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We were back at the Club for the first night since lockdown. Wednesday 10th June 2020, a night to remember. 16 players, with some faces we didn’t see much of last year. This lockdown has revitalised our club. Top, a club photo. Second row, our online team photo (with only Rosjier Hall and Leyton Hackney missing – Leyton can be excused, being stranded in Scotland). President Stan Yee presenting the FIDE Arena Candidate Master diploma to Ar John Guan – awarded during the lockdown. Congratulations Ar John, well done. Behind them are the Stan Yee Invitational President’s Cup and the John McRae Invitational Gold Cup, both tournaments created online in lockdown. Roy Uta’i is arranging the making of the Online Nations Trophy, the third new tournament created in lockdown. It will be officially called the Papatoetoe Online Nations Chess Championship Trophy. Last photo, we are under way, round 1 of the Bob Wichman Winter Cup 2020. 

 

NEWS January – May 2020

Saturday 30th May 2020. We have just concluded the Online Nations Cup. Prior to this we played:

20/02/2020 Joe Tyson Memorial Cup (completed before lockdown)

28/03/2020 Bruce Marsick Cup Rapid

18/04/2020 Katrine Metge Cup

25/04/2020 Stan Yee Invitational Cup

4/05/2020  John McRae Invitational Cup

21/05/2020 Interclub match versus Waitakere CC

22/05/2020 Online Nations Cup

The Stan Yee Invitational Cup and the John McRae Invitational Cup are new tournaments that were created in lockdown, and will be continued in future years. Photos of these two cups, which are identical, will be posted on the Tournaments page soon. Stan Yee is donating the cup with his name, and the club is paying for the John McRae Invitational Cup in honour of the great man himself. The Online Nations Cup is another tournament created in lockdown, and Roy Uta’i is kindly donating this trophy and creating a custom design globe for this.

We will reopen in Alert Level 1, and I will email you again once we know when that is. I hope you are all well, and have survived financially and mentally through this lockdown. See you all soon.

Monday 11th May 2020. The government announces that New Zealand will move down to Alert Level 2 at midnight on Wednesday 13th May 2020.

Saturday 9th May 2020. The NZCF Council has voted and has decided not to allow play when New Zealand moves down to Alert Level 2 next week.

“Announcement from the New Zealand Chess Federation re Covid-19 Level 2.

The anticipated upcoming transition to Level 2 restrictions will not affect the current position for chess. No official NZCF over-the-board chess tournaments or NZCF/FIDE rated games will take place in New Zealand on Level 2. Two further upcoming tournaments have now been cancelled, the New Zealand Junior Championship, and the North island Championship, both scheduled for this July.

Because chess is a game where the players sit indoors in close proximity, over lengthy periods, NZCF Council takes the view that New Zealand needs to move to Level 1 before official tournament competition can resume.”

So PTCC will have to wait until Alert Level 1, before returning to our new premises. I have an assurance from the bowling club that they will not charge us whilst we cannot access the premises.

Stan Yee, President

Monday 27th April 2020. New Zealand moves down to Alert Level 3 at midnight, but we still cannot open the club. We have been 33 days in Alert Level 4 lockdown. We will be waiting two more weeks until hopefully moving down to Alert Level 2. But it looks unlikely that the club will be back until Alert Level 1.

Wednesday 25th March 2020. Government enforced Covid-19 Alert Level 4 lockdown effective at midnight tonight.

Saturday 21st March 2020. NZCF closes all clubs due to Covid-19.

Friday 20th March 2020. Club moves tournaments to chess dot com.

Tuesday 17th March 2020. Decision made to close club due to Covid-19.

Wednesday 11th March 2020. First night at Papatoetoe Hunters Corner Bowling Club, 247 Great South Road, Papatoetoe. See Contact page.

Wednesday 5th February 2020. Awards Night.

Wednesday 29th January 2020. Annual General Meeting and election of officers.

NEWS June 2020

Monday 8th June 2020. We will be in Level 1 at midnight TONIGHT 8th June 2020. So we will be back at the Club rooms this Wednesday 10th June 2020. Remember we are at our new address 247 Great South Road. See you all this Wednesday. We won’t have time to catch up with 4 weeks of the Handicap Cup, but we will probably start our Winter Cup one week early.

NZCF ANNOUNCEMENT

Chess Clubs to re-open under Covid-19 Level One

Today the Government announced that, with zero active cases of Covid-19, New Zealand would be moving to Level One from midnight tonight. The Government website states that “At Alert Level 1, everyone can return without restriction to work, school, sports and domestic travel, and you can get together with as many people as you want”.

There are no mandatory Social Distancing rules, though the Government website suggests continuing to keep track of where we’ve been and who we’ve seen to assist with rapid contact tracing if it is required.

Therefore from tomorrow there is no Government restriction and chess clubs are free to open again.

Individual Clubs may wish to consider taking various hygiene measures involving extra cleaning going forward. NZCF Council will be having an e-meeting this week to consider whether to publish a list of guidelines for this specific to chess.

Murray Chandler, NZCF President

NEWS August 2020

The Papatoetoe Chess Club will be CLOSED this Wednesday 19th August and Wednesday 26th August, due to Auckland going into Alert Level 3 Lockdown. Stan Yee, President.

 

The Papatoetoe Chess Club will be CLOSED tomorrow Wednesday 12th August, due to Auckland going into Alert Level 3 Lockdown. Stan Yee, President.

NEWS September 2020

22nd September 2020.

We must try to play our rated tournaments, in order to maintain some sort of continuity for the club, and in spite of Covid. We also need our chess fix!

 

Therefore the Joe Sapeta Rapid will now be held ONLINE at Chess.com so will those who wish to enter please register your handle at Chess.com if you do not already have one, and email stanyeenz@gmail.com with your entry application and handle. Assistance will be given to those who are new to online chess, either from your first round opponent or from myself. Except that I will not be available on Thursday night as I will be on a Zoom meeting with the NZCF Council. But you can email me any queries. I will also form a group email of those players entered, who can help if I am not available. You do not need an online rating or NZCF rating to play in this tournament. We will help you, and we will all have fun doing it. Please note that we are also a group of experienced players who can pick up cheating, and those caught will be banned from the club for over the board and for online. There has been one such case, in the first online tournament this year.

 

The first round will be held this Saturday night at 7.15 p.m. Entries close at 5 p.m. sharp on Friday 25/09/20. The draw will be posted by email on Saturday morning or as soon as available. Each new round of pairings will be emailed as soon as the last round is finished each night. Format is Swiss single group, Grades A 1600+, B 1300-1599, & C up to 1299. Time control 25+5 set by custom setting on Chess.com. Each round will start at 7.15 p.m. every day for six days. Six rounds on

 

Saturday 26/09/20 Round 1

Sunday 27/09/20 Round 2 Daylight Saving starts, clocks go forward one hour.

Monday 28/09/20 Round 3

Tuesday 29/09/20 Round 4

Wednesday 30/09/20 Round 5

Thursday 1/10/20 Round 6

 

21st September 2020.

The Alert Levels have only gone from 2.5 to 2, so we will NOT meet again until at least Wednesday 14th October, after the Alert Level change at midnight on Wednesday 7th October HOPEFULLY dropping to Alert Level 1. We cannot meet until we are back at Alert Level 1. This means that we have lost another two weeks, and pushes out the Club Champs to MAYBE start on 14th October, and cancellation of the Joe Sapeta Rapid.

