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Craig_Hall
06-06-2011, 04:19 PM
These will be in Christchurch, July 27-30 (that's Wed-Sat).

90 mins +30 secs increment, 8 rounds playing 2 rounds per day.

Entry fee and prizes TBA (waiting on sponsorship for exact figures), and NZ Master points are also on offer.

Includes the All Canterbury Champs this year as Labour Weekend is the RWC final.

Highest placed South Island resident (last 6 months) and Cantabrian will be South Island and All Canterbury champions respectively.

The Rapid will follow on the 31st (Sunday).

More details including an entry form will be available ASAP on the Canterbury CC website - I'm just waiting on the sponsorship info.

Adamski
06-06-2011, 10:18 PM
Good luck with the event, Criag. We all hope it is not disrupted by earth tremors. (I hear you had another sizeable one today.)

Qbert
08-06-2011, 07:11 AM
Will the event be FIDE rated?

heligan
08-06-2011, 07:45 AM
The NZCF Council agreed to pay for FIDE rating for all the major events (North Island, South Island, Congress) so yes, it will be FIDE-rated. Can I just remind the organisers to make sure it is registered with FIDE!

Qbert
14-06-2011, 08:56 AM
The tournament is now posted on the FIDE website:
Tournaments registered for September 2011 (2011-09-01)
NZ Seniors' Championship Auckland, New Zealand s 2011-07-01 Not Subm. N/RTD Inf.
South Island Championship Christchurch s 2011-07-27 Not Subm. N/RTD Inf.
though I notice the Trundle Masters is still not up there.

Lets hope the tournament is still going ahead after yesterday's earthquake...

Craig_Hall
14-06-2011, 10:53 PM
Have just got home after work, and stopped by the clubrooms on my way - no damage, not even pieces on the floor, so I don't think we need to worry.

Although it was the same Richter scale magnitude as Feb 22, yesterday wasn't as violent (Mercalli index, or something like that), so didn't do a lot of damage to undamaged properties - most of the damage was to already damaged properties and stuff falling off shelves etc.

Craig_Hall
22-06-2011, 04:47 PM
Earthquakes aside, I've just had confirmation of sponsorship from Dancing Waters wines and Benson Insurance Brokers, so we should be able to offer both events (Championship and Rapid) as Think Big Grand Prix Class One events.

Will also have a web entry form available at www.chess.org.nz so players can enter that way if they wish.

Tony Dowden
22-06-2011, 10:02 PM
Earthquakes aside, I've just had confirmation of sponsorship from Dancing Waters wines and Benson Insurance Brokers, so we should be able to offer both events (Championship and Rapid) as Think Big Grand Prix Class One events.

Will also have a web entry form available at www.chess.org.nz so players can enter that way if they wish.

Great news :clap: :clap: :clap:

Adamski
22-06-2011, 10:32 PM
Great news :clap: :clap: :clap:
Yes indeed - as is the news that the Bealey Ave. CCC clubrooms have not sustained major damage.

Craig_Hall
23-06-2011, 12:02 AM
Yes indeed - as is the news that the Bealey Ave. CCC clubrooms have not sustained major damage.

I think it may have been missed, but we actually sold up and moved to new premises in Tyne St, Riccarton, two years ago (July 1st marks two years). All things considered, just as well, because the former Bealey Ave clubrooms are red-stickered and will presumably be demolished.

Adamski
23-06-2011, 06:55 AM
I think it may have been missed, but we actually sold up and moved to new premises in Tyne St, Riccarton, two years ago (July 1st marks two years). All things considered, just as well, because the former Bealey Ave clubrooms are red-stickered and will presumably be demolished.
Thanks for the update Craig. I eas last in Chch over 2 years ago now so was out of touch.

Brian_Jones
23-06-2011, 08:37 AM
I think it may have been missed, but we actually sold up and moved to new premises in Tyne St, Riccarton, two years ago (July 1st marks two years). All things considered, just as well, because the former Bealey Ave clubrooms are red-stickered and will presumably be demolished.

Nice premises, upstairs in modern light industrial estate. Close to shopping centre.

It was a good venue for the Oceania/NZ Seniors Championship last year. Some of the old blokes walked there through Hagley Park! ;)

ChrisBurns
25-06-2011, 12:18 PM
It is good that the start times for the 2nd rounds are at 3.00pm, I played in the NI and the start time was 2.30pm and then went to Waitakere where they made it 2.00pm:eek: Some times the 1st round overlapped the 2nd round and it was a mad rush to gobble some lunch to make back in time (these tournaments had the same 1st round start times of 9.30am).It is quite unique to see a rapid with the 20min+10sec a move increment.

