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SHump
10-01-2011, 09:55 AM
Rapid chess at the Hamilton Chess Centre
The Hamilton Chess Club is running a number of rapid play chess events at the Hamilton Chess Centre (21 Grantham St, near the Waikato Museum) from 11am to 4pm (Sunday)

Seven rounds of 15 minutes each for all your thinking time. Cash Prizes will be given for overall 1st and 2nd, the highest scoring adult, and for the best U18, U14 and U10 boy and girl players (players can only win one prize, places decided by tie-break).

Entry fees:
$15 for adults
$10 for juniors and Hamilton Chess Club members.

The prize pool is 80% of entry fees after expenses.
Be there from 11am - and there will be a 25 minute lunch break after round 3.
Please register online (http://hamiltonchess.weebly.com/hamilton-chess-centre.html)so we have an idea of numbers.

SHump
17-01-2011, 12:41 PM
Well we had a small but fun group compete in the inaugural event held in our new club location, the Hamilton Chess Centre. All agreed that the venue was excellent and will be well placed for the future of chess in Hamilton. Gary Judkins won the event overall with a pick fence score, ahead of Philip Rossiter as the best adult, with Nick Jones and Samuel Eddy the best juniors. Standings will be placed here (http://hamiltonchess.weebly.com/monthly-results.html).

Stay tuned for our next event on the club calendar (http://hamiltonchess.weebly.com/calendar.html), (Rookies Shield round 1 on 20th Feb), or catch us at the Parachute Music Festival Jan 28-30.

LNah
17-01-2011, 12:56 PM
wow that's an interesting combination... chess and parachute
Is Hamilton chess club having a tent/stall or a friendly tournament there?
For those who don't know Parachute is a christian music festival that's been held annually in Hamilton for the last few years.
Some info and instory: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parachute_music_festival
Website: http://www.parachutemusic.com/

SHump
18-01-2011, 08:23 AM
We are having a garden chess set and some regular sets available -we will probably run a simul or 2 over the few days. I am not sure if I can get volunteers to 'man' the area for Friday, but definitely Sat and Sun you will find us there (9 to 5 probably or so).

The parachute organisers are promoting a 'village green' theme, so the large chess set would be appropriate, and we can promote the club and NZ chess through it.