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Walden
15-09-2011, 01:06 PM
Standings after round 5

Chris Burns 4 points out of 4
Justin Davies 2.5 Points out of 4
John McDonald 2 points out of 4
Jack James 2 points out of 4
Mathew King 1.5 points out of 4
Mark Noble 1 point out of 1
James Stewart 0 points out of 5

last round 14th Sept
Next update 21st Sept

http://www.kiwichess.blogspot.com

Tony Dowden
15-09-2011, 07:18 PM
Good to see this event happening again. Most impressive having a GM* in the event plus several NZ Championship level (or thereabouts) players too.

I won the Palmerston North CC Ch'p in 1997 (or 1998?) but the Club went into recess some time after that.








* That is, the correspondence variety.

ChrisBurns
16-09-2011, 07:57 PM
John McDonald and me are making the weekly commute from Wanganui, approx 1 hour drive one way.The Palmerston North club now must be one of the strongest provincial CC in NZ.

Adamski
17-09-2011, 10:48 AM
Good to see this event happening again. Most impressive having a GM* in the event plus several NZ Championship level (or thereabouts) players too.

I won the Palmerston North CC Ch'p in 1997 (or 1998?) but the Club went into recess some time after that.
Cause and effect? :)

Tony Dowden
17-09-2011, 06:58 PM
Cause and effect? :)

Probably! :lol:

Tony Dowden
17-09-2011, 07:00 PM
John McDonald and me are making the weekly commute from Wanganui, approx 1 hour drive one way.The Palmerston North club now must be one of the strongest provincial CC in NZ.

I well remember the commute in the other direction from Palmie to play at the Wanganui CC. I kept it up for one season but driving for an hour in wet/icy weather in the middle of the night wasn't much fun.

Walden
21-09-2011, 09:54 PM
Standings after round 6

Chris Burns 5 points out of 5
Justin Davies 2.5 Points out of 5
John McDonald 2 points out of 4
Jack James 2 points out of 5
Mathew King 2.5 points out of 5
Mark Noble 2 point out of 2
James Stewart 0 points out of 6

last round 21st Sept
Next update 28th Sept

http://www.kiwichess.blogspot.com

ChrisBurns
29-09-2011, 12:37 PM
Just on a side note, I see that I am no longer the highest rated player in Wanganui.FM Ben Hague elo approx 2300 from England has made Wanganui his home for the time being and has popped along to the Palmerston North CC.

Walden
05-10-2011, 08:42 PM
Standings after round 8

Chris Burns 5 points out of 5
Justin Davies 3.5 Points out of 7
John McDonald 3 points out of 5
Jack James 2 points out of 7
Mathew King 3.5 points out of 7
Mark Noble 3 point out of 3
James Stewart 0 points out of 8
Ben Hague 2 points out of 2

last round 5th October
Next update 12th October

CivicChessMan
06-10-2011, 08:10 PM
Will the Championship be NZCF rated?

CivicChessMan
07-10-2011, 04:00 PM
Will the Championship be NZCF rated?
Informed that it will not be.

heligan
11-10-2011, 07:21 AM
In order to be FIDE-rated, an event must be registered with FIDE at least a month before it starts. Time controls, schedules, arbiters etc must be confirmed with NZCF in order for us to register the event. And of course you have to pay! Once registered, the event appears on the FIDE calendar, so anyone can check if it will be FIDE-rated or not (well that's the theory anyway).

By the way, Wanganui is still not an affiliated NZCF club this year (so it can't have registered players, or vote at the AGM). I have tried emailing various contacts but with no reponse (probably I have out-of-date emails). If anyone would like to put Wanganui CC back on the map, please contact me!

Walden
12-10-2011, 09:43 PM
Standings after round 9

Chris Burns 6 points out of 6
Justin Davies 3.5 Points out of 8
John McDonald 3 points out of 7
Jack James 2 points out of 7
Mathew King 3.5 points out of 7
Mark Noble 4 point out of 4
James Stewart 0 points out of 8
Ben Hague 3 points out of 3

last round 12th October
Next update 19th October

Walden
26-10-2011, 07:28 PM
Standings after round 9

Chris Burns 7 points out of 9
Justin Davies 4.5 Points out of 9
John McDonald 4 points out of 9
Jack James 2 points out of 7
Mathew King 4.5 points out of 9
Mark Noble 4 point out of 5
James Stewart 0 points out of 9
Ben Hague 5 points out of 5

last round 26th October
Next update 2nd November

Adamski
26-10-2011, 09:38 PM
Thank you Mark for these updates. It is a strong tournament for palmerston Noryh/ Wanganui. I see the English arrival is still on 100%.

