With only 2 players from Auckland and one from Hawkes Bay we were happy to get so many locals. Stanley had come all the way from Hong Kong and it was nice to see him in a NZ tournament again.
As we had 2 1-kyu players we ran the open section as a MacMahon tournament to stop the kyu players from having to play the top players. As it turned out, Adam gave several of the stronger players a fright.
Chahine won all 5 games and Stanley was second with 4 wins.
For the first time for many yeasrs we ahave been able to have a kyu section. We were hoping for 6, but 3 turned up and all were of similar srength (8 kyu - 10 kyu) which made for some close games. As we had an odd number in the open section the bye player could still get a game.
Rafick won all his games (making it a good tournament for the family).
(Copying from the club page: ... Cotton Building, Kelburn, Wellington City. To get there from The Terrace and Salamanca Road, go up Kelburn Parade (the street with the university on both sides). At the roundabout, carry on straight ahead instead of following most traffic up the hill. Almost immediately turn left into the car park or just park at the side of the road. Come into the Cotton Building and walk up ... stairs.