Tony Dowden
25-06-2011, 11:05 PM
It is good that the start times for the 2nd rounds are at 3.00pm, I played in the NI and the start time was 2.30pm and then went to Waitakere where they made it 2.00pm:eek: Some times the 1st round overlapped the 2nd round and it was a mad rush to gobble some lunch to make back in time (these tournaments had the same 1st round start times of 9.30am).It is quite unique to see a rapid with the 20min+10sec a move increment.

Lol, you have it easy in good ol' NZ. Wait until they put three rounds - even four once(!) - rounds of 'classical' chess into the same day! Very taxing for the over 40's brigade ...

Craig_Hall
26-06-2011, 01:33 AM
It is good that the start times for the 2nd rounds are at 3.00pm, I played in the NI and the start time was 2.30pm and then went to Waitakere where they made it 2.00pm:eek: Some times the 1st round overlapped the 2nd round and it was a mad rush to gobble some lunch to make back in time (these tournaments had the same 1st round start times of 9.30am).It is quite unique to see a rapid with the 20min+10sec a move increment.

In the past. we've gone with 9:30 and 2:30, but it gets tough to arrange lunch if a game goes long (as noted). The Rapid time control is a preset on our DGTs - they don't have G25+5s, and we've played G20+10s for a few years now and it's quite reasonable, especially for allowing players to find reasonable moves in endgames.

LNah
28-06-2011, 03:49 PM
I was looking at this and found although the details are up on chess.org.nz and mentioned here, they aren't up on New Zealand chess calendar (http://www.newzealandchess.co.nz/calendar.html). Dates are there but not details or entry form.
What does it mean? I remember asking before when I wondered why I was found dates on club sites and not on the calendar page. Answer was sometimes it wasn't confirmed yet (or something to that effect)

Tony Dowden
28-06-2011, 10:29 PM
I was looking at this and found although the details are up on chess.org.nz and mentioned here, they aren't up on New Zealand chess calendar (http://www.newzealandchess.co.nz/calendar.html). Dates are there but not details or entry form.
What does it mean? I remember asking before when I wondered why I was found dates on club sites and not on the calendar page. Answer was sometimes it wasn't confirmed yet (or something to that effect)
Hi Li, I suggest you contact Helen/Heligan and ask her

Craig_Hall
28-06-2011, 10:56 PM
I think in this particular case, Helen is awaiting an entry form, which is waiting on a logo from our sponsor. The details on the Canty CC website are correct, though.

Craig_Hall
30-06-2011, 07:21 AM
Entry forms are up at the Canterbury Chess Club website, and Helen has updated the NZ Chess Calendar with details.

Tony Dowden
06-07-2011, 06:48 PM
It's great to see Christchurch hosting a major event. I hope it goes especially well. Unfortunately I can't attend but I'm hoping to make the Queenstown Classic (at the third attempt).

PS Go the Crusaders!

Adamski
06-07-2011, 07:22 PM
It's great to see Christchurch hosting a major event. I hope it goes especially well. Unfortunately I can't attend but I'm hoping to make the Queenstown Classic (at the third attempt).

PS Go the Crusaders!
Ditto to everything Tony said, except that I did once make the Qstown Classic Rapid. I have the yellow shirt to prove it. Didn't play at all well though...

flukey
18-07-2011, 04:43 PM
I've put my name down for this ... nice to play in the South Islands after a 14 or 15 year gap!!

Adamski
18-07-2011, 06:13 PM
Good luck Stephen!

Craig_Hall
18-07-2011, 10:59 PM
I've put my name down for this ... nice to play in the South Islands after a 14 or 15 year gap!!

Always good to get the best locals out for an event!

Qbert
19-07-2011, 05:41 AM
Just posted my entry fee today!

Craig_Hall
20-07-2011, 08:49 PM
Entries received to date:

Stephen Lukey
John McDonald
Quentin Johnson
Bob Clarkson
Leighton Nicholls
Ed Rains
Tim Rains
Will Undy
Simon Lyall
Bruce Gloistein
Nigel Cooper
Peter Fraemohs
Ross McKerras
Clarry Webber
Rik Hothersall
Dan Dolejs
Arie Nijman (in his 55th SI Champs)

Rumours are floating around of some Ashburton players turning out as well, and I think a few more locals will turn out on the day.

flukey
20-07-2011, 09:13 PM
Entries received to date:

Arie Nijman (in his 55th SI Champs)

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Wow Arie!!!! What a legend!!!

