Saturday, 27 September 2014

2014 George Trundle Masters

One of the few International Round Robin events in Oceania, the George Trundle Masters, started today at the National Chess Centre in Devenport, New Zealand. The top section is a 10 player event, with representatives from New Zealand, Australia and Russia taking part. Top seed is IM Anton Smirnov, ahead of GM Daryl Johansen and IM Vladimir Smirnov. For the titled players (IM's Lane and Garbett included) the aim will obviously be winning the event or at least picking up some rating points. For the rest of the field, a chance at an IM norm is also on offer, although it may be a tough ask. Along side the master is the Challengers event, which is an all New Zealand affair, and I assume is a qualifier for next years event.
Event details and results are available via the New Zealand Chess Federation page. I am still looking for a link to live games (normally a feature of NZ events), but have come up short so far. If I do find it I will update this post.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Live games will start on Monday hopefully - Keong is off running the Interschools Finals this weekend!