Straight A's for Alphaeus Ang

Sunday, July 23, 2017
Straight A's for Alphaeus Ang

Over 2 weeks in July, the Auckland Chess Club hosted 6 New Zealand title events. Remarkably 14 year old CM Alphaeus Ang finished first in all 6 events.

His list of titles were:


  • 2017 New Zealand Junior Champion
  • 2017 New Zealand Junior Rapid Champion
  • 2017 New Zealand Blitz Champion (equal with FM Daniel Gong)
  • 2017 North Island Champion (Open)
  • 2017 North Island Rapid Champion (equal with FM Ben Hague)
  • 2017 North Island Blitz Champion


242 players played in the 6 events, which were held at the Auckland Chess Club clubhouse. 

(Report by Helen Milligan)