Adamski
21-07-2011, 12:30 AM
Wow Arie!!!! What a legend!!!
Indeed! Great to see he is still playing. I hope his health is pretty good too.

flukey
21-07-2011, 06:44 AM
Indeed! Great to see he is still playing. I hope his health is pretty good too.

Last time I saw him he looked no different than he did in the 80s!

And I'm pretty sure he won the champs for the first time a couple of years ago ... so he maybe he is just peaking now :)

Craig_Hall
21-07-2011, 10:58 PM
He tied for first last year, so at this stage, Arie is the only defending champion playing.

flukey
22-07-2011, 06:54 AM
He tied for first last year, so at this stage, Arie is the only defending champion playing.

I wonder if this is some sort of record in any sport / activity - winning a title at your 54th attempt!!!

Qbert
22-07-2011, 07:49 AM
Arie also won the title in 1999 (presumably at his 42nd attempt). By the way he may not be the only defending champion. Hamish Gold lead me to believe he was competing at the club last Wednesday - and since he didn't make any arrangement to transport the trophy up to Chch, I assume he is bringing it with him. :)

Craig_Hall
22-07-2011, 08:35 PM
Arie skipped the 2001 SI Champs, so 1999 was his 44th tournament.

Tony Dowden
23-07-2011, 06:13 PM
Entries received to date:

Stephen Lukey
John McDonald
Quentin Johnson
Bob Clarkson
Leighton Nicholls
Ed Rains
Tim Rains
Will Undy
Simon Lyall
Bruce Gloistein
Nigel Cooper
Peter Fraemohs
Ross McKerras
Clarry Webber
Rik Hothersall
Dan Dolejs
Arie Nijman (in his 55th SI Champs)

Rumours are floating around of some Ashburton players turning out as well, and I think a few more locals will turn out on the day.

:hmm: The average age must be very high! (Several seniors and a few 'super-seniors').

Go Otago!! I'm predicting Qbert and Hamish to finish 1-2. If the Blue & Golds can beat Auckand at Eden Park, then anything can happen ;)

Kaitlin
23-07-2011, 11:48 PM
When the South Island plays the North Island ..do yous Hakka ?

Craig_Hall
24-07-2011, 01:07 PM
:hmm: The average age must be very high! (Several seniors and a few 'super-seniors').

Go Otago!! I'm predicting Qbert and Hamish to finish 1-2. If the Blue & Golds can beat Auckand at Eden Park, then anything can happen ;)

Speaking of Hamish, I just received a text message from him saying that he has sent his entry, which is great news! There are 4 juniors in the list above, and I think a few more planning on entering as well.

Qbert
25-07-2011, 10:37 AM
:hmm: The average age must be very high! (Several seniors and a few 'super-seniors').

Go Otago!! I'm predicting Qbert and Hamish to finish 1-2. If the Blue & Golds can beat Auckand at Eden Park, then anything can happen ;)
At this stage any Otago participaion could be jeopardised by the weather - all the roads are closed including to the airport! But the sun is out now so hopefiully all will be well in time...

Craig_Hall
25-07-2011, 12:42 PM
I saw that, SH1 out of Dunedin is closed, and Chch airport has just reopened. Hopefully we're fine for travel and flights in tomorrow, and good to go on Wednesday, but I must say I feel like Mother Nature has it in for Chch...

flukey
25-07-2011, 03:24 PM
I saw that, SH1 out of Dunedin is closed, and Chch airport has just reopened. Hopefully we're fine for travel and flights in tomorrow, and good to go on Wednesday, but I must say I feel like Mother Nature has it in for Chch...

On a positive note, the Lytellton Volcano hasn't erupted and the snow probably has killed off any chance of bushfires ...

Have not checked the meteor situation ...

Qbert
26-07-2011, 07:04 AM
On a positive note, the Lytellton Volcano hasn't erupted and the snow probably has killed off any chance of bushfires ...

Have not checked the meteor situation ...
Yeah, just our luck - now that the Space Shuttle is decommissioned, NASA won't be able to send Bruce Willis to blow up Ceres when it kicks out of orbit and heads for Christchurch...

ChrisBurns
26-07-2011, 11:01 AM
Is there a list with the current entries as of 26 July, just interested in the numbers and how far a field they come from.I know that John McDonald from Wanganui was flying down today just hope the airport is up and running.

