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SHump
01-08-2011, 09:54 PM
The North Island Rapid is being organised by the Hamilton Chess Club, for the 11th Sept, so please come along and support this NZCF Nationally Rated and Think Big Stud Grand Prix level 2 event. Full details and how to register (and pay) is here (http://hamiltonchess.net/events/north-island-rapid/).

Capablanca-Fan
04-08-2011, 02:43 PM
The North Island Rapid is being organised by the Hamilton Chess Club, for the 11th Sept, so please come along and support this NZCF Nationally Rated and Think Big Stud Grand Prix level 2 event. Full details and how to register (and pay) is here (http://hamiltonchess.net/events/north-island-rapid/).
Hmm, IRC, I won the first ever North Island Rapid in Wanganui, around 1991.

SHump
05-08-2011, 02:22 PM
Hmm, IRC, I won the first ever North Island Rapid in Wanganui, around 1991.

Well done Jono - so come on back and give it another crack:)

heligan
05-08-2011, 03:05 PM
It's called the Think Big NZ Chess Grand Prix. Use of the words big and stud together is not a good thing if you want your website to get through parental blocking software...

Tony Dowden
05-08-2011, 06:21 PM
Hmm, IRC, I won the first ever North Island Rapid in Wanganui, around 1991.

I can't remember ever playing in a NI Rapid, so if I did I probably didn't win it!

SHump
12-08-2011, 08:33 AM
It's called the Think Big NZ Chess Grand Prix. Use of the words big and stud together is not a good thing if you want your website to get through parental blocking software...

hmm quite true, and thanks for pointing this out. I added the Stud part as the flyer for the event had those words next to each other in it (see attached). But I was not responsible for making this flyer, so I took it as read re the naming thingy.

Adamski
16-08-2011, 08:34 PM
It's called the Think Big NZ Chess Grand Prix. Use of the words big and stud together is not a good thing if you want your website to get through parental blocking software...
Very good point, Helen!

SHump
12-09-2011, 07:16 AM
Well we had a bumper crop of 62 keen chess players from all over the North Island come to Hamilton for a wet Sunday perfect for playing chess. Mike Steadman and Paul Garbett (5.5/6) shared equal 1st in the Open and so they share the title of North Island Rapid Champion. Roy Seabrook took out the U1800 rating group, David Chen in the U1500 and there was a 4 way tie for 1st in the U1200 (Joy Qin, Daniel Gong, Yuno Oh, Bhum Aksharamat). In the unrated junior division, we had 1 winner (Rafael Alcantara) but 7 shared equal 2nd! Full details and pictures are here (http://hamiltonchess.net/events/north-island-rapid/ni-rapid-results/)

Adamski
12-09-2011, 07:27 AM
Well done Mike and Paul. Impressive turnout too so well done to the organisers.:clap:

Max Illingworth
12-09-2011, 07:31 AM
Well done Muke and Paul. Impressive turnout foo so well done to the organisers.:clap:

+1 :clap:

Tony Dowden
12-09-2011, 09:53 PM
Adn weel din to Mike an dPasul a swell ;)

Adamski
12-09-2011, 11:37 PM
Most of my morning posts are on my mobile and I am a terrible texter!