alex Treat 4.0 +B20 =W6 -B2 +B12 +W14 =B1
4 Eushin Kang 4.0 +B11 +W14 -B7 +W8 -B2 +W9
5 Ian Kennedy 4.0 +W24 -W7 +B14 +B10 -W1 +W11
6 Rowan Lightfoot 4.0 +W12 =B3 -W10 +B18 =B7 +W8
7 Prashant Mistry 3.5 +W9 +B5 +W4 -B1 =W6 -W2
8 Richard Jackson 3.0 +W22 +B10 -W1 -B4 +W12 -B6
9 Nathanial Loy 3.0 -B7 +W11 +B22 -W2 +W18 -B4
10 Michael Lin 3.0 +B18 -W8 +B6 -W5 -B11 +W15
11 Andy Song 3.0 -W4 -B9 +W24 +B20 +W10 -B5
12 Cam Sundararaj 3.0 -B6 +W20 +B15 -W3 -B8 +W14
13 Paul Dalley 3.0 +B19 +W20 +W18
14 Zane Brown 2.0 +W26 -B4 -W5 +W15 -B3 -B12
15 Udula Bandara 2.0 -W1 +B25 -W12 -B14 +W16 -B10
16 Max Stephens 2.0 +W17 -B15 +W21
17 Shan Sundararaj 2.0 -B16 +W23 +B20
18 Kevin Li 1.5 -W10 =B24 +W25 -W6 -B9 -B13
19 Leo Dizon 1.5 -W13 =B21 +W23
20 Daniel Pipe 1.0 -W3 -B12 +BYE -W11 -B13 -W17
21 Daniel Dizon 1.0 =B23 =W19 -B16
22 Ben Hale 1.0 -B8 +BYE -W9
23 Ricky Hall 0.5 =W21 -B17 -B19
24 Daniel Loy 0.5 -B5 =W18 -B11
25 Sean Clark 0.0 -B2 -W15 -B18
26 Gary Judkins 0.0 -B14