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Big junior turnout & Kingston winner

It was great to see a record turnout of 18 juniors this week. A big shout out to Gordon and Andrea Lyall for their great work in running our Junior Club, and helping to promote and develop chess for kids in the Kāpiti community.

In the Senior Club, it was the crucial sixth and deciding Round of the Kingston Memorial (played at 55m + 5s). Levi Paxton kept his cool – and his unbeaten streak – defeating Nathan Rose to take out the tournament with 5½  from 6. Congratulations. The other frontrunner, Geoffrey Gunawan had a tough game against Ross Jackson, and despite his typical sizeable  time-handicap, Ross prevailed, to tie for second equal place with Geoffrey. Full tournament results are here. More Club photos can be found here. Next week will be a Blitz night.

And don’t forget our annual Kāpiti Rapid, open to anyone, coming up on the 28th May.