2018 Auckland B-Grade Interclubs
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.
Papatoetoe CC 3-3 Auckland Chess Centre
North Shore CC 1-5 Howick-Pakuranga CC
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!
Howick-Pakuranga CC 1-5 Auckland Chess Centre
Papatoetoe CC 3-3 North Shore CC
Auckland Chess Centre 5-1 North Shore CC
Howick-Pakuranga CC 5-1 Papatoetoe CC