View Full Version : Final Rookies Shield for 2011 - 4 Sept 2011

19-08-2011, 03:23 PM
The 5th and final Rookies Shield chess event for 2011 is on Sunday 4 Sept. 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. It will also be good practice for any school kids going on to the National interschools at the end of Sept.

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).

Being the last Rookies shield event for 2011, therre will also be prizegiving for the best accumulated scores over the 5 rounds of 2011.

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.

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

04-09-2011, 08:55 PM
Again we had fantastic weather so I was very happy we had 28 entrants today, with many new faces. Richard Dare came through in 1st place with 6/7, just having 2 draws. Rick Loos came in second, and this was his first Rookies Shield. Joy Qin and Christopher Symon came 1st and 2nd in the U14 age group, Benjamin Symon and Maxim Stephens came 1st and 2nd in the U12 age group. Daniel Gong came 1st in the U10 from Aaron Taylor, and Nicole Qin was 1st in the U8s.

More details are in the standings and cross table here (http://hamiltonchess.net/events/rookies-shield/round-5-results/)