View Full Version : Hamilton Rookies Shield - Round 4, 17th July 2011

07-07-2011, 02:00 PM
The 4th Rookies Shield chess event is on in just 10 days time - Sunday 17th July (in most people's school holidays, so you have no excuse!). See attached flyer.

This will be held at the Hamilton Chess Club, 21 Grantham St Hamilton, next to the Waikato museum.

We hope to see you there for another fun filled chess-playing day. We cater for those not used to playing in chess tournaments.

The chess will be fast and furious 7 games over the day, with short time controls of 15 minutes each for all your thinking time. Cash Prizes will be given as a minimum for overall 1st and 2nd, the best adult, best unrated player, and the best U18, U16, U14, U12, U10 and U8 players (players can only win one prize).

Entry fees:
$15 for adults (or just $10 if also entering a junior come on you parents take up the challenge and mix it up with your kids!)
$10 for juniors and Hamilton Chess Club members.
Be there from 11am (round 1 starts at 11.30am) and there will be a 25 minute lunch break after round 3.

Please register in advance so we know you are coming (entry fees payable on the day). Go here: http://hamiltonchess.net/events/rookies-shield/

for more details and how to register.

thanks, and hope to see many new faces. Please get in touch with me if you have any questions.

17-07-2011, 07:19 PM
We had great weather and 23 keen chess players competing and learning! The Dares are making a habit of winning this event - last round it was Lillian and today it was her son Richard Dare to come in first, with just one draw from the 7 games. Daniel Gong (U10) did very well, scoring 5/7 and coming fourth. Benjamin and Christopher Symon came 1st in U12 and U14 groups, and Aaron Wang was first in U8.

See here (http://hamiltonchess.net/events/rookies-shield/round-4-results)for full results.

The last round of the Rookies is on 4th Sept - see here (http://hamiltonchess.net/events/rookies-shield/annual-point-scores/)for annual point scores (separate prizes for overall age group winners).