 

Club Champs

Swiss single group, A B & C Grades, 75 + 15

14 Oct 20 Round 1

21 Oct 20 Round 2

28 Oct 20 Round 3

4 Nov 20 Round 4

11 Nov 20 Round 5

18 Nov 20 Round 6

25 Nov 20 Round 7

2 Dec 20 Round 8

5 Dec 20 Saturday Papatoetoe Rapid Open

6 Dec 20 Sunday Papatoetoe Junior Rapid Open

9 Dec 20 TBA and Pot Luck

Stan Yee

President

 

Thursday 17th September 2020.

Due to the restrictions around Alert Level 2 in Auckland we will not meet again until Wednesday 30th September, when we will start the Club Champs. The challenge with Howick-Pakuranga CC has been cancelled, as has the challenge with Counties CC. The Lightning tournament has also been cancelled. The Joe Sapeta Rapid has been pushed back, and the Tandem Simul has been cancelled. Our two flagship Papatoetoe Rapid tournaments will proceed, with a need for a lot of publicity to the other clubs. No entries have been received so far. I assume that there won’t be any surprises to the change down to Alert Level 1 on Wednesday 23rd September at 11.59 p.m. otherwise I will need to revise our schedule again.

 

Club Champs

Swiss single group, A B & C Grades, 75 + 15

30 Sep 20 Round 1

7 Oct 20 Round 2

14 Oct 20 Round 3 (Challenge at Papatoetoe clubrooms, Howick vs Papatoetoe CANCELLED)

(Tuesday 20 Oct 20 Challenge at Counties club rooms, Papatoetoe vs Counties CANCELLED)

(Lightning – P & M Trophy Swiss 10 rounds per night, 5 minutes flat CANCELLED)

21 Oct 20 Round 4

28 Oct 20 Round 5

4 Nov 20 Round 6

11 Nov 20 Round 7

18 Nov 20 Round 8

Papatoetoe 25 + 5 Rapid – Joe Sapeta Trophy

Swiss single group, A & B Grades, 25 + 5

25 Nov 20 Rounds 1 & 2

2 Dec 20 Rounds 3 & 4

5 Dec 20 Saturday Papatoetoe Rapid Open

6 Dec 20 Sunday Papatoetoe Junior Rapid Open

9 Dec 20 Rounds 5 & 6 Pot Luck

Stan Yee

President

 

Tuesday 1st September 2020. Papatoetoe Chess Club will be CLOSED for the next few Wednesdays, due to Covid-19 Alert Level 2. We will look to reopen at Alert Level 1. Chess is a game where we cannot maintain a two metre distance between each player and be able to keep safe, with or without masks.

There has been interest in possibly reviving online play on chess.com but as a few of you know I am a Real Estate Agent with Barfoot & Thompson and my job has just got a whole lot more busy, with marketing online and even taking a property to Online Auction during Lockdown. So I just cannot spare the time in organising another online tournament, sorry.

I will email you all again once I see a clear indication from the government as to when Alert Level 2 will end and when we can move to Alert Level 1. Meantime please wear a mask to protect yourself and your family.

Can someone who has the phone numbers of Temu Maroroa and Graham Coleman please ring them and let them know, as they are not on email. Also email me with their phone numbers. Thank you.

Stan Yee
President

NEWS October 2020

Tuesday 6th October 2020.

The government has yesterday announced that Auckland will reduce to Alert Level 1 at midnight this Wednesday. That means the club will be reopening NEXT Wednesday 14th October, starting with the first round of the Club Champs. I am calling for entries by email, so we don’t have a bottleneck on the first day back. Email stanyeenz@gmail.com if you wish to enter. If you are a first timer, I need your full BIRTH names, male or female, and date of birth. Entries close at 5 p.m. on Tuesday 13th October. A simple email saying you wish to enter will be sufficient.

 

The Joe Sapeta Rapid was completed ONLINE from 26/09/20-3/10/20. I have received a few entries for the Papatoetoe Rapid, so need a few days to set that up on our website. The B Grade Interclub has been revived, and Round 4 will be on Sunday 18th October and Round 5 and final round on Sunday 8th November. The Junior Interclub will be on 1st November but we don’t have enough juniors to enter a team yet. I will ask my contact at Papatoetoe High School to see if we can get some new juniors. Our annual challenges with Howick CC and Counties CC have been cancelled. Don’t forget to enter the Papatoetoe Rapid. Entry forms are on this home page and you pay by internet banking and scan the completed entry form to stanyeenz@gmail.com See you all next Wednesday.

NEWS January 2021

Monday 4th January 2021.

The Club Schedule for 2021 has been posted at the foot of this home page. We open for the year on Wednesday 27th January 2021. Please note that this is the day of our Annual General Meeting and Prize giving. We start the evening with a Pot Luck dinner at 6 p.m. so please bring a plate. The formal part of the evening will be the AGM, starting at the earlier time of 6.30 p.m. The ceremony for Prize giving will commence soon after the AGM, and the Agenda will be emailed to members in the next few days.

NEWS February 2021

Saturday 27th February 2021

ALERT LEVEL 3

 

The government has announced that Auckland will move down into Alert Level 3 from 6am tomorrow morning Sunday 28/02/2021, for 7 days. This means that the Club will close this Wednesday.

 

Stan Yee

President

Papatoetoe Chess Club

 

Monday 22nd February 2021.

ALERT LEVEL 1

 

The government has announced that Auckland will move down into Alert Level 1 from midnight tonight 22/02/2021. This means that the Club will reopen this Wednesday.

 

Stan Yee

President

Papatoetoe Chess Club

 

Sunday 14th February 2021.

ALERT LEVEL 3 LOCKDOWN

 

The government has announced that Auckland will move into Alert Level 3 Lockdown from midnight tonight 14/02/2021, for three days. This means that the Club will be closed this Wednesday. We are chess players who play in close proximity to each other, whereas the recommended distance should be two metres apart. So we will need to wait until we return to Alert Level 1 before reopening the Club. I will post another message once the government gives the all clear.

 

Stan Yee

President

Papatoetoe Chess Club

 

Monday 8th February 2021.

POT LUCK DINNER

On Wednesday 10th February 2021 we celebrate the 50th year of our longest standing Club member, John McRae.

John started at the Club in 1971 and has held most positions for the Club, including Secretary, Treasurer, President and Juniors Club Captain. He has worked tirelessly and without recognition for all these years for a game he loves, and for the community he loves. So much that he is widely known as “Mister Papatoetoe Chess Club”. His reputation is recognised and acknowledged in all the other chess clubs in Auckland, and in the Papatoetoe Council and Manukau Council as well as most schools in Papatoetoe. He is well known for his relationship with the Auckland Racing Club, and securing playing venues at Alexander Park for the ACA Interclub for many decades.

Can everyone please bring a plate. I will also send out a group email. Let’s celebrate and honour our greatest Club member on Wednesday.

I also take this opportunity to remind you all that the annual membership fees are now due to be paid. Seniors/adults $100 and Juniors $50. Payment is online to ASB 12-3028-0428483-00 and Particulars: LastName, Code: Sen Sub or Jun Sub. Also email Treasurer Harry Bong harry_bong@hotmail.com to let him know. Thank you.

Congratulations to all those who were elected or reelected at the AGM, who choose to give up their time freely for the game and for the club they love. Special congratulations to our new Juniors Club Captain Philip Mukkattu, who brings new and fresh enthusiasm to our fantastic leadership team.

NEWS March 2021

 

Friday 19th March 2021.

