A reminder that we now have a casual evening on Fridays for those people who wish to play chess outside the usual Monday tournament. All ages are welcome and it will be run on the 10th and 17th of December before taking a break till February.
On Saturday the 6th of December the Papatoetoe Rapid was held. ACC players who did well were:
A Grade: 1st equal Alphaeus Ang and Daniel Gong, 2= Paul Garbett
B Grade: 1st equal Tim Ha
There was also a Junior Rapid on the Sunday that was won by Alphaeus Ang.
Club Champs Round 7
Three players Daniel Runcan, Nigel Metge and Bruce Watson went into the round sharing the lead on 5 points. A draw on the top board between Daniel and Nigel allowed Bruce to go into the lead with a Win.
We also had some new players in the tournament with David Chen and Utkarsh Shah starting and Tyleah Po’e-Tofaeono and Philli Park-Tamati back after breaks
Bruce Watson now leads the tournament with just two rounds left. He is half a point ahead of Daniel Runcan, Nigel Metge and Timothy Ha.
Upsets in Round 7
Zihao Lin beat Paul Kane
Charles Lu beat Anderson Chen
Anya Thurner beat Philli Park-Tamati
Tracey Tang beat Stephen Peak
Yolanda Chang drew with Simon Lyall
Tim Ha beat Alex Nagorski