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Club update and Kāpiti Rapid tournament

Fantastic to see a record number of kids and parents at Junior club this week. This week, activities included some “hand and brain” chess where teams of two play against each other, one acting as “brain” saying the name of the piece to move, and the other acting as “hand” having to decide where the piece moves to, and if there is more than one piece with the same name, which of the pieces to move. 

In the Senior Club, the penultimate round of the Kingston Memorial tournament saw a new front-runner emerge as Lars took good advantage of Ross’s time pressure to claim the win. He heads into the final round next week on 4 points, ahead of Levi on 3½, who fought out a close draw with David Paul this week. Both David and Ross share third place on 3. Latest results and standings here: https://kapitichess.club/events-and-results/results-2023/ – kgm-2023

Our annual open Kāpiti Rapid tournament is not far away, on Saturday 27th May. This popular annual event and is open to all levels and ages, with prizes over several grades. This year’s event is both FIDE- and NZCF-rated. For details and entry form (including a contact if you have any question about the event) see: https://newzealandchess.co.nz/downloads/2023/2023_kapiti_rapid.pdf