Craig_Hall
26-07-2011, 12:30 PM
Is there a list with the current entries as of 26 July, just interested in the numbers and how far a field they come from.I know that John McDonald from Wanganui was flying down today just hope the airport is up and running.

Same as above, + Hamish Gold, Nat McClintock and Carlssen van Rooyen, but Peter Fraemohs has had to withdraw.

LNah
26-07-2011, 10:26 PM
HI Craig, Hope all goes well with the SI champs!
What's the latest number of entries?
Simon Lyall is leaving Auckland on the 6:30am flight. Hoping thee won't be any bad weather to cancel flights or close the airport!
Good luck to all players

Craig_Hall
27-07-2011, 08:41 AM
Everyone arrived OK, although Quentin Johnson was a little late courtesy of his flight being 15 minutes late. Carlssen van Rooyen was unable to travel because of the weather and had to withdraw, but on the other hand, Seong-June Her was unable to travel to Auckland for the NZ Juniors, so is playing in this instead. We also added a few other entries on the day.

Pairings for R1:


No Name Loc Total Result Name Loc Total

1 Timothy Rains 1754 [0] : Stephen G Lukey 2332 [0]
2 John A McDonald 2114 [0] : Bruce H Gloistein 1724 [0]
3 Nigel Cooper 1721 [0] : Quentin J F Johnson 2075 [0]
4 Ross McKerras 2070 [0] : Nigel J Richardson 1705 [0]
5 Simon Lyall 1699 [0] : L Ross Jackson 1975 [0]
6 Rik Hothersall 1928 [0] : William Undy 1597 [0]
7 Robert Clarkson 1572 [0] : Arie J Nijman 1895 [0]
8 Christopher Benson 1890 [0] : Leighton Nicholls 1528 [0]
9 Michael Stevenson 1478 [0] : Hamish Gold 1874 [0]
10 Edward Rains 1844 [0] : George Aranui 1471 [0]
11 Clarry Webber 1369 [0] : Dan Dolejs 1809 [0]
12 Andrew Hamilton 1797 [0] : Seong-June Her 1346 [0]
13 Nathaniel McClintock 1311 [0] 1:0 BYE

Adamski
27-07-2011, 09:03 PM
I would love to see a mate of mine through Christian and chess circles, Ross McKerras, do well in the SI. I notice his rating is on the up! Also good luck to Quentin and Ross Jackson, who has travelled from Wellington. flukey should not need good luck wishes from me!

Keong Ang
27-07-2011, 10:04 PM
Everyone arrived OK, although Quentin Johnson was a little late courtesy of his flight being 15 minutes late. Carlssen van Rooyen was unable to travel because of the weather and had to withdraw, but on the other hand, Seong-June Her was unable to travel to Auckland for the NZ Juniors, so is playing in this instead. We also added a few other entries on the day.


How fortunate for Seong-June Her to have a tournament to play in despite the horrible winter weather!!

Craig_Hall
28-07-2011, 08:00 AM
Not sure what happened with our website, I could have sworn I uploaded the results and pairings! Have updated this morning, with a PGN of R1 & R2 (for anyone wondering how Arie Nijman lost his second game, it was on time when he forgot to move...).

Round Three Pairings:


1 Rik Hothersall 1928 [2] : Stephen G Lukey 2332 [2]
2 John A McDonald 2114 [2] : Quentin J F Johnson 2103 [2]
3 Simon Lyall 1699 [1.5] : Dan Dolejs 1809 [2]
4 Ross McKerras 2070 [1] : L Ross Jackson 1975 [1.5]
5 Christopher Benson 1890 [1] : Bruce H Gloistein 1724 [1]
6 Seong-June Her 1346 [1] : Hamish Gold 1874 [1]
7 Edward Rains 1844 [1] : Nigel J Richardson 1705 [1]
8 Andrew Hamilton 1797 [1] : William Undy 1597 [1]
9 Timothy Rains 1754 [1] : Nathaniel McClintock 1311 [1]
10 Nigel Cooper 1721 [1] : Arie J Nijman 1895 [.5]
11 Robert Clarkson 1572 [.5] : Leighton Nicholls 1528 [0]
12 Michael Stevenson 1478 [0] : George Aranui 1471 [0]
13 Clarry Webber 1369 [0] 1:0 BYE


Round Two Results:


