We have 27 hopefuls for the title of Club champion 2018. The first night produced some exciting and close games with honourable mention to Kevin who punched well above his weight in a match with Hilton. Kevin had a small but definite edge at one point. He sacrificed a piece to try and get a pawn through, but in the end the compensation was not quite enough. A lot of the older and more experienced members are going to succumb to Kevin in coming weeks. Beware!

The crosstable so far is below

1 Richard_Dare 1.0 +W18
2 Hilton_Bennett 1.0 +B19
3 Prashant_Mistry 1.0 +W20
4 Eushin_Kang 1.0 +B21
5 Graham_Nolan 1.0 +B22
6 William_Crombie 1.0 +B23
7 Christopher_Symon 1.0 +W24
8 Lara_Heppenstall 1.0 +B25
9 Ian_Kennedy 1.0 +W26
10 Rowan_Lightfoot 1.0 +B27
11 Leo_Dizon 1.0 +B16
12 Ronja_Ripp 1.0 +B17
13 Milton_Severinsen 0.5 =BYE
14 Murray_Tuatini 0.5 =BYE
15 Ruchira_Silva 0.5 =BYE
16 William_Lynn 0.0 -W11
17 Gary_Judkins 0.0 -W12
18 Michael_Lin 0.0 -B1
19 Kevin_Li 0.0 -W2
20 Alex_Treat 0.0 -B3
21 Daniel_Dizon 0.0 -W4
22 Maureen_Murphy 0.0 -W5
23 Sean_Clark 0.0 -W6
24 Nathanial_Loy 0.0 -B7
25 Andy_Song 0.0 -W8
26 Joel_Crombie 0.0 -B9
27 Lasen_Silva 0.0 -W10



Three Way Tie For Summer Cup

Posted: 07/03/2018 by Ian in Club News

Richard Christopher and Milton Managed 5 each wins in the summer cup. Club ratings have been updated.

1 Richard Dare 5.0 +B4 +B10 +W11 +W7 +B6
2 Christopher Symon 5.0 +B13 -W6 +B15 +W4 +B8 +W12
3 Milton Severinsen 5.0 +W20 -B7 +W18 +B10 +W6 +B5
4 Graham Nolan 4.0 -W1 +B17 +W9 -B2 +W10 +B11
5 William Lynn 4.0 +W17 +B16 +W8 -B6 +W11 -W3
6 Paul Summers 3.5 +B12 +B2 =W7 +W5 -B3 -W1
7 William Crombie 3.5 +B21 +W3 =B6 +W12 -B1 -W8
8 Ronja Ripp 3.5 =B15 +W19 -B5 +W17 -W2 +B7
9 Richard Jackson 3.5 -W11 +BYE -B4 =W19 +B15 +W13
10 Gary Judkins 3.0 +B14 -W1 +B13 -W3 -B4 +B18
11 Joel Crombie 3.0 +B9 +W18 -B1 +W15 -B5 -W4
12 Eushin Kang 3.0 -W6 +B21 +W16 -B7 +W18 -B2
13 Nathanial Loy 3.0 -W2 +B22 -W10 +B16 +W19 -B9
14 Prashant Mistry 3.0 -W10 +W22 +B21 +B16
15 Kevin Li 2.5 =W8 +B20 -W2 -B11 -W9 +B19
16 Murray Tuatini 2.0 +B19 -W5 -B12 -W13 +B17 -W14
17 Michael Lin 2.0 -B5 -W4 +BYE -B8 -W16 +B22
18 Rowan Lightfoot 2.0 +W22 -B11 -B3 +W21 -B12 -W10
19 Andy Song 1.5 -W16 -B8 +W21 =B9 -B13 -W15
20 Alex Treat 1.0 -B3 -W15 +B22
21 Maureen Murphy 1.0 -W7 -W12 -B19 -B18 -W14 +BYE
22 Lasen Silva 1.0 -B18 -W13 -W20 -B14 +BYE -W17


Club Welcomes Leo And Daniel

Posted: 02/03/2018 by Ian in Club News

The club welcomes Father and son Leo and Daniel Dizon as its newest members, and looks forward to their participation in the club champs commencing next week


Club Welcomes Maureen Murphy

Posted: 28/02/2018 by Ian in Club News

The club welcomes Maureen as its newest member, and looks forward to her participation in the club champs

Club Champs/FIDE

Posted: 26/02/2018 by Ian in Club News

At the last AGM we agreed to look into FIDE rating for the club champs. Hilton has investigated this, and for several reasons it is not feasible. 1. All players would need to be NZCF registered involving additional costs to members. 2. A non playing certified National Arbiter would be needed, locking Hilton out of the tournament. 3. We would need to allow for a longer time control, with games potentially running to 3 hours.

Club Champs Start Next Week

Posted: 26/02/2018 by Ian in Club News

RatingTomorrow night is the second half of the Summer Cup, and the following week  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) 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 2017 and receive all the accolades that are associated with the title. The highest rated junior  will be awarded the title Club Junior Champion 2017.

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.

No late entries allowed – so if you can’t make it on the first night let me know and you will be awarded a bye. 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 two 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.

Check Us Out February 13th

Posted: 21/01/2018 by Ian in Club News

If you have been thinking about coming along for a look then February 13 at 7pm is your best bet. We will have 6 games each lasting around 15 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