 

The dates for interclub have been confirmed. Interclub will be played in the Lyell Creek Lounge at Alexandra Park on the following dates.

 

A Grade:

11 April, 2 May, 16 May, 30 May, 20 June, 27 June

 

B Grade:

4 July, 25 July, 1 August, 15 August, 12 September, 19 September, 26 September

 

Junior Interclub:

31 October

 

Lightning Interclub:

14 November

 

The time control for A and B Grades is 75 minutes for the game plus 30 seconds per move from move 1 (75 + 30).

The start time for games is 6:30pm. Players are requested to be present by 6:15pm.

Clubs will need to inform ACA of the number of teams they are entering by 2 April.

Clubs will need to send ACA their team list by 10 April.

NZCF has just released the latest rating lists which can be viewed on New Zealand Chess – NZCF National Ratings. Team lists will need to include the players rating and be in rating order.

The B Grade will be starting before the next rating list is due so will use the same rating list. B Grade is restricted to players rated under 1800.

 

Monday 15th March 2021.

 

We are back at the Club this Wednesday 17th March, and will continue round 4 of the Joe Tyson Summer Cup. This tournament has been reduced to 5 rounds, and the interclub match versus Waitakere has been cancelled.

 

We have missed through Lockdown 17th Feb, 3rd Mar and 10th Mar. I am hopeful of asking the Bowling Club to make up these three days at the end of the year. A revised Club Schedule is attached, and also on the home page of the Club website www.papatoetoechessclub.org.nz (this will of course change if there are future Lockdowns).

 

In the meantime the online Club has finished the Stan Yee Invitational President’s Cup and will tomorrow finish the final round of the John McRae Invitational Gold Cup.

 

Friday 5th March 2021.

 

ALERT LEVEL 2

The government has announced that Auckland will move down into Alert Level 2 from 6am Sunday 7/03/2021. This means that the Club will remain closed this Wednesday 10/03/21.

 

We will continue playing online. There has been a demand from more players of the Club to join our online tournaments, but 12 players are as much as I can handle. Last year’s three cases of online cheating, the recent player dispute and server restart has firmly convinced me of that. That will be the limit for these tournaments, as I was hard pressed to sort out all the problems and still play my own games. These are tournaments by invitation only, and the players from last year’s six online tournaments have preference over any newcomers. Newcomers must be longstanding over the board Club members, able to play every day, and have played regularly over the board in recent years at the Club.

 

Stan Yee

President

Papatoetoe Chess Club

NEWS April 2021

16th April 2021.

Payment of Annual Membership Fee: No cheques or cash. Only online payments to Papatoetoe Chess Club at ASB 12-3028-0428483-00 using Particulars: Surname Initials; Payee Code: Senior or Junior; Reference: your NZCF ID if known. Senior fee is $100 and Junior fee is $50.

Also email Treasurer Harry Bong harry_bong@hotmail.com : Surname and First Name; Senior or Junior;  your NZCF ID if known.

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50 years of service to the Papatoetoe Chess Club

President Stan Yee reads the card prepared by Katrine McCarthy.

The 50 years on cake

John McRae proudly holding the cake kindly arranged by Katrine McCarthy.

Thank you John

Barry Hooton saying thanks to John McRae on behalf of the Club.

Cutting of the cake

John McRae cutting the cake with assistance from Benny Fala.

Knight in Shining Armour Award

Congratulations John. Celebrating 50 years at the Papatoetoe Chess Club.

Thanks Mr Papatoetoe Chess

Thank you John, from all past and present members. The John McRae Invitational Gold Cup was created in lockdown last year to recognise the value that John has brought to the Club, see the middle column. “Gold” for the 50 golden years he has given to the Club.

Stan Yee Invitational President’s Cup 2020

Standings

A Grade Winner (1600 +) Ar John Guan

B Grade Winner (1300 – 1599) Roy Uta’i

C Grade Winner (up to 1299) John McRae

John McRae Invitational Gold Cup 2020

Standings

A Grade Winner (1600 +) Stanley Yee

B Grade Winner (1300 – 1599) Stefan Brzozowski

C Grade Winner (up to 1299) Scott Smith

Papatoetoe Online Nations Chess Championship Trophy 2020

Standings

A Grade Winners (1600 +) Stanley Yee (TPE) and Michael Buis (LAT)

B Grade Winner (1300 – 1599) Roy Uta’i (WSM)

C Grade Winner (up to 1299) John McRae (SUI)

The Papatoetoe Online Nations Chess Championship Trophy was kindly donated by Roy Uta’i

Stan Yee Invitational President’s Cup 2020

Sunday 3rd May 2020. Upsets galore in the final round, with John beating Leyton, Rosjier drawing against Stan and Harry beating Mike. I admit I haven’t had time to look at the games yet. Final Standings for the Stan Yee Invitational Cup are attached. Congratulations to Ar John Guan, the inaugural winner on 8/9 with some excellent games, second Leyton Hackney on 7/9, who played strongly throughout the tournament. Stan Yee comes third on 6.5/9 who was out of sorts. Mike, Harry and Roy finished 4-6th= on 5/9, all playing well and deserving of their placings.

Saturday 25th April 2020. Since we as a club are three weeks ahead on the club schedule, and we play every day instead of once per week so we will soon be even further ahead, I thought we might create another cup. This will be by invitation only for our club members so I as the organiser don’t have to open it up to the whole club and sort out the administration of entries. It will be online so we have no problems in fitting it into our club schedule in future years. We will stick with the last tournament players for ease of administration. It will be a real cup which I will purchase and donate to the club. It will be a similar format to the last tournament, but Swiss 9 rounds of 60 + 10. Six rounds is too short when playing every day, and it means we will end up playing everyone else, similar to a Round Robin. The inspiration comes from the Magnus Carlsen Invitational being played online at present on chess24 dot com. But unlike that tournament there will be no prize money, and the tournament will not be rated with NZCF. But there will be bragging rights. We will start TONIGHT 25th April 2020 at 7. 15 p.m. with Round 1 and continue for nine days non stop. The pairings will be posted asap after each night, so you can arrange to play before the normal scheduled time if you wish, e.g. Stefan may email you to arrange an earlier time due to his other commitments. Please be flexible, and most of all enjoy your games! I think with the long time control we can all learn from our wins and especially our losses, and at least take some learning into the next game.

A Grade 1600 +

B Grade 1300 – 1599

C Grade up to 1299

Miniatures will be awarded for the above grade prizes at the awards night at next year’s AGM.

1. Stan Yee 2018 (GBk1w1)

2. Mike Buis 1764 (t20464mike)

3. Leyton Hackney 1720 (ScotsKiwi1966)

4. Ar John Guan 1686 (Arjohn27)

5. Rosjier Hall 1627 (Rosjier)

6. Harry Bong 1623 (TimeTroubleBlunder)

7. Stefan Brzozowski 1513 (StefanosB2)

8. Roy Uta’i 1483 (Roysta69)

9. Scott Smith 1296 (Kurios888)

10. John McRae 1166 (Skymajor1)

John McRae Invitational Gold Cup 2020

Sunday 10th May 2020. Save the surprises until last. Stefan beats Mike. Roy beats Rosjier in a torrid position. Results and Standings are attached. Stan wins the tournament with 6.5/7 and Ar John and Stefan come 2nd-3rd = on 4.5/7. Stefan wins the B Grade. Mike and Roy come 4th-5th = on 4/7. Rosjier and Scott come 6th-7th = on 2/7. Scott takes the C Grade prize. John has the tournament named in his honour, and his result does not reflect his excellent play. Well done gentlemen. We will have a well earned rest, and I will organise the team to challenge Waitakere CC at 8 p.m. on Thursday 21st May 2020.

