2009 News Archive

Summer Rapid – 12 December

Top seeded Tasmanian raider (and former Otago club champion) Tony Dowden took clear first in the impromptu Summer Rapid tournament. Dowden beat all his main rivals and gave up only one draw to Joel Smith in the 5th round to finish on 5½/6. Second place went to Quentin Johnson on 5, while John Sutherland and Hamish Gold shared third on 4 points. The Junior prizes were shared by Adam Scott and Charlie Ruffman on 3 points.
Cross Table
 
No Name                  Feder Rtg Total  1    2    3    4    5    6
 
1  DOWDEN, R ANTHONY               5.5    5:W  3:W  4:W  2:W  8:D  6:W
2  JOHNSON, QUENTIN                5     11:W 10:W  5:W  1:L  4:W  3:W
3  GOLD, HAMISH R                  4      8:W  1:L  7:W  6:W  5:W  2:L
4  SUTHERLAND, JOHN L              4      7:W  6:W  1:L  9:W  2:L  8:W
5  Scott, ADAM                     3      1:L  8:W  2:L 10:W  3:L  0:W
6  Wylie, Moss                     3      9:W  4:L 10:W  3:L 11:W  1:L
7  RUFFMAN, CHARLIE                3      4:L 11:W  3:L  8:L  0:W  9:W
8  SMITH, JOEL                     2.5    3:L  5:L  0:W  7:W  1:D  4:L
9  MCALEVEY-SCURR, BLAKE           2.5    6:L  0:W 11:D  4:L 10:W  7:L
10 MORATTI, DAVID                  2      0:W  2:L  6:L  5:L  9:L 11:W
11 RITCHIE, REMI                   1.5    2:L  7:L  9:D  0:W  6:L 10:L
 
 

Otago CC Handicap trophies – 9 December

With all tournament games completed for the year the Handicap results are known.
Standard: 1st Adam Scott (+67), 2nd Iain Lamont (+60), 3rd John Sutherland (+54)
Rapid: 1st Charlie Ruffman (+72), 2nd Patrick Dawson (+60), 3rd Shoji Fukushima (+42)

Summer 60-60 – 9 December

John Sutherland completed his clean sweep of the slower tournaments this year, by defeating the leader Quentin Johnosn in the last round and overtaking him to finish first on 4½/5. Johnson shared second place with Hamish Gold on 4 points, and John Armstrong was 4th on 3.
Cross Table
 
No Name                  Feder Rtg Total  1    2    3    4    5
 
1  Sutherland, John L              4.5   11:W  8:W  0:D  5:W  2:W
2  Johnson, Quentin                4      5:W  6:W  7:W  3:W  1:L
3  Gold, Hamish R                  4     15:W 10:W  6:W  2:L  4:W
4  Armstrong, John F               3     10:L  9:W 15:W  7:W  3:L
5  Fukushima, Shoji                2.5    2:L 18:W 10:W  1:L  7:D
6  Clarkson, Robert D              2.5   17:W  2:L  3:L  0:D  9:W
7  Ruffman, Charlie                2.5   16:W 14:W  2:L  4:L  5:D
8  Dawson, Patrick                 2.5    9:W  1:L  0:D 11:W  0:L
9  Smith, Joel                     1      8:L  4:L  0:W  0:L  6:L
10 Mcalevey-Scurr, Blake           1      4:W  3:L  5:L  0:L 13:L
11 Ritchie, Remi                   1      1:L  0:L 18:W  8:L  0:L
12 Munro, Elliot                   1      0:   0:   0:  15:W  0:L
13 Scott, Adam                     1      0:   0:   0:   0:  10:W
14 Brown, Joseph                   1      0:   7:L  0:L  0:L 18:W
15 Lai, Keng Yin                   1      3:L 17:W  4:L 12:L  0:L
16 Reid, David M                   0      7:L  0:L  0:L  0:L  0:L
17 Kim, Kan                        0      6:L 15:L  0:L  0:L  0:L
18 Moratti, David                  0      0:   5:L 11:L  0:L 14:L
 

Otago CC Rapid Championship 2009 second leg – 4 November

Geoff Aimers followed up his success in the first leg by going on to win the Senior Rapid Championship with a combined score of 8/12. He was helped by Hamish Gold's 2-0 defeat of top seed Quentin Johnson and then Gold's subsequent ½-1½ loss to the promoted Patrick Dawson, finishing third on 6½ behind Johnson on 7. Dawson was easily the winner of the Intermediate Championship on 9½/12 while Shoji Fukushima took out the Junior Championship on a combined total of 9/12. New member Charlie Ruffman made a clean sweep of the D grade on 8/8.
OT Rapid Chp 2009 A grade leg 2 - Round 6
Cross Table
 
No Name             Feder Rtg Total 1   2   3   4   5   6
 
1  Aimers, Geoffrey           4.5   2:W 3:W 4:W 2:L 3:D 4:W
2  Gold, Hamish R             3.5   1:L 4:D 3:W 1:W 4:L 3:W
3  Johnson, Quentin           2.5   4:W 1:L 2:L 4:W 1:D 2:L
4  Dawson, Patrick            1.5   3:L 2:D 1:L 3:L 2:W 1:L
 
OT Rapid Chp 2009 B grade leg 2 - Round 6
Cross Table
 
No Name             Feder Rtg Total 1   2   3   4   5   6
 
1  Lamont, Iain               4     2:W 4:- 3:W 2:W 4:- 3:W
2  Scott, Adam                3     1:L 3:W 4:W 1:L 3:L 4:W
3  Southgate, Brent           2     4:L 2:L 1:L 4:W 2:W 1:L
4  Reid, David M              1     3:W 1:- 2:L 3:L 1:- 2:L
 
OT Rapid Chp 2009 C grade leg 2 - Round 6
Cross Table
 
No Name               Feder Rtg Total 1   2   3   4   5   6
 
1  Clarkson, Robert D           4     4:W 2:L 3:W 4:W 2:L 3:W
2  Fukushima, Shoji             4     3:L 1:W 4:L 3:W 1:W 4:W
3  Armstrong, John F            2.5   2:W 4:W 1:L 2:L 4:D 1:L
4  Brown, Joseph                1.5   1:L 3:L 2:W 1:L 3:D 2:L
 
OT Rapid Chp D leg 2 2009 - Round 8
Cross Table
 
No Name                  Feder Rtg Total 1   2   3   4   5   6   7   8
 
1  Ruffman, Charlie                8     7:W 4:W 6:W 5:W 2:W 3:W 8:W 0:W
2  Munro, Elliot                   5     0:L 0:L 5:W 6:W 1:L 9:W 3:W 7:W
3  Ritchie, Remi                   4     0:L 0:L 9:W 7:W 6:W 1:L 2:L 5:W
4  Mcalevey-Scurr, Blake           4     5:L 1:L 0:L 0:L 9:W 8:W 7:W 8:W
5  Moratti, David                  3     4:W 8:D 2:L 1:L 7:D 6:L 0:W 3:L
6  Smith, Joel                     3     8:W 7:W 1:L 2:L 3:L 5:W 0:L 0:L
7  Lai, Keng Yin                   2.5   1:L 6:L 8:W 3:L 5:D 0:W 4:L 2:L
8  Kim, Kan                        1.5   6:L 5:D 7:L 9:L 0:W 4:L 1:L 4:L
9  Guest, Sam                      1     0:L 0:L 3:L 8:W 4:L 2:L 0:L 0:L
 

