Club Champs – Round 1

The Club champs started this week. The champs is 3 round robin grades of 10 players with a Swiss D Grade.

Results from this week

The PGN of the first round is available, thanks again to Alex Nagorski.

A Grade

  • Upsets were Danial Gong beating Michael Steadman and bottom ranked Nathen Goodhue drawing with 2nd ranked Ben Hague

B Grade

  • Brett Rider didn’t turn up allowing Alex Nagorski to get a win by default
  • The only upset was a draw by Kieth Ward over Paul Macdonald, the game had both players with huge threats (and winning positions according to the computer) before swaps left the position dead drawn.
  • Don Eade was looking good against Allen Fan though but a sudden passed pawn forced him to give up a piece.

C Grade

  • One game was postponed tonight due to both players begin unable to make it.
  • No upsets in this grade. However Scott Treanor continued his good run of recent results by beating Mike Steiner when Mike trapped is own queen on move 16 and resigned.

D Grade

  • Some late platers saw some hasty pairings on the bottom boards
  • The big upset was newcomer Puneet Kumar beating Aaron wang after Aaron blundered
  • The other main upset was Winston Weng beating Hugh Gao

The Vega website for the tournament is

Round 2

As of Sunday Night byes for Round 2 in D Grade:

  • Eric Liang
  • Erica Hu
  • Selena Hu
  • David Xu
  • Olivia Dong
  • Isaac Yuan
  • Winston Weng
  • Louie Wei is on a zero point bye unless he makes himself known before the draw.

If you are unable to play please contact Simon Lyall either via text (021 575 233) or email to contact @ . Normally you will get a half point bye. Please let us know as early as possible.

The draft draw for D grade is below. Please remember that this may change if there are additional byes

Club Champs R2 draw, D Grade