Raphael wins the first GZ rapid!

Our youngster Raphael was able to win the first rapid tournament in the GZ after half a year break with a perfect score:

Rank
Name
Pts
TB
1.
Raphael Niederberger
3
2.
Roland Löhr
2
3.
Roger Loup
2
1
4.
Willi Frech
Dimitrios Leventeas
6.
Georg Kradolfer
1
7.
Thomas Güldenapfel
½
8.
Janusz Barczyk
½
1

News about GZ, Swiss Team Battle, SGM and our Annual Meeting

For at least half a year we can meet every Tuesday evening in the Cafeteria of the GZ Bachwiesen (Bachwiesenstrasse 40, Zürich) and finally play chess again over-the-board!

We will start on September 29th with the kids training from 18:30 – 19:15 and continue after a break of 30 minutes at 19:45 with an open rapid tournament.

There is one parking place for us – please ask me to get the ticket for the front window or pick it from the box with the chess material. In case there is more than one driver, I would like to give the ticket “round-robin”. There are more parking areas nearby, like at the Pflegezentrum or the Freilager.

Because of the Covid-19 circumstances, we kindly ask you to register beforehand with me or Roger.
When we play chess, please respect the rules defined by the Federal Office of Public Health such as washing hands and staying home if sick. We will also take attendance every chess evening. For more guidance, please visit https://bag-coronavirus.ch and http://www.swisschess.ch/dossier-covid-19.html.
We will provide some hand sanitizer at the venue.

In the Swiss Team Battle we were able to stay in league 2 with a great 4th place! Congratulations especially to our best players Patric Müller, Clément Richet and Georg Kradolfer!
The next round will be October 6th from 19:30: https://lichess.org/tournament/VCnvUWDG
Please register in time, the more players for Letzi the better!

The SGM 2020/21 has been cancelled and will be replaced by a “SGM light”; please check out the homepage of the SSB for more details: http://www.swisschess.ch

And please do not forget to register for the annual meeting on October 13th!

Club-Cup: Georg wins the first tournament in the rapid series!

Rank
NamePts
BH
Champ. Pts
1.
Georg Kradolfer
5
25
2.
Roland Löhr
4
20
3.
Florian Heinzmann
3
11
18
4.
Dimitrios Leventeas
3
16
5.
Werner Brunner
16½
14
6.
Daniel Muster
12½
12
7.
Vladimir Kokarau
2
14
10
8.
Roger Loup
2
11½
9
9.
Julien Cretin
1
8
10.
Martin Casanova
0
7

We will continue in the Club-Cup with the championship starting 5th November 2019 – time control is like in the ZMM: 60 minutes for the whole game + 30 seconds bonus! It will be probably 5 rounds Swiss system.

The next tournament in the Rapid Competition will be early next year 7th January 2020!

All tournaments and further information: Rapid-Cup 2019/20

Vereinscup – let’s start with the winter season!

Vereinscup

Last week we already played the first round in the Vereinscup – please find all dates here or in our Google calendar.

Please send your registration for the club championships already today to Roger!

Championship
05.11.2019Round 1 (Postponed Games 12.11.2019)
26.11.2019Round 2 (Postponed Games 17.12.2019)
14.01.2020Round 3 (Postponed Games 04.02.2020)
03.03.2020Round 4 (Postponed Games 17.03.2020)
24.03.2020Round 5 (Postponed Games 14.04.2020)
Blitz
15.10.2019Tournament 1
10.12.2019Tournament 2
28.01.2020Tournament 3
31.03.2020Tournament 4
Rapid
29.10.2019Tournament 1
07.01.2020Tournament 2
10.03.2020Tournament 3
21.04.2020Tournament 4
Fun-Cup
11.02.2020Tournament 1
18.02.2020Tournament 2
07.04.2020Tournament 3
28.04.2020Tournament 4

Georg wins the second rapid tournament in our Cup!

Rank
NamePts
Buchholz
Champ. Pts
1.
Georg Kradolfer
25
2.
Willi Frech
13½
20
3.
Patric Müller
12½
18
4.
Werner Brunner
12
16
5.
Dimitrios Leventeas
3
11½
14
6.
Daniel Muster
3
10
12
7.
Martin Casanova
2
15½
10
8.
Vladimir Kokarau
2
14½
9
9.
Thomas Güldenapfel
2
13
8
10.
Julien Cretin
2
9
7
11.
Roger Loup
1
6

Round 3 will be played 2nd April 2019.

All details can be found on Chess-Results

Ian with yet another win in the Vereins-Cup!

Ian continues his impressive run and wins the first rapid tournament (5 Runden 10m+5s) in the Vereins-Cup!

Rank
NamePts
Buchholz
Champ. Pts
1.
Ian Cary
4
25
2.
Roland Löhr
13|8¼
20
3.
Thomas Schmid
13|7¼
18
4.
Werner Brunner
3
15½
16
5.
Vincenzo Serratore
3
10½
14
6.
Janusz Barczyk
11½
12
7.
Dimitrios Leventeas
10½
10
8.
Roger Loup
2
9
9.
Julien Cretin
1
8
10.
Thomas Güldenapfel
0
7

All details can be found on Chess-Results

Next round will be 5th March 2019.

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Dates of our Vereinscup 2018/19

Dear Chess Friends, the dates for our Vereinscups 2018/19 have been announced – please put them to your calendar!

Clubmeisterschaft:
13.11.2018 Round 1 (postponed games 20.11.2018)
4.12.2018 Round 2
15.1.2019 Round 3 (postponed games 29.1.2019)
5.2.2019 Round 4 (postponed games 19.2.2019)
12.3.2019 Round 5 (postponed games 19.3.2019)

Blitz:
8.1.2019 tournament 2
26.3.2019 tournament 3
16.4.2019 tournament 4

Rapid:
30.10.2019 tournament 1
5.3.2019 tournament 2
2.4.2019 tournament 3
7.5.2019 tournament 4

Fun-Cup:
18.12.2018 Christmas-tournament (2)
12.2.2019 Carnival-tournament (3)
23.4.2019 Easter-tournament (4)

Everybody is invited to join!

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No-BBQ-Rapid

Unfortunately, because of the heatwave we had to cancel the BBQ again.

Instead, we played a rapid tournament. This time, Rainer didn’t manage to bring home the title – Werner won undefeated but by Sonneborn-Berger this competition.

Julien had a great tournament and finished with 3 wins and 50%!

Rank
NamePtsSonnborn-
Berger
1.
Werner Brunner513½
2.
Rainer Schaub511
3.
Roland Löhr
4.
Julien Cretin3
5.
Georg Kradolfer
5.
Franko Rocco
7.
Roger Loup½