Transfer tournament – 4 November

The novelty event for this night was team chess or transfer. The teams were constructed from those present using rough ratings to pair 'strong' players with 'weak' players - but these labels mean little as many of the first group had not played transfer before. In the event, the superior combined experience at transfer of Quentiin & Blake resulted in 6/6, but the other teams were more even;y matched: 2nd= on 3 points were Iain & Kan, Alistair & David M., Patrick & Remi, and Charlie & Shoji. Then came Elliot & Keng-Yin on 2 and John A. & Joel on 1. But with many reversals of fortune and only 5 minutes each per game the results could have been almost anything. A fun event.

Otago CC Standard Championship 2009 second leg – 7 October

John Sutherland completed his picket fence of the A grade with another 5/5 and a combined score of 10/10 to defend his Senior Championship title for 2009. No-one else managed a plus score, with the best of the rest being Hamish Gold on 4½/10 followed by Quentin Johnson and Iain Lamont on 4. and Geoff Aimers on 3½. The Intermediate Championship was taken out by returning member after a significant gap Iain Lamont, whose combined score of 9/10 easily surpassed Brent Southgate's total of 7 and Bob Clarkson finished third on 6½. The Junior Championship aptly went to Otago Junior Champion Adam Scott with a combined total of 11/12, ahead of Joseph Brown on 7 and Shoji Fukushima on 6.

OT Club Championship 2009 A grade leg 1

No
Name
Loc
Total
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
1
Sutherland, John L
2155
5
*
1
1
1
1
1
2
Johnson, Quentin
2081
3
0
*
1
1
1
-
3
Aimers, Geoffrey
1815
2
0
0
*
½
½
1
4
Gold, Hamish R
1772
1.5
0
0
½
*
1
0
5
Newbould, Alistair R
1729
1.5
0
0
½
0
*
1
6
Duffield, Terence
1596
1
0
-
0
1
0
*

OT Club Championship 2009 A grade leg 2

No
Name
Loc
Total
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
1
Sutherland, John L
2155
5
*
1
1
1
1
1
2
Gold, Hamish R
1772
3
0
*
0
1
1
1
3
Lamont, Iain

2.5
0
1
*
½
0
1
4
Aimers, Geoffrey
1815
1.5
0
0
½
*
1
0
5
Johnson, Quentin
2081
1
0
0
1
0
*
-
6
Duffield, Terence
1596
1
0
0
0
1
-
*

OT Club Championship 2009 B grade leg 1

No
Name
Loc
Total
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
1
Lamont, Iain

4
*
1
½
½
1
1
2
Clarkson, Robert D
1423
3.5
0
*
1
½
1
1
3
Southgate, Brent
1595
3.5
½
0
*
1
1
1
4
Armstrong, John F
1420
3
½
½
0
*
1
1
5
Reid, David M
1544
1
0
0
0
0
*
1
6
Adams, Geoffrey
1418
0
0
0
0
0
0
*

OT Club Championship 2009 B grade leg 2

No
Name
Loc
Total
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
1
Reid, David M
1544
4
*
1
1
0
1
1
2
Scott, Adam

3.5
0
*
½
1
1
1
3
Southgate, Brent
1595
3.5
0
½
*
1
1
1
4
Clarkson, Robert D
1423
3
1
0
0
*
1
1
5
Adams, Geoffrey
1418
1
0
0
0
0
*
1
6
Armstrong, John F
1420
0
0
0
0
0
0
*
OT Club Championship C Grade leg 1
Cross Table
 
No Name             Feder Rtg Total 1   2    3   4    5    6
 
1  Scott, Adam                5     9:W 2:W  5:W 7:W  3:L  6:W
2  Fukushima, Shoji           4     4:D 1:L  9:W 5:D  8:W  7:W
3  Dawson, Patrick            3.5   0:  0:  10:D 6:W  1:W  5:W
4  Smith, Joel                3.5   2:D 5:L  8:W 0:L  9:W 10:W
5  Brown, Joseph              3     0:D 4:W  1:L 2:D  7:W  3:L
6  Ritchie, Remi              3     8:L 0:W 12:W 3:L 11:W  1:L
7  Smith, Darren              2.5   0:W 8:W  0:D 1:L  5:L  2:L
8  Munro, Elliot              2     6:W 7:L  4:L 0:L  2:L  9:W
9  Moratti, David             .5    1:L 0:D  2:L 0:L  4:L  8:L
10 Lai, Keng Yin              .5    0:  0:   3:D 0:L  0:L  4:L
11 Stevenson, Brent           0     0:  0:   0:  0:   6:L  0:L
12 Cho, Christopher           0     0:  0:   6:L 0:L  0:L  0:L
 
OT Club Championship C Grade leg 2
Cross Table
 
No Name                  Feder Rtg Total  1    2    3    4    5    6
 
1  Munro, Elliot                   4      6:D 10:W  3:D  5:W  2:L  7:W
2  Brown, Joseph                   4     13:W  7:W  0:L  0:L  1:W  3:W
3  Moratti, David                  3.5    0:W  5:L  1:D 12:W  8:W  2:L
4  Dawson, Patrick                 3      0:D  0:D  0:L  0:L 10:W  8:W
5  Stevenson, Brent                2.5    8:W  3:W  0:D  1:L  0:L  0:L
6  Lydiate, Christopher            2.5    1:D  9:W  0:L  7:W  0:L  0:L
7  Fukushima, Shoji                2      9:W  2:L  0:W  6:L  0:L  1:L
8  Smith, Joel                     2      5:L  0:D 10:W  0:D  3:L  4:L
9  Ritchie, Remi                   2      7:L  6:L  0:L 10:L 14:W 12:W
10 Lai, Keng Yin                   1.5    0:D  1:L  8:L  9:W  4:L  0:L
11 Guest, Sam                      1.5    0:   0:   0:   0:  12:D  0:W
12 Ruffman, Charlie                1.5    0:   0:  14:W  3:L 11:D  9:L
13 Smith, Darren                   .5     2:L  0:D  0:L  0:L  0:L  0:L
14 Mcalevey-Scurr, Blake           0      0:   0:  12:L  0:L  9:L  0:L
 

September Blitz tournament – 30 September

While a few players finished off their club championship games, the rest all joined into a big blitz round-robin that was closely fought. Final honours went to Geoff Aimers just ahead of Alastair Newbould.
Scores: Aimers 9½/11; Newbould 9; Terry Duffield & John Armstrong 6½; Charlie Ruffman 6; Remi Ritchie 5½; Keng-Yin Lai 4½; Adam Scott, Shoji Fukushima & Kan Kim 4; Sam Guest 3½; David Moratti 3.

