Round Four Draw

Posted: 02/05/2021 by Ian in Club News

The round four draw is below. Remember clocks will be started at 7:15.

Club Nights Resume May 4

Posted: 30/04/2021 by Ian in Club News

Club nights resume May 4. If you are currently participating in the club champs don’t forget to let me know by Sunday night if you will NOT be there on Tuesday.

Ratings Updated; Fuatai In 1600 Club

Posted: 14/04/2021 by Ian in Club News

graphClub ratings have been updated to include Round 3 of the club champs. Fuatai joins the 1600 club with his impressive Club Champ performance. He already has 45 earlier games from a brief appearance at the club back in 2014.

Club In Recess For School Holidays

Posted: 14/04/2021 by Ian in Club News

We will have a two week hiatus, next club night will be 4th May.

Club Champs Round Four

Posted: 14/04/2021 by Ian in Club News

Remember that if you are not going to be there for round 4 please let me know by the Sunday beforehand as the draw will be posted on Monday night and wont be re-done on the Tuesday. If all players currently entered were to turn up the draw would be as below. THIS IS NOT THE FINAL DRAW FOR ROUND FOUR as inevitably someone is going to notify of an absence.

Club Champs At Round 3

Posted: 14/04/2021 by Ian in Club News

Standings at round 3 below

1Fuatai_Fuatai3.0+B16+W6+B7
2Graham_Nolan3.0+W10+B15+B5
3Hilton_Bennett2.5+B9=W4+B11
4Andrew_Malcouronne2.5+W26=B3+W15
5Chris_Rezon2.0+W19+B8-W2
6Richard_Dare2.0+W24-B1+W17
7William_Lynn2.0+W22+B17-W1
8Prashant_Mistry2.0+B18-W5+B16
9Peter_Ladur2.0-W3+B22+W20
10Thomas_Beier1.5-B2+W21=B19
11Bill_Crombie1.5=BYE+B25-W3
12Dominic_Wilshire1.5=BYE+W18
13Nathanael_Loy1.5=BYE+B23
14Joel_Crombie1.5-W15+B26=BYE
15Daniel_Shen1.0+B14-W2-B4
16Jarvis_Xiang1.0-W1+B20-W8
17Gary_Judkins1.0+B21-W7-B6
18Stanley_Lin1.0-W8-B12+W26
19Ian_Kennedy1.0-B5=BYE=W10
20Puen_Hsieh1.0+BYE-W16-B9
21Leon_Lee1.0-W17-B10+B24
22Ishaan_Singh0.5-B7-W9=BYE
23Ben_Wright0.5=BYE-W13
24Leo_Dizon0.5-B6=BYE-W21
25Max_Stephens0.5=BYE-W11
26Sean_Clark0.0-B4-W14-B18

Below is what round three will look like if all currently participating players show up on the night. The draw will be modified on the night if there are no-shows. From round four onward players will need to email me if they are not going to attend so they can be awarded a bye. That will also allow the draw to be pre-posted on the website and not redone on the night

Club Champs At Round Two

Posted: 10/04/2021 by Ian in Club News

Standings are below. Dont be late for round three.

1Fuatai_Fuatai2.0+B11+W12
2Graham_Nolan2.0+W15+B10
3Chris_Rezon2.0+W19+B14
4William_Lynn2.0+W23+B13
5Hilton_Bennett1.5+B16=W6
6Andrew_Malcouronne1.5+W24=B5
7Bill_Crombie1.5=BYE+B21
8Nathanael_Loy1.5=BYE+B20
9Dominic_Wilshire1.5=BYE+W25
10Daniel_Shen1.0+B18-W2
11Jarvis_Xiang1.0-W1+B17
12Richard_Dare1.0+W22-B1
13Gary_Judkins1.0+B26-W4
14Prashant_Mistry1.0+B25-W3
15Thomas_Beier1.0-B2+W26
16Peter_Ladur1.0-W5+B23
17Puen_Hsieh1.0+BYE-W11
18Joel_Crombie1.0-W10+B24
19Ian_Kennedy0.5-B3=BYE
20Ben_Wright0.5=BYE-W8
21Max_Stephens0.5=BYE-W7
22Leo_Dizon0.5-B12=BYE
23Ishaan_Singh0.0-B4-W16
24Sean_Clark0.0-B6-W18
25Stanley_Lin0.0-W14-B9
26Leon_Lee0.0-W13-B15

Ratings Updated

Posted: 25/03/2021 by Ian in Club News

graphClub ratings have been updated to include Round 1 of the club champs. One member has recorded a significant personal best.

Membership Reaches Fifty !!

Posted: 25/03/2021 by Ian in Club News

Steve Wood has joined as the clubs newest member and taking the tally to 50.

New Member

Posted: 24/03/2021 by Ian in Club News

The club welcomes Chris Rezon as its newest member.

