Salient: Victoria University Students' Newspaper. Vol. 24, No. 7. 1961.
We will try to encourage interest in the game among the more anthropoidal and unenlightened inhabitants of this academic community.
The winner of this week's game is Ross Barnett, last year's President of the V.U.W. Chess Club; the loser is Ted Frost, well-known Wellington journalist, and editor of "Chess News," New Zealand's national chess periodical. The game was played in the recent Wellington Club Summer Open Tourney, which was won jointly by Ken Steele, and John Howe, the latter being well known in some of the more questionable Varsity circles.
Last year, signs of a comeback appeared. At Canterbury a tournament team drawn from all grades put up some stirring performances. The eventual winners of the competition, Canterbury, heaved a mighty sigh of relief when They scraped home 3-1 against us. Also, towards the close of the season, the first team began cracking in the goals, while some of the tournament "Stars" displayed excellent form on promotion to higher teams.
Unfortunately the whole club receives little support on the spectator side. A few hardened supporters turn up week after week, and, as they admit, usually receive something to cheer about, but generally spectators are conspicuous by their absence.
A strong side visited Raumali South on Sunday, April 16, and beat the local "Hearts" 6-3. Scorers: P. Ellwood 2, C. Wall 2, B. Begley 4.