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


Junior Blitz 2016


Pauline Thomas Junior Blitz Trophy  2016

1 night  –  4 Rounds  –  5 min each.


1st = Lloyd Williams and Ryan Nguyen on 4 out of 4 points

New players Chloe, Levi and their mother Davina , helped fill out the field with several people absent.

The Club Champs start when we return on 12/10/16  –

8 Rounds  – 1 per night – 60 min each  A, B, and C Grade Cups to be won.

Junior Blitz 2016

Pauline Thomas Junior Blitz Trophy 2016

1 night – 4 rounds – 5min each

RESULTS 1st = Lloyd Williams and Ryan Nguyen on 4 out of 4

New players Chloe, Levi, and their mother helped fill out the field which had several people absent.

The Junior Club Champs start when we return on 12/10/16 with

8 Rounds – 1 per night – 60min each [ record all games ]

A, B, and C Grade Cups to play for


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.

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 !





Hans Gao Junior Handicap Shield 2016

 won by  Hugh Gao  [ Han’s brother ] with a “picket fence” 8/8

2nd   Max Jiang on  7.5 / 8 and winner of a Special Book Prize

for an outstanding effort against stronger players. [ Well Done ! ]

3rd  =  Jasraj and Anusha on 7/8 – both with wins against higher rated players.

Great Effort Everyone!

No Chess over the School break – restarts  July 27th with the Winter Knight

and Winter Pawn Tournaments.

Changes to the Laws of Chess – that You should know

Bringing a mobile phone into the playing venue = Loss of Game, even if its turned off!

1 illegal move in Rapid Chess – Loses

2 illegal moves in Competition [or Classical] Chess – Loses

These are some of the changes to the Laws of Chess that came into effect on July 1st 2014

The rules of Rapid and Blitz are now almost the same, and arbiters should call flag [time] or

illegal move.

It is not acceptable to use an” upside down rook” as a Queen on promotion, it will only be allowed

to move as a rook. That is why extra Queens are supplied.

If a player has moved a pawn to the furthest rank, pressed the clock, but not replaced the pawn

with a new piece, the move is illegal.

A player to claim a draw still has to write his move and declare to the arbiter that 3 times repetition or 50 moves will be reached.

The addition of 9.6 allows for 5 times repetition  or 75 consecutive moves  draw claim without

calling the arbiter. This is because the takes sign x is not always used making counting moves

difficult.  Claims are cancelled once a piece is touched.

Offering a Draw – MOVE  OFFER  CLOCK



Rates of Play – Competition Chess   60 min and over

Rapid Chess   over 10 but under 60 min

Blitz Chess   under 10 min




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