Final Blitz To Richard

Posted: 05/12/2019 by Ian in Club News

We had a six round 5 + 3  for the final night of the year. Richard top scored on 5 but honourable mentions to new face Bernize van der Walt with 4 points and a notable win against Prashanth, and also to Andrew who took the point against Richard in the final round

1 Richard Dare 5.0 +B4 +W5 +B7 +W3 +B6 -W2
2 Andrew Malcouronne 4.5 =W9 -B10 +W8 +B13 +W11 +B1
3 Prashant Mistry 4.0 +W10 +B12 +W6 -B1 +B5 -W4
4 Bernize van der Walt 4.0 -W1 +B9 +W13 -B6 +W10 +B3
5 Graham Nolan 4.0 +W13 -B1 +W12 +B10 -W3 +B11
6 Gary Judkins 3.5 +B14 +W11 -B3 +W4 -W1 =B7
7 Ian Kennedy 3.5 -B11 +W14 -W1 +B12 +W13 =W6
8 Marelize van der Walt 3.0 -W12 -B13 -B2 +W9 +B14 +W10
9 Michael Lin 2.5 =B2 -W4 -B14 -B8 +W12 +B13
10 Andy Song 2.0 -B3 +W2 +B11 -W5 -B4 -B8
11 Thomas 2.0 +W7 -B6 -W10 +W14 -B2 -W5
12 William Lynn 2.0 +B8 -W3 -B5 -W7 -B9 +W14
13 Rowan Lightfoot 1.0 -B5 +W8 -B4 -W2 -B7 -W9
14 Richard Jackson 1.0 -W6 -B7 +W9 -B11 -W8 -B12


Final Night Of The Year Next Week

Posted: 27/11/2019 by Ian in Club News

Next week 4 December  is the last night of the year. We will have a six round swiss. Guests welcome.

Spring 25-5 To Graham

Posted: 27/11/2019 by Ian in Club News
1 Graham Nolan 5.5 +W18 +B2 =B3 +W4 +B5 +W6
2 Richard Dare 5.0 +B9 -W1 +B5 +W3 +B6 +W4
3 Prashant Mistry 4.5 +W6 +B4 =W1 -B2 +W7 +B5
4 William Lynn 3.0 +B19 -W3 +B8 -B1 +W9 -B2
5 Andrew Malcouronne 2.5 +W16 +B13 -W2 =B6 -W1 -W3
6 Richard Jackson 2.5 -B3 +W19 +B9 =W5 -W2 -B1
7 Max Stephens 2.5 +W12 +W9 -B3
8 Ian Kennedy 2.5 -W13 +B16 -W4 =B10 =W11 =B7
9 Rowan Lightfoot 2.0 -W2 +B18 -W6 -B7 -B4 +W14
10 William Crombie 1.5 +W16 =W8
11 Michael Lin 1.5 =B8 +W17
12 Joel Crombie 1.0 -B7 +B16
13 Robert Craig 1.0 +B8 -W5
14 AndySong 1.0 +W15 -B9
15 Philip Rice 1.0 -B14 +B16
16 Thomas 0.5 -B5 -W8 -B10 -W12 =B17 -W15
17 Murray Tuatini 0.5 =W16 -B11
18 Leo Dizon 0.0 -B1 -W9
19 Daniel Dizon 0.0 -W4 -B6

