FIDE Senior Trainer, GM Dejan Bojkov, will be paying a visit to our Junior Club on Friday 19th July (7pm to 8:30pm). This is in addition to his work as chief coach at our Peter Stuart Memorial Training Tourney, 20th-21st July (see the link on the left). He is a world-class chess trainer - don't miss these opportunities to learn from him!
While several catch-up games took place in the Lounge, 10 players
competed in an all-play-all blitz event. The winner was Antonio Krstev
who dropped only half a point (to Eddie Kim).
Full results (not necessarily the right order or colours...) on Vega: July Blitz
A-Grade and B-Grade are 10-player round-robins with 9
rounds over a period of 12 weeks - ie 3 catch-up nights on which you can
play games you have missed. Please make arrangements with your opponents
to do this! The full schedule can be found online under the Tables tab
on the Vega files.
C-Grade is a 9-round swiss. Please let me know if you have to miss a night - I will take you out of the pairings. Email Helen Milligan, email@example.com. C-Grade players are free on catch-up nights! I will try to organise blitz events if people turn up without checking the Schedule...
Follow on Vega: A-Grade, B-Grade, C-grade.
The games of the A-Grade will be available on the Games tab in the Vega files, eventually.
1st with 6/6 was Ralph Hart
2nd= David Evans, Antonio Krstev, and Andrew Li.
Full results on Vega: Rapid Championship 2nd Leg
The lower groups suffered from absences - some notified, many not. This
event has no catch-up nights so default is the only option. In future
perhaps the club should consider abandoning this structure for the lower
groups, and running a swiss instead (where players can be re-paired on
the night in the event of absentees).
A-Grade: 1st IM Paul Garbett
B-Grade: 1st Ceferino Isaac
C-Grade: 1st Matthew Chen
D-Grade: 1st Nate Williamson
E-Grade: 1st Eddie Kim
F-Grade: 1st= Bobby Peoples & Brendon Kamberi
Full results on Vega: Autumn
House-keeping notes: there is no longer a $1 playing fee on Wednesdays. There is no coffee break but you can make yourself tea, coffee or Milo at any time. Use the mugs provided and put them into the dishwasher when you have finished. There will be biscuits!
Other queries: email Helen: firstname.lastname@example.org.
1st Gino Thornton
2nd= Ralph Hart and Neil Gunn
Full results on Vega: Rapid Championship 1st Leg
Here is an entertaining queen sac from the second round of the Rapid, and also some information on how to win R+B v R for the benefit of certain other players in round 2!
Our AGM was on March 20th.
President: Helen Milligan
Vice-President: Neil Gunn
Secretary: Daniel Johns
Treasurer: David Evans
Committee Members: Richard Aylett, Paul Garbett, & Ralph Hart.
A-Grade: 1st= Andrew Li, Ceferino Isaac, CM Richard Meng, &
Full results on Vega: AGM Lightning A-Grade
B-Grade: 1st Jeffrey Yu
Full results on Vega: AGM Lightning B-Grade
C-Grade: 1st= Aaron Shi, Nate Williamson & Manny Aguilar
Full (nearly) results on Vega: AGM Lightning C-Grade
Please note that the colours and the order of rounds are not necessarily correct, as the Vega files were constructed after the events. The C-grade is missing some results (which I will add if I am given!).
This resulted in a very narrow win for the President's team!
|President's Team||Treasurer & Secretary's Team|
|1||Helen Milligan (President)||½ : ½||David Evans (Treasurer)|
|2||Ceferino Isaac||0 : 1||CM Richard Meng|
|3||Philip Hair||1 : 0||Daniel Johns (Secretary)|
|4||Ryan Feyter||0 : 1||Andrew Li|
|5||Paul Kamberi||½ : ½||Allen Li|
|6||Matthew Chen||0 : 1||Yifei Song|
|7||Zak Holdaway||0 : 1||Jeffrey Yu|
|8||Nate Williamson||½ : ½||Brian Winsor|
|9||Eddie Kim||1 : 0||Emily Gan|
|10||Jack Chen||1 : 0||Aaron Shi|
|11||Pridiyathon Kulchayodom||1 : 0||Lucase Yang|
|12||Nathan Jin||1 : 0||Andy Yang|
|13||Kevin Park||1 : 0||Bobby Peoples|
|7½ : 5½|
1st CM Richard Meng 15/15
2nd David Evans 12
3rd Andrew Li 11½
Full results on Vega (please note that the colours and the order of rounds are not necessarily correct, as the Vega file was constructed after the event).
2019 Schedule: The club re-opened on Wednesday 23rd January.
The schedule can be found at the link (on the left).
Junior Club re-started on Friday 25th January. Check out the Junior Club link for puzzles to practice! We now offer some formal coaching at Junior Club for an increased charge of $5 per evening. Basic tuition is still available at $2, as before.
The North Shore Chess Club was founded in 1956 and has been supporting chess on the North Shore and the Auckland region since that date.
From our current premises in the Northcote Senior Citizens Association
Hall, on the corner of College Rd and Ernie Mays St, we hold our club
nights every Wednesday, from early January through until mid December.
Organised tournament play starts at 7.30pm, but casual visitors can
sometimes find an opponent. If you would like to know more, please
contact the Club President, Helen Milligan, details listed below, or
just turn up!
We also run a junior tuition night on most Fridays, starting at 7pm. This is aimed at junior players looking for some guidance & tuition.
North Shore CC, P.O. Box 33-587, Takapuna, Auckland 0740. Meets
Wednesdays 7.30pm, Northcote Citizens Centre, cnr College Rd/Ernie
Mays St, Northcote (see map, below).
Junior tuition: on Fridays from 7:00pm.
President and Contact: Helen Milligan, email email@example.com. Secretary: Daniel Johns.
This is the venue. There is plenty of parking available nearby.
Events are scheduled throughout the year. The annual subscription is $80 (schoolpupil $50; $30 if playing only in the Junior Club).