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Kapiti Chess Club finished the year with a prize-giving night on 16 December 2009.
 
We commence play for 2010 on 3 February—see above.
 
The Committee will meet towards the end of January to discuss the format for the 2010 Chess Calendar.
 
From the Kapiti Chess Club Team we wish everyone a wonderous holiday break and blessed New Year.

 

All official club games are over for the year and we will be playing some casual chess, perhaps some 15 minute tournaments

 Come along for the last few nights of 2009 at Salvation Army, and don’t forget our prize-giving to be held on 16 December:  ALL people are welcome and bring some food for our celebration of Chess in Kapiti.

 

We have winners!  The Kapiti Chess Club’s Championships are now over.
Results:

C Grade
1st:  Johnny Hynes
2nd equal:  Luke Reynolds and Josie Clark

B grade:
1st:  Christy Paul
2nd equal:  Rick Lowe
3rd equal:  Dave Seddon, Brian Seddon, Chris Carr and ‘Crumb’ Hocking

A Grade:
1st:  David Paul
2nd:  Dennis Sosnosky
3rd:  John Whibley

Congratulations to all players who participated in this exciting tournament.

On 25 of November the last round of the 5 minute Blitz Tournament will be played.

 

The Kapiti Chess Annual Clubs Champs are drawing to a close. There are three more rounds for the B and C grade players, and the A grade has several catch up games—see below. Johnny Hynes is well ahead on points to take out the C grade. The B grade is a battle between Rick Lowe and Christy Paul, closely pursued by a pack of three players. David Paul appears to have taken out the A grade with an insurmountable eleven and a half points. His nearest contender David Sosnoski needed to defeat Guy Burns last week to have a chance of beating David to the trophy. Please note these points/results are tentative and are yet to be triangulated by Club officials—see below for detailed results

 

 

Round Robin 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Grade

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

T1

 

 

 

PAUL, DAVID

1775

0.5

1

0.5

1

+

1

1

6

 

 

 

O’RORKE, MIKE

1386

0

1

+

1

1

0

1

5

 

 

 

WHIBLEY, JOHN

1463

1

1

0.5

1

0

0

+

4.5

 

 

 

SOSNOSKY, DENNIS

1370

0.5

+

 

0

1

1

 

3.5

 

 

 

BURNS, GUY

1459

+

0

0

0

1

1

 

3

 

 

 

KINGSTON, ZOE

1589

1

0

 

0

0

+

0

2

 

 

 

ROBERTS, TIM

1370

0

0

1

+

0

0

0

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Round Robin 2

 

 

 

 

 

T2

 

T1+T2

 

PAUL, DAVID

1775

0

1

0.5

1

+

1

1

5.5

 

11.5

 

KINGSTON, ZOE

1589

 

0

0

 

 

+

1

2

 

4

 

WHIBLEY, JOHN

1463

1

0.5

0.5

 

 

1

+

4

 

8.5

 

BURNS, GUY

1459

+

0.5

1

0

 

0

1

3.5

 

6.5

 

O’RORKE, MIKE

1386

0

0.5

+

0

0.5

0

0

2

 

7

 

ROBERTS, TIM

1370

 

0.5

0

+

0.5

0.5

0

2.5

 

4.5

 

SOSNOSKY, DENNIS

1370

1

+

1

1

 

0.5

0

4.5

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Swiss Format 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B Grade

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

T1

 

 

 

PAUL, CHRISTY

967

1

1

1

1

1

0

1

6

 

 

 

SEDDON, DAVE

912

1

1

1

0

1

1

0

5

 

 

 

SEDDON, BRIAN

978

1

1

0

0

1

1

1

5

 

 

 

LOWE, RICK

1100

1

0

1

1

0

1

0

4

 

 

 

CARR, CHRIS

745

+

0

1

 

1

0

1

4

 

 

 

REEVES, David

1450

 

0

0

1

1

1

0

3

 

 

 

KINGSTON, ROSE

842

1

0

+

0

0

0

0

2

 

 

 