Spring 20-0 To Richard

Posted: 07/11/2019 by Ian in Club News
1 Richard  Dare 5.5 +W13 +B3 +W4 =B2 +W5 +B9
2 Michael  Lin 4.5 +B8 -W7 +B16 =W1 +B6 +B4
3 William  Lynn 4.0 +W5 -W1 +B7 +B12 -W4 +B10
4 Prashant  Mistry 4.0 +W19 +B14 -B1 +W7 +B3 -W2
5 Richard  Jackson 4.0 -B3 +B13 +W11 +W6 -B1 +W7
6 Andy  Song 3.0 -W14 +B19 +W18 -B5 -W2 +B11
7 Gary  Judkins 2.0 +W18 +B2 -W3 -B4 -W10 -B5
8 Kaeden  Govender 2.0 -W2 +B11 +W14
9 Robert Craig 2.0 +W17 +B15 -W1
10 Rowan Lightfoot 2.0 +BYE +B7 -W3
11 Ian  Kennedy 1.5 -B16 -W8 -B5 =W15 +B17 -W6
12 Phillip Rice 1.5 -W3 +BYE =B15
13 Nathanial  Loy 1.0 -B1 -W5 +B19
14 Daniel  Loy 1.0 +B6 -W4 -B8
15 Graham Nolan 1.0 =B11 -W9 =W12
16 Murray  Tuatini 1.0 +W11 -B18 -W2
17 Byron 1.0 -B9 -W11 +BYE
18 Joel  Crombie 1.0 -B7 +W16 -B6
19 Sean  Clark 0.0 -B4 -W6 -W13

Spring 20-0 At Round 3

Posted: 31/10/2019 by Ian in Club News
1 Richard_Dare 3.0 +W9 +B2 +W5
2 William_Lynn 2.0 +W7 -W1 +B4
3 Michael_Lin 2.0 +B6 -W4 +B12
4 Gary_Judkins 2.0 +W11 +B3 -W2
5 Prashant_Mistry 2.0 +W14 +B10 -B1
6 Kaeden_Govender 2.0 -W3 +B13 +W10
7 Richard_Jackson 2.0 -B2 +B9 +W13
8 Andy_Song 2.0 -W10 +B14 +W11
9 Nathanial_Loy 1.0 -B1 -W7 +B14
10 Daniel_Loy 1.0 +B8 -W5 -B6
11 Joel_Crombie 1.0 -B4 +W12 -B8
12 Murray_Tuatini 1.0 +W13 -B11 -W3
13 Ian_Kennedy 0.0 -B12 -W6 -B7
14 Sean_Clark 0.0 -B5 -W8 -W9

Spring Rapid Tied

Posted: 22/10/2019 by Ian in Club News
1 Michael  Lin 5.5 +B10 +W5 =W2 +B4 +W12 +B3
2 Richard  Dare 5.5 +B11 +W13 =B1 +W3 +B5 +W7
3 Prashant  Mistry 4.0 +W18 +B8 +W4 -B2 +W13 -W1
4 Graham  Nolan 4.0 +B6 +W7 -B3 -W1 +B15 +W8
5 William  Lynn 3.0 +W19 -B1 +B7 -W6 -W2 +B12
6 Max  Stephens 3.0 -W4 +B23 +W10 +B5
7 Ian  Kennedy 3.0 +B24 -B4 -W5 +W20 +B11 -B2
8 Rowan  Lightfoot 3.0 +B12 -W3 -B15 +W11 +B9 -B4
9 William  Crombie 3.0 +B21 +B18 -W8 +W15
10 Kaeden Govender 2.5 -W1 +B19 -B6 =W17 -B16 +W21
11 Richard  Jackson 2.5 -W2 +B24 =W12 -B8 -W7 +B16
12 Andy  Song 2.5 -W8 +BYE =B11 +W15 -B1 -W5
13 Robert Craig 2.0 +B15 -B2 -B3 +W19
14 Ben  Wright 2.0 +B23 +W16
15 Gary  Judkins 2.0 -W13 +B18 +W8 -B12 -W4 -B9
16 Daniel  Loy 2.0 +BYE -B14 +W10 -W11
17 Sean Clark 1.5 +W19 =B10
18 Nathanial  Loy 1.0 -B3 -W15 +B22 -W9
19 Murray  Tuatini 1.0 -B5 -W10 -B17 -W22 +W21 -B13
20 Philip Rice 1.0 +BYE -B7
21 Leon Lee 1.0 -W9 +BYE -B19 -B10
22 Joel Crombie 1.0 -W18 +B19
23 Leonardo 0.0 -W14 -W6
24 Matthew 0.0 -W7 -W11

cp4Our club juniors continue to go from strength to strength and turned in a stunning performance today at the NZ Chess Power Nationals

Kaeden Govender (Southwell) won the Junior school division of the with a clean slate score of  9/9, while Michael Lin won the Open (senior school) division with 8.5/9. Both earn the Power Chess Junior Master title as well as gold medals and certificates.  HBHS won the secondary school team event, beating long time holders, Mt Roskill College, by a point. Michael top scored  in that event, too, with 8/9 while the rest of the team all scored 6/9.