Otago Junior Championship 2009 – 22 August

The first and third seeds for the 2009 Otago Junior Championship were the two Rains brothers, Edward and Timothy, who drove down from Christchurch to compete, despite not being eligible for the trophy and title of Otago Junior Champion. In the absence of defending Champion Patrick Dawson, Edward Rains (CBHS) duly won with 6/6, only being troubled in his game against David Moratti (OBHS), where he was a piece down for a long time but was able to promote a pawn, when his opponent got careless. The second place and title of Otago Junior Champion was hotly contested and eventually came down to the last-round game between Adam Scott and Charlie Ruffman, both of Logan Park HS. Charlie had the advantage, but hastily touched a piece at crucial stage, when moving it would must him a rook. So Adam Scott, also an Otago Chess Club member took out clear second place on 5 points ahead of Joseph Brown (Balmacewen) on 4½ in third. The under 16 prize was shared by Ruffman, Sadit Reza & Elliot Munro (both OBHS) on 4 points. The under 13 prize went to Timothy Rains on 4 points with 2nd shared by Remi Ritchie (Arthurs St), Carlssen van Rooyen (East Taieri), James Crichton (Fairfield), Ben Scott (Waihola) and Taine Box (Kaikorai). The team prize went to Logan Park HS and Sarah Atkins (St Hilda) won the Girls' prize.
Otago Junior Championship 2009
Cross Table
 
No Name                  Sch   Age Rtg  Team     Total  1    2    3    4    5    6
 
1  Rains, Edward         CBHS  14  1272          6      9:W 10:W 12:W  4:W  3:W  5:W
2  Scott, Adam           LPHS  16       LPHS     5      5:L  6:W 20:W 18:W 11:W  4:W
3  Brown, Joseph         Bal   12  1272          4.5   19:W 18:D 13:W 17:W  1:L 11:W
4  Ruffman, Charlie      LPHS  13       LPHS     4      6:W  5:W 11:W  1:L 17:W  2:L
5  Rains, Timothy        Cob   12  1196          4      2:W  4:L 10:W 12:W  9:W  1:L
6  Reza, Sadit           OBHS  15  935  OBHS     4      4:L  2:L 19:W 14:W 10:W  9:W
7  Munro, Elliot         OBHS  13  1035 OBHS     4     10:L 19:W  8:W  9:L 20:W 12:W
8  Mcalevey-Scurr, Blake LPHS  13       LPHS     3.5   17:L 23:W  7:L 22:W 15:W 13:D
9  Grover, Spencer       JMC   17       JMC      3      1:L 14:W 16:W  7:W  5:L  6:L
10 Fukushima, Masaaki    JMC   13                3      7:W  1:L  5:L 13:W  6:L 20:W
11 Ritchie, Remi         Art   12  1115          3     21:W 16:W  4:L 15:W  2:L  3:L
12 Moratti, David        OBHS  14  614  OBHS     3     14:W 20:W  1:L  5:L 21:W  7:L
13 Van Rooyen, Carlssen  E Ta  10                3     23:W 17:D  3:L 10:L 18:W  8:D
14 Crighton, James       Fair  12                3     12:L  9:L  0:W  6:L 22:W 21:W
15 Scott, Ben            Waih  10  535           3     16:L 21:W 22:W 11:L  8:L 17:W
16 Box, Taine            Kai   10       KAIKORAI 3     15:W 11:L  9:L 21:L 19:W 22:W
17 Moratti, Luke         OBHS  15  957           2.5    8:W 13:D 18:W  3:L  4:L 15:L
18 Fulton, William       JMC   17       JMC      2.5   22:W  3:D 17:L  2:L 13:L  0:W
19 Letica, Graeme        JMC   17       JMC      2      3:L  7:L  6:L  0:W 16:L 23:W
20 Van Rooyen, Chistoph  E Ta  8                 2      0:W 12:L  2:L 23:W  7:L 10:L
21 Atkins, Sarah         StH   13                2     11:L 15:L 23:W 16:W 12:L 14:L
22 Black, Oscar          Kai   9        KAIKORAI 1     18:L  0:W 15:L  8:L 14:L 16:L
23 Padiyar, Vrajesh      Kai   9   400  KAIKORAI 1     13:L  8:L 21:L 20:L  0:W 19:L
 
Standings
 
Place Name                  Sch   Age Rtg  Score M-Buch. Buch. Progr.
 
  1   Rains, Edward         CBHS  14  1272 6        14.0  21.5   21.0
  2   Scott, Adam           LPHS  16       5        13.0  18.5   15.0
  3   Brown, Joseph         Bal   12  1272 4.5      10.5  18.0   16.5
 4-7  Ruffman, Charlie      LPHS  13       4        16.0  24.5   17.0
      Rains, Timothy        Cob   12  1196 4        15.0  24.0   15.0
      Reza, Sadit           OBHS  15  935  4        12.5  19.0   10.0
      Munro, Elliot         OBHS  13  1035 4        10.5  15.5   12.0
  8   Mcalevey-Scurr, Blake LPHS  13       3.5       9.0  13.5   10.5
9-16  Grover, Spencer       JMC   17       3        15.0  23.5   12.0
      Fukushima, Masaaki    JMC   13       3        15.0  22.5   10.0
      Ritchie, Remi         Art   12  1115 3        14.5  21.5   14.0
      Moratti, David        OBHS  14  614  3        12.5  20.0   13.0
      Van Rooyen, Carlssen  E Ta  10       3        11.0  16.0   11.0
      Crighton, James       Fair  12       3        11.0  15.5    7.0
      Scott, Ben            Waih  10  535  3        10.5  14.5   10.0
      Box, Taine            Kai   10       3         9.5  13.0    9.0
17-18 Moratti, Luke         OBHS  15  957  2.5      13.5  20.0   12.5
      Fulton, William       JMC   17       2.5      13.0  18.5    9.5
19-21 Letica, Graeme        JMC   17       2        14.0  19.0    4.0
      Van Rooyen, Chistoph  E Ta  8        2        13.0  18.5    9.0
      Atkins, Sarah         StH   13       2        11.5  15.0    7.0
22-23 Black, Oscar          Kai   9        1        11.5  17.0    5.0
      Padiyar, Vrajesh      Kai   9   400  1         9.5  14.5    2.0
 
Team Standings
 
Place Name     Score
 
  1   LPHS     12.5
  2   OBHS     11
  3   JMC      7.5
  4   KAIKORAI 5
 

Otago CC Standard Championship 2009 first leg – 12 August

With the A & B grades still uncompleted, one result is known: John Sutherland took out the first leg of the A grade 5/5. The C Grade is the only completed section, and new member Adam Scott emerged at the head with a creditable 5/6 to earn promotion to the B grade for the second leg.

