PACT Junior Tournament

PACT has been Running this Event for the last Ten years  for the Papatoetoe Primary schools in the area  .This was first year it  was won by Puhinuni Primary School with 49 Half points – 2nd Papatoetoe Holy Cross 35 Half -3rd Papatoetoe Central 31-Papatoetoe East 28

There was 48 Competitors from the four schools, this will be where the next champions will come from in the South Auckland Area .The Papatoetoe Chess Club would like to thank all the people who put this Tournament on. We would also like to see schools from Papatoetoe Primary West -South -North  all putting in a team next year

Winter Knight & Pawn 2017


Winter Knight  2017


1st      Lloyd    on   5 out of 5  points

2nd    Phuong  with 3.5 out of 5 points

followed by Ryan and Crystal  – 3/5

there was a late entry   Grace Wu   a returning player.


Winter Pawn  2017


1st  =  Oliver  and  Varshitha  on  3.5 out of 5 points

2nd    Darius  with  3 out of 5 points

followed by  Kimberley and Ridith  – 2.5/5

there were 2 late entries new members –

Aryan Bansal    and    Acacia  Lennan

Game Over !

Loss of Game

[1] CheckMate

King’s in Check – can you

[a] Take the checking piece

[b] Block the check

[c] Run away

If you can’t – its CheckMate  – Game Over

[2] Resigns

Give up?   –  lay your King on its side.

[3] Time

[a] Player exceeds the time limit eg. “flag fall” on his clock.

[b] Player fails to appear before the default time expires.

[4] Illegal Move

[a] Standard [60min +]  2nd illegal move

[b] Rapid and Blitz   1st illegal move

[5] Arbiter Intervention

[a] electronic device in the playing area

[b] Failure to comply with FIDE Laws of Chess

also has more on Arbiter’s Obligations.


[1] Players can agree to draw once they have both made one move.

Many Tournaments set a limit [eg. 30 moves] before a draw offer can be made. Mark offer on score  =

[2] Stalemate

Player has no legal move and is not in check.

[3] Dead Position

Neither player can checkmate the other eg. Bishop and King v King

[4] 3 times repetition

the same position is about to occur for the 3rd time.

[5]  last 50 moves

by each player without any pawn moving or any capture.


Playing the Game


[1]  Move

[2]  Write

[3]  Clock

Waiting for your opponent to move?

The moment he moves WRITE  IT  DOWN!

It doesn’t matter how strange you might think his move looks

the first thing you must do is  WRITE IT DOWN!

When he presses the clock –  it’s  Your Turn.

[a]  Pawns

File and Destination Square   eg. e4  e file  4th rank

[b]  Pieces

Name and Destination Square 

eg.  Bb5   B bishop   b file  5th rank

[c]  Identify the pieces

eg. Rad1   R  rook  a file  to  d1 

eg. R5e7   R rook  5th rank to e7

[d]  Captures

Pawns   File and Destination Square  eg. exd5

Pieces    Name and Destination Square eg. Nxe6

it makes no difference what is captured – just the

Destination Square


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