This week saw the final round of the John and Rose Kingston Memorial with Gordon Lyall continuing his winning ways, outplaying Brandon Holman in an interesting rook and pawn endgame, to take out the tournament with an impressive 7/8. Ross Jackson was second with David Paul, Alistair McGowan and Guy Burns tied for third place. The best placed juniors were Geoffrey, Mark and Valera all scoring some nice wins over the tournament. Well done! Full results here.
The second week of the new 7 pm coaching saw a full complement of juniors attending, showing their strong interest in developing their chess ability. It was also great to see two of our younger juniors, Savannah and Valera, notating their game (featured here). This week’s topic covered “Opening Principles of Chess” and featured the game Tarrasch-Mieses from 1916. Each lesson will be available in pdf and pgn formats.
A reminder that the annual Kapiti Rapid regional chess tournament is on Saturday May 25 and is open to all levels, grades and ages. Full info and entry form for the tournament can be found here.
And finally, a reminder that subs are also now due. See here for details.