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Currently we are meeting at the Women’s Centre, Ngahina Street; just around the corner of Paraparaumu Library until 18 October, when we are back at the Library. There will be no chess on 4 October.

The Club meets 7:30pm every Tuesday at the Paraparaumu Library.
Use the map here if you aren’t sure where to go.

Chess, is it an art, science or sport?

Fifth round of our Club Champs was played and David Paul leads by a whisker with 4 players within one point.
Rick Lowe heads the B grade and Rose Kingston is in charge of the C.
We next meet again at the Womens Centre and the following week—4 October—there is no chess.

Sorry about the muck up last Tuesday—we now have the key.
Don’t forget, we will play at the Women’s Centre, Ngahina Street.

There will be no chess this Tuesday—6 September—and the following Tuesday—13 September—we will meet at the Women’s Centre—around the corner from the Library, but don’t worry if you don’t know where it is; someone will be at the Library to direct you there.

We welcome back to the Club chess stalwart Mike O’Rorke.
The third round of the Club Champs was played and David Paul edges into the lead by a whisker half point.

It’s early days in the Club champs and David Paul takes an early lead.
Full results Here

Third round of our Blitz Trophy was played, with a small field, and David Paul nudges Lars Dobbertin-King aside to narrowly lead by half a point
Next week we start the Holy Grail of Kapiti Chess—the Club Championships, 8 rounds played in two series with a timeframe of 1 hour 30 seconds with a 30 second add-on per move.

Alistair McGowan lost his mojo to allow David Paul and Lars Dobbertin-King to take out the Freebird Trophy—congratulations.
A Blitz round next week.

The Freebird Trophy is underway and Alistair McGowan leads with a blistering 4 wins after 4 games, including a rare 6 move checkmate against Guy Burns:  1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 e5 5.Nf5 Nge7 6.Nd6# 1-0!

Congratulations goes to David Paul for winning the Leo Eichholtz Trophy. Due to low numbers the final 8th round was not played.
Full results Here
Next week we start the first night—of two—in the Freebird Trophy—timeframe:  10 minutes with a 5 second add on, 4 games on the night.

After the penultimate night of the Leo Eichholtz Trophy, David Paul pulls into the lead a clear point ahead of rival Alan Winfield. With one more night to go David must sail a steady course to reclaim this Trophy, but Alan has a chance to blow the wind from David’s sails, as they a due to play each other next round.