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2020 Club Champs decided!

Gordon Lyall makes it a threepeat and retains the Club Champion title and Tom Powell Trophy he won in 2018.  He secured the A grade title with a final round win this week against David Paul (See game here). Ross Jackson and Geoffrey Gunawan also had wins to retain second and third spots respectively (See Geoffrey’s game here). As the highest placed player rated under 1600, Geoffrey also takes out the B Grade champion title and keeps hold of the Ab Borren Trophy he won last year.  Hamish Lester takes the C Grade and Gufeld Trophy. Congratulations to all. See here for the full results and standings. 

A reminder that the Club is hosting the Kāpiti Junior Chess Championship this Saturday. This is the ideal chess event for all junior playing levels, with an Open section accommodating elite juniors, along with a Schools section with three grades. It’s not too late to enter, and promises to be a fun day. Details about the event and how to enter are here.

This was our last week of formal Club chess for the year. Next week is prizegiving, and a relaxed final night of social chess over some food and drink.