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blackbishop
11-08-2021, 08:04 AM
A suggestion from 1887.

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September 27, 1887. THE NEW ZEALAND CHESS CHRONICLE.

https://www.newzealandchess.co.nz/nzchessmag/pdfs/The_New_Zealand_Chess_Chronicle.pdf

New Zealand Chess Federation.

blackbishop
11-08-2021, 08:13 AM
Purdy Sarapu Match 1952 by Russell Hosking April 2016

https://www.newzealandchess.co.nz/nzchessmag/pdfs/2016-04.pdf Page 30

On the Cover: GM Yuri Averbach in a 1967 Simul.


Australasian Championships. Purdy Sarapu Match. All games and report. December 1952

https://www.newzealandchess.co.nz/nzchessmag/pdfs/1952-12.pdf

Sydney Metropolitan Interclub. Goldstein. Page 181

blackbishop
11-08-2021, 11:16 AM
I took the suggestion from 1887 very seriously and am now looking forward to the arrival of my Official Trump Card.

blackbishop
11-08-2021, 11:39 AM
Craig Laird wins the 85th NZ Championship in Wellington Dec 1977- Jan 1978

Games and a comprehensive report: New Zealand Chess. February 1978.

Craig was Queensland Champion in 1989, 1993 and 1994. He was a former President of the Chess Association of Queensland.

https://www.newzealandchess.co.nz/nzchessmag/pdfs/1978-02.pdf

blackbishop
11-08-2021, 02:48 PM
About Koshnitsky. Brilliant game against Shoebridge.

NZ Chess Gazette August 1st 1938
https://www.newzealandchess.co.nz/nzchessmag/pdfs/1938-08


The simultaneous exhibitions.

NZ Chess Gazette September 1st 1938
https://www.newzealandchess.co.nz/nzchessmag/pdfs/1938-09.pdf

blackbishop
12-08-2021, 08:08 AM
I looked at your nice enough web site expecting to find scans of magazines covering Spencer Crakanthorp, Cecil Purdy, Maurice Goldstein and Gunnar Gundersenís forays into your fair enough country in the late 1920ís and 1930ís. They won your ÖÖ chess championships for Mikeís sake. Who, by the way, was John Erskine?

We in Oz believe in ďall or nothingĒ, a hundred percent or zilch. We donít do half measures or 80% or whatever it is you have done. In the case of the chess magazines we opted for zilch except for that fellow who scanned the cover of a Chess World. Thereís always going to be someone, I suppose. You agree?

We have done what we didnít say we said we would, so what about you? Where are the magazines for the 1920s and 1930s? Donít tell me you havenít got them stashed away somewhere. Your scanner broke? Your volunteers out of puff? You have those Aussies listed as national champions so they must have come from New Zealand originally or perhaps Tasmania or somewhere. That makes them your responsibility. Face it! Fair enough?

blackbishop
12-08-2021, 08:11 AM
Asian Seniors 2017.

The Veterans division (65+) was won by GM Eugenio Torres of the Philippines. David Lovejoy from Queensland came fifth.

The Seniors Division (50+) was won by IM Mahmood Lodhi of Pakistan with GM Darryl Johansen tying for second place.

NZ Chess Magazine. October 2017.

https://www.newzealandchess.co.nz/nzchessmag/pdfs/2017-10.pdf

blackbishop
12-08-2021, 08:24 PM
The Oceania Zonal Auckland 2017. Open and Womenís Tournaments.

The Open was won by Anton Smirnov. Full report plus games


NZ Chess Magazine. April 2017
https://www.newzealandchess.co.nz/nzchessmag/pdfs/2017-04.pdf

blackbishop
13-08-2021, 11:01 AM
The 124th New Zealand Chess Congress by Bill Forster

Ari Dale won the main event, the New Zealand Open, hosted by the Wellington Chess Club in January of 2017.

Round by round games and commentary by Bill Forster.

NZ Chess Magazine
https://www.newzealandchess.co.nz/nzchessmag/pdfs/2017-01.pdf

blackbishop
13-08-2021, 11:03 AM
]Spencer Crakanthorp Wins. January 1924 [/B]

New Zealand Times, Volume LI, Issue 11720, 7 January 1924, Page 3

https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/NZTIM19240107.2.13?end_date=31-12-1927&items_per_page=10&page=2&query=chess++crakanthorp&snippet=true&start_date=01-01-1923

blackbishop
13-08-2021, 11:48 AM
I looked at your nice enough web site expecting to find scans of magazines covering Spencer Crakanthorp, Cecil Purdy, Maurice Goldstein and Gunnar Gundersenís forays into your fair enough country in the late 1920ís and 1930ís. They won your ÖÖ chess championships for Mikeís sake. Who, by the way, was John Erskine?