Monday 4th May 2020. We have time for one more online tournament, and I would like to start another tournament called the John McRae Invitational Cup, which the club will pay for in honour of our Life Member and Mr Papatoetoe Chess Club. It will be the same format 60 + 10 and start immediately after the current one. So we start on Monday 4th May 2020 and play for 7 rounds, finishing on Sunday 10th May 2020.

This will be by invitation only for our club members so I as the organiser don’t have to open it up to the whole club and sort out the administration of entries. It will be online so we have no problems in fitting it into our club schedule in future years. We will stick to the last tournament players for ease of administration, except Leyton has withdrawn due to an eye infection and Rosjier has kindly offered to return to even out the draw. Harry has chosen to sit this one out. It will be a real cup which the club will purchase in honour of John McRae, now in his 70s and keeping up with the technology in online tournaments, playing remarkable quality chess. John started at the club in 1971, and has been at the club for 49 years. So it will be fitting when we nominate John for Life Membership of NZCF in January next year, being his 50th year at the club. This tournament will be a similar format to the last tournament, but Swiss 7 rounds of 60 + 10. We will end up playing everyone else, similar to a Round Robin. There will be no prize money, and the tournament will not be rated with NZCF. But there will be bragging rights.

A Grade 1600 +

B Grade 1300 – 1599

C Grade up to 1299.

Miniatures will be awarded for the above grade prizes at the awards night at next year’s AGM.

1. Stan Yee 2018 (GBk1w1)

2. Mike Buis 1764 (t20464mike)

3. Ar John Guan 1686 (Arjohn27)

4. Rosjier Hall 1627 (Rosjier)

5. Stefan Brzozowski 1513 (StefanosB2)

6. Roy Uta’i 1483 (Roysta69)

7. Scott Smith 1296 (Kurios888)

8. John McRae 1166 (Skymajor1)

Papatoetoe CC vs Waitakere CC 2020

Tuesday 19th May 2020. We have a team of 13 playing Waitakere CC at 8 p.m. this Thursday 21st May 2020 and all our team players have now confirmed their places. Time control 60 + 30, Papatoetoe as Visitors have White on board 1.

1. Bob Gibbons 2105 (shimloi) gibbons.bob@gmail.com Bob Smith 2295 (BobbyFM) caissa1530@gmail.com

2. Nigel Metge 2086 (Lazarus100) nigel.metge@gmail.com Gord Morrell 2153 (Canuck58) gomorrell@gmail.com

3. Hilton Bennett 2066 (asterix99) hiltonpbennett@gmail.com Oscar Qin 1950 (MetroGloomin) dmqoscar@gmail.com

4. Mike Buis 1764 (t20464) southernagent@internet.co.nz Francisco Chung 1938 (fchu008) fchu008@yahoo.com

5. Leyton Hackney 1720 (ScotsKiwi1966) hackneyleyton@gmail.com Chris Joel 1786 (chrisjoel77) chrisjoel77@gmail.com

6. Ar John Guan 1686 (Arjohn27) arjohnguan023@gmail.com Bruce Pollard 1743 (Dopman) bruce.pollard@ymail.com

7. Connor Hackney 1663 (Clhis) clhis.connor@gmail.com Roldan Rufino 1650 (restinpeace) jrich_023@yahoo.com

8. Rosjier Hall 1627 (Rosjier) rosjier.evelyn.hall@gmail.com Aidan Howard 1579 (aidanat) BHBaidanbh@hotmail.com

9. Harry Bong 1623 (TimeTroubleBlunder) harry_bong@hotmail.com Louis Lim 1550 (Aggromancer) progearknowledge@gmail.com

10. Stefan Brzozowski 1513 (StefanosB2) footman.sb@gmail.com Keith Allpress 1319 keithallpresskeith@newzilan.com

11. Roy Uta’i 1483 (Roysta69)royutai69@gmail.com David Newman 1191 (david29693) davidnewmanesq@gmail.com

12. Scott Smith 1296 (Kurios888) scottrs88827@yahoo.com Murray Cramp 1000 (Fenric7) murrayc507@gmail.com

13. John McRae 1166 (Skymajor1) brabham@xtra.co.nz Sally Wallwork 873 (sawallwork) sally.wallwork@yahoo.com

Papatoetoe Online Nations Chess Championship Trophy 2020

Friday 29th May 2020. Well well. Upsets in the final round. Third seed Leyton of Scotland and fourth seed Ar John of the Philippines had a good battle. Last game to finish, it went right down to the wire. Leyton had won a piece and was looking to liquidate. But the clock caught up with them both, and it got down to minutes then seconds each. Leyton left his bishop en prise and Ar John gobbled it. Then even endgame with Leyton’s knight versus Ar John’s superior bishop in an open position. Leyton lost on time. Mike of Latvia cruised in earlier to tie for first equal place with Stan of China Taipei, who also cruised in with the Bye, both on 5/6. Ar John (PHI) comes 3rd with his win over Leyton (SCO). Leyton, Roy (WSM) and John (SUI) come 4th-6th = on 3/6. This result is extraordinary for Roy being under rated on 1483, and John grossly under rated on 1166. These two had a good battle in their game together. A solid game, with John coming out on top. John has played some great chess in these recent tournaments, and has beaten a few strong opponents. 7th was Scott, who is a lot tougher than his results show, and never to be underestimated. Round results and final Standings are attached. Roy wins the B Grade. John wins the C Grade. These grade wins are well deserved. Miniatures will be awarded at next year’s AGM for these wins.

Roy is kindly donating the trophy for the tournament. He is working with Emblem NZ for a design of a custom made trophy, with a World Globe in mind for a design, with the logo ‘Papatoetoe Online Nations Champion’ on the trophy. I would like to carry through the same countries we have represented here into future Online Nations tournaments, with only new players representing countries not yet represented. No player can choose New Zealand, Aotearoa or the Cook Islands.

It’s been a pleasure playing in lockdown gentlemen. It seems that Scott and maybe one or two others may be in need of a rest, or their partners may be in need of them having a rest. So we will all have a rest, and reconvene soon. Meantime these results will be posted on our new website papatoetoechessclub.org.nz and Facebook.

Thursday 28th May 2020. Sorry for the delay. Stan of China Taipei with Leyton of Scotland was delayed due to the server restarting. Another good ol’ ding dong between the top and third seeds again. Very close game, and we both had our chances. China Taipei bluffed his way through in the end. No upsets this round, with Mike from Latvia beating John from Switzerland, and Ar John from the Philippines beating Scott from Ireland. Roy from Samoa had the Bye. Next round is Round 6 and Stan has been waiting for his Bye. He can now have a look at the other games live tomorrow night. See you all 7.15 p.m. Friday 29th May 2020. Results for Round 5 and Pairings for Round 6 are attached. I should add that this is the last round. So I don’t get to play again. There are 7 of us, and 6 rounds. Strangely Mike is the lucky one, as he gets to play all 7 rounds. Let me think of our next tournament, whilst you guys are preparing for your last battle.

