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The third week of the Leo Eichholtz 25 + 5 Rapid continued this week with Rounds 5 and 6 played. Three players, Rick Lowe, David Paul and David Scott secured the maximum two points. This leaves David Paul and Gordon Lyall neck and neck leading into the final two rounds next week, with several others also in contention, including Geoffrey Gunawan who currently heads off the other junior members and sits in fifth place overall. The Round 6 match up between Neels Du Plessis and David P was a classic rapid tussle, with David showing some mastery in rapid play to come back with seconds left on the clock, from an inferior position, to eventually overcome the club’s Blitz night winner. David is turning out to be an angel of death, as several now have succumbed to him from superior or winning positions. Full results here.

Junior sessions continued this week, with the introduction of the NZCF badge scheme to the Club. This went down well, with everyone showing near perfect knowledge with the Level one “Pawn badge” test. Well done!

Above: Sean Doyle v Hamish Lester, round 5, Leo Eichholtz Rapid 30/4/2019. 
Below: NZCF Badge Scheme introduced for Club Juniors.