- I took some photos during round 6 and they are now online
- A reminder that there is a Junior Tournament this weekend. Entry for and links are on the 2016 Junior Rapid page.
- The author of Vega has fixed the half-point-unrated-bye bug and we can now have these
- Jingbo Wei has withdrawn from C Grade.
- I’ll probably put up a signup sheet for the Spring Rapid in the next week or two.
The Waikato Open
Several Club players went down to the Waikato Open in Hamilton over the 29th-31st of July. Out of our players Alphaeus Ang came in 1st place with Ben Hague 2nd equal. Aaron Wang and Ying Wang won grade prizes.
Results from round 6
Note: I’ve not received the PGNs for games yet so I’ll do a brief review of this rounds and expand this later
Alexei Kulashko’s run of good results was brought to and end with a loss to Bruce Watson. He is now just half a point ahead of Bruce Watson and Daniel Gong but both of them have 2 games in hand.
Allen Fan is still 1 point ahead of the field with a game in hand. However there are around 6 games not played so actual placing further down the field is hard to determine.
This grade has no undisplayed games but is still close with Hilton Jacobs half a point ahead of Sergiy Kozakeych and Pouya Seifi.
A loss by Temu Maroroa to Wayne McDougall has left Wayne and Eric Wu in 1st place.
The Vega website for the tournament is
Links to the Schedule for A,B and C grade are on the 2016 Tournaments page.
As of Wednesday Night byes for Round 7 in D Grade:
- Caroline Yan – Zero points
- Kate Song – Zero point
- Sarah Yan – Zero points
- Olivia Dong – Zero points
- Andrie Toporkov – Zero Points
- Kimberley Yuan – Zero points
- Jason Haung – Zero points
If you are unable to play please contact Simon Lyall either via text (021 575 233) or email to contact @ aucklandchess.nz . 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