Otago CC Rapid Championship 2009 first leg – 12 August

Geoff Aimers caused a big upset in the A-grade in defeating top seed Quentin Johnson in one game and drawing the other. But he then went on to drop one game each to Hamish Gold and David Reid, while Johnson won all his other games to lead on 4½/6 ahead of Aimers on 3½. In the B grade Patrick Dawson made little contest of it, dropping only one game to John Armstrong to lead on 5/6 ahead of Armstrong on 3½, Joseph Brown on 2 and returning club member Bob Clarkson, who had trouble with the fast time control on 1½. The C-grade was similarly dominated, this time by Shoji Fukushima who on 5/6 holds an even bigger margin over Remi Ritchie on 3 and Elliot Munro and new member Joel Smith (who was the only player to beat Fukushima) on 2.
OT Rapid Chp 2009 A grade leg 1
Cross Table
 
No Name             Feder Rtg Total 1   2   3   4   5   6
 
1  Johnson, Quentin           4.5   2:D 3:W 4:W 2:L 3:W 4:W
2  Aimers, Geoffrey           3.5   1:D 4:W 3:W 1:W 4:L 3:L
3  Gold, Hamish R             3     4:W 1:L 2:L 4:W 1:L 2:W
4  Reid, David M              1     3:L 2:L 1:L 3:L 2:W 1:L
 
OT Rapid Chp 2009 B grade leg 1
Cross Table
 
No Name               Feder Rtg Total 1   2   3   4   5   6
 
1  Dawson, Patrick              5     3:W 4:W 2:L 3:W 4:W 2:W
2  Armstrong, John F            3.5   4:W 3:D 1:W 4:D 3:D 1:L
3  Brown, Joseph                2     1:L 2:D 4:W 1:L 2:D 4:L
4  Clarkson, Robert D           1.5   2:L 1:L 3:L 2:D 1:L 3:W
 
OT Rapid Chp 2009 C grade leg 1
Cross Table
 
No Name             Feder Rtg Total 1   2   3   4   5   6
 
1  Fukushimu, Shoji           5     3:W 2:W 4:W 3:W 2:W 4:L
2  Ritchie, Remi              3     4:W 1:L 3:W 4:L 1:L 3:W
3  Munro, Elliot              2     1:L 4:W 2:L 1:L 4:W 2:L
4  Smith, Joel                2     2:L 3:L 1:L 2:W 3:L 1:W
 

Otago Primary /Intermediate School Individual Championship 2009 – 8 August

This year's event was dominated by the strong Balmacewen team of Joseph Brown, Chris Cho and Joel Smith, all of whom are members of the Otago Chess Club. The regular competition against strong players soon showed as they won the team prize and individually took out 1st, 2nd and 3rd places! The 10-and-under prize went to Logan Xu of Anderson's Bay School and the Best Girl prize went to Hebe Hilhorst, all the way from Closeburn Academy in Queenstown.
Cross Table
 
No Name                   Sch   Age Rtg  Team Total  1    2    3    4    5    6    7
 
1  Joseph Brown,          Bal   12  1364 Bal  6.5   13:W 19:W  2:W  5:W  4:W  3:D  6:W
2  Chris Cho,             Bal   12  1245 Bal  5.5   17:W  6:W  1:L  3:W  5:D  7:W  4:W
3  Joel Smith,            Bal   12  1001 Bal  5     18:W  8:W  4:D  2:L 16:W  1:D 10:W
4  Remi Ritchie,          Art   12  1407      4.5   20:W  9:W  3:D  7:W  1:L  5:W  2:L
5  Logan Xu,              And   10  415       4.5   11:W 14:W  9:W  1:L  2:D  4:L 13:W
6  James Crighton,        Fair  12  186       4     10:W  2:L 16:D 19:W 12:D  8:W  1:L
7  Sean Carnegie,         DNI   12  127  DNI  4      8:L 18:W 10:W  4:L 14:W  2:L 12:W
8  Colin Kirkpatrick,     Cls   9        Cls  4      7:W  3:L 11:L 17:W  9:W  6:L 16:W
9  Sean Lau,              MH    10  322  MH   4     16:W  4:L  5:L 13:W  8:L 18:W 11:W
10 Hebe Hilhorst,         Cls   10       Cls  4      6:L 17:W  7:L 20:W 11:W 12:W  3:L
11 Caroline Moratti,      MH    11       MH   3.5    5:L 15:W  8:W 12:D 10:L 16:W  9:L
12 Thomas Baker,          Art   11            3     19:L 13:W 15:W 11:D  6:D 10:L  7:L
13 Kan Kim,               Bal   12  112       3      1:L 12:L 17:W  9:L 20:W 14:W  5:L
14 Liam Kirkpatrick,      Cls   10       Cls  3     15:W  5:L 19:W 16:L  7:L 13:L 18:W
15 Blake Steel,           GSN   9   130       3     14:L 11:L 12:L 18:L 17:W 20:W 19:W
16 Ethan Gaffney,         DNI   11       DNI  2.5    9:L 20:W  6:D 14:W  3:L 11:L  8:L
17 Ben Clayton,           St C  10  101       2      2:L 10:L 13:L  8:L 15:L 19:W 20:W
18 William Pelet,         Bal   13            2      3:L  7:L 20:L 15:W 19:W  9:L 14:L
19 Ryan Lau,              MH    8   187  MH   1     12:W  1:L 14:L  6:L 18:L 17:L 15:L
20 William Kilgour-Hand,  DNI   11  127  DNI  1      4:L 16:L 18:W 10:L 13:L 15:L 17:L
 
Standings
 
Place Name                   Sch   Age Rtg  Score M-Buch. Buch. Progr.
 
  1   Joseph Brown,          Bal   12  1364 6.5      21.0  27.5   27.0
  2   Chris Cho,             Bal   12  1245 5.5      22.0  30.5   21.5
  3   Joel Smith,            Bal   12  1001 5        20.5  29.0   20.5
 4-5  Ritchie, Remi          Art   12  1407 4.5      23.0  30.5   21.5
      Logan Xu,              And   10  415  4.5      20.5  30.0   20.5
6-10  James Crighton,        Fair  12  186  4        19.0  26.5   17.0
      Sean Carnegie,         DNI   12  127  4        18.5  26.0   15.0
      Colin Kirkpatrick,     Cls   9        4        18.0  25.0   15.0
      Sean Lau,              MH    10  322  4        17.5  24.0   14.0
      Hebe Hilhorst,         Cls   10       4        16.5  22.5   15.0
 11   Caroline Moratti,      MH    11       3.5      18.0  25.0   15.0
12-15 Thomas Baker,          Art   11       3        17.5  22.5   14.5
      Kan Kim,               Bal   12  112  3        16.5  24.0   10.0
      Liam Kirkpatrick,      Cls   10       3        14.5  20.0   13.0
      Blake Steel,           GSN   9   130  3        11.0  15.5    6.0
 16   Ethan Gaffney,         DNI   11       2.5      18.5  24.5   12.5
17-18 Ben Clayton,           St C  10  101  2        15.0  21.5    3.0
      William Pelet,         Bal   13       2        15.0  21.0    7.0
19-20 Ryan Lau,              MH    8   187  1        15.0  23.5    7.0
      William Kilgour-Hand,  DNI   11  127  1        14.5  21.0    5.0
 
