Papatoetoe Chess Club 2018 season January 31st

We Welcome Everybody – Happy New Year

Papatoetoe Chess Club will kick off at 2018 season January 31st the Wednesday night AGM & Prizegiving, First competition starts on 7th Febuary for Seniors and Juniors

05:00 pm for Juniors

07:00 pm for Seniors

please note a change in time from previous years

Passing of Peter Stuart RIP

President Auckland Chess Association

It is with great sadness that we have learned of Peter’s passing, to all his friends and colleagues of Peter Stuart, We offer our condoles to all his family and friends.  sadly missed in many parts of the chess community.

Rosehill Intermidate 2017

In November of 2017, Rosehill Intermediate hosted their annual Chess Fun Competition.
Thirteen Schools from around Auckland sent over representatives to participate in this awesome school chess event which is much looked forward too every year.

This years schools include:

  • Rosehill Intermediate School
  • Papatoetoe Central
  • Papatoetoe East
  • Puhinui School
  • Weymouth Primary School
  • Wesley College
  • Bombay School
  • Ardmore School
  • Pukekohe Hill School
  • Manurewa Intermediate School
  • Papatoetoe West Primary
  • Flatbush School
  • Howick College

One hundred twenty eight participants aged between 7 and 14 played six rounds with no round lasting more then 30 minutes.

this years winners:

Results Primary
1st Tina. T Puhinui School
2nd Shihong. H Papatoetoe East School
3rd Pratyush. K Papatoetoe West School
Intermediate & Secondary
1st Krystal. L Howick College
2nd Douglas. O Wesley College
3rd Johny. S Manurewa Intermediate

Next, is a recolection from two students at Rosehill intermediate followed by a few photos of the day.

Chess Fun Day

The day has finally come, after all of the planning by our Chess Ambassadors Team and our lovely chess teacher Mrs Metge.  I am jumping with excitement, I bet we all are.  As I stand in the hall with all of the other Rosehill Intermediate Chess Players, other schools crowd in.  The other schools Teachers sign in their students with Teagan and Logan.  Oliver and I sign in the Rosehill students.  Harleen and Caleb welcome them with an awesome speech.  Then Mr Tabor and Alex work out which people will verse each other.  After that the day flows by with chess moves, spot prizes and the clicks of the clocks.  The day was a blast and we thank Mrs Owers for letting us use the hall for this terrific event.  We also thank Mrs Metge for making this day possible.

By Ivy Lyden-Hancy

Rosehill Chess Fun Competition

Last Thursday our enthusiastic and respectful students held our Chess Fun Competition in our school hall which was a big success.  We had 13 schools take part.  Even if they were beginners or experts they all had fun.  The students made new friends and some even caught up with old friends.

Thank you to all the students, supporters, visiting schools and our fantastic Rosehill ambassadors for their work and making this such a great day.

by Harleen Khangura

Last but not least, without the following people, wonderfull events like this could just not happen

  • Mrs K. McCarthy, for organizing this great event every year
  • Mrs M. Owers, Principal and Rosehill Intermediate for hosting us
  • John McRae, David Taylor and the Papatoetoe Chess club for their equipment
  • Mr Glenn Tabor, for running the tournament

James Cook Chess Tournament 2017

James Cook High School Tournament 2017 banner

On Friday 15th September, James Cook High School hosted its first school chess tournament in over 20 years.  33 students took part in the competitive six round event, battling it out for the titles of senior and junior chess champion.  Throughout the day, students were also able to solve chess puzzles and receive coaching from Mr Kennedy and John McRae of Papatoetoe Chess Club.  Students soon became familiar with using the tournament chess clocks, and were problem solving new ways to win and lose with the games getting tighter as the day went on.  Going into the final round, three  players were leading the event and it was a tense finish for all.  Congratulations to the runners up Zion Williams and Shay’dyn Nehua who finished on 5/6 points.  Cruz Lazarus-Diamond also finished on 5/6 points, but was crowned the winner due to the countback system of scoring.  Congratulations Cruz, a year 10 student who takes out both the under 15 champion title and the senior champion title (pictured below).

James Cook High School Tournament 2017 collection

Thanks to the local Papatoetoe Chess Club for lending us their chess sets, their clocks and giving support in putting the event together.  At the beginning of the day, students entered the playing room, saw all the sets and clocks laid out and they were buzzing with excitement.  Because of all the extra sets and the use of clocks, the event was so much more of a spectacle and we could host so many more students in out tournament.  This provided a genuinely memorable experience for the students.

Well done to all the students who participated in the tournament.  Every player scored some points on the day and showed the great character and competition that exists in James Cook High School.  Chess is now being talked about in the corridors and played in the intervals.  Students are always asking, “Mr, when are we doing chess again?” “When’s the next tournament Mr?” There is now a real buzz around the library with heaps of chess sets being used at lunch and after school with the game growing in both popularity and enjoyment.  Thanks again, to Papatoetoe Chess Club for helping make this happen.

Jonny Kennedy
JCHS PE and Health Teacher, Chess Tournament Co-ordinator.

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

Juniors Winter Knight & Winter Pawn

This Wednesday night  26th Starts  off the two tournamemts  for the juniors  Winter Knight  for the A.grade  juniors  Winter  Pawn for all the beginers so all Juniors have chance at wining  this trophy  in this Grade  hope to see you all there. By -5.00  to  start at 5.30

Papatoetoe had  Hugh Goa, Lloyd Williams  play in the north island  junior  rapid.

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.

 

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.

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