papatoetoe interclub-A Grade Team

Hans-Gao-2256 –Bob -Gibbons —2072 — Philip Mukkattu-1672— Phillip Logo–1630– Barry Hooton–1573 –Temu Maroroa–1410

Paul Norris-est 1380— John McRae 1150— Yash Narayan–UNR– Ronnie Shaddick–UNR

Played Alexandra Park in   Stable Café  11thMay Sunday night   meeting 6.15pm Start time 6.30  – Round (2) 25 th May  -Round (3)-8th June 

 

The interclub Juniors will be played on Sunday  -22nd June  Alexandra Park  Stable Café  Meeting time-10.45 am  Start time 11.00am

New Zealand Chess Championship Major Open 2014

The  New Zealand Major Open  Championship was played at Alexandra Park over 9 half days.  The Papatoetoe Chess Club  had the most players ever (5) competing –   Henry Vital, Andrew Michael, Alexander Laughland, Mana Garland and  JohnMcRae.

Henry was going have nice win until his phone went off causing  him miss out on a very valuable  point, ending on (6) points. A very good result in strong company.  Please ensure your phone is off!!

Andrew Michael  had some very long games and ended with 4.5 points. This should see him get a few more rating  points.

Alex has not played for some time  but still managed  to get 4 points. Hopefully he can make it to the Club for some of the  tournament cups that we  play though out the year.

Mana also has not being  playing as much as he would like to. He said all the Juniors gave him a tough time. He ended up with 3.5 points.

John put up two  huge efforts  in  rounds 1 and 2  to get 2 draws, one being against  the South Australian Junior champion. He ended up with 3 points – much to everybody’s surprise.

Well done everyone.

NZ Chess Mag Subs

Last week saw a strange deposit in our cheque account – MEGA FEE $40 asked John McRae about it, he said it was Paul Postma’s NZCF Reg. and NZ Chess mag subs. Thought the mag subs was $23 so the total should be $43.

So emailed Bill Forster – “… for Papatoetoe we have been charging $4.00 times 5 copies plus $3.00 postage equals $23.00 [per issue]. We can offer the same terms even if you now want less than 5 copies per issue. ….. the NZCF account number is ANZ Bank 01 0535 0073257 00 …”

The cost per copy is $4.60      [ $4 + $3 divided by 5 = 60cents]

The cost per year is $18.40     [ 4 issues per year]  Not $23

Blitz 5+3

This week we interupted the Rapid to have another Blitz. I decided to make it a little different than the other Blitzes we run and add 3 seconds per move. We had 14 players and because of a late start it ran a bit late. Sorry about that we won’t do that again unless we start early or run over 2 nights.

The top results were –

1. Barry Hooton   12

2= John Worn       10.5

2= Solomon Lefe’e 10.5

4. Katrine Metge     10

Next week will be the final 2 rounds of the Rapid.

Joe Sapeta Rapid Rounds 5 and 6

Last Wednesday saw Katrine Metge clear out from the pack while others fell by the wayside. Katrine first beat Barry Hooton and then William Lefe’e while John Worn beat Graeme Coleman but then fell to Solomon Lefe’e. Solomon in the meantime worked his way up the leader board by first beating his brother, James and then John Worn.

The leading scores with two rounds to go are –

Katrine Metge  5.5

John Worn        4.5

Solomon Lefe’e  4.0

Remember next Wednesday we are having a break from the Rapid and playing another Blitz. Come along and have some fun – everybody to play everybody. Just to make it a little different from the other Blitz we may make it a 5+3 if the majority agree.

Joe Sapeta Rapid 2012

Sorry for the lack of match reports as we have now had 4 rounds of this year ending competition. This competition was named after our beloved club member, Joe Sapeta, who died last year so this is our 2nd year with the tournament named after Joe. We play 2 rounds per evening 25+5 and it is an 8 round tournament. Next wednesday will be rounds 5 & 6 and then the following week we will have a break to have another blitz evening. We normally have a simul but by consensus we are having another blitz. We have decided to introduce a new blitz rating as some members are very good at this shortened form but to get a sensible rating we would need to have at least 2 blitz tournament per year. The week after, 28/11, will be the final 2 rounds of the Rapid and also our final club night for the year.