Wednesday 27th May 2020. Two upsets. Ar John from the Philippines beats Mike from Latvia, the leader. This leaves Mike on 3. Leyton from Scotland had the Bye so is now on 3. Stan from China Taipei is also on 3, after winning a close game with Roy from Samoa, who is totally under rated. The other upset was Major John from Switzerland beating Scott of Ireland. In the 5th round Stan meets Leyton. Mike meets Major John. Results of Round 4 and Pairings for Round 5 are attached. Good luck gentlemen. See you all at 7.15 p.m. tomorrow Thursday 28th May 2020.

Tuesday 26th May 2020. Well, the big upset in Round 3 was Mike beating Stan, who got a bit eager trying to liquidate too early after winning the exchange. Mike played amazingly well, and is back on form. He leads the tournament with 3/3. I cannot play tonight (Tuesday), as my wife is on a Skype meeting – apparently this affects my connection on chess dot com. I had problems Sunday night when I was playing against Mike. Almost lost the connection two or three times. Incidentally, if you lose the connection during your game, simply reset the game to the move just before the disconnect, and leave the clocks a few minutes after the reset time control of 60 + 10. You can help each other to remember the moves by messaging each other at the bottom of the score sheet. So we will all meet tomorrow night Wednesday 27th May 2020 at 7.15 p.m. I thought Leyton needed a sleep, as he played the last game at 4 a.m. but it’s his turn for the Bye next round.

Saturday 23rd May 2020. Well well, two upsets. Latvia (Mike) beats Scotland (Leyton). Mike is rated slightly higher, but Leyton is the form player, whereas Mike has been struggling of late. I thought this game would be the fight of the tournament, between the second and third seeds. And Samoa (Roy) traps the Philippines (Ar John) queen to take the win. Both Roy and Ar John are in good form, so this was a decent fight too. Ar John was the winner of the Stan Yee Invitational Cup with an incredible score of 8/9. What a Round 2! Results and Pairings for Round 3 are attached. See you all 7.15 p.m. tomorrow night Sunday 24th May 2020.

Friday 22nd May 2020. Good warm up last night from the Waitakere match. Results from Round 1 and Pairings for Round 2 are attached. No surprise upsets. Phew. Good to be back playing chess! We take turns for the Bye, and it’s your turn Scott. No doubt you will sit back and watch us live. Yes, there are 6 rounds. See you all at 7.15 p.m. tomorrow night Saturday 23rd May 2020.

Wednesday 20th May 2020. Immediately after the Papatoetoe CC vs Waitakere CC match we will be starting another tournament, the new Online Nations Cup. This will be yet another fun tournament, with each player selecting a country they wish to represent, inspired by the recent tournament of the same name involving teams around the world and shown live on chess dot com. Our tournament and the above Waitakere match will also be live on chess dot com. Player handles are in the above team list if you as a spectator wish to follow the match. You can follow more than one player at the same time. I have some players already entered into the Online Nations Cup tournament, and am calling for more who are already registered on chess dot com, and are able to play every day at 7.15 p.m. or able to mutually arrange an alternative time with their opponent. It will be a Swiss tournament, for at least 7 rounds starting Friday 22nd May 2020 and finishing on Thursday 28th May 2020 or later if we have more than eight entries. Time control 60 + 10. This is a closed tournament, for Papatoetoe CC members only. We currently have 10 regular players and a special invite is now extended to NIGEL METGE, BOB GIBBONS, HILTON BENNETT AND CONNOR HACKNEY to join us in this tournament. If there is anyone else interested please email Stan Yee. Remember, you must be able to play every day. The cup will be kindly donated by Roy Uta’i and will feature as a regular online tournament annually in future years, just as we will continue the Stan Yee Invitational Cup and the John McRae Invitational Cup in future years. These three tournaments will not be NZCF rated, but will feature in our annual awards night. Entries close at 5 p.m. Thursday 21st May 2020. Pairings will be emailed to players on Thursday night after the Waitakere match. Please email Stan Yee asap to register. Registered so far are: Stan Yee (TPE), Leyton Hackney (SCO), Scott Smith (IRL), Mike Buis (LAT), Roy Uta’i (WSM), John McRae (SUI) and Ar John Guan (PHI). You cannot choose New Zealand, Aotearoa or the Cook Islands.

I have had an email from the Papatoetoe Hunters Corner Bowling Club. They say they are back but must practise social distancing. They understand our situation and know we cannot return until Alert Level 1.

Bob Wichman Cup 2020

Wednesday 15th July 2020. After Round 6 Stan Yee wins the tournament with 6/6, followed by Mike Buis on 5, and Philip Mukkattu on 4. Coming 4th was Ar John Guan on 3.5. There was a six way tie for 5th-10th = placings. And a five way tie for 11th-15th = placings. Stan Yee wins the A Grade. Scott Smith wins the B Grade, with an incredible performance of 3/6.

Joe Sapeta Rapid 2020

3rd October 2020.

26/09/2020-3/10/2020 Joe Sapeta Rapid

Standings

A Grade Winner (1600 +) Stanley Yee 1845 6.5

B Grade Winner (1300 – 1599) Michael Buis 1530 5.5

C Grade Winner (up to 1299) Stefan Brzozoswki 1188 and Roy Uta’i 1258 4.0

 

Well done to Mike with only one loss. Well done to Stefan and Roy for a consistent performance beyond their ratings. Interesting that Ariel was in the A Grade only by one rating point.

 

We won’t be back this Wednesday as it will still be Alert Level 2 lockdown. I have received a few entries for the Papatoetoe Rapid, so need a few days to set that up on our website. The B Grade Interclub has been revived, and Round 4 will be on Sunday 18th October and Round 5 and final round on Sunday 8th November. The Junior Interclub will be on 1st November but we don’t have enough juniors to enter a team yet. I will ask my contact at Papatoetoe High School to see if we can get some new juniors.

 

27th September 2020.

Welcome to Ariel, who enters in Round 2. We now have 9, so there will be a Bye each round. Sorry Stefan, but it is your turn this round. Make sure you Friend EVERYONE in this tournament, not just your next opponent, immediately or you will not be able to challenge him.

 

The Disputes Committee will remain the same, with Stan, Leyton and Mike. Ariel is ranked 3rd, but was late in entering. Also, the system cannot allocate one point for the Bye to Ariel in Round 1 as a late entry. His handle is SiomaiQueen. Ariel, you need to Friend everyone, and everyone needs to Friend Ariel too.

 

Stan Yee 1845 GBk1w1

Leyton Hackney 1625 ScotsKiwi1966

Ariel Patdu 1600 SiomaiQueen

Mike Buis 1530 t20464mike

Ar John Guan 1464 Arjohn27

Roy Uta’I 1258 Roysta69

Stefan Brzozowski 1188 StefanosB2

Nay Khant 0 NayLinKhant

Ronald Ramirez 0 Ronald_Ramirez

 

Nay, you are Black against Ar John tonight. Try to follow the instructions below, but if you get stuck just ring Ar John. If you are in the chess.com profile page, 3rd icon down (hand on pawn) and click New Game, click Play, then wait and Ar John will send the challenge through to you. That is providing you are both Friends.

 

The surprise of the last round was Ronald, well done! Nothing like an unorthodox opening to kick the tournament off.

 

Good Luck Gentlemen, see you all tonight 7.15 p.m.

 

Friday 25th September 2020.

