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Kāpiti chess winds up for the year

With a perfect night, and in the picturesque semi-rural setting of Club member Brandon’s home, Kāpiti Chess Club members with friends and family celebrated the end of the year with a memorable night of food, drink, prizegiving and social chess. 

The evening kicked off with end of year prizegiving. We were lucky to only have one of our trophies not able to be awarded this year due to Covid. Congratulations to all the winners and in particular to our Championship winners, Gordon Lyall in the A Grade, Geoffrey Gunawan in the B Grade, and Hamish Lester in the C Grade. Also to Geoffrey Gunawan for taking out the Grand Prix Glenys Mills Memorial Rook for best consistent performance over the year. 

With the formalities  out of the way, everyone then quickly settled into a great evening of eating, drinking and relaxed chess of various levels of quality, which went on well into the beautiful windless Kāpiti evening.

The full list of awards and winners for 2020 can be found here.
More photos of the night including all the trophy winners can be found here.

The Club has now finished for the year, and will resume again on 9 February 2021. Look forward to seeing you all then.