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

David Lee Clubs Newest Member

Posted: 11/09/2019 by Ian in Club News

The club welcomes David as its newest member.

Members Only Next Week

Posted: 11/09/2019 by Ian in Club News

We will have a graded Robin of three games with groups of four players based on your current club ranking next week. Time control will be 20 + 0. Don’t be late because once the groups are set I cant go back and remake them all

Ratings Updated

Posted: 11/09/2019 by Ian in Club News

graphClub ratings have been updated including the just completed rapid. Graphs of ratings have also been updated. See if you have gone up or down.

Check Us Out September 10th

Posted: 08/09/2019 by Ian in Club News

If you have been thinking about coming along for a look then Sep 10 at 7pm is your best bet. We will start have a six round blitz night, each game lasting around 12 minutes. Games will kick off shortly after 7, so dont be late if you want to take part in the mini tournament. New members are always welcome. Come along and be part of the fun. Read this page for guidance if you are thinking of joining the clubplayers3

Richard Lightning Champ 2019

Posted: 05/09/2019 by Ian in Club News
1 Richard_Dare 8.0 +B15 +W10 +B3 +W4 +B5 +W2 +B6 +W8
2 Michael_Lin 6.0 +B18 +W5 -B4 +W8 +B6 -B1 +W7 +W3
3 Max_Stephens 6.0 +W21 +B19 -W1 +B16 +W20 +B7 +W4 -B2
4 Prashant_Mistry 5.5 +W17 +B12 +W2 -B1 =W7 +B9 -B3 +W5
5 Ben_Wright 5.0 +W7 -B2 +W9 +B15 -W1 +W8 +B17 -B4
6 Graham_Nolan 5.0 -W12 +B17 +W19 +B20 -W2 +B13 -W1 +B11
7 William_Lynn 4.5 -B5 +W18 +B8 +W14 =B4 -W3 -B2 +W13
8 Joel_Crombie 4.0 +W13 +B14 -W7 -B2 +W16 -B5 +W9 -B1
9 Rowan_Lightfoot 4.0 -B14 +W13 -B5 +W12 +B10 -W4 -B8 +W16
10 Richard_Jackson 4.0 +W16 -B1 -W14 -B13 -W9 +W21 +B20 +B17
11 Robert Craig 4.0 +BYE +B18 +B15 +W16 -W6
12 Andrew_Malcouronne 4.0 +B6 -W4 -W20 -B9 -W17 +BYE +B21 +B15
13 Leo_Dizon 3.5 -B8 -B9 +W17 +W10 =B14 -W6 +B18 -B7
14 Daniel_Dizon 3.5 +W9 -W8 +B10 -B7 =W13 -B16 -W15 +W20
15 Sean_Clark 3.0 -W1 -B16 +B21 -W5 +B19 -W11 +B14 -W12
16 Daniel_Loy 3.0 -B10 +W15 +B18 -W3 -B8 +W14 -B11 -B9
17 Nathanial_Loy 3.0 -B4 -W6 -B13 +W19 +B12 +B20 -W5 -W10
18 Ian_Kennedy 3.0 -W2 -B7 -W16 +B21 -W11 +B19 -W13 +BYE
19 Andy_Song 3.0 +W20 -W3 -B6 -B17 -W15 -W18 +BYE +B21
20 William_Crombie 2.0 -B19 +W21 +B12 -W6 -B3 -W17 -W10 -B14
21 David Lee 1.0 -B3 -B20 -W15 -W18 +BYE -B10 -W12 -W19

Club Lightning Next Week

Posted: 28/08/2019 by Ian in Club News

LightningNext week we will have the club lightning event. Eight rounds of 3 + 2. All welcome