A REVISED Round 1 pairings are attached. We meet online tomorrow night at 7.15 p.m. Handles and ratings are:

 

Stan Yee 1845 GBk1w1

Leyton Hackney 1625 ScotsKiwi1966

Mike Buis 1530 t20464mike

Ar John Guan 1464 Arjohn27

Roy Uta’i 1258 Roysta69

Stefan Brzozowski 1188 StefanosB2

Nay Lin Khant 0 NayLinKhant

Ronald Ramirez 0 Ronald_Ramirez

 

Welcome to our online team Nay and Ronald. For the benefit of Nay and Ronald, have a look at the photos above and you will see below the main photo a small photo to the immediate left. They are our online team, from left Roy Uta’i, Harry Bong,  Stefan Brzozowski, Ar John Guan, Mike Buis, Scott Smith, John McRae and Stan Yee. Absent is Leyton Hackney, stranded in Scotland and returning in a couple of weeks. The first named player is white, so Nay you are white against Leyton. Leyton, if you can please set up the clock for your game and go easy on Nay. Ronald, you are white against Roy. Roy, if you can please set up the clock for your game and go easy on Ronald. See you all tomorrow night at 7.15 p.m.

 

There are now 8 players over 7 rounds, ending Friday 2nd October. Daylight savings starts on Sunday.

Club Championship 2020

Monday 3rd January 2021.

Final Results after Round 8 are inserted below.

Interclub B Grade 2020

Sunday 18th October 2020.

Interclub is finally back, and we can play Round 4 of the Auckland Interclub. Papatoetoe won against North Shore tonight. Tough opposition, but we got there in the end. Round 5 and final round to come.

 

Saturday 10th October 2020.

The B Grade Interclub has been revived, and Round 4 will be NEXT Sunday 18th October and I will be calling for the top six players available on Wednesday from this list:

1 Stan Yee 1989

2 Oliver Picken 1989

3 Michael Buis 1764

4 Philip Mukkattu 1763

5 Ar John Guan 1686

6 Harry Bong 1623

7 Temu Maroroa 1526

8 Stefan Brzozowski 1513

9 Barry Hooton 1499

10 Paul Postma 1490

11 Roy Uta’i 1483

12 Ariel Patdu 1392

13 Scott Smith 1296

14 John McRae 1166

15 Gagan Bihani UNR

16 Simon Maiava UNR

Round 5 and the final round will be three weeks later on Sunday 8th November. The Junior Interclub will be on 1st November.

 

Friday 14th August 2020

Due to Alert Level 3 Lockdown the ACA Interclub is cancelled until further notice.

 

Sunday 9th August 2020 Round 3

Papatoetoe versus Summit 3.5 – 2.5

1 Stan Yee 1989 win

2 Oliver Picken 1989 win

3 Philip Mukkattu 1763 loss

4 Ar John Guan 1686 loss

5 Stefan Brzozowski 1513 draw

6. Ariel Patdu 1392 win

 

Sunday 2nd August 2020 Round 2

Papatoetoe versus Howick-Pakuranga 4.5 – 1.5

1 Stan Yee 1989 loss

2 Oliver Picken 1989 win

3 Michael Buis 1764 win

4 Philip Mukkattu 1763 win

5 Ar John Guan 1686 win

6 Stefan Brzozowski 1513 draw

 

Sunday 19th July 2020 Round 1

Papatoetoe versus Waitakere 2 – 4

1 Stan Yee 1989 win

2 Michael Buis 1764 loss

3 Philip Mukkattu 1763 loss

4 Temu Maroroa 1526 loss

5 Stefan Brzozowski 1513 win

6 Roy Uta’i 1483 loss

 

Saturday 18th July 2020

Papatoetoe

Howick-Pakuranga

Summit

North Shore

Auckland Chess Centre

The pairings for each round are (first-named team having White on odd-numbered boards):

Round 1 (Sunday 19 July) HP-AC, SU-NS, PT-WT

Round 2 (Sunday 2 August) PT-HP, AC-SU, WT-NS

Round 3 (Sunday 9 August) SU-PT, NS-AC, HP-WT

Round 4 (Sunday 16 August) PT-NS, HP-SU, WT-AC

Round 5 (Sunday 23 August) AC-PT, NS-HP, SU-WT

Since there has been some confusion about when team lists are needed, each team is expected to supply a full team list no later than the evening of the first round.  This list should include anybody who might play in even one round; people can’t be added to the list later. The matches will be played on Sunday evenings with play commencing at 6:30 p.m. Reporting time is 6:15 p.m. Location is the Lyell Creek Room, 1st Floor, Alexandra Park.

Team List as at 14/07/2020. Six to be selected from this list for each round prior to the Sunday.

1 Stan Yee 1989

2 Oliver Picken 1989

3 Michael Buis 1764

4 Philip Mukkattu 1763

5 Ar John Guan 1686

6 Harry Bong 1623

7 Temu Maroroa 1526

8 Stefan Brzozowski 1513

9 Barry Hooton 1499

10 Paul Postma 1490

11 Roy Uta’i 1483

12 Ariel Patdu 1392

13 Scott Smith 1296

14 John McRae 1166

15 Gagan Bihani UNR

16 Simon Maiava UNR

Joe Tyson Memorial Summer Cup 2021 round 2

We celebrated 50 years of chess with John McRae on Wednesday 10th February 2021, and play is now under way in the 2nd round of the Joe Tyson Memorial Summer Cup 2021.

 

 

Stan Yee Invitational President’s Cup 2021

Tuesday 9th March 2021.

A fine tournament had by all. As the sayings goes, it’s the competing that counts, and not the result. Thank you everyone for the fine sportsmanship you have all shown, through server restarts, and in one case an opponent falling asleep zzzzz.

 

Standings

A Grade Winner (1600+) Stan Yee

B Grade Winner (1300 to 1599) Stefan Brzozowski

C Grade Winner (up to 1299) John McRae

 

What amazing results. 2nd – 5th =

Philip Mukkattu 5

Stefan Brzozowski 5

Leyton Hackney 5

Mike Buis 5

 

Ar John Guan 4.5 6th – 7th =

Ariel Patdu 4.5

 

Gagan Bihani 4 8th – 9th =

Roy Uta’i 4

 

Well, we all beat each other, it seems. Don’t be disheartened down the lower points, as you can see by the ratings that you weren’t expected to beat the big guns. It is the spirit of competing that counts.

 

Saturday 6th March 2021.

Round 6 results are below. Scott wins with his Caro over Josh. Ariel beats John. Mike gets mated against Gagan in a free for all battle. Ar John and Stefan draw. Roy’s attack collapses against Philip. Leyton and Stan had another rumble in the jungle, and Stan somehow dodges the blows whilst being forced against the ropes.

 

Friday 5th March 2021.

Round 5. Ar John beats John. Gagan plays a beautiful attack against the Latvian from Josh. Roy beats Scott. Stan has a lucky win over Ariel. Stefan has a brilliant win against Mike, the best I have seen him play. In the end all Stefan’s moves were natural winning moves, playing themselves like a concerto. Leyton took Philip apart with his Benko Gambit. If you are going to grab the pawn you must know the forcing lines for White, otherwise Black’s piece play is natural and so easy.

 

Friday 5th March 2021.

