Paul Norris Always Remembered With A Smile.

A few weeks ago there was the passing of one our highly respected members of our Club.

Paul Norris – ex President of Papatoetoe Chess Club from 2009 to 2016

a wonderful man, kind and more than happy to help anybody with a smile on his face.

“Alexander play with a smile, dont worry be happy” .. first words he ever said to me, when i asked him about chess from Alexander L.

Best saying was always “It is what it is” John M.

He will always be remembered never forgotten R.I.P

Players At the Pakuranga “Latvian” Touranment

This was Howick Pakuranga’s premier event “Latvian” strongest field with 115 players.

Papatoetoe had  9 players at the tournament  A Grade Under 1950: 1st= Oliver Picken, D Grade 1st Louis Lee, D Grade Under 1000: 1st Paul Postma. The others played performed quite admirably.


Junior Summer Shield 2017



the last 2 rounds were played without the draws being posted on the web site mainly because the attendance of the players was too erratic to be sure who would turn up, however we were able to complete the event will the following result   –

1st   Ryan Nguyen

2nd  Lloyd Williams

3rd = Fa Fia and Crystal Hart

well done everybody!   Next week is the Russell Metge Rapid 

2 Rounds per night – 15 min each

Junior Summer Shield R4

the Summer Shield 2017 still only has a small field with some players

away at school camps, but we did get to welcome one new face

Ridith Kumar who played a friendly game against Kimberly and

did very well. He is in the draw for this week against a stronger opponent in

Henry Luo. The Draw for – ROUND 4

1. Ryan         v          Lloyd

2. Devin       v          Crystal

3. Max Jiang    v     Dylan

4. Kimberly     v      Aiden

5. Darius         v      Max Luo

6. Ridith         v      Henry

7. Fergus        v       Joanna

8. Sandeep     v      Fa Fia

9. Oliver          v      Mishikaa

10. William     v     BYE


early start at 5pm – good luck everyone


Junior Summer Shield 2017 R3

Round 3

1. Crystal  0       v    1       Lloyd

2.Devin   0         v   1      Aiden

3.Henry  0          v   1      Ryan

4.Max Luo  0      v   1      Max  Jiang

5.Dylan    1          v   0     Sandeep

6.Kimberly  1       v    0    William

7.Mishikaa  0       v     1   Darius

8.Fa Fia   0.5        v   0.5    Fergus

9.Joanna    0        v      1  Oliver

starting at 5pm finish about 6.30pm

Junior Summer Shield 2017 R2

the Junior Year for 2017 – got off to a very slow start last week [1. 2. 17] with the Rooster only waking a few sleepy heads.

This week [8.2.17] was a little bit better but we need a few more faces to get the Summer Shield under way properly

The Draw for Round 2  is  —  START   5pm

1. Lloyd     v       Fa Fia

2. Ryan      v      Max Luo

3. Sandeep   v    Crystal

4. Aiden         v    Joanna

5. Fergus       v     Henry Luo

6.Max Jiang   v    Kimberly

7. Oliver        v      Dylan

8. Devin Du  v   Darius Zu

9.William    v     Mishikaa

remember first named player plays White

Papatoeoe Results for Oceania Zonal 2017

Papatoetoe had 3 players

Oliver Picken, Barry Hooton, Danny Madden.

Would like to congratulate all players on doing so well. Oliver achieving a Candidate Master (CM) with 4.5 points in the final round defeating Viney Kumar from Australia (1703). Barry on 3.5 and Danny Madden on 2.5. which was great result as it was his second only tournament ever.

Last Night a Great Success

Hi to all Members

Thanks to all the juniors  Oliver Picken  played on the night   26 Boards  and though  time did not allow  us to finsh the all the games  he was in front  on all Boards .The Prizes went too Jasraj Singh Chadha -Ryan Nguyen  -Emily Massey. That he  had the hardest games with

.Thanks to all the  parents that helped on the night .

Later in evening  Oliver played 10 seniors   Result unknown


February  Wednesday 1st  at 5.30  PM


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