Due to ACW tournament, the Saturday Junior Night is cancelled today. We will continue next week on 11/18.
Congratulations to our teams who performed really well in the Auckland Interclubs this year. Back in August, on Sunday 20/08 we won the A-grade on tiebreaks after tough matches with Summit and North Shore.
On Saturday 28/10 we won the Junior (rapid) Interclubs comfortably, with two teams from ACC which came first and second ahead of North Shore and Summit. It’s been 7 years since the last time we won the Junior Interclubs. This year we had a very solid group of players born in 2009 and 2010 and some younger stars like Daqi 🙂
And on Sunday 29/10 our team drew with Summit to win the B-grade tournament!
Well done, and thanks to everyone who played for ACC! It’s a long list, but you can find the names in the detailed pairings on the following pages (click each round)
We still have one more event, the Blitz Auckland Interclubs in December, and we’ll probably have two teams playing there, A and B. We’re the defending champion for that event.
We’ve added players to the Spring Cup that starts this Monday. It’s an NZCF-rated event, not FIDE-rated.
Please let the captain know if you’re NOT playing at all. Please also let us know if we forgot your name. And as usual, please let the captain know if you’re not coming on a Monday.
Our weekly Saturday Junior Night is cancelled this Labour Weekend. We continue on Oct 28.
Alphaeus finished the tournament on 8.5/9, conceding only one draw to Everett Bishop. Hunter Po’e-Tofaeono and Everett Bishop came second on 6.5/9. On six points and third equal are Clinton Wells, Isabelle Ning, Kenneth Liu, and Yolanda Chang. Full details on Vega.
Next Monday our club is closed for the traditional Labour Day weekend event, the Merv Morrison Memorial (21-23/10). See you on Oct 30 for the Spring Cup.
The 2023 Merv Morrison Memorial will be held over the Labour Day weekend, as usual, 21-23/10. Register online at https://newzealandchess.nz/merv-morrison-memorial-2023/ — ACC venue has limited space and it’s more than half full now with early entries.
Hi guys, just a heads up we are starting next Saturday (Oct 14th). The schedule has been updated: https://www.aucklandchess.nz/saturday-night-junior-chess/
Due to the ACW tournament. We will resume next week.
It was an intense last round of the 2023 Auckland Interclub A-grade competition. ACC prepared a surprise for North Shore by bringing multi-time NZ and ACC club champion, FM Alexei Kulashko, to play on board 1, but NSCC brought their best team (when Daniel Wang was just board 5!) and beat ACC 4-2. However, ACC won the tournament on game points, with ACC, NSCC, and Summit all on 8 match points (SU beat NSCC, ACC beat SU, and NSCC beat ACC; all three won against other clubs). The tournament saw no draws — all matches were decisive. More on https://www.vegaresult.com/orion-trn/www2252/rankteam5.php
We’d like to thank all 12 players who played for ACC — FM Alphaeus Ang, Daqi Mao, WCM Isabelle Ning, Alan Winfield, Yolanda Chang, Jordan Lewis, Timothy Ha, Winston Weng, Sarah Sun, Hunter Po’e-Tofaeono, CM Alex Nagorski, and FM Alexei Kulashko. A special mention goes to WCM Isabelle Ning who won all five games in five appearances (including the important point in the last match), and FM Alphaeus Ang who scored 4 points in five games, with no losses. Team chess is great! Now let’s prepare for the B-grade Interclubs, junior Interclubs, and blitz later this year.
The 2023 Club Champs will start next Monday, the 21st of August. Entries are posted on https://www.vegaresult.com/vega/index.php?id=2435
Please check your name and let the captain know if you want to withdraw or play.