Walden
29-10-2011, 06:35 AM
all good happy to put results up

ChrisBurns
02-11-2011, 10:01 AM
Matt Kings blog has more info on the results so far.http://kiwichess.blogspot.com/

Walden
02-11-2011, 08:25 PM
Standings after round 10

Chris Burns 7 points out of 9
Justin Davies 5 Points out of 10
John McDonald 4 points out of 9
Jack James 2 points out of 7
Mathew King 4.5 points out of 9
Mark Noble 5 point out of 6
James Stewart .5 points out of 10
Ben Hague 5 points out of 6

last round 2nd November
Next update 9th November

Walden
09-11-2011, 08:23 PM
Standings after round 11

Chris Burns 8 points out of 11
Justin Davies 5 Points out of 10
John McDonald 4 points out of 10
Jack James 2 points out of 7
Mathew King 4.5 points out of 10
Mark Noble 6 point out of 7
James Stewart .5 points out of 10
Ben Hague 6 points out of 7

last round 9th November
Next update 16th November

Walden
16-11-2011, 08:36 PM
Standings after round 12

Chris Burns 8 points out of 12
Justin Davies 6 Points out of 12
John McDonald 4 points out of 11
Jack James 2 points out of 7
Mathew King 4.5 points out of 11
Mark Noble 7 point out of 8
James Stewart 1.5 points out of 11
Ben Hague 7 points out of 8

last round 16th November
Next update 23rd November

Walden
30-11-2011, 09:32 PM
Standings after round 13


Ben Hague 10.5 points out of 14
Chris Burns 10 points out of 14
Mark Noble 9 point out of 11
Justin Davies 6.5 Points out of 14
John McDonald 6 points out of 13
Mathew King 5.5 points out of 13
Jack James 3 points out of 11
James Stewart 1.5 points out of 14


last round 30th November
Next update 7th December

Walden
06-12-2011, 08:50 PM
Standings after round 13


Ben Hague 10.5 points out of 14
Chris Burns 10 points out of 14
Mark Noble 9.5 point out of 12
Justin Davies 6.5 Points out of 14
John McDonald 6.5 points out of 14
Mathew King 5.5 points out of 13
Jack James 3 points out of 11
James Stewart 1.5 points out of 14


last round 6th December
Next update 7th December

Walden
14-12-2011, 08:38 PM
Final Result

Mark Noble 11.5 point out of 14
Ben Hague 10.5 points out of 14
Chris Burns 10 points out of 14
Justin Davies 6.5 Points out of 14
John McDonald 6.5 points out of 14
Mathew King 6.5 points out of 14
Jack James 3 points out of 14
James Stewart 1.5 points out of 14

Qbert
15-12-2011, 05:51 AM
congratulations Mark :clap:
good win over a tough field

Tony Dowden
15-12-2011, 09:06 PM
congratulations Mark :clap:
good win over a tough field

Yes, well done Mark :clap: :clap: (Good to see you can still move the pieces at a 'normal' pace too!)

And while congrats are going, the same to Quentin for winning the 2011 Otago Championship :clap: :clap:

Capablanca-Fan
16-12-2011, 03:15 AM
Ditto; Ben Hague is no slouch, as Mike Steadman found out. :clap:

ChrisBurns
17-12-2011, 01:44 PM
Well done Mark, it was especially good achievement considering that towards the end to play the catch up games Mark and Ben decided to play a clock simul against 3 players at a time.I was quite lucky to get a win against Ben when he was busy playing Mark Noble and Jack James at the same time.The full cross table of results is here.http://kiwichess.blogspot.com/

Tony Dowden
17-12-2011, 03:56 PM
Well done Mark, it was especially good achievement considering that towards the end to play the catch up games Mark and Ben decided to play a clock simul against 3 players at a time.I was quite lucky to get a win against Ben when he was busy playing Mark Noble and Jack James at the same time.The full cross table of results is here.http://kiwichess.blogspot.com/

Interesting to hear that games were played simultaneously.

Reminds me of my boyhood when I remember Robert Wansink playing a massive simul at the age of about 13 in a bid to win the Otago CC 'Perpetual Handicap' (awarded to the person with the biggest increase in [club] rating for the year). The practice of played simuls involving rated games was soon banned though.