18/12/07 Christmas at Valentines Restaurant
Santa (Tony Booth) takes a break from his normal yearly deliveries to watch "Doubles Chess" match between doubles
team Richard Aylett (out of picture) and Stan Yee, facing Paul Morten and Kees van den Bosch. Standing next to Santa is
Jim Benson, and sitting in front of Santa is Craig Blaxall. "Doubles Chess" is played with partners, having alternate moves
much like doubles tennis, and there is no "table-talk" allowed, similar to bridge or five hundred. It was a tough match,
with team Morten/van den Bosch very animated. Stan dreamt up "Doubles Chess". Earlier on in the night Stan started to set
up the pieces without the board, to Kees' bemusement, then proceeded to play him in a game. He calls that "Boardless Chess".
Photo by Stan Yee.
Peter Morten looks on, as Stan Yee and Richard Aylett play "Doubles Chess" with Paul Morten and Kees van den
Bosch. Photo by Stan Yee.
Are Paul Morten and Kees van den Bosch table-talking? Photo by Stan Yee.
Kees van den Bosch (well, most of him) and Paul Morten with some Juniors, Mum and families.
Photo by Tony Booth.
Paul Spiller, Stan Yee (having a Western-style camera shootout with Tony Booth), Karen Yee (obscured),
Richard Aylett, Carolyn, Raewyn Benson and incoming New Zealand Chess Federation Patron Jim Benson.
Photo by Tony Booth.
Juniors, Mums and families. Photo by Tony Booth.
Team Yee/Aylett, Karen Yee (obscured again), Carolyn, Raewyn Benson, Team Morten/van den Bosch and
Craig Blaxall. Photo by Tony Booth.
Incoming New Zealand Chess Federation President Paul Spiller and John McRae from Manukau-Papatoetoe
Chess Club. Photo by Tony Booth.
Howick-Pakuranga Chess Club President Peter Morten. Photo by Tony Booth.
13/11/07 Papatoetoe Juniors on the left play Howick-Pakuranga Juniors on the right, in a one-off
match over 11 boards, and Howick-Pakuranga Juniors won the match 8.5 to 2.5. On board 1 for
Papatoetoe is Hans Gao, bd 2 Denzel Filipo, bd 3 Mayur Misry, bd 4 Dalton Clark, bd 5
Michael Macolav and bd 6 Joshua Logo. On board 1 for H-P is Linus Goh, bd 2 Alexis Carlier, bd 3
Alex Pan, bd 4 Cameron Low, bd 5 Shelton Leon and bd 6 Luke Li. Photo by Craig Blaxall.
04/09/07 English Grandmaster Stuart Conquest gave a lecture at our Club. The photo was taken on
16/09/07 with Stuart on his way to winning the Devonport Rapid. He also visited our Club again on
25/09/07 to look at our Swiss Rapid tournament. Photo by Helen Milligan.
Howick-Pakuranga Chess Club Regulars
Back row: Paul Spiller, Richard Aylett, Clive Wilson, Tony Booth, Peter Morten,
Kees van den Bosch, Scott Plyler, Stan Yee and Craig Blaxall.
Seated: Linus Goh, Robert Shin, Alan Chen, Wan Xin Chen and Mathew Sutton. Photo by Stan Yee.
Paul Spiller being presented the Dr. W Fairhurst Summer Trophy 2006 by President Peter Morten. In
the background are Kees van den Bosch, Clive Wilson, Richard Aylett and Tony Booth.
Photo by Stan Yee.
Club Championship Winners & Junior Contestants
2006 Howick-Pakuranga Chess Club Champion Stan Yee with the Cup, with 2nd Richard Taylor
on the left, and 3rd= Clive Wilson (with Tony Booth who is taking the photo) on the right. Richard
and Clive were the joint Club Champions for 2005. Behind them are Peter Morten, Jim Benson,
Kees van den Bosch and Dave Smith. In front of them are Juniors Alan Chen, Alan Peng and
Ben Dowdeswell. Photo by Tony Booth.
Stan Yee being presented the Howick-Pakuranga Chess Club Championship Cup 2006 by President
Peter Morten. In the background are Paul Spiller, Matthew Sutton, Kees van den Bosch and
Richard Aylett. Photo by Stan Yee.
Wan Xin Chen being presented the Richard Sutton Junior Championship Cup 2006 by President
Peter Morten. In the background are Kees van den Bosch, Jim Benson, Clive Wilson and Matthew Sutton.
Photo by Craig Blaxall.
President Peter Morten presenting the Booth Challenge Shield 2006 to Stan Yee who came first equal
with Richard Taylor. Richard was absent. In the background are Paul Spiller (obscured),
Richard Aylett, Matthew Sutton, Kees van den Bosch and Craig Blaxall (obscured). Photo by Stan Yee.
President Peter Morten presenting the Gentil Knight Trophy 2006 to Stan Yee. In the background are
Kees van den Bosch and Clive Wilson. Photo by Stan Yee.