Team Standings
 
Place Name Score
 
  1   BAL  17
  2   CLS  11
  3   MH   8.5
  4   DNI  7.5
 

South Island Championship 2009 – 14 July

The South Island Championship, part of the Millenium Hotels NZ Grand Prix, is being hosted at the Otago Chess Club. Wellington's Nic Croad was again the clear ratings favourite at the head of the field of 24, though compared to the Rapid the previous day, this time the margin was a mere 330 points back to Hilton Bennett of Hamilton with Ross Jackson (WE) the third seed. Most likely contenders for the trophy and title of South Island Champion were Canterbury's Peter Fraemohs, Rik Hothersall and the newly annointed South Island Rapid Champion Arie Nijman, with the local challenge lead by Geoff Aimers and Hamish Gold.
Round 1
Only two upsets – In the battle of Canterbury juniors Boyd Siripornpitak went astray early against young Timothy Rains and was not able to regain his equilibrium. In another all-Canterbury match-up Rik Hothersall was outplayed by veteran Bruce Gloistein, though the rating difference between these two was not so large.
Round 2
Bennett conceded a draw to Nijman after rejecting a winning line involving a fairly straightforward Bxh2+ combination on 'positional grounds', while Jackson lost to Nelsonian Dan Dolejs' counterattack when he walked into a mate-in-two. Fraemohs only averted disaster an exchange down against fellow Cantabrian Nigel Cooper when the latters king took a wrong turn – again into mate. Gloistein was doing well against Helmut Marko in another potential upset, but in a long queen ending couldn't find the time for bathroom break, which understandably lead to a deterioration in the quality of his play, until he resigned a queen down, running from the room. Leading scores: Croad, Fraemohs, Marko, Dolejs & Aimers 2/2.
Round 3
Dolejs played a powerful attacking game, piling the pressure on Croad with many complications. The latter used up too much time defending and overstepped the time limit while making a losing move having just spurned a queen swap that would have won material. Fraemohs was the only other player to reach 3 points by beating Marko, as Aimers' desperate piece sac went nowhere against Bennett. Nijman – Hothersall involved each player dropping a piece, but this time Nijman's rook endgame technique deserted him. Leading scores: Fraemohs & Dolejs 3/3; Bennett 2½.
Round 4
Dolejs' Bxf7 sac in the opening against Fraemohs should have won a pawn and lead to advantage. However Dolejs passed up two chances to regain the piece and was soon mated himself, his opponent becoming the sole leader at the halfway stage. Croad removed the first obstacle between himself and the leader by defeating Bennett. Jackson joined the chasing group on 3 with a win over Gold, but Marko-Siripornpitak and Aimers-Hothersall ended in draws and Cooper lost to Nijman. Timothy Rains landed his second upset win over Nelsonian Paul Hamilton. Leading scores: Fraemohs 4/4; Croad, Jackson & Dolejs 3.
Round 5
Dolejs lost a short debacle to Siripornpitak when his Sicilian Taimanov went wrong and he tried holding the d6 pawn by advancing his king to e6 – where it soon perished. Croad invested his queen for two of Hothersall's rooks and a piece to continue his quest to regain the lead. He was able to move half a point closer as Fraemohs missed two chances to prosecute his attack on Jackson's king with the winning thrust g6! until it was too late – eventually settling for Jackson's draw offer. Bennett survived a lost position a piece down against Ashburton's Roy Keeling to turn the tables and stay in the hunt. But Nijman-Aimers was drawn meaning these two dropped away, as did Marko, who was held to a draw by Andrew Hamilton of Nelson. Meanwhile Otago local Bob Clarkson maintained the only perfect score – discarding his extra piece in time trouble to undeservedly lose to Gloistein. Leading scores: Fraemohs 4½/5; Croad 4; Siripornpitak, Jackson & Bennett 3½.
Round 6
Croad finally got the chance to retake the lead by force – and duly crushed Fraemohs' Chigorin Defence in 24 moves. Bennett stayed in touch when his well-controlled attack on Jackson picked up the exchange. Siripornpitak could only draw with Aimers, but still lead the U1700 grade by a point. He was joined by Marko on 4 when the latter beat Dolejs. Wellingtonian Andrew Brockway was hotly contesting the U1600 grade with Keeling – both scoring wins over Cooper and Andrew Hamilton (NE) respectively. Leading scores: Croad 5/6; Fraemohs & Bennett 4½; Siripornpitak & Marko 4.
Round 7
Hostilities were called off quickly in Bennett-Fraemohs, relaxing the pressure on board 1, where Croad was demonstrating to Siripornpitak that eight rounds is too many to successfully deploy a Swiss Gambit. Though the latter still lead the U1700 grade and had won the Junior prize with a round to spare as he had a 1½ point lead over Edward Rains, who beat his brother in the Rains derby. Marko allowed Hothersall a chance to play a Bxh7 sac – he didn't let it escape, and nor did Marko after giving back the material with interest. Brockway aggressively pursued Jackson's king to stake a claim on the U1600 grade, but Jackson somehow managed to wriggle to a draw an exchange down, as he is wont to do. The Otago derby of Gold-Aimers could have gone either way, but was swiftly over after Gold ran his king to the centre instead of the corner. Keeling kept up his challenge for both the U1600 grade and the Senior prize with a draw to Dolejs, though he missed a chance for more. Nijman also moved into contention for the Senior prize with a win over Ashburton stalwart Rex Scarf. Leading scores: Croad 6/7; Fraemohs & Bennett 5; Hothersall & Aimers 4½; Jackson, Marko, Nijman, Siripornpitak, Brockway & Keeling 4.
Round 8
The first game to finish was Fraemohs-Nijman, securing the title of South Island Champion 2009 for Fraemohs when Nijman fell into a trap. Croad picked up a piece to beat Aimers and win the event. Bennett's extra pawn from the opening eventually came to nought against Hothersall, but the draw was enough for sole third place. Keeling capped a fine tournament by beating Gloistein to join Hothersall on 5 and take the Senior prize and first in the U1700 grade. Siripornpitak accepted Jackson's draw offer to win the Junior prize and take second in the U1700 grade. Marko-Brockway also ended in a draw, which gave Brockway the U1600 first prize, and no-one was more surprized than Bruce Gloistein to find that he took second in the U1600 grade. The tournament was a great deal of fun for all concerned, but commiserations must go to giant-killing Dan Dolejs, whose slingshot ran out of stones after downing the top and thrrd seeds. He only scored another half point in the next five rounds, but Bob Clarkson scored half a point less over the full eight rounds – he deserves sympathy as he played well enough to score several points, but seemed to respond particularly poorly to time pressure. Final scores: 1 Croad 7/8; 2 Fraemohs 6; 3 Bennett 5½; 4-5 Hothersall, Keeling 5; 6-11 Aimers, Jackson, Gold, Marko, Siripornpitak & Brockway 4½; 12-16 Nijman, A. Hamilton, Mulligan, Scarf & P. Hamilton 4; 17-19 Dolejs, Roura & Gloistein 3½; 20 Cooper 3; 21-22 Shierlaw 7 E. Rains 2½; 23 T. Rains 2; 24 Clarkson 0.