HOCKING, Crumb

1531

 

 

1

1

0

 

1

3

 

 

 

BENNY, TRISH

742

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

C Grade

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HYNES, Johnny

540

0

+

0

1

0

0

1

3

 

 

 

REYNOLDS, Luke

539

0

 

 

0

 

1

0

1

 

 

 

CLARK, Josie, Josie

542

0

 

 

 

1

 

 

1

 

 

 

TOON, Josh

537

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0

 

 

 

MURROW, Xander

512

0

 

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

 

 

CLARK, Jack, Jack

539

0

 

 

 

0

 

 

0

 

 

 

CHARTERIS, Andrew

505

 

 

 

 

0

 

 

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Swiss Format 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B Grade

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

T2

T1+T2

 

PAUL, CHRISTY

967

1

1

0

1

 

 

 

 

3

9

 

LOWE, RICK

1100

1

1

1

1

 

 

 

 

4

8

 

SEDDON, DAVE

912

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

 

SEDDON, BRIAN

978

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

 

CARR, CHRIS

745

0

1

0

 

 

 

 

 

1

5

 

HOCKING, Crumb

1531

1

0

1

 

 

 

 

 

2

5

 

REEVES, David

1450

 

0

1

 

 

 

 

 

1

4

 

KINGSTON, ROSE

842

0

0

0

+

 

 

 

 

0

3

 

BENNY, TRISH

742

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

C Grade

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HYNES, Johnny

540

0

 

+

0

 

 

 

 

1

4

 

REYNOLDS, Luke

539

 

 

 

0

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

LIDELL, Ian

1120

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

CLARK, Josie, Josie

542

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

TOON, Josh

537

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0

 

MURROW, Xander

512

 

 

 

0

 

 

 

 

 

0

 

CLARK, Jack, Jack

539

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0

 

CHARTERIS, Andrew

505

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0

 

 

KAPITI CHESS CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS—A-GRADE CATCH UP GAMES

Round One

Zoe Kingston             V         Dennis Sosnosky

Guy Burns                 V         Dennis Sosnosky

 

Round Two

Zoe Kingston             V         Tim Roberts

John Whibley             V         Zoe Kingston

John Whibley             V         Dennis Sosnosky

Guy Burns                  V         Zoe Kingston

It’s hard to determine which game was the biggest upset of the current Club Champs:
Christy Paul’s shock loss to Brian
Seddon, or Mike O’Rorke’s win over Dennis Sosnoski. They are both, significant, as far as 2009 upsets go.
In the B grade, David Seddon is now equal with Christy Paul on the points table, closely followed by Rick Lowe and Dave Seddon.
Johnny Hndes, comfortably leads the C grade.
David Paul’s lead in the A grade has been helped by Mighty Mike’s win against Dennis. There are still two catch-up games to go, in this grade for Dennis, against Guy Burns and Zoe Kingston, before final points can be determined.  See below, or this Table for total points.

Next week, 09 September will see the commencement of Part Two for the A grade Champs. For the B and C grade swiss run tournament, next week will be the last round of this series, followed by a break—16 September. Part Two of the B and C grade series will commence 23 September.

CURRENT POINTS—as of 02 September 2009:

 

 

Round Robin 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Grade

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

T

 

PAUL, DAVID

1775

0.5

1

0.5

1

+

1

1

6

 

O’RORKE, MIKE

1386

0

1

+

1

1

0

1

5

 

WHIBLEY, JOHN

1463

1

1

0.5

1

0

0

+

4.5

 

SOSNOSKY, DENNIS

1370

0.5

+

 

0

1

1

 

3.5

 

BURNS, GUY

1459

+

0

0

0

1

1

 

3

 

KINGSTON, ZOE

1589

1

0

 

0

0

+

0

2

 

ROBERTS, TIM

1370

0

0

1

+

0

0

0

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Round Robin 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PAUL, DAVID

1775

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KINGSTON, ZOE

1589

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHIBLEY, JOHN

1463

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BURNS, GUY

1459

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

O’RORKE, MIKE

1386

 