Round 4. We had lots of drama last night, with the server restarting. But we all got through. Results of Round 4 are below. Ariel wins over Josh after the game crashed even before the scheduled 8pm server restart. Ariel almost threw the game away with … Qb4?? at the end but Josh didn’t see it. Roy scored a good win over John in a pawn locked position, after … g6? and Be5! and broke through. I was on the phone to Scott telling him to ring Gagan as the server was going to restart, and Scott got distracted and promptly threw his Queen away. Gagan was a good sport and understood all this, and offered to replay the game. Scott wins with a reversal in fortunes, and Scott and Gagan decide the best way forward is to call the result a draw.  An extraordinary show of sportsmanship, and the best result of the tournament in my opinion. Ar John went wrong with f5?! in the Sicilian Grand Prix Attack. Leyton played like a monster, and … c4! immediately punishing that mistake, with the ensuing melee leaving Leyton a pawn up. Bb1?? threw a piece and the game, but the position was dire anyway. Stefan was seeing things that weren’t there against Stan and had a senior moment, dropping his Queen. Happens to us all. Philip and Mike actually finished before the server restart, and takes the lead after a devastating attack on Mike’s king.

 

There has been a demand from more players of the Club to join our online tournaments, but 12 players are as much as I can handle. Last year’s three cases of online cheating, the recent player dispute and server restart has firmly convinced me of that. That will be the limit for these tournaments, as I was hard pressed to sort out all the problems and still play my own games. These are tournaments by invitation only, and the players from last year’s six online tournaments have preference over any newcomers. Newcomers must be longstanding over the board Club members, able to play every day, and have played regularly over the board in recent years at the Club.

 

Tuesday 2nd March 2021.

Round 2. Well done folks, without incident tonight. John missed a win against Josh but got the draw. A good result given the rating difference. Roy and Ariel were the last game to finish. I recommend watching the other games. It is more entertaining than cats in cartons. Stefan gets his first full point against the formidable Scott. Philip wins over the new boy Gagan. Mike versus Leyton was like a rumble in the jungle. Leyton had a pawn up but not much time. A complex ending. The clock finally beat him. Ar John had a senior moment and I got lucky.

 

Monday 1st March 2021.

We are in Lockdown again, for the 4th time. So, we will kick off our first online tournament of the year. The Stan Yee Invitational President’s Cup 2021 will be by invitation only for our club members so I as the organiser don’t have to open it up to the whole club and sort out the administration of entries. It will be online so we have no problems in fitting it into our club schedule. We will stick with the last tournament players for ease of administration, plus Philip, Gagan and Josh. First round will be tonight Monday 1st March 7.15pm and every night 7.15pm for 8 rounds, final round Monday 8th March. You are expected to email your opponent asap to ensure you can share handles and pleasantries well before start at 7.15pm.

 

Final player entries are below. Pairings are attached. Please email your opponent now, and ensure you will both be available at 7.15pm. Set the clock to 60+10 using the Custom function. Search for your opponent’s handle. Set your correct colour up. Email Stan the result. See you all at 7.15pm.

 

A Grade 1600 +

B Grade 1300 – 1599

C Grade up to 1299

Medallions or Miniatures will be awarded for the above grade prizes at the awards night at next year’s AGM.

 

Stan Yee 2012 (GBk1w1)

Mike Buis 1796 (t20464mike)

Philip Mukkattu 1763 (mukkattu)

Ar John Guan 1728 (Arjohn27)

Leyton Hackney 1711 (ScotsKiwi1966)

Gagan Bihani 1642 (gaganbihani)

Roy Uta’i 1505 (Roysta69)

Scott Smith 1449 (Kurios888)

Stefan Brozozowski 1448 (StefanosB2)

Ariel Patdu 1424 (SiomaiQueen)

Josh Edmonds 1364 (JoshE5)

John McRae 1190 (Skymajor1)

John McRae Invitational Gold Cup 2021

Thursday 18th March 2021.

 

Results are below for the John McRae Invitational Gold Cup online tournament, completed on Tuesday 16th March 2021. Congratulations to Ar John, with a perfect score of 7/7, showing huge potential for his young age. I remember it was only in 2019 that he won the most improved player award, and he won the President’s Cup last year also with a perfect score. 2nd= Stan and Leyton 5, 4th Rosjier 3.5, 5-8th= Gagan, Roy, John and Mike 3, 9th Ariel 2.5. The surprise was the man the tournament is named after! John played very well, and certainly well above his rating. Rosjier also did very well, and almost held me to a draw in the final round. What an amazing tournament. Well done everyone.

 

Congratulations to:

A Grade Winner ACM Ar John Guan

B Grade Winner Rosjier Hall

C Grade Winner John McRae

 

Thursday 11th March 2021.

 

Round 2. Roy had the Bye. Gagan and Rosjier had a good arm wrestle, with Gagan coming out on top. Mike set up a puzzle for Leyton with Rf1? Pause and see if you can solve it. Ar John outplays John and wins a piece. Stan got lucky against Ariel.

 

Wednesday 10th March 2021.

 

We are still in Alert Level 2 Lockdown, and cannot go back to the Club. So we will start the John McRae Invitational Gold Cup today Wednesday 10th March. Note that we will play every night, with the 7th and final round on Tuesday 16th March. Please email your opponent the day before, especially if you are going to be late. Philip, Scott, Stefan, Barry,  Harry and Josh cannot make it. We welcome back Rosjier Hall. Please make sure you all Friend him, otherwise you will have problems challenging him on the day. Rosjier, please make sure you Friend everyone else. Disputes Committee is Mike, Leyton and Stan. Time control is 60/10. Format is Vega Swiss. Grades are A 1600+, B 1300-1599, C up to 1299. Miniatures or medallions will be awarded at next year’s AGM. This tournament is not rated by NZCF. But it has bragging rights. And it is in honour of John McRae, Mr Papatoetoe Chess, and the 50 years he has given to the Club. Thank you John. John will be at the Auckland Chess Association meeting this Sunday night 7pm, so if he is your opponent you will need to arrange to play him at an earlier time, so I can get the results for the night out in good time.

 

Stan Yee 2012 (GBk1w1)

Mike Buis 1796 (t20464mike)

Ar John Guan 1728 (Arjohn27)

Leyton Hackney 1711 (ScotsKiwi1966)

Gagan Bihani 1642 (gaganbihani)

Rosjier Hall 1573 (Rosjier)

Roy Uta’i 1505 (Roysta69)

Ariel Patdu 1424 (SiomaiQueen)

John McRae 1190 (Skymajor1)

 

Round 1. Interesting games indeed. Ariel wins over Leyton, who had a crushing attack as Black down the Kingside. But blundered in a Queen exchange combination which tail end was hard to see, but his solitary Knight came to grief after the on the ball Ariel went Re1! trapping it. Ar John wins over Roy in an even game. The Black King was not safe in the middle, and Ar John exploited that vulnerability and won the Queen for two rooks and picked off the pawns. Rosjier was winning with the exchange up, and later Queen vs Rook and Bishop. But Rosjier couldn’t finish and Mike scrapped a draw by perpetual check. Stan and Gagan played an interesting original QGD opening and the Black King got stuck in the centre with the Queenside paralysed, and it was only a matter of time before the collapse.

 

See you all tomorrow night 7.15pm.

Joe Tyson Memorial Summer Cup 2021

Tuesday 30th March 2021.

 

Stan Yee, Mike Buis and John Worn come 1st = on 4/5 for the A Grade. Fergus Lee comes 4th on 3.5 and wins the B Grade.

Bruce Marsick Rapid 2021

Saturday 17th April 2021.

 

Ar John Guan and Stan Yee 1st = on 5/6 for the A Grade. Mike Buis comes 3rd on 4.5 and wins the B Grade.

Bruce Marsick

The late Bruce Marsick in the background, looking at a game being played by IM Ortvin Sarapu in the 5th Winstone Tournament in Auckland September 1978.

