View Full Version : Playing chess at 7am!

31-07-2014, 09:27 PM
Had to post this not for the publicity but to show chess was played at 7am!
A couple of ppl commented that they didn't want chess games to start too early. For a few weeks I've heard some talk of an early morning chess tournament to enable them to cross over live to TVNZ's Breakfast TV show. It was in conjunction with the general release of THe Dark Horse (movie) on 31 July 2014.

So the tournament was played at Aotea square on 31 July 7-9am. Yes OUTDOORS!
Set up was done while it was still dark. The announcement about the tournamnet that was online last night has been removed. It was basically pitched as a fundraiser for the Eastern Knights Chess club. Gold coin donation for coffee
Hans Gao won the tournament.

Pic posted around 6am (https://www.facebook.com/thedarkhorsemovie/photos/a.1425782214366184.1073741829.1419258701685202/1444680202476385/) showing set up. They also had an outdoor chess set (https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bt0hXyuCAAAwL-Z.jpg:large).

1st pic in album (https://www.facebook.com/thedarkhorsemovie/photos/a.1444822179128854.1073741831.1419258701685202/1444822192462186/) shows it was still dark when they started

Chocolate from Devonport Chocolate. chocolate knight - pic 1 (https://pic.twitter.com/Xa3U2KZYUy) + pic 2 (https://pic.twitter.com/f779e9v3bg)

photo album (https://www.facebook.com/thedarkhorsemovie/photos/a.1425782214366184.1073741829.1419258701685202/1444680202476385/)

Others you'll recognise: Ewen Green (https://www.facebook.com/thedarkhorsemovie/photos/a.1444822179128854.1073741831.1419258701685202/1444823095795429/) as DoP, Hans Gao + William Zhang (https://www.facebook.com/thedarkhorsemovie/photos/a.1444822179128854.1073741831.1419258701685202/1444824995795239/), John McRae + Tony Booth (https://www.facebook.com/thedarkhorsemovie/photos/a.1444822179128854.1073741831.1419258701685202/1444824922461913/) observing

will spare you my cynical thoughts...