2nd Round of the Final Series of the Kapiti Club Championships was played and Lars Dobbertin-King achieved a respectable draw against current title-holder David Paul. A draw now puts David only one point ahead of nearest rival Paul Frost–their game will be the one to watch as a win by Paul will put him level with David. There are no other players within cooee, so the Kapiti Coast Chess champion will be one of these two players.
Rick Lowe leads the field in the B and C Grade, one and a half points from Ian Liddell.
Johnny Hynes is in front of the Juniors, half a point from fellow Junior Spencer Viernes.