Papatoetoe Rapid Open

Saturday 4th December 2021

Venue: the NEW Papatoetoe Chess Club premises at Papatoetoe Hunters Corner Bowling Club, 247 Great South Road, Papatoetoe. See the map on the Contact page.
Three separate tournaments, Papatoetoe Rapid Open A, Papatoetoe Rapid Open B and Papatoetoe Rapid Open C. All three tournaments are Six rounds Swiss System, and NZCF and FIDE rated where possible.

Format & Time Control: Rapid 25+5 for all three tournaments.
Guaranteed $1,640 prize fund.
Full details on the entry form below.
Organiser: Papatoetoe Chess Club and Stan Yee stanyeenz@gmail.com

Payment: No cheques or cash. Only online entries to Papatoetoe Chess Club at ASB 12-3028-0428483-00 using Particulars: OPEN A or OPEN B or OPEN C; Payee Code: your NZCF/FIDE ID if known;

Reference: surname and first name; and also SCAN this entry form to Stan Yee stanyeenz@gmail.com

No postal entries will be accepted.

All online payments and email entries must be received by 5 p.m. on Thursday 2nd December 2021. Late entries will not be accepted.

 

For a larger view of all four Papatoetoe Rapid tournaments, go to the Tournaments page and scroll to the middle of the page.

Papatoetoe Junior Rapid

Sunday 5th December 2021

Venue: the NEW Papatoetoe Chess Club premises at Papatoetoe Hunters Corner Bowling Club, 247 Great South Road, Papatoetoe. See the map on the Contact page.
Six rounds Swiss System, and NZCF and FIDE rated where possible.

Format & Time Control: Rapid 25+5
Full details on the entry form below.
Organiser: Papatoetoe Chess Club and Stan Yee stanyeenz@gmail.com

Payment: No cheques or cash. Only online entries to Papatoetoe Chess Club at ASB 12-3028-0428483-00. It is important for you to load JUN for the tournament you are entering and your date of birth ddmm_yyyy in order to be eligible for the prizes. e.g. Particulars: JUN0101_2001; Payee Code: your NZCF/FIDE ID; Reference: surname and first name; and also SCAN this entry form to Stan Yee stanyeenz@gmail.com

No postal entries will be accepted.

All online payments and email entries must be received by 5 p.m. on Thursday 2nd December 2021. Late entries will not be accepted.

 

Club Schedule

Papatoetoe Chess Club Schedule 2021

 

27 Jan 2021 AGM, Prize giving and Pot Luck

 

ONLINE Stan Yee Invitational Cup

Swiss single group, A B & C Grades, 60 + 10

1 Mar 2021 Round 1

2 Mar 2021 Round 2

3 Mar 2021 Round 3

4 Mar 2021 Round 4

5 Mar 2021 Round 5

6 Mar 2021 Round 6

7 Mar 2021 Round 7

8 Mar 2021 Round 8

 

ONLINE John McRae Invitational Cup

Swiss single group, A B & C Grades, 60 + 10

10 Mar 2021 Round 1

11 Mar 2021 Round 2

12 Mar 2021 Round 3

13 Mar 2021 Round 4

14 Mar 2021 Round 5

15 Mar 2021 Round 6

16 Mar 2021 Round 7

 

Joe Tyson Memorial Summer Cup

Swiss single group, A & B Grades, 60 + 10

3 Feb 2021 Round 1

10 Feb 2021 Round 2

24 Feb 2021 Round 3

17 Mar 2021 Round 4

24 Mar 2021 Round 5

 

Bruce Marsick Autumn Rapid

Swiss single group, A & B Grades, 25 + 5

31 Mar 2021 Round 1 & 2

7 Apr 2021 Round 3 & 4

11 Apr 2021 Interclub A Grade Round 1 

14 Apr 2021 Round 5 & 6

 

Katrine Metge Autumn Cup

Swiss single group, A & B Grades,  60 + 10

21 Apr 2021 Round 1

28 Apr 2021 Round 2

2 May 2021 Interclub A Grade Round 2 

5 May 2021 Round 3

12 May 2021 Round 4

16 May 2021 Interclub A Grade Round 3 

19 May 2021 Round 5

26 May 2021 Round 6

 

(Provisionally) ONLINE Online Nations Trophy

Swiss single group, A B & C Grades, 60 + 10

21 May 2021 Round 1

22 May 2021 Round 2

23 May 2021 Round 3

24 May 2021 Round 4

25 May 2021 Round 5

26 May 2021 Round 6

27 May 2021 Round 7

28 May 2021 Round 8

30 May 2021 Interclub A Grade Round 4 

 

Handicap – Founders Cup

2 Jun 2021 Round 1 & 2 & 3

9 Jun 2021 Round 4 & 5 & 6

 

Bob Wichman Winter Cup

Swiss single group, A & B Grades, 60+ 10

16 Jun 2021 Round 1

20 Jun 2021 Interclub A Grade Round 5 

23 Jun 2021 Round 2

27 Jun 2021 Interclub A Grade Round 6 

30 Jun 2021 Round 3

4 Jul 2021 Interclub B Grade Round 1 

7 Jul 2021 Round 4

14 Jul 2021 Round 5

21 Jul 2021 Round 6

25 Jul 2021 Interclub B Grade Round 2 

 

Ewen Green Winter Rapid

Swiss single group, A & B Grades, 25 + 5

28 Jul 2021 Rounds 1 & 2

1 Aug 2021 Interclub B Grade Round 3 

4 Aug 2021 Rounds 3 & 4

11 Aug 2021 Rounds 5 & 6

15 Aug 2021 Interclub B Grade Round 4 

 

Club Champs

Swiss single group, A B & C Grades, 75 + 15

18 Aug 2021 Round 1

25 Aug 2021 Round 2

1 Sep 2021 Round 3

8 Sep 2021 Round 4

12 Sep 2021 Interclub B Grade Round 5 

15 Sep 2021 Round 5

19 Sep 2021 Interclub B Grade Round 6 

22 Sep 2021 Round 6

26 Sep 2021 Interclub B Grade Round 7 

29 Sep 2021 Round 7

6 Oct 2021 Round 8

 

13 Oct 2021 Challenge Papatoetoe vs Howick at Papatoetoe clubrooms

 

19 Oct 2021 Challenge Papatoetoe vs Counties at Counties clubrooms

 

Lightning – P & M Trophy

20 Oct 2021 Rounds 1-10

27 Oct 2021 Rounds 11-20

 

Joe Sapeta Summer Rapid

Swiss single group, A & B Grades, 25 + 5

3 Nov 2021 Rounds 1 & 2

10 Nov 2021 Round 3 & 4

17 Nov 2021 Round 5 & 6

24 Nov 2021 TBA

1 Dec 2021 TBA

 

4 Dec 2021 Saturday Papatoetoe Rapid Open

5 Dec 2021 Sunday Papatoetoe Junior Rapid 

 

8 Dec 2021 TBA

15 Dec 2021 TBA

22 Dec 2021 TBA and Pot Luck

Tournaments

Bruce Marsick Rapid 2021

Final Standings after Round 6

Joe Tyson Memorial Cup 2021

Standings

Bruce Marsick Cup Rapid 2021

Standings

Katrine Metge Cup 2020

Standings

Stan Yee Invitational Cup 2021

Standings

John McRae Invitational Cup 2021

Standings

Online Nations Cup 2020

Standings

Bob Wichman Cup 2020

Standings

Ewen Green Rapid 2020

Standings

Joe Sapeta Rapid 2020

Standings

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