1 Stephen G Lukey 2332 [1] 1:0 Christopher Benson 1890 [1]
2 Hamish Gold 1874 [1] 0:1 John A McDonald 2114 [1]
3 Quentin J F Johnson 2103 [1] 1:0 Edward Rains 1844 [1]
4 Dan Dolejs 1809 [1] 1:0 Ross McKerras 2070 [1]
5 Nathaniel McClintock 1311 [1] 0:1 Rik Hothersall 1928 [1]
6 L Ross Jackson 1975 [.5] 1:0 Andrew Hamilton 1797 [1]
7 Arie J Nijman 1895 [.5] 0:1 Simon Lyall 1699 [.5]
8 Bruce H Gloistein 1724 [0] 1:0 Robert Clarkson 1572 [.5]
9 Leighton Nicholls 1528 [0] 0:1 Timothy Rains 1754 [0]
10 George Aranui 1471 [0] 0:1 Nigel Cooper 1721 [0]
11 Nigel J Richardson 1705 [0] 1:0 Michael Stevenson 1478 [0]
12 William Undy 1597 [0] 1:0 Clarry Webber 1369 [0]
13 Seong-June Her 1346 [0] 1:0 BYE

ChrisBurns
28-07-2011, 02:31 PM
Thanks for the progress reports and PGN file, just briefly looking at the H Gold vs J McDonald game and saw Hamish miss an easy win with 15.Rxe5 but played 15.Rh4 instead and ended up losing.Keep the updates coming.

Adamski
28-07-2011, 11:49 PM
Thanks for your good work, Craig. i hope it is not too cold!!

Craig_Hall
29-07-2011, 08:35 AM
The PGN has been updated on the website to include yesterday's games.

Pairings for Round 5:


1 John A McDonald 2114 [3] : Stephen G Lukey 2332 [4]
2 Quentin J F Johnson 2103 [3] : Simon Lyall 1699 [3]
3 Rik Hothersall 1928 [3] : L Ross Jackson 1975 [3]
4 Ross McKerras 2070 [2.5] : William Undy 1597 [2.5]
5 Christopher Benson 1890 [2.5] : Hamish Gold 1874 [2.5]
6 Timothy Rains 1754 [2] : Arie J Nijman 1895 [2]
7 Edward Rains 1844 [2] : Bruce H Gloistein 1724 [2]
8 Dan Dolejs 1809 [2] : Nathaniel McClintock 1311 [2]
9 Nigel J Richardson 1705 [2] : Nigel Cooper 1721 [1.5]
10 Leighton Nicholls 1528 [1] : Clarry Webber 1369 [1]
11 Seong-June Her 1346 [1] : Michael Stevenson 1478 [1]
12 Robert Clarkson 1572 [.5] : George Aranui 1471 [1]
13 Andrew Hamilton 1797 [2] .5:.5 BYE

Standings:


Place Name Loc Score

1 Stephen G Lukey 2332 4
2-6 John A McDonald 2114 3
Quentin J F Johnson 2103 3
L Ross Jackson 1975 3
Rik Hothersall 1928 3
Simon Lyall 1699 3
7-11 Christopher Benson 1890 2.5
Ross McKerras 2070 2.5
William Undy 1597 2.5
Hamish Gold 1874 2.5
Andrew Hamilton 1797 2.5
12-18 Timothy Rains 1754 2
Dan Dolejs 1809 2
Nathaniel McClintock 1311 2
Nigel J Richardson 1705 2
Edward Rains 1844 2
Bruce H Gloistein 1724 2
Arie J Nijman 1895 2
19 Nigel Cooper 1721 1.5
20-24 Clarry Webber 1369 1
Seong-June Her 1346 1
Michael Stevenson 1478 1
Leighton Nicholls 1528 1
George Aranui 1471 1
25 Robert Clarkson 1572 0.5

Results for Round 4:


1 Stephen G Lukey 2332 [3] 1:0 Quentin J F Johnson 2103 [3]
2 Hamish Gold 1874 [2] .5:.5 Simon Lyall 1699 [2.5]
3 Dan Dolejs 1809 [2] 0:1 John A McDonald 2114 [2]
4 L Ross Jackson 1975 [2] 1:0 Timothy Rains 1754 [2]
5 Nigel J Richardson 1705 [2] 0:1 Rik Hothersall 1928 [2]
6 William Undy 1597 [2] .5:.5 Christopher Benson 1890 [2]
7 Nigel Cooper 1721 [1.5] 0:1 Ross McKerras 2070 [1.5]
8 Arie J Nijman 1895 [1] 1:0 Leighton Nicholls 1528 [1]
9 Clarry Webber 1369 [1] 0:1 Edward Rains 1844 [1]
10 George Aranui 1471 [1] 0:1 Andrew Hamilton 1797 [1]
11 Bruce H Gloistein 1724 [1] 1:0 Seong-June Her 1346 [1]
12 Nathaniel McClintock 1311 [1] 1:0 Robert Clarkson 1572 [.5]
13 Michael Stevenson 1478 [0] 1:0 BYE

