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.


This Saturday 3Decemeber -A-B-C-Grade 25+5 will be held

on  Sunday  4th Decemeber   the Juniors 25+5  will be held

86 Cambridge Terrace  papatoetoe

St George Bowls Club  ph 2784516

all Welcome

Junior Cups and Trophy Winners – 2016


John McRae Junior Summer Shield  – 1st  Lucy Massey

Special Beginners game recording prize – Devin Du   [ Donated Chess Set and Mat ]

Russell Metge Junior Rapid Cup – 1st Peter Brzozowski

Book Prize – Crystal Hart  

Lew Collins Junior Autumn Cup – 1st Lucy Massey

B Grade [Medal] – Henry Luo

Hans Gao Junior Handicap Shield – 1st Hugh Gao

Grade Prize – Max Jiang  [ book ]

Graeme Coleman Junior Winter Knight – 1st Jasraj Singh Chadha

Winter Pawn [ Medal] – Devin Du

Clive Wilson Junior Spring Cup – 1st = Fergus Lee , Hugh Gao

Pauline Thomas Junior Blitz Cup – 1st = Lloyd Williams , Ryan Nguyen

Most Improved Junior Trophy – Lloyd Williams


Nigel Metge Rook Junior A Grade Champ – 1st  Ryan Nguyen

Graham Banks Cup Junior B Grade Champ – 1st  Ansh Gupta

Leo Peti Cup Junior C Grade Champ – 1st  Max Jiang


Junior Spring Cup 2016


Clive Wilson Junior Spring Cup 2016

6 Rounds  – 3 nights  – 15 min each

1st = Hugh Gao

      = Fergus Lee     with 5 out of 6 point

followed by – Ryan, Peter B, Rebekah, and Emily on 4 /6

Several players were away with commitments to other sports and events

but we welcomed Krishiva Rahi a new player and the return of Max Jiang.


An exciting time for Papatoetoe Chess Club.

We beat Howick- Pakuranga 4-2 and won the cup for the first time in its 22 year existence. Unfortunately for Howick they had two boards default so we had really won before we started however it was pleasing to get another win and two draws to ensure we also won all three matches.

Thanks to all who took part and scored vital points –

Hilton Jacobs

Oliver Picken

Philip Mukkattu

Sivakumar Manoharan

Alex Laughland

Barry Hooton

Temu Maroroa

Dipendra Kc

Selwyn Lin

Louis Lee

Ryan Nguyen

Round 2 B Grade Inter-Club 2016


On Sunday 28th Aug – Round 2 of the B Grade Inter-Club was played at the Stables Café Alexander Park.  RESULTS –

Papatoetoe   5 – 1  North Shore

Auckland    2.5 – 3.5   Howick- Pakuranga

3 new players filled in for Papatoetoe against North Shore

1. Sivakumar  Manchoran  who beat Paul Kamberi

2. Temu Maroroa who won by default against Alexei Bogatov

3. Ryan Nguyen one of our juniors who drew against Alex Pakhojuk

CONGRADULATIONS !   to our team  an outstanding effort!

They are leading with 10.5 and face Howick who are on 7 points in the Last Round

Junior Winter Knight and Winter Pawn 2016



finished with 4 players on the same score  –  4 out of 5 points

final placings were settled with the LOWEST RATED player 1st  followed by the others in 2nd and 3rd. 

1st       Jasraj   Singh  Chadha   [ 434 ]

2nd     Lloyd Williams   [ 458 ]

3rd =  Hugh Gao  [ 530 ]

             Ryan Nguyen  [ 542 ]

very close scores with players losing games they normally won easily – maybe everyone was too relaxed

because they didn’t have to record their games.


this little group of beginners played a double round robin – RESULTS

1st    Devin Du

2nd  Kimberly Williams

3rd  Darius Du

they all did very well recording games with not too many mistakes and clear enough to read –

OUTSTANDING  EFFORT!  well done everyone!


More Results 2016


On Sunday 14th Aug – Round 1 of the B Grade Inter-Club was played at the Stables Cafe  Alexander Park.

4 Teams took part  – RESULTS

Papatoetoe    5.5  – 0.5     Auckland

Howick            3.5 – 2.5      North Shore

Congratultions to the Papatoetoe team for a great effort – best by any of our teams in a long time  – well done!


Congradulations also to  Barry Hooton for winning the  C Grade at the NORTH SHORE OPEN – awesome !





Sicilian f4 Attack

When you have to face the Sicilian you need something that’s easy to understand and remember as well as gives you a good chance of a win.

1.e4  c5  2.Nc3 to prevent … d5 Nc6   3. f4 g6  4.Nf3 Bg7  5.Bb5! instead of the usual Bc4  Nd4  6.0-0  Nxb5  7.Nxb5 d6  8.d3 Nf6  9. a4 Bd7  10.Qe1 heading for h4  0-0  11.Qh4 Bc6  12. f5 a6  13.Nc3 b5  14.Bh6 b4  15.Ne2 Nh5  16.Bxg7 Kxg7 17.fxg6  hxg6  [if … fxg6 18.Ng5 with the threat 19.Ne6+ forking the Queen so … Qd7  20.g4 Nf6   21.Rxf6 Kxf6  [ … Rxf6 22.Qxh7+ Kf8 23.Qh8#] 22.Rf1+ Ke5  23.Qg3+ Rf4  24.Qxf4# ]  18.Ng5 Qd7  19.g4 Nf6  20.Rxf6 Kxf6  21.Rf1+ Ke5 


Give it a try – the same idea is used after   1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.f4


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