Chess tournament for adults, students
Kings will topple in Feilding on July 22.
Feilding's chess grandmaster Mark Noble is organising a chess tournament for adults and school students.
The special guest player will be Wellington co-champion Ross Jackson, who will play in the adult rapid tournament. Rapid chess allows 25 minutes for the game.
Mr Noble set up a chess club in the town earlier this year, which is affiliated to the New Zealand Chess Federation. He also coaches chess in eight Manawatu schools. His chess club now has about 30 regular members, and Feilding Intermediate School student Oliver Matthews has just gained a provisional New Zealand chess ranking. Once that is confirmed, he will be in the top 200 players in his age.
Mr Noble himself has just won another New Zealand chess title – the New Zealand Correspondence Championship – for the sixth time in a row. His goal is to make it seven.
Feilding's tournament will be at the Feilding Civic Centre, with juniors starting at 9am and the open rapid starting at 10am.
Entry forms available at newzealandchess.co.nz
- © Fairfax NZ News
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