 

 

 

0.5

 

 

 

 

ROBERTS, TIM

1370

 

 

 

 

0.5

 

 

 

 

SOSNOSKY, DENNIS

1370

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

             
                     
     

Swiss Format 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B Grade

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

T

 

 

PAUL, CHRISTY

967

1

1

1

1

1

0

5

 

 

SEDDON, DAVE

912

1

1

1

0

1

1

5

 

 

SEDDON, BRIAN

978

1

1

0

0

1

1

4

 

 

LOWE, RICK

1100

1

0

1

1

0

1

4

 

 

CARR, CHRIS

745

+

0

1

 

1

0

3

 

 

REEVES, David

1450

 

0

0

1

1

1

3

 

 

KINGSTON, ROSE

842

1

0

+

0

0

0

2

 

 

HOCKING, Crumb

1531

 

 

1

1

0

 

2

 

 

BENNY, TRISH

742

1

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

C Grade

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HYNES, Johnny

540

0

+

0

1

0

0

2

 

 

REYNOLDS, Luke

539

0

 

 

0

 

1

1

 

 

CLARK, Josie, Josie

542

0

 

 

 

1

 

1

 

 

TOON, Josh

537

 

 

 

 

 

 

0

 

 

MURROW, Xander

512

0

 

 

0

 

0

0

 

 

CLARK, Jack, Jack

539

0

 

 

 

0

 

0

 

 

CHARTERIS, Andrew

505

 

 

 

 

0

 

0

 

 

Christy Paul faced his nemisis—Rick Lowe—keeping his cool, came away with a finely deserved win, arguably the winner of this game will be the winner of the 2009 B Grade title, as both players have been running neck and neck. Johnny Hynes continues to dominate the B grade. The game to watch in the A grade was between David Paul and Dennis Sosnosky—a gargantuan match—which ended in a draw, though both players had opportunites through the game. Mike O’Rorke continues his fine form and managed a draw against the tenacious Tim Roberts. Perhaps the ‘get out of jail’ card was handed to Guy Burns who scored an unexpected victory over Zoe Kingston after a shocking start.

Next week (02 September) the A grade will play out the last round of this series, and the B & C will contine their combined Swiss Round games.
09 September will be a catch-up night for the A grade. B & C will by as per normal.
16 September all the grades will begin a new series of games for the Club Championships.

There’s still two rounds of the A Grade Championships to go—series 1 of a double-round-robin. Then there is a break between series—a chance for players to catch-up on any games they’ve missed. Series 2 for the A Grade starts 10 September. The B and C grade Champs are now well under way, next week is Round 4 for this Swiss based Championships.

Kapiti Chess Club has a Grand Prix Tournament based on all competition games played during the year—including the blitz tournaments. Here’s the results, up the the last Blitz tournament played on 29 July. There’s still Club-Champs and one more Blitz round to go before the winner can be determined.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BLITZ 1

30-30

BLITZ 2

60-60

BLITZ 3

BLITZ 4

 

TOTAL

PAUL, David

13

34

12

15

16

13

 

103

BURNS, Guy

12

31

10

12

18

15

 

98

FROST, Paul

 

29

14

21

15

 

 

79

KINGSTON, Zoe

12

29

12

18

 

 

 

71

MILLS, Glenys

12

25

9

12

12

 

 

70

O’RORKE, Mike

7

15

9

12

12

12

 

67

CARR, Chris

9

24

3

18

6

6

 

66

PAUL, Christy

10

31

9

12

 

 

 

62

ROBERTS, Tim,

 

27

9

12

 

9

 

57

LOWE, Rick

6

6

3

21

7

9

 

52

WHIBLEY, John

 

 

10

12

9

16

 

47

HYNES, Johnny

4

22

 

10

4

7

 

47

BENNY, Tricia

 

23

 

12

 

9

 

44

CLARK, Jack

5

14

 

11

6

6

 

42

SEDDON, Dave

6

12

 

3

9

6

 

36

KINGSTON, Rose

3

31

 

