Rating News 2023 Period 4

Post republished from Rowan Wood’s ‘Rating News‘. Updated rating lists avaliable on the New Zealand Ratings page, files for arbiters and organisers avaliable on the Arbiters & Organisers page.

Rating lists are now published quarterly. The four rating periods cover the calendar year, from January 1st to December 31st. Period 4 includes tournaments from October, November and December.

Twenty-four standard rated tournaments have been processed involving 396 players and 1562 games. The open tournaments are Merv Morrison Memorial, Summit Christmas Open and Auckland Interclub B. The club tournaments are Auckland Championship, Spring Cup and November Weekend, North Shore Spring (A, B), Summit Spring (A, B), Papatoetoe Championship, Mount Maunganui Championship (1, 2) and Main Event (7), Kapiti Championship, Upper Hutt Championship (A, B), Wellington Championship (A – C), Canterbury Chas L Hart Cup, Otago Championship (A2, B2) and Richard Sutton Trophy.

Twenty-six rapid rated tournaments have been processed involving 606 players and 2750 games. The open tournaments are North Island, Summit Championship (U1800, Junior), Summit U1800 and U1000 (October, December), Auckland Junior Interclub, Chess Power Super Champs (A, B), Papatoetoe Open (A – C, Junior), Taranaki Open, Wellington Estonian and Otago Summer. The club tournaments are North Shore Rapid (3) and Junior Championship, Summit Spring, Papatoetoe Joe Sapeta, Mount Maunganui December, Canterbury Arie Nijman Trophy and Junior (November, December).

Top Fifty: Alphaeus Ang gained 14 points to become the highest standard rated player on 2462 ahead of Ben Hague and Alexei Kulashko on 2455. Alphaeus Ang is top of the rapid rating list on 2412 displacing Ben Hague 2404. Anthony Ker 2372 remains third.