Results for Round 3:


1 Rik Hothersall 1928 [2] 0:1 Stephen G Lukey 2332 [2]
2 John A McDonald 2114 [2] 0:1 Quentin J F Johnson 2103 [2]
3 Simon Lyall 1699 [1.5] 1:0 Dan Dolejs 1809 [2]
4 Ross McKerras 2070 [1] .5:.5 L Ross Jackson 1975 [1.5]
5 Christopher Benson 1890 [1] 1:0 Bruce H Gloistein 1724 [1]
6 Seong-June Her 1346 [1] 0:1 Hamish Gold 1874 [1]
7 Edward Rains 1844 [1] 0:1 Nigel J Richardson 1705 [1]
8 Andrew Hamilton 1797 [1] 0:1 William Undy 1597 [1]
9 Timothy Rains 1754 [1] 1:0 Nathaniel McClintock 1311 [1]
10 Nigel Cooper 1721 [1] .5:.5 Arie J Nijman 1895 [.5]
11 Robert Clarkson 1572 [.5] 0:1 Leighton Nicholls 1528 [0]
12 Michael Stevenson 1478 [0] 0:1 George Aranui 1471 [0]
13 Clarry Webber 1369 [0] 1:0 BYE

Adamski
29-07-2011, 07:20 PM
Flukey looking good.

Tony Dowden
29-07-2011, 07:47 PM
Flukey looking good.

Yes ... my one-eyed prediction of Otago sweeping all before them is looking shaky.

Go Hamish, go Quentin. Go Otago!!!

Qbert
29-07-2011, 08:34 PM
Yes ... my one-eyed prediction of Otago sweeping all before them is looking shaky.

Go Hamish, go Quentin. Go Otago!!!
Shocking: Stephen fell asleep when easily beating Ross Jackson and had to sac his way out of a mating net to salvage a draw! Picket fence prospects now zero.

Round 7 Pairings

1 Dan Dolejs 1809 [4] : Stephen G Lukey 2332 [5.5]
2 Christopher Benson 1890 [4.5] : Quentin J F Johnson 2103 [5]
3 L Ross Jackson 1975 [4.5] : John A McDonald 2114 [4]
4 Ross McKerras 2070 [3.5] : Simon Lyall 1699 [4]
5 Edward Rains 1844 [3] : Hamish Gold 1874 [3.5]
6 Timothy Rains 1754 [3] : Rik Hothersall 1928 [3]
7 Nigel J Richardson 1705 [3] : Arie J Nijman 1895 [3]
8 Andrew Hamilton 1797 [2.5] : Leighton Nicholls 1528 [3]
9 Michael Stevenson 1478 [2.5] : William Undy 1597 [2.5]
10 George Aranui 1471 [2] : Bruce H Gloistein 1724 [2.5]
11 Nathaniel McClintock 1311 [2] : Nigel Cooper 1721 [2]
12 Seong-June Her 1346 [1] : Clarry Webber 1369 [2]
13 Robert Clarkson 1572 [1.5] 1:0 BYE

Round 6 Results

1 Stephen G Lukey 2332 [5] .5:.5 L Ross Jackson 1975 [4]
2 Quentin J F Johnson 2103 [4] 1:0 Ross McKerras 2070 [3.5]
3 Rik Hothersall 1928 [3] 0:1 Christopher Benson 1890 [3.5]
4 John A McDonald 2114 [3] 1:0 Nigel J Richardson 1705 [3]
5 Arie J Nijman 1895 [3] 0:1 Dan Dolejs 1809 [3]
6 Simon Lyall 1699 [3] 1:0 Edward Rains 1844 [3]
7 Hamish Gold 1874 [2.5] 1:0 Andrew Hamilton 1797 [2.5]
8 William Undy 1597 [2.5] 0:1 Timothy Rains 1754 [2]
9 Bruce H Gloistein 1724 [2] .5:.5 Michael Stevenson 1478 [2]
10 Leighton Nicholls 1528 [2] 1:0 Nathaniel McClintock 1311 [2]
11 Clarry Webber 1369 [1] 1:0 Robert Clarkson 1572 [1.5]
12 George Aranui 1471 [1] 1:0 Seong-June Her 1346 [1]
13 Nigel Cooper 1721 [1.5] .5:.5 BYE