Cross Table
 
No Name                Loc  Club Total  1    2    3    4    5    6    7    8
 
1  Croad, Nicholas     2328 WE   7     14:W  8:W 17:L  3:W  4:W  2:W 10:W  6:W
2  Fraemohs, Peter     1853 CA   6     19:W 20:W  9:W 17:W  7:D  1:L  3:D 12:W
3  Bennett, Hilton P   1997 HA   5.5   15:W 12:D  6:W  1:L  5:W  7:W  2:D  4:D
4  Hothersall, Rik     1837 CA   5     18:L 16:W 12:W  6:D  1:L 19:W  9:W  3:D
5  Keeling, Roy L      1453 AS   5      8:L 14:D 23:W 15:W  3:L 13:W 17:D 18:W
6  Aimers, Geoffrey    1815 OT   4.5   11:W 23:W  3:L  4:D 12:D 10:D  8:W  1:L
7  Jackson, L Ross     1868 WE   4.5   13:W 17:L 18:W  8:W  2:D  3:L 11:D 10:D
8  Gold, Hamish R      1772 OT   4.5    5:W  1:L 15:W  7:L 20:D 12:W  6:L 17:W
9  Marko, Helmut P     1847 MM   4.5   16:W 18:W  2:L 10:D 13:D 17:W  4:L 11:D
10 Siripornpitak, Boyd 1653 CA   4.5   23:L 11:W 19:W  9:D 17:W  6:D  1:L  7:D
11 Brockway, Andrew    1538 WE   4.5    6:L 10:L 22:W 19:D 23:W 20:W  7:D  9:D
12 Nijman, Arie J      1734 CA   4     24:W  3:D  4:L 20:W  6:D  8:L 15:W  2:L
13 Hamilton, Andrew    1644 NE   4      7:L 21:W 20:L 18:W  9:D  5:L 19:D 24:W
14 Mulligan, Allan W   1653 AS   4      1:L  5:D 16:L 21:W 19:L 24:W 18:D 23:W
15 Scarf, Rex          1650 AS   4      3:L 24:W  8:L  5:L 21:W 23:W 12:L 22:W
16 Hamilton, Paul      1606 NE   4      9:L  4:L 14:W 23:L 22:W 18:L 24:W 20:W
17 Dolejs, Dan         1693 GA   3.5   21:W  7:W  1:W  2:L 10:L  9:L  5:D  8:L
18 Gloistein, Bruce    1583 CA   3.5    4:W  9:L  7:L 13:L 24:W 16:W 14:D  5:L
19 Roura, Federico     1640 CA   3.5    2:L 22:W 10:L 11:D 14:W  4:L 13:D 21:D
20 Cooper, Nigel       1655 CA   3     22:W  2:L 13:W 12:L  8:D 11:L 21:D 16:L
21 Shierlaw, Hamish    1373 WE   2.5   17:L 13:L 24:W 14:L 15:L 22:D 20:D 19:D
22 Rains, Edward       1312 CA   2.5   20:L 19:L 11:L 24:W 16:L 21:D 23:W 15:L
23 Rains, Timothy      1292 CA   2     10:W  6:L  5:L 16:W 11:L 15:L 22:L 14:L
24 Clarkson, Robert D  1423 OT   0     12:L 15:L 21:L 22:L 18:L 14:L 16:L 13:L
 
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2009 South Island Champion Pater Fraemohs receiving a stand-in trophy (the actual stayed in Christchurch) from organiser Quentin Johnson
Veteran campaigner Bruce Gloistein receives his prize (2nd in U1600 grade). Photographs thanks to Helmut Marko.

South Island Rapid Championship 2009 – 10 July

A healthy field of 28 contested the 2009 South Island Rapid Championship, held at the Otago Chess Club just before the main event. Top seed Nic Croad of Wellington outrated the field by over 400 points, so the $200 first prize had something of the look of an appearance fee about it. The first half of the six-round event went pretty much according to this plan, especially as second seed Hilton Bennett was downed in the first round by Rip-van-Winkle-like local Iain Lamont, returning to competitive chess after a 20-year layoff.
In round four Croad had to drop down to board 2 to play Canterbury veteran Arie Nijman on 2½ , as colours dictated that the other two players on 3 points, Hamish Gold (OT) and Rik Hothersall (CA) met each other on board 1. This proved to be an ominous portent of the crucial game of the tournament: Croad, a pawn up in a double-edged rook ending appeared to overpress, getting his king and rook tied up on the kingside while underestimating the strength of Nijman's passed c-pawn supported by his rook. Croad had to jettison his extra material to scamper back to blockade. But he failed to adjust to the role of defender under time pressure and Nijman, no stranger to reversals of fortune, displayed excellent technique to notch up a well-deserved victory. This left birthday celebrant Gold leading alone on 4 points after he dispatched Hothersall, half a point ahead of Nijman and Helmut Marko (MM) who had drawn with each other in round 3.
The fifth round saw Gold's quest to sew up first place with a win over Marko come to grief when he overlooked a mate after a long battle with many chances for both sides. Nijman drew with Bennett, so Marko took over the lead on 4½ ahead of Gold and Nijman on 4. They were joined by Croad and Invercargill based Moss Wylie, who handed Hothersall his second loss.
Reinstated to board 1, Croad defeated the leader Marko, to claim a share of first place. Wylie was soon a piece down to Canterbury junior Boyd Siripornpitak, so it was up to the battle on board 2 between Gold and Nijman as to who would join Croad and claim the South Island Rapid title. Gold was soon on top and picked up a pawn, but then went hunting more pawns at the cost of allowing Nijman's rook and bishop to get active. In a case of crunch-game paralysis, Gold passed up many sure winning opportunities to eventually opt to play for three results, pitting his three connected passed pawns against Nijman's rook. The rook prevailed, and Arie Nijman took the title with his unbeaten 5/6 as well as the Senior prize. 3rd= on 4½ were Bennett, Marko and Siripornpitak, who also won the U1700 grade and Junior prize. 2nd in the U1700 was Wylie on 4, while the U1500 grade was won by Hamish Shierlaw of Wellington ahead of Bob Clarkson (OT), Edward Rains (CA) and Jiapeng Li who came all the way from Auckland to compete. Congratulations to all.
Cross Table
 