2

 

 

 

36

SEDDON, Brian

9

6

 

4

9

6

 

34

SOSNOSKI, Dennis

 

26

 

6

 

 

 

32

CLARK-Josie, Josie

 

10

 

10

6

4

 

30

ROBERTS, Earl

 

 

11

 

16

 

 

 

WOODWARD, Mark

9

 

 

 

 

12

 

21

REYNOLDS, Luke

 

14

 

4

3

 

 

21

KINGSTON, Rose

3

 

9

 

7

 

 

19

REEVES, David

 

 

 

 

9

9

 

18

TOON, Josh

 

15

 

1

 

 

 

16

MURROW, Xander

 

4

 

4

4

 

 

12

MCGOWAN, Alistair

 

 

 

 

9

 

 

 

CHARTERIS, Andrew

 

 

0

 

 

6

 

6

CARTER, Colin

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

                 

 

Club champs continued with strong competition in all grades. Next week will be a catch-up night for the A grade for those who have missed games.

Zoe Kingston (left) looks cautiously on as David Paul is about to move Rook to g2, Check! Next move, take the Bishop—game over, Rover.
Round Four of the Blitz Tournament was held. John Whibley played impressively to win the six round 5 minute Swiss tournament. The four top players faced each other in a rugby sevens type final. Here are the results:

             Swiss points—29/07/2009

BLITZ ROUND FOUR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

29/07/2009

1

2

3

4

5

6

T

 

WHIBLEY, John

1

1

1

1

1

0.5

5.5

 

BURNS, Guy

1

1

1

0

1

1

5

 

PAUL, David

1

1

0

1

1

0.5

4.5

 

O’RORKE, Mike

1

0

1

1

0

1

4

 

WOODWARD, Mark

1

1

0

1

0

1

4

 

ROBERTS, Tim

1

0

1

0

1

0

3

 

REEVES, David

0

0

0

1

1

1

3

 

PAUL, Christy

1

0

1

0

0

1

3

 

LOWE, Rick

0

1

1

1

0

0

3

 

BENNY, Trish

1

0

1

0

1

0

3

 

HYNES, Johnny

0

0

1

0

0.5

1

2.5

 

CARR, Chris

0

1

0

0

0

1

2

 

SEDDON, Brian

0

1

0

1

 

 

2

 

SEDDON, Dave

0

1

0

1

 

 

2

 

CHARTERIS, Andrew

1

0

0

0

1

0

2

 

CLARK Jack,

0

1

0

1

0

0

2

 

CLARK Josie,

0

0

1

0

0.5

0

1.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                Points (Sevens) after 4 rounds

ROUND

4

3

2

1

T

PAUL, David

20

20

20

16

76

BURNS, Guy

12

16

8

12

48

KINGSTON, Zoe

 

 

12

20

32

O’RORKE, Mike

12

12

6

2

32

ROBERTS, Earl

 

12

16

 

28

WHIBLEY, John

16

4

8

 

28

MILLS, Glenys

 

6

6

12

24

FROST, Paul

 

8

12

 

20

PAUL, Christy

3

 

6

8

17

Brian SEDDON

3

4

 

6

13

LOWE, Rick

4

2

4

1

11

ROBERTS, Tim,

4

 

6

 

10

KINGSTON, Rose

 

2

6

1

9

CARR, Chris

1

1

4

2

8

Dave SEDDON

3

4

 

1

8

Mark WOODWARD

8

 

 

4

8

REEVES David

3

4

 

 

7

CHARTERIS, Andrew

3

 

2

 

5

Jack CLARK

3

1

 

1

5

Johnny HYNES

2

1

 

1

4

Trish BENNY

4

 

 

 

4

Josie CLARK

2

1

 

 

3

Xander MURRAY

 

1

 

 

1

Luke REYNOLDS

 

1

 

 

1

Theresa HYNES

 

1

 

 

1

Next week (5 August) is designated a catch-up night, where players can catch-up on games they have missed for our Club Champs—applies mainly for the A grade.
See you there!