A reminder that subscriptions are now overdue. Cost is $100 which covers 2020 and 2021. Mike Steadman will be at the Club on Monday the 8th of November to collect fees. People who don’t pay may be unable to continue playing.
Once again there were several upsets and the competition is still very open. Only 3 players are still undefeated: Daniel Runcan, Hao Tang and Don Eade. Just behind them on 2.5 are seven players including top seed Bruce Watson.
Upsets in Round 3
Max Wang beat Paul Kane Weiyang Yu beat beat Lucas Xiao Ayaan Vasudeva drew with Scott Treanor Adam Ali drew with Andersen Chen Stephen Peak drew with Richard Taylor
The 2020 Junior Interclub was played on Sunday the 1st of November.
Thank you to all the players and parents for coming along. We ended up with 5 teams playing among the 21 teams in the competition.
ACC Team A was 3rd ACC Team C was 5th ACC Team D with 9th ACC team B was 12th ACC Team E with 19th
Information for players
A quick summary of what is happening.
Start time is 9:30am (please arrive a few minutes earlier)
Finish time probably around 4pm
Lunch break around 12:30pm
Location is Lyell Creek room at Alexandra Park.
Players must be born on or after January 1st 2006
4 players per team (one reserve allowed)
Time Control 15m + 10s
5 rounds (based on last year)
Please let Simon Lyall know via text if you are running late or unable to play and tell Simon once you have arrived. There will probably be close to 80 players involved from all clubs so it’ll be a little busy.
Round 2 stirred up the tournament. 2nd ranked Gino Thorndon took a Bye while 3rd Ranked Nathan Goodhue lost an upset to Daqi Mao. There were several other upsets.
There are 10 players on 2 points, but only one (Danial Runcan) is ranked in the top 10. But there are up to (Covid allowing) seven rounds left so plenty of time for the top players to catchup.
Upsets in Round 2
Daqi Mao beat Nathan Goodhue Ayaan Vasudeva beat David Zhu Anya Thurner beat Alex Nagorski Baraa Zara beat Jordan Lewis Kenny Zhang beat Clinton Wells Weiyang Yu drew with Bevis Jiang Daksh Bhatt beat Grayson Po’e-Tofaeono Stephen Peak drew with Nigel Metge
Due to the second Covid19 lockdown Monday Night Chess has been cancelled since early August. Since chess involves close contact with many people for long periods we are unable to play unless the alert level is at Level 1.
The latest announcement by the government is that Auckland will not go to Level one till at least Wednesday the 16th of September.
With this in mind out current schedule is to start the Club Champs on Monday the 21st of September. The tournament would be:
Single Swiss Grade Covering all players
80 entries max
90 minutes plus 30s/move
FIDE and NZCF Rated
Rescheduled/shortened in the event of further lock downs
Unfortunately round-robin events are too vulnerable to disruption by missed nights or missing players. Hence we have decided to stick with a Swiss which gives us some flexibility.
Sai Somaraju beat Nico McKinlay Eric Mironov beat Eric Fan Pranav Shenoy beat Alan Leach Daqi Mao beat Clinton Wells Eden Oshri beat Sameer Khanal
Eric Mironov got his send upset in a row, an 835 point difference, although is opponent was probably a little over-rated.
Eric Mironov beat Anas Zara Charlotte Ray beat David Zhu Mantra Bhatt beat John McClory Ayaan Vasudeva beat Anderson Chen Victor Coen beat Abraham Deng
Many players took half-point byes in the last round including the 5 top seeds. This left 4 players sharing the lead on a perfect score: Hao Tang, Rauen Le Grange, Alex Nagorski and Euan McDougall. Even if rounds 4-6 are played the top seeds may not be able to catch them.
Upsets in Round 3
There were a large number of upsets in this round. 14 of the 19 boards had upsets. Eric Mironov got his 3rd upset in a row with a draw with Stephen Peak.
Ethan Sheng beat John McClory Zihao Lin beat Paul Kane Eric Mironov drew with Stephen Peak Grayson Po’e-Tofaeono beat Isabelle Ning Bao Nguyen beat Abraham Deng Ayaan Vasudeva beat Nicholas McKinlay Daqi Mao beat Anaz Zara Victor Coen beat Sylvia McDougall Hunter Po’e-Tofaeono beat Mike Steiner Hao Tang beat Richard Taylor