1. Arian Amiri 4/5 (13)
2. Rupert GLover 4/5 (10)
3. Thomas Russel 3/5
4. Venson Pangven 3/5
5. Conrad Barcley 3/5
6. Teddy Anthony 2.5/5
7. Fraser Barcley 2.5/5
8. Kinan 2/5
9. Peter Tuxen 1/5
1. Rupert GLover 5/5
2. Venson Pangven 3.5/5
3. Luke Tomiak 3/5
4.Thomas Russel 3/5
5. Peter Tuxen 2/5
6. Cameron Roker 2/5
7. Patrick Cocker 1/5
8. Hamish Lister 0.5/5
This was the last event for the summer term and as the turn up surprisingly was quite good children were divided in two groups: U6 and U8 and above.
U8 and above:
Rupert Glover (4/5) was in the lead up to the end and even his last round loss against Joshua Crook, who came second, did not make any difference, as he won the tournament by progressive score. Ben Murphy and Louis Norris gained 3.5 points. Ben won the bronze medal by decisive progressive score. Ellie Baldwin was the best girl.
U6: Arian Amiri scored a brilliant 5/5 and thus won the gold medal. Vivek Thakrar came second with 4/5 and Declan Thompson 3rd with 3.5 points. The only girl, Sabrina Anwer, came 4th with 3 points! Well done all!
|Place||Full Name||Age||G/B||Points||Prog. score|
|1||Arian Amiri||U6||B||5||Prog. score|
|Francis Mc Adie||U6||B||2|
Have a lovely summer holiday and see you all in September!
15 WLJCC members took part in the prestigious UK Chess Challenge Megafinal on 19th and 27th May: 4 winners and 2 runners-up
It was a brilliant achievement. Well done all!
Ludovica di Vincenzo
If you missed out on qualifying for this year's British Land UK Chess Challenge Megafinal, there is still a chance to do so on Saturday, 28th April. The tournament is open