No Name                Loc  Club Total  1    2    3    4    5    6
 
1  Nijman, Arie J      1748 CA   5      8:W 21:W  3:D  2:W  4:D  7:W
2  Croad, Nicholas     2290 WE   5     12:W 14:W  6:W  1:L  9:W  3:W
3  Marko, Helmut P     1847 MM   4.5   16:W  9:W  1:D  6:W  7:W  2:L
4  Bennett, Hilton P   1879 HA   4.5   13:L 18:W 12:W 21:W  1:D 11:W
5  Siripornpitak, Boyd 1642 CA   4.5   25:W  6:L 11:D 15:W 20:W  8:W
6  Sterk, Rene                   4     19:W  5:W  2:L  3:L 13:W 14:W
7  Gold, Hamish R      1786 OT   4     11:W 20:W 13:W 10:W  3:L  1:L
8  Wylie, Moss                   4      1:L 27:W 15:W 20:W 10:W  5:L
9  Fraemohs, Peter     1724 CA   3.5   23:W  3:L 16:W 13:W  2:L 10:D
10 Hothersall, Rik     1741 CA   3.5   24:W 15:W 14:W  7:L  8:L  9:D
11 Brockway, Andrew    1555 WE   3.5    7:L 26:W  5:D 18:W 21:W  4:L
12 Hamilton, Paul           NE   3.5    2:L 22:W  4:L 26:W 19:D 18:W
13 Lamont, Iain             OT   3      4:W 17:W  7:L  9:L  6:L 20:W
14 Gloistein, Bruce    1740 CA   3     22:W  2:L 10:L 24:W 16:W  6:L
15 Cooper, Nigel       1602 CA   3     28:W 10:L  8:L  5:L 26:W 22:W
16 Scarf, Rex          1576 AS   3      3:L 23:W  9:L 27:W 14:L 21:W
17 Mulligan, Allan W        AS   3     18:D 13:L 22:L 25:D 23:W 19:W
18 Shierlaw, Hamish    1192 WE   2.5   17:D  4:L 23:W 11:L 24:W 12:L
19 Keeling, Roy L      1525 AS   2.5    6:L 25:W 20:L 22:W 12:D 17:L
20 Hamilton, Andrew         NE   2     26:W  7:L 19:W  8:L  5:L 13:L
21 Dolejs, Dan         1614 GA   2     27:W  1:L 24:W  4:L 11:L 16:L
22 Rains, Edward       1272 CA   2     14:L 12:L 17:W 19:L 27:W 15:L
23 Li, Jiapeng         1253 AC   2      9:L 16:L 18:L 28:W 17:L 25:W
24 Clarkson, Robert D  1408 OT   2     10:L 28:W 21:L 14:L 18:L 26:W
25 Rains, Clinton                1.5    5:L 19:L 27:L 17:D 28:W 23:L
26 Rains, Timothy      1176 CA   1     20:L 11:L 28:W 12:L 15:L 24:L
27 Smith, Joel         919  OT   1     21:L  8:L 25:W 16:L 22:L 28:L
28 Smith, Isaac             OT   1     15:L 24:L 26:L 23:L 25:L 27:W
 

Otago Primary & Intermediate School Teams Championship – 27 June

The combined Otago Primary & Intermediate School teams championship 2009 attracted fifteen teams from twelve schools. The venue was once again the Otago Boys High School, and the teams played in a single tournament with two grades: Intermediate (up to year 8) and Primary (year 6 and below). As with the Secondary competition two weeks earlier, the new one-day format failed to attract teams from outside Dunedin, though a Queenstown team was only prevented form competing by player illness. Although defending champions DNI Black had a complete stranglehold on the trophy in prevoius years, this year they faced a strong challenge from Bamacewen A, boasting three Otago Chess Club members on its top three boards. These two teams met in round four, resulting in a 3-1 win to Balmacewen A, putting them 4½ points in the lead. Balmacewen A extended it's lead, finishing on a formidible total of 22/24 losing only two games in the whole event. Next came DNI Black on 15½ in second place, East Taieri on 15 in third and Maori Hill on 14 point. East Taieri were the winners of the Primary grade ahead of Maori Hill in second place.
Cross Table
 
No Name                        Feder Rtg Total  1      2      3      4      5      6
 
1  Balmacewen A, Int                     22.0  11:4.0 15:4.0  9:3.0  2:3.0  6:4.0 10:4.0
2  DNI Black, Int                        15.5   8:2.0 12:4.0  3:2.5  1:1.0  7:4.0  4:2.0
3  East Taieri School, Prim              15.0  12:2.5  8:3.0  2:1.5  4:1.0 15:4.0  9:3.0
4  Maori Hill, Prim                      14.0   7:2.5  6:2.0 15:3.0  3:3.0 10:1.5  2:2.0
5  Kaikorai Primary A, Prim              13.5   6:1.0  7:2.5 13:2.5 14:3.0  9:2.0 11:2.5
6  Tahuna Normal, Int                    13.0   5:3.0  4:2.0 10:3.0  9:3.0  1:0.0  8:2.0
7  Balmacewen B, Int                     13.0   4:1.5  5:1.5 11:3.5  8:2.5  2:0.0  0:4.0
8  George St Normal, Prim                13.0   2:2.0  3:1.0 12:3.0  7:1.5 14:3.5  6:2.0
9  John McGlashan College, Int           12.0  13:4.0 10:3.0  1:1.0  6:1.0  5:2.0  3:1.0
10 Fairfield School, Int                 12.0  14:3.5  9:1.0  6:1.0 13:4.0  4:2.5  1:0.0
11 High Street School, Prim              12.0   1:0.0 14:3.0  7:.5  15:3.0  0:4.0  5:1.5
12 DNI Red, Int                          12.0   3:1.5  2:0.0  8:1.0  0:4.0 13:2.5 14:3.0
13 St Clair Primary, Prim                10.0   9:0.0  0:4.0  5:1.5 10:0.0 12:1.5 15:3.0
14 Rotary Park School, Prim              8.0   10:.5  11:1.0  0:4.0  5:1.0  8:.5  12:1.0
15 Kaikorai Primary B, Prim              7.0    0:4.0  1:0.0  4:1.0 11:1.0  3:0.0 13:1.0
 

Otago Secondary School Teams Championship – 13 June

Six teams from four schools truned out at Otago Boys High School for the 2009 edition of the Otago Secondary School teams championship. It was hoped that changing the format from a series of weekly matches to a single day competition would attract more entries, including some from outside Dunedin, but this proved not to be the case. Defending champions OBHS A and last year's losing finalist Logan Park HS A started as pre-tournamnet favourites, as both had retained the key memebbers of their teams from last year. In the first round LPHS A faltered with a 2-2 draw to a surprisingly strong OBHS B team. However, in the second round showdown between the favourites, a 3-1 win over the OBHS A team put LPHS A in the lead, which they gradually extended for the remaining three rounds. The final scores were 1 LPHS A 14½; 2 OBHS A 11; 3-4 Kings HS & OBHS B 9½; 5 John McGlashan College 8; 6 LPHS B 7½.
No
Name
Feder
Rtg
Total
#1
#2
#3
#4
#5
#6
1
Logan Park High School A,