Round 5 Results

1 John A McDonald 2114 [3] 0:1 Stephen G Lukey 2332 [4]
2 Quentin J F Johnson 2103 [3] 1:0 Simon Lyall 1699 [3]
3 Rik Hothersall 1928 [3] 0:1 L Ross Jackson 1975 [3]
4 Ross McKerras 2070 [2.5] 1:0 William Undy 1597 [2.5]
5 Christopher Benson 1890 [2.5] 1:0 Hamish Gold 1874 [2.5]
6 Timothy Rains 1754 [2] 0:1 Arie J Nijman 1895 [2]
7 Edward Rains 1844 [2] 1:0 Bruce H Gloistein 1724 [2]
8 Dan Dolejs 1809 [2] 1:0 Nathaniel McClintock 1311 [2]
9 Nigel J Richardson 1705 [2] 1:0 Nigel Cooper 1721 [1.5]
10 Leighton Nicholls 1528 [1] 1:0 Clarry Webber 1369 [1]
11 Seong-June Her 1346 [1] 0:1 Michael Stevenson 1478 [1]
12 Robert Clarkson 1572 [.5] 1:0 George Aranui 1471 [1]
13 Andrew Hamilton 1797 [2] .5:.5 BYE


Thanks for the support, Tony!

Tony Dowden
29-07-2011, 11:13 PM
Shocking: Stephen fell asleep when easily beating Ross Jackson and had to sac his way out of a mating net to salvage a draw! Picket fence prospects now zero.

Thanks for the support, Tony!

You are welcome Quentin - 5/6 is impressive! But Hamish looks like he's in the doldrums ...

Adamski
30-07-2011, 12:08 AM
You are welcome Quentin - 5/6 is impressive! But Hamish looks like he's in the doldrums ...
Yes to both. Good to see QJ going well. Lukey falling asleep reminds me of when I saw dad's opponent at a Premier Reserve fall asleep for a good twenty minutes befoe waking up and going on to win!

LNah
30-07-2011, 12:34 AM
Based on results posted here and at the website (http://www.chess.org.nz/southisland2011.html) has Rounds 1 - 4, and 7 BYE as 1pt and rounds 5 + 6 = half point.
Since website says only half point byes allowed on rounds 1 - 4, I assume the rounds 5+6 bye are due to the odd number of players. Since the ones from rounds 1 - 4 were full 1 point BYE they were also due to the odd number of players rather than a player opting for a half point bye.

So is this a small error or can byes due to odd number of players be varied?

regards
lin
(ps sorry that I'm not au fait with chess rules - just noticed this first time)

Qbert
30-07-2011, 07:18 AM
Yes to both. Good to see QJ going well. Lukey falling asleep reminds me of when I saw dad's opponent at a Premier Reserve fall asleep for a good twenty minutes befoe waking up and going on to win!
Thanks Admski! I should point out that flukey didn't literally fall asleep. :)

Craig_Hall
30-07-2011, 08:39 AM
Based on results posted here and at the website (http://www.chess.org.nz/southisland2011.html) has Rounds 1 - 4, and 7 BYE as 1pt and rounds 5 + 6 = half point.
Since website says only half point byes allowed on rounds 1 - 4, I assume the rounds 5+6 bye are due to the odd number of players. Since the ones from rounds 1 - 4 were full 1 point BYE they were also due to the odd number of players rather than a player opting for a half point bye.

So is this a small error or can byes due to odd number of players be varied?

regards
lin
(ps sorry that I'm not au fait with chess rules - just noticed this first time)

Nobody took any half-point byes in the first 4 rounds, so the byes were assigned, full-point byes (as you correctly noticed).

However, nobody likes being assigned byes, especially travellers who have spent a fair amount of money to come and play games, so I allowed a half-point bye for each of rounds 5 and 6 since both players had good reasons for them, and neither were high in the standings.

It's not necessarily best practice, but it made players happy without making other players unhappy, so it was a good practical solution.

In other news, PGN is updated for rounds 1-6 (the page still says 1-4 but it's actually 1-6 now - will update when I upload the last round pairings).

