Sites you should visit


YouTube –  Important Endgames that People Mess UP!

At least the first 4 of these you should know by heart.

Ideal Chess – Checkmate puzzles and endgame practice

You should be able to do 10 Mate in 2 puzzles without a mistake

You can practice mate with 2 Rooks and a King against a lone King,

You can practice mate with 1 Rook and King against a lone King.

You can practice pawn and King against King – Queen the pawn!

Well worth a visit.

South Auckland Inter-Schools

On Wednesday the 14th of June the South Auckland Primary Inter-Schools Chess Tournament was held at Everglade Primary School.


1st Papatoetoe Central 1. [ which included club members Henry and Max Lou with Max scoring the perfect 6 out of 6

2nd Puhinui 1.

3rd Puhinui 2.

Well run and supported event!

Next day Thursday 15th of June saw the South Auckland Intermediate Schools Chess Tournament at the Papatoetoe Intermediate School.


1st Rose hill Intermediate [ continuing their strong showing in the Primary section in previous years]

2nd Holy Cross

3rd Manurewa Intermediate [ well done! by a new entry]

Pictures and full results on

Calendar – NZCF Junior events – inter-schools page – results.

Lew Collins Autumn Cup 2017


1. Lloyd Williams    with 5.5 points out of 6

2. 2nd =  Ryan Nguyen


and Max Luo    all with 4 out of 6 points

After this Tournament  everyone’s Club Ratings  were updated

before we began the next tournament, so that players could be sorted

into rating groups to see who had to give up material in the

Hans Gao Handicap Shield  2017

New Faces and Old


As we enter Round 4 of the Lew Collins Autumn Cup 2017

we are lucky to have 4 new juniors and the return of 2 past ones.

3 boys and 1 girl plus 2 boys that used to play here.

The boys are – Pratyush, Kane and Jireh and the girl is Varshitha.

Both Pratyush and Varshitha play very well but do need help recording their games as do Kane and Jireh.

Robin and Yabla  are old hands and should do well.

We extend a warm Welcome! to them all and hope they enjoy their time and games with us.


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

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


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