ACC Club Champs will be two Swiss tournaments

We have changed the format of the 2021 Club Champs, Aug 30 – Nov 1. As we cannot guarantee a stable round-robin for 10 players of the A-grade, the grade will be converted to a 20-player Swiss (and probably the captain will have to take leave whenever there’s an odd number of players in the A-grade).

The full list of registrations is here, with the top 20 moving to A-grade before August 30:

Results of ACC Winter Cup A/B/C

Congrats to all winners of the Winter Cup A/B/C grades!

  • A Grade – 8 Player Round Robin
    1st Alex Huang, 2nd Mike Steadman, 3rd= Daniel Runcan, Paul Macdonald
  • B Grade – Swiss for players rated >= 1400
    1st Alphaeus Ang, 2nd Simon Lyall, 3rd= Hao Tang, Rauen Le Grange, Joe Wang, Guy John Davis
  • C Grade – Swiss for the rest of the club
    1st Mantra Bhatt, 2nd William Rui, 3rd= Annie Yue, Ayaan Vasudeva, Srirama Nimmakayala

ACC Spring Rapid registration is open

There are 56 names already in the ACC Spring Rapid tournament. Please register by writing to the club captain. Priority will be given to regular club members who attend our Monday nights. We can accommodate a maximum of 70 players for this tournament.

The schedule is Monday, Aug 16 and 23, 7:00 pm. It’s a 6-round, FIDE- and NZCF-rated tournament.

If you have already registered, please double-check your name on the Vega page

Spring Rapid and Club Champs coming soon

ACC Rapid 25+5 FIDE- and NZCF-rated tournament will be run on Aug 16 and 23, right after the Winter Cup, and on Aug 30 we will start the Club Champs (a 10-player round-robin and one big Swiss for all). Don’t forget to sign up in the club to get ahead of others when the registration becomes public 🙂

The inaugural Peter Stuart Masters tournament (Oct 2-10) to be held at ACC

Inspired by the ongoing success of the George Trundle, this new tournament also comprises four individual nine-round ten-player classical round-robin tournaments with the same ideal one round per day, starting at 2 pm, schedule. The four tournaments are known as the Masters, Qualifiers, Reserves and Talents. The entry fee is $100, only 40 players can be accommodated, so get your entry in early!

More details are on the tournament website. Organised by North Shore Chess Club, but played at ACC, 17 Cromwell Street, Mt Eden, Auckland.

Peter Stuart Masters banner

ACC is open for the Winter Cup tonight, 12/7

Quick notice: ACC is open for the Winter Cup tonight, which might start just 15 mins later due to the ongoing Trundle tournament (needs time to reset the clocks). If you’re sick or travelling and cannot play, please let the captain know before 6:30 pm. Thanks!

Team lists and schedule of the Auckland Interclub B-grade

Auckland Interclub B-grade, the five-round team tournament of several Auckland chess clubs starts this Sunday, July 4. The full schedule is below. Please also find team rosters and follow results on Google Docs,

Round 1, July 4
North Shore – Howick-Pakuranga
Papatoetoe – ACC
Summit – Waitakere

Round 2, July 25
Howick-Pakuranga – Waitakere
ACC – Summit
North Shore – Papatoetoe

Round 3, Aug 1
Papatoetoe – Howick-Pakuranga
Summit – North Shore
Waitakere – ACC

Round 4, Aug 15
Howick-Pakuranga – ACC
North Shore – Waitakere
Papatoetoe – Summit

Round 5, Sep 12
Summit – Howick-Pakuranga
Waitakere – Papatoetoe
ACC – North Shore