14.5
*
3.0
3.0
2.0
3.0
3.5
2
Otago Boys High School A,


11.0
1.0
*
2.5
2.0
2.5
3.0
3
Kings High School,


9.5
1.0
1.5
*
3.0
2.0
2.0
4
Otago Boys High School B,


9.5
2.0
2.0
1.0
*
2.5
2.0
5
John McGlashan College,


8.0
1.0
1.5
2.0
1.5
*
2.0
6
Logan Park High School B,


7.5
.5
1.0
2.0
2.0
2.0
*

Cleland Trophy – 27 May

John Sutherland took out the 2009 edition of the Cleland Trophy by a big margin, racking up six straight wins. Two points back in second place was Hamish Gold, while Brent Southgate was alone in third on 3½/6. No-one else scored more than 50%, though this was largely due to many taking a bye or two during the tournament. The club also welcomed new member Joel Smith, another 'graduate' from the Dunedin Junior Chess Academy.
Cross Table
 
No Name                 Loc  Total  1    2    3    4    5    6
 
1  Sutherland, John L   2137 6     13:W  4:W 10:W  6:W  2:W  3:W
2  Gold, Hamish R       1761 4      6:W 10:L  3:W 11:W  1:L  8:W
3  Southgate, Brent     1591 3.5    8:D 18:W  2:L  4:W 11:W  1:L
4  Reid, David M        1494 3      7:W  1:L  8:W  3:L  0:L 14:W
5  Dawson, Patrick      1498 3     11:L 17:W 13:W  0:L  0:L  7:W
6  Tenzer, Robert            2.5    2:L 12:W  7:W  1:L  0:L  9:D
7  Ritchie, Remi             2.5    4:L 14:D  6:L  0:W  8:W  5:L
8  Brown, Joseph        1284 2.5    3:D 11:W  4:L 13:W  7:L  2:L
9  Adams, Geoffrey      1377 2.5   10:L 15:- 16:W 12:L 15:W  6:D
10 Johnson, Quentin     2109 2      9:W  2:W  1:L  0:L  0:L  0:L
11 Fukushima, Shoji          2      5:W  8:L 15:W  2:L  3:L 16:L
12 Duffield, Terence    1620 2      0:   6:L 14:L  9:W 13:W  0:L
13 Armstrong, John F    1453 2      1:L 16:W  5:L  8:L 12:L 15:W
14 Munro, Elliot        1310 2      0:   7:D 12:W 15:D  0:L  4:L
15 Smith, Joel               1.5    0:   9:+ 11:L 14:D  9:L 13:L
16 Lai, Keng Yin        1063 1      0:  13:L  9:L  0:L  0:L 11:W
17 Hopkins, Dale        1279 0      0:   5:L  0:L  0:L  0:L  0:L
18 Lydiate, Christopher 1660 0      0:   3:L  0:L  0:L  0:L  0:L
 

Swiss Rapid – 8 April

Club President Alistair Newbould showed a clean pair of heels to clock up 4 wins form 4 games in the Swiss Rapid event. This allowed him to take clear first place despite taking a bye in the fifth round. David Reid took second on 3½/5, with Hamish Gold & Brent Southgate sharing third on 3 points. New member Remi Ritchie (12) included two fine upsets in his 2½ points with wins over Reid and John Armstrong.
Cross Table
 
No Name                 Feder Rtg Total  1    2    3    4    5
 
1  Newbould, Alistair R           4     12:W  5:W  8:W  3:W  0:L
2  Reid, David M                  3.5    5:L 11:D 15:W  9:W  4:W
3  Gold, Hamish R                 3     11:D  6:W 13:D  1:L  8:W
4  Southgate, Brent               3     14:W  8:L  5:W 10:W  2:L
5  Ritchie, Remi                  2.5    2:W  1:L  4:L 12:D  6:W
6  Armstrong, John F              2.5    0:   3:L 12:W  7:W  5:L
7  Brown, Joseph                  2.5    8:L 14:W  0:D  6:L 15:W
8  Duffield, Terence              2      7:W  4:W  1:L  0:L  3:L
9  Tenzer, Robert                 2      0:   0:  11:W  2:L  0:L
10 Dawson, Patrick                2     15:W  0:D  0:D  4:L  0:L
11 Adams, Geoffrey                2      3:D  2:D  9:L 14:W  0:L
12 Munro, Elliot                  2      1:L 15:D  6:L  5:D 18:W
13 Johnson, Quentin               1.5    0:D  0:D  3:D  0:L  0:L
14 Cho, Christopher               1      4:L  7:L 18:W 11:L  0:L
15 Lai, Keng Yin                  1     10:L 12:D  2:L 18:D  7:L
16 Sutherland, John L             1      0:D  0:D  0:L  0:L  0:
17 Aimers, Geoffrey               1      0:D  0:D  0:L  0:L  0:
18 Fukushima, Shoji               .5     0:   0:  14:L 15:D 12:L
 

Swiss Rapid – 4 March

Hamish Gold and Quentin Johnson shared the honours in the first tournament of the year on 4½/6. Fast improving junior Ptrick Dawson played well to finish tied for third place with Johns Sutherland on 4 points. Welcome to new members Shoji Fukushima, Robert Tenzer and Remi Ritchie.
Cross Table
 
No Name                 Feder Rtg Total  1    2    3    4    5    6
 
1  Gold, Hamish R                 4.5    8:W  5:D  3:W  4:W  2:L  7:W
2  Johnson, Quentin               4.5    0:D  4:W  0:L 12:W  1:W  3:W
3  Sutherland, John L             4      7:W 12:W  1:L  5:W  6:W  2:L
4  Dawson, Patrick                4     16:W  2:L 10:W  1:L 13:W  5:W
5  Newbould, Alistair R           3.5   10:W  1:D 15:W  3:L  9:W  4:L
6  Tenzer, Robert                 3      0:   0:  12:D  8:D  3:L  9:W
7  Southgate, Brent               2.5    3:L 11:D 13:L 15:W  8:W  1:L
8  Fukushima, Shoji               2.5    1:L 16:L  0:W  6:D  7:L 10:W
9  Aimers, Geoffrey               2      0:   0:   0:   0:   5:L  6:L
10 Ritchie, Remi                  2      5:L 14:W  4:L  0:L 11:W  8:L
11 Lai, Keng Yin                  2     12:L  7:D 16:W  0:L 10:L 14:D
12 Reid, David M                  1.5   11:W  3:L  6:D  2:L  0:L  0:L
13 Brown, Joseph                  1.5    0:   0:   7:W  0:L  4:L  0:L
14 Cho, Christopher               1.5    0:  10:L  0:L  0:L 16:W 11:D
15 Duffield, Terence              1      0:   0:   5:L  7:L  0:L  0:L
16 Munro, Elliot                  1      4:L  8:W 11:L  0:L 14:L  0:L
 

2009 Otago chess club AGM – 11 February

The 2009 committee comprises:
President: Alistair Newbould; Vice President: Terry Duffield; Secretary: Geoff Aimers; Treasurer: Quentin Johnson; Past-President: vacant; Committee members: Hamish Gold, Brent Southgate & John Sutherland.
Bob Glass was elected as Patron and honorary Auditor.