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Kāpiti Chess Club update – 15 June

This week saw the start of the second leg of the Club’s 10m + 5s Freebird tournament. Winner on the night was Gordon Lyall on 3½ from 4, followed by David Paul and Geoffrey Gunawan on 3. Combined standings after 12 rounds, and going into the final four rounds next week are: Gordon 10½, Geoffrey  9½, David Paul 7, Ross Jackson, Guy Burns, Stewart Holdaway 6, David Scott 5, John Eccles, John Whibley 4, followed by the remainder.

Junior Club continues to go strong with a mini 5m competition this week using clocks. Next week juniors will sit for their NZCF Level 1 pawn badge and certificate.

Photo: John Eccles and David Paul battle in Round 2 of 4 played in this week’s Freebird 10m+5s competition. John lost this one, but can take consolation in being the only person on the night not to lose his game to current Club Champ Gordon Lyall.