Adamski
30-07-2011, 09:35 AM
Also good to see Chris Benson doing well. Where does he live now? In my time in the South Island it was Invercargill and Christchurch. And of course he organised that very successful tournament in the Kaikoura winery.

flukey
30-07-2011, 10:13 AM
Thanks Admski! I should point out that flukey didn't literally fall asleep. :)

I think literally falling asleep would have done far less damage to my position than the move I played ... as long as I woke up before losing on time!

Craig_Hall
30-07-2011, 11:46 AM
Chris still lives in Christchurch, still Club President and major sponsor/benefactor for which we're eternally grateful. He's living in Rolleston currently until his house in Sumner is rebuilt, and Toni (wife) and Finlay (son) are doing well.

Craig_Hall
30-07-2011, 06:10 PM
Congratulations to the 2011 South Island Champion, and All Canterbury Champion, Stephen Lukey!

Final results, standings and prizes are available on our website (in my sig). The PGN is up as well, apart from the last 4 games to finish (I will put those up tomorrow).

Many thanks to our sponsors, Dancing Water Wines and Benson Insurance Brokers - without them, the prize fund would have been much poorer!

Tony Dowden
30-07-2011, 09:18 PM
Congratulations to the 2011 South Island Champion, and All Canterbury Champion, Stephen Lukey!

Congrats Flukey :D

Adamski
31-07-2011, 12:32 AM
Congrats Flukey :D
Yes, indeed. And thanks to Craig for the update on Chris B and his excellent coverage generally.:clap:

Adamski
31-07-2011, 12:35 AM
In addition, congratulations to Quentin on his second place. Good to see a rep of the other OCC doing well!

ChrisBurns
31-07-2011, 07:24 AM
Congrats Flukey and congrats to John McDonald for being the best performing North Islander.

Craig_Hall
31-07-2011, 10:37 AM
The Rapid is underway. Just the 18 players, which is a bit disappointing since normally the Rapid attracts more locals than the Championship, but there's not a lot of crossover this year.

That said, it's always great to see who comes out of the woodwork for these events, and Roger, Scott, Brian and Nick certainly make for a tough field at the top!

Standings to date in the Rapid:


Place Name Loc Score

1-3 Roger I Nokes 2331 2
Scott Wastney 2281 2
Brian Nijman 2066 2
4-6 Arie J Nijman 1836 1.5
Simon Lyall 1536 1.5
Nick Cummings 2113 1.5
7-12 Seong-June Her 1
Renato Remaneses 1928 1
Nigel J Richardson 1775 1
Timothy Rains 1713 1
Peter Kay 1663 1
Bruce H Gloistein 1755 1
13-15 Mark Sadler 1611 0.5
Stephen Murdoch 1800 0.5
Devam Pandya 1345 0.5
16-18 Edward Rains 1608 0
Roy L Keeling 1585 0
Peter Burridge 1040 0

Tony Dowden
31-07-2011, 02:13 PM
In addition, congratulations to Quentin on his second place. Good to see a rep of the other OCC doing well!

Congrats Quentin :clap: :clap: :clap:

(I couldn't find the final results when I congratulated Stephen so I assumed the announcement from Craig was on the basis of his taking an unassailable lead).

Craig_Hall
31-07-2011, 04:25 PM
Congratulations to Scott Wastney for winning the South Island Rapid Championships! Unfortunately, Scott is not a South Island resident, so Roger Nokes picks up the title of South Island Rapid Champion. Final standings and results are now available on our website.

Qbert
01-08-2011, 05:53 AM
In addition, congratulations to Quentin on his second place. Good to see a rep of the other OCC doing well!

Congrats Quentin :clap: :clap: :clap:

(I couldn't find the final results when I congratulated Stephen so I assumed the announcement from Craig was on the basis of his taking an unassailable lead).
Thanks guys - I couldn't have done it without you :)
It was a pretty sketchy performance, as I was arguably losing at some stage in all but two games! I was forced to find some creative attacking ideas just to get out of trouble. Every round (except the 6th) I'd watch flukey polish off his opponent relaitvely quickly and I'd be struggling with pending timetrouble and a hairy position.:wall:
Congrats to Stephen for the win, John for being ruthless on the rest of the field (but kindly losing to me), Hamish for a good finish to share the u1900 prize, and Leighton Nicholls, who played well in his 1st major event to win the u1600 grade.:clap: :clap: :clap: