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Howick-Pakuranga CC

The winner was Howick-Pakuranga CC (left to right: Martin Dreyer, Ben Hague, Daniel Gong & Ewen Green).
Team scores: Howick-Pakuranga 52½, Auckland CC 48, North Shore 39½, Papatoetoe A 16, Papatoetoe B 4.
Best player scores: Ben Hague 15½/16, Ewen Green & Alexei Kulashko 14, Paul Garbett 13.
More photos can be found on the NZ Chess News Facebook page (no login required): NZ Chess News.
Thanks to NZ Chess News for putting up a Vega version: Lightning Teams

Howick-Pakuranga CC

Jenkins Trophy Match


Jenkins Trophy

Howick-Pakuranga CC challenged the holders, North Shore CC, at the beginning of the season. Subsequently they presented a request to ACA to reduce the number of boards to 12. This was declined. On the night, H-P turned up with the full complement (on paper) of 20 boards, including 8 titled players (to North Shore's 2), and out-rating NS on team average and on a majority of boards. Nevertheless, North Shore held on to the Jenkins Trophy, 13-7.
Thanks to NZ Chess News for putting up a Vega version with games play-through and download: Jenkins Trophy Match
Download the games here (pgn file).
More photos can be found on the NZ Chess News Facebook page (no login required): NZ Chess News.

  HOWICK-PAKURANGA   NORTH SHORE               
1 FM Ben Hague 2495 1 : 0 IM Paul Garbett 2333
2 FM Leonard McLaren 2337 0F : 1F Ralph Hart 2276
3 FM Daniel Gong 2320 1 : 0 Jeffrey McCrone 2141
4 FM Martin Dreyer 2263 ½ : ½ Paul McAvoy 2100e
5 FM Ewen Green 2250 1 : 0 Ceferino Isaac 2083
6 CM Benjamin Lim 2063 0 : 1 David Evans 2069
7 WFM Jasmine Zhang 2039 0 : 1 Antonio Krstev 2067
8 CM Paul Spiller 2038 ½ : ½ Neil Gunn 1990
9 Terry Shen 1978 1 : 0 Daniel Johns 1969
10 Andrew Janisz 1947 0F : 1F Philip Hair 1894
11 Raj Balakeyan 1922 0 : 1 Arnold van den Heuvel 1873
12 Oliver Dai 1890 ½ : ½ Winston Yao 1860
13 Leyton Hackney 1744 0 : 1 CM Richard Meng 1842
14 Anthony Power 1661 0 : 1 Andrew Li 1668
15 Anthony Booth 1621 0 : 1 Alex Pakholjuk 1572
16 Connor Hackney 1545 ½ : ½ Paul Kamberi 1563
17 David Nie 1494 ½ : ½ Allen Li 1546
18 Daniel Qiu 1377 ½ : ½ Stephen Jones 1515
19 Ying Wang 1312 0 : 1 Jeffrey Yu 1385
20 Ryan Dukeson 1307 0 : 1 Kendrick Zhang 1337
    7 : 13  

Auckland B-Grade Interclubs


Winston Weng
There was a tense battle in Round 3, because it was just possible for Howick-Pakuranga CC to overtake Auckland Chess Centre and win the event. The critical moment arrived when Winston Weng of ACC (pictured with the trophy) beat Scott Smith of Papatoetoe CC, giving ACC too many points to be caught. So Auckland Chess Centre are the winners of the B-Grade Interclubs for 2018.
Round 3
Papatoetoe CC 3-3 Auckland Chess Centre
North Shore CC 1-5 Howick-Pakuranga CC

B-Grade Interclubs
The B-Grade Interclubs event is for teams of players rated under 1800 on the NZCF rating list. We decided to keep using the March list, as the July list came out on the morning of the first round and it would have been a bit cruel to send home those players who have now gone over 1800!
Round 1
Howick-Pakuranga CC 1-5 Auckland Chess Centre
Papatoetoe CC 3-3 North Shore CC
Round 2
Auckland Chess Centre 5-1 North Shore CC
Howick-Pakuranga CC 5-1 Papatoetoe CC
Full results on Orion: B-Grade Interclubs
Lots of photos from Rounds 1 and 3 can be found on Facebook (no login required): NZ Chess News.

Auckland Junior Interclubs


Junior Interclubs

A very closely contested event ended in victory for the North Shore A team, aided by North Shore B (in third) who held up the opposition! The Auckland Red team finished second.
Full results on Orion: Junior Interclubs.
Lots of photos on Facebook (no login required): NZ Chess News.

Auckland Interschools Finals


The winners of the Interschools events in the Auckland region (East, West, South, Central, North Shore) are invited to take part in the Auckland Finals. These will be held in three sections, Primary, Intermediate and Secondary, on Wednesday 26th September, at the Auckland Chess Centre. More details and Orion links can be found on our Calendar page.

A-Grade Interclubs



Interclubs Round 3

Top board battles, AC (left) versus HP

In the third and final round on June 10th, Howick-Pakuranga narrowly beat Auckland Chess Centre, 3½ to 2½. That left both teams equal first on 12 gamepoints each. North Shore CC could have joined them in first place by beating Papatoetoe 6-0 but faltered at the last and only managed 5½-½.
The 2018 A-Grade Auckland Interclubs Champions are Howick-Pakuranga CC and Auckland Chess Centre. They share the Peter Stuart Memorial Trophy.
Full results on Orion: A-Grade Interclubs


In the second round on May 20th, Auckland duly wiped out Papatoetoe 6-0, but Howick-Pakuranga, huge favourites on rating, lost 2½-3½ to North Shore.


The first round of the Auckland A-Grade Interclubs took place on May 6th. Four teams are competing for the Peter Stuart Memorial Trophy.
Auckland managed to beat North Shore, just, with the score 3½-2½. Howick-Pakuranga were more emphatic with a 6-0 victory over Papatoetoe. The next round is on May 20th (see our Calendar for more information).

Interclubs Round 1

Top board games, NS v AC

AGM


The Annual General Meeting on March 18th confirmed Helen Milligan as President of ACA, with John McRae as Vice-President, Daniel Johns as Secretary, and Tingling Wei as Treasurer.

The AGM was followed by a committee meeting and the Minutes of both are available here (as pdf downloads):
AGM Minutes
Committee meeting
Dates of Interclub matches were set and can be found on our Calendar page. Pairings are also available.

Peter Stuart, RIP


At our first meeting of 2018 we observed a minute's silence for our departed friend and colleague, then had the sad duty of nominating someone to take over his position of President of ACA until the AGM in March.

As a fitting memorial to his long and dedicated service, we agreed to name the A-Grade Interclub trophy after him - it will henceforth be the Peter Stuart Memorial Trophy.

A Memorial Service to celebrate the life of Peter Stuart will be held at the Chapel of Forrest Funeral Services, 8 Glen Road, Browns Bay on Monday 19th February 2018 at 11 am. Everyone is welcome.

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