Simul Success

Posted: 19/10/2017 by Ian in Club News

IMG_2978The Simul with Herman proved a great success. Herman took on 21 eager members, and ended up with a score 0f +19.5 =1-1. Notable games were a win for Prashant and an agreed draw in a king and pawn ending for Ian. The event ran for around 3 hours, with Eushin the last player to fall. Our thanks go to Herman and hope that he offers the same opportunity to us in the future. Photos from the event can be viewed here.


Special Event Tomorrow Night !!!!

Posted: 16/10/2017 by Ian in Club News

HermanIn a departure from the calendar schedule we have a special event tomorrow night – your chance to play in a simul against International Master Herman Claudius van Riemsdijk

Herman was Brazilian Champion in 1970, 1973, and 1988, and Pan American Champion in 1977. He was awarded the International Master title in 1978. He played 11 times for Brazil in the Chess Olympiads (1972–1974, 1978–1984, 1988–1994, 1998). ). Notable games include draws against Tal and Larsen. His current FIDE rating is 2306

Please don’t be late. We will try and get things underway around 7:15. There will be no late starters.

Note that entry will be limited to current club members, but spectators are welcome. Entry is free, a nice bonus for your membership. See you there. Don’t be late. (The round robin will continue next week, and we will adjust the calendar later in the year).

Club Recess For Two Weeks

Posted: 27/09/2017 by Ian in Club News

The club is in recess now for the school holidays. We resume October 16th with round three of the graded robin. This is a members only tournament, although guests can come along and watch.


Graded Robin At Round 2

Posted: 27/09/2017 by Ian in Club News

Following some technical glitches we eventually got underway. The longer time control and evenly matched players made for some tense and exciting games going right down to the wire. Point totals after two rounds are below. Crosstables so far and the draw for the entire tournament is located here.  Round 3 resumes after the holiday break on 16 October


Division A  
Richard Dare 2.0
Milton Severinsen 2.0
Prahant Mistry 1.0
Hilton Bennett 0.5
William Lynn 0.5
Graham Nolan 0.0
Division B
Eushin Kang 1.5
Ian Kennedy 1.5
Gary Judkins 1.0
Alex Treat 1.0
Murray Tuatini 1.0
Shilong Yang 0.0
Division C
Sean Clark 2.0
Kevin Li 2.0
Nathanial Loy 1.0
Karan Singh 1.0
Joel Crombie 1.0
Rowan Lightfoot 1.0
Ryan Farrell 0.0

Graded Robin Starts Next Week

Posted: 20/09/2017 by Ian in Club News

The programme for the next five weeks is set out below. On 25 September  we will kick off the  graded round robin tournament. There will be three  divisions depending on numbers: An A and B grade consisting on groups of six players based on club ranking. There will also be a C grade that will be a five round Swiss style tournament. Time control is 25 + 5. There will be two games this week and again after the school holidays, with the fifth and final game 23/10/17. Please players will need to commit to being there on each of the three nights to take part. This is a members only event. See you there.

25 September Graded Round Robin Rounds 1, 2
2 October Holiday —  Recess
9 October Holiday —  Recess
16 October Graded Round Robin Rounds 3, 4
23 October Graded Round Robin Round 5, followed by AGM

Blitz (2): 6-0 To Prashant

Posted: 20/09/2017 by Ian in Club News
1 Prashant Mistry 6.0 +W10 +B9 +W3 +B4 +W2 +B8
2 Richard Dare 5.0 +B13 +W6 +B8 +W5 -B1 +W3
3 Graham Nolan 4.0 +B12 +W16 -B1 +W6 +B7 -B2
4 Ian Kennedy 4.0 +B19 +W15 +B11 -W1 +B8 -W6
5 Richard Jackson 4.0 -W7 +B14 +W17 -B2 +W10 +B9
6 Murray Tuatini 4.0 +W17 -B2 +W18 -B3 +W15 +B4
7 Shilong Yang 4.0 +B5 -W8 +B13 +W16 -W3 +B12
8 Milton Severinsen 3.0 +W14 +B7 -W2 +B15 -W4 -W1
9 William Crombie 3.0 +B18 -W1 -B16 +W19 +B11 -W5
10 Karan Singh 3.0 -B1 +W19 -B15 +W18 -B5 +W16
11 Christopher Symon 3.0 -B16 +W12 -W4 +B17 -W9 +B15
12 Rowan Lightfoot 2.5 -W3 -B11 =W14 +BYE +B16 -W7
13 Nathanial Loy 2.5 -W2 -B17 -W7 +B14 =B18 +BYE
14 Ryan Farrell 2.5 -B8 -W5 =B12 -W13 +BYE +B17
15 Jeff Xiang 2.0 +BYE -B4 +W10 -W8 -B6 -W11
16 Kevin Li 2.0 +W11 -B3 +W9 -B7 -W12 -B10
17 Jarvis Xiang 2.0 -B6 +W13 -B5 -W11 +B19 -W14
18 Joel Crombie 2.0 -W9 +BYE -B6 -B10 =W13 =B19
19 Sean Clark 1.5 -W4 -B10 +BYE -B9 -W17 =W18

Casual Blitz (1)

Posted: 12/09/2017 by Ian in Club News

Casual blitz 6-0 to Richard. Same time controls next week. Guests welcome.

1 Richard Dare 6.0 +B17 +W4 +B6 +W2 +B3 +W5
2 Graham Nolan 5.0 +B23 +W5 +B8 -B1 +W4 +W3
3 William Lynn 4.0 +B9 +W22 +B7 +W6 -W1 -B2
4 Richard Jackson 4.0 +B21 -B1 +W15 +W10 -B2 +W7
5 Gary Judkins 4.0 +W16 -B2 +W9 +B17 +W11 -B1
6 Milton Severinsen 4.0 +W15 +B12 -W1 -B3 +W17 +B13
7 Prashant Mistry 4.0 +W14 +B11 -W3 +B12 +W8 -B4
8 Christopher Symon 4.0 +W18 +B20 -W2 +B11 -B7 +W10
9 Rowan Lightfoot 3.0 -W3 +W13 -B5 +B22 +W12 -B14
10 Ruchira Silva 3.0 -W20 +B18 +W16 -B4 +W14 -B8
11 Ian Kennedy 3.0 +B19 -W7 +B22 -W8 -B5 +W18
12 William Crombie 3.0 +B24 -W6 +B19 -W7 -B9 +W20
13 Murray Tuatini 3.0 -W22 -B9 +W18 +B16 +W20 -W6
14 Alex Treat 3.0 -B7 -W19 +B24 +W21 -B10 +W9
15 Karan Singh 3.0 -B6 +W24 -B4 +W19 -B18 +W17
16 Shilong Yang 3.0 -B5 +W23 -B10 -W13 +B19 +W22
17 Nathanial Loy 2.0 -W1 +B21 +W20 -W5 -B6 -B15
18 Ryan Farrell 2.0 -B8 -W10 -B13 +W24 +W15 -B11
19 Sean Clark 2.0 -W11 +B14 -W12 -B15 -W16 +W23
20 Lasen Silva 2.0 +B10 -W8 -B17 +W23 -B13 -B12
21 Kevin Li 2.0 -W4 -W17 +B23 -B14 +BYE
22 Joel Crombie 1.0 +B13 -B3 -W11 -W9 -BYE -B16
23 Dulina Haegoda 1.0 -W2 -B16 -W21 -B20 +W24 -B19
24 Dhushar Chatergee 1.0 -W12 -B15 -W14 -B18 -B23 +BYE