Kapiti Chess Club’s Guy Burns, currently residing in South India, came second place in the 17th Gokarna International Chess Tournament held 28 and 29 December. The event, held at the Namaste Yoga Farm, Kudle Beach, Karnataka, attracted an international field of 15 players from India, Germany, France, Spain and New Zealand. Local player Suresh Kattige took honours for the event, with Vzacheslav Khanzi from Kazakhstan taking 3rd place. Photos from the event can be accessed Here.
Round 8 of the club champs was played and John Whibley comprehensively beat David Paul but not enough to deny David the A Grade title for the sixth year in a row next week is the last 5 minute night for the chess see you there yours in chess
Round 6 of the Club Champs was played and David Paul now has an unstoppable lead to take out the A Grade
The final round of Freebird Trophy was played and after tallying all the rounds, David Paul, once again, takes the Trophy. Guy Burns and Glenys Mills share 2nd prize. Johnny Hynes won the Junior section and Nathan Price was 2nd. Next week the Club Champs resume—round 6 in the 8 round Series 2.
David Paul won a key game against Guy Burns tonight and now leads the Club Champs, ahead 2 points from nearest rival Guy Burns. Next Wednesday is the last 4 rounds for the Freebird Trophy
The first round of series 2 of the Club Champs began today in a unexpected venue—the Womens Centre, Ngahina St, just up from the Community Centre. We found out on Monday that the local council are using our Library venue for the next 5 weeks and have booted us out. Thanks to some running around by Rose and help from Glenys, we have a place to play chess, except for next week—25 September—no chess that week. Our Calendar has been updated to reflect these changes.
Guy Burns takes the lead in the Blitz Competition after a decisive win against 2nd placed David Paul. Series 2 of the Club Champs begins next Wednesday 18 September.
The Kapiti Rapid annual regional tournament was held Saturday 7 September and Kapiti players performed well in a strong but small field, which included current NZ chess champion Scott Wastney and former 12 times NZ champion Anthony Ker. The event was jointly won by the current champion Scott Wastney and Michael Nyberg, who piqued Ker on time in the last round. Kapiti players Mike O’Rorke and Alistair McGowan came runner up, in the combined B and C grade session, half a point behind the young and talented Wellington player Layla Timergazi. Photos of the event can be accessed Here .