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Upcoming Kāpiti Rapid and other Club news

It was the start of term 2 for the Junior Club this week with an enthusiastic turnout of around a dozen kids (photo). In the Senior Club it was Round 5, the penultimate round, in the 2022 Kingston Memorial tournament. It’s been a closely fought competition this year, with traditional front runners being challenged hard from Round 1. After five rounds, new member Levi Paxton leads unbeaten on 4½, followed by Geoffrey Gunawan on 4, and Nathan Rose, Andrew Brockway and Ross Jackson on 3. That makes it a two-horse race next week for the distinctive chess clock trophy. And with Geoffrey up against Ross, and Levi up against Nathan, it could go either way! Current results and standings here.

Entries are coming in fast for this year’s Kāpiti Rapid on the 28th May. This tournament is open to anyone of any level, with prizes across several grades and age groups. The tournament has been well-attended in recent years, including by some of New Zealand’s top players. More information on the tournament and how to enter can be found here, and the list of  players who have  entered so far is here. Come and give it a go!