Back to the Rapid – here are the leading scores after 4 rounds –

Katrine Metge   3.5

John Worn         3.5

Barry Hooton     3.0

James Lefe’e        2.0

Solomon Lefe’e    2.0

Graeme Coleman  2.0

Paul Norris             2.0

William Lefe’e       2.0

 

Club Champs Final Round

The club champ have been completed and we have an outright winner in each section. Congratulations to winners Katrine Metge (A Grade), Stefan Brzozowski (B Grade) and Arul Gaundar (C Grade). Katrine won with a perfect score of 8/8.

The best Juniors was Yash Narayan and Arul Gaundar both on 4 points.

The most improved rating was Arul Gaundar with an improvement of +175 rating points. Ewen Greens’ coaching is really paying dividends.

Here is the full results –

A GRADE

Katrine Metge    8.0

John Worn          6.5

Barry Hooton      4.5

Paul Norris          4.0

John McRae        4.0

Paul Postma        4.0

Temu Maroroa    4.0

Boyce Toa Toa     0 (only played the last round)

B GRADE

Stefan Brzozowski  5.5

Yash Narayan          4.0

Solomon Lefe’e        4.0

Graeme Coleman     3.0

William Lefe’e          2.0

Cairo Molesi             0.5

C GRADE

Arul Gaundar           4.0

Pauline Thomas       2.5

Satnam Singh           1.0

Rhoslyn Lapworth   1.0

Ethan Perston           1.0

James Lefe’e              1.0

Jagmahan Singh       0

Ashlyn Phillips           0

Next Wednesday will be a Blitz competition (5/5, no increments) and all will play all. Depending on the number of entries it will be a single or double round. To enter please be there before the start at 7.30pm as you cannot enter once it is started. If you want to enter and cannot get there by 7.30 you can email me on [email protected] . You may just miss the first round.

 

 

Club Champs Round 7

We now have one round to play and the winner of the A Grade is settled however the B and C Grades will come down to the final round.

The A Grade saw Katrine Metge win to maintain her perfect score and John Worn who was 1 point behind before this round could only manage a draw and now follows Katrine by 1 1/2 points. John is also 1 1/2 points clear of third so these two are first and second no matter what occurs in the final round.

In the B Grade Stefan Brzozowski won his match and Yash Narayan drew. Stefan is now on 4.5 and Yash is on 4.0 and as these two are playing each other in the final round, the winner will come from them.

Unfortunately, in the C Grade only two players turned up and as they both lost their match the situation is the same as last week. Arul Gaundar leading on 3.0 followed by Pauline Thomas on 2.5.

The tentative draw for the following round is as follows –

1. Katrine Metge v John McRae

2. John Worn v Paul Postma

3. Stefan Brzozowski v Yash Narayan

4. Temu Maroroa v Paul Norris

5. Arul Gaundar v Barry Hooton

6. Pauline Thomas v Solomon Lefe’e

7. Rhoslyn Lapworth v James Lefe’e

8. Ethan Perston v Satnam Singh

9. Jagmahan Singh v Ashlyn Phillips

William Lefe’e Bye

Club Championship 2012

Please note there is a slight alteration to the calender. The Club Champs is starting this Wednesday (15th Aug.). We have put the fun night off till the next Wednesday then the Club Champs will comence again on the following week.

Please let me know if you wish to enter or be at the club by 7.30pm to enter.

You can contact me on 0274506140 or [email protected] .

The format is eight rounds in Swiss format played as one group. Time limit is 75 minutes plus 30 seconds. There will be an A, B and C grade winner.

Also note if you want to play but can’t make the first round you can request a half point bye but you must let me know before the 1st round.

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