We in Oz believe in ďall or nothingĒ, a hundred percent or zilch. We donít do half measures or 80% or whatever it is you have done. In the case of the chess magazines we opted for zilch except for that fellow who scanned the cover of a Chess World. Thereís always going to be someone, I suppose. You agree?

We have done what we didnít say we said we would, so what about you? Where are the magazines for the 1920s and 1930s? Donít tell me you havenít got them stashed away somewhere. Your scanner broke? Your volunteers out of puff? You have those Aussies listed as national champions so they must have come from New Zealand originally or perhaps Tasmania or somewhere. That makes them your responsibility. Face it! Fair enough?




Sir Les Patterson - The Don Lane Show appearance - Late Feb 1983

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v67JB7kPVWk

blackbishop
14-08-2021, 12:05 PM
The National Library of New Zealand and The National Library of Australia provide invaluable sources of information on numerous topics.

https://natlib.govt.nz/

https://www.nla.gov.au/#

blackbishop
14-08-2021, 04:03 PM
NZ Chess Congress, Nelson, December 1924 Ė January 1925

Final results. About Purdy
https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/NZTIM19250107.2.76?end_date=31-12-1925&items_per_page=10&page=11&query=chess+Crakanthorp&snippet=true&start_date=01-01-1924

blackbishop
15-08-2021, 08:31 AM
NZ Chess Congress, Dunedin, December 1925 – January 1926

This tournament was divided into two sections with the top five players in each section progressing to the final.

The Tournament begins/
https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/MS19251229.2.113?end_date=31-12-1925&items_per_page=10&page=2&query=chess+purdy&snippet=true&start_date=01-01-1924


Fifth Round. Crakanthorp and Erskine were doing well in their different sections. John Erskine was a chess problem solver and prominent member of the Melbourne Chess Club. He won the 1928/1929 NZ Congress in Wellington.

https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/WT19251231.2.76?end_date=31-12-1925&items_per_page=10&page=2&query=chess+Crakanthorp&snippet=true&start_date=01-01-1924


Section Play Concluded.

https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/MS19260104.2.5.9?end_date=01-02-1926&items_per_page=10&page=5&query=chess&snippet=true&start_date=01-12-1925&type=ARTICLE


Final Results.

https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/NZH19260107.2.104?end_date=01-02-1926&items_per_page=10&page=7&query=chess&snippet=true&start_date=01-12-1925&type=ARTICLE

blackbishop
15-08-2021, 09:34 AM
A brief history of the New Zealand Championships by Peter Stuart


https://www.poisonpawn.co.nz/chess/a-history-of-new-zealand-chess-championships/

blackbishop
15-08-2021, 10:50 AM
Up until 1934 foreign players were eligible for the New Zealand title. The eligibility rules were changed in 1935 to preclude this; John Angus Erskine (twice champion in 1929 and 1935) was born in Invercargill and was therefore eligible although he was domiciled in Melbourne. ( Wikipedia)

Gunnar Gundersen won the championship in 29/30 and in 31/32: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gunnar_Gundersen_(chess_player)

Maurice Goldstein won in 32/33: https://шахматистам.рф/Bases/Enz/G/GOLDSTEIN/informacija.pdf?read

antichrist
15-08-2021, 08:48 PM
Up until 1934 foreign players were eligible for the New Zealand title. The eligibility rules were changed in 1935 to preclude this; John Angus Erskine (twice champion in 1929 and 1935) was born in Invercargill and was therefore eligible although he was domiciled in Melbourne. ( Wikipedia)

Gunnar Gundersen won the championship in 29/30 and in 31/32: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gunnar_Gundersen_(chess_player)

Maurice Goldstein won in 32/33: https://шахматистам.рф/Bases/Enz/G/GOLDSTEIN/informacija.pdf?read




And Gunnar Gundersen was a real gunnar (unlike our Basil) with whom i share my birthday and proficiency in chess and maths. And i have also visited the Shakey Isles.