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Clash of the giants: Club Champ leaders David Paul and Alan Winfield battled it out in an exciting game where, with a piece down, Alan rolled out a pawn attack, but to no avail—a draw.

David Paul v Guy Burns 25-10-2016)

Played late 2016 in the Club Championships. Result 1-0.

It’s great to be back at the Library to finish the first series of the Club Champs. David Paul has a comfortable 1.5 point lead in the A Grade, Sean Doyle is only half a point ahead in the B grade, and the C grade is led by Rose Kingston. The first round of the 2nd series of the Champs begins Tuesday.

David Paul vs Alistair McGowan (18-10-2016)

Beautiful and very quick win by tournament leader David Paul. Game played 18/10/16, result 1-0 by resignation.

Alan Winfield vs Lars Dobbertin-King (18-10-2016)

Final round of the first series of the 2016 Club Championships, Lars scored an upset with over Alan. Interesting to see many lines missed in the computer analysis. Game played 18/10/16, result 0-1.

A full house with 7 boards played in the Club Champs—no major upsets and David Paul continues to lead by half a point.
Next week we are finally back in the Library and play the final round of the current series.

Rose Kingston victory over Natalie Bowles propels her well into the lead of the C Grade in our Club Champs.
There is NO CHESS—4 October—and meet again at the Women’s Centre 11 October.

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.