Club champs kicked off last night with 24 players putting their hats in the ring. Special mention to Peter Ladur who took Hilton to a technical draw with opposite coloured bishops only to miss out due to the clock. Remember you can still join up in week 2 and claim a retrospective bye for round one. No joining week three and beyond. As Ian is away next week and their is no capacity to request byes via email the draw will be done on the night for the next two nights, so dont turn up late. Also remember no play on Easter Tuesday

Standings at round one

1Andrew_Malcouronne1.0+W22
2Chris_Rezon1.0+W15
3Daniel_Shen1.0+B18
4Fuatai_Fuatai1.0+B17
5Gary_Judkins1.0+B20
6Graham_Nolan1.0+W24
7Hilton_Bennett1.0+B21
8Prashant_Mistry1.0+B23
9Puen_Hsieh1.0+BYE
10Richard_Dare1.0+W19
11William_Lynn1.0+W16
12Daniel_Dizon0.5=BYE
13Peter_Griffin0.5=BYE
14Steve_Wood0.5=BYE
15Ian_Kennedy0.0-B2
16Ishaan_Singh0.0-B11
17Jarvis_Xiang0.0-W4
18Joel_Crombie0.0-W3
19Leo_Dizon0.0-B10
20Leon_Lee0.0-W5
21Peter_Ladur0.0-W7
22Sean_Clark0.0-B1
23Stanley_Lin0.0-W8
24Thomas_Beier0.0-B6

Club Ratings Updated

Posted: 18/03/2021 by Ian in Club News

graphClub ratings have been updated to include the just completed Summer Cup

Club Champs Commence Next Week

Posted: 18/03/2021 by Ian in Club News

RatingRemember that our premier event, the club champs, will kick off on Tuesday 22 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 (interrupted by Easter, and the school holidays).

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 2021 and receive all the accolades that are associated with the title. The highest rated junior  will be awarded the title Club Junior Champion 2021.

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 Clean Sweep

Posted: 18/03/2021 by Ian in Club News

The Summer Cup was a clean sweep to Richard on 6.0. Club champs begin next week

1RichardDare6.0+W17+B15+W3+B2+W12+B5
2HiltonBennett5.0+B19+W5+B6-W1+B3+B9
3WilliamLynn4.0+B12+W4-B1+W16-W2+B8
4DanielShen4.0+B18-B3+W15-W6+B13+W12
5JoelCrombie3.5+W16-B2=W12+B27+W7-W1
6GrahamNolan3.0+W23+B21-W2+B4
7NathanaelLoy3.0+B22+W8-B5+W16
8IshaanSingh3.0+B9-B7-W18+B15+W14-W3
9GaryJudkins3.0-W8-B12+B14+W23+B16-W2
10IanKennedy3.0=BYE=W14+B18+B15
11BenWright3.0+B20-W13+B23+W19
12PoenHsieh2.5-W3+W9=B5+W18-B1-B4
13DanielLoy2.5+W25+B11-W4=B14
14StanleyLin2.5=W28+B18-W9=B10-B8=W13
15ThomasBeier2.0+B27-W1-B4-W8+B20-W10
16PeterLadur2.0-B5+W19+W23-B3-W9-B7
17AndySong2.0-B1-W22+B29+W26
18RichardJackson2.0-W4-W14+B8-B12-W10+B23
19SeanClark2.0-W2-B16-W27+W20+B26-B11
20LeonLee1.5-W11-B25=W26-B19-W15+BYE
21ShanSundararaj1.0+B24-W6
22RyanJones1.0-W7+B17
23JarvisXiang1.0-B6+W27-B16-B9-W11-W18
24MaxStephens1.0-W21+B28
25RudiVan der Merwe1.0-B13+W20  
26ZaneBrown1.0=B20=BYE-W19-B17
27JovanXin1.0-W15-B23+B19-W5
28MichaelLin0.5=B14-W24
29stevewood0.0-W17

Membership Keeps Growing

Posted: 18/03/2021 by Ian in Club News

The club welcomes two new junior members, Peter Ladur and Poen Hsieh

Club Nights Resume Tuesday

Posted: 14/03/2021 by Ian in Club News

The country is back at level one, so club nights resume on Tuesday

*COVID*

Posted: 28/02/2021 by Ian in Club News

We may be in for a stop start sort of a year. Club nights will run when all of New Zealand is at level one. That means no chess next week I am afraid. Once the country is back at level one we will resume. Hopefully see you soon

Leon Lee Is Newest Member

Posted: 25/02/2021 by Ian in Club News

The club welcomes Leon Lee as its newest member.

Summer Cup At Round 4: Richard Leads

Posted: 25/02/2021 by Ian in Club News

Current standings are below, final two rounds next week

1RichardDare4.0+W28+B14+W3+B2
2HiltonBennett3.0+B23+W5+B4-W1
3WilliamLynn3.0+B6+W9-B1+W11
4GrahamNolan3.0+W19+B15-W2+B9
5JoelCrombie2.5+W11-B2=W6+B25
6PoenHsieh2.5-W3+W10=B5+W20
7NathanaelLoy2.0+B16+W12
8DanielLoy2.0+W18+B17
9DanielShen2.0+B20-B3+W14-W4
10GaryJudkins2.0-W12-B6+B13+W19
11PeterLadur2.0-B5+W23+W19-B3
12IshaanSingh2.0+B10-B7-W20+B14
13StanleyLin2.0=W26+B20-W10=B22
14ThomasBeier1.0+B25-W1-B9-W12
15ShanSundararaj1.0+B21-W4
16RyanJones1.0-W7+B28
17BenWright1.0+B27-W8
18RudiVan der Merwe1.0-B8+W27
19JarvisXiang1.0-B4+W25-B11-B10
20RichardJackson1.0-W9-W13+B12-B6
21MaxStephens1.0-W15+B26
22IanKennedy1.0=BYE=W13
23SeanClark1.0-W2-B11-W25+W27
24ZaneBrown1.0=B27=BYE
25JovanXin1.0-W14-B19+B23-W5
26MichaelLin0.5=B13-W21
27LeonLee0.5-W17-B18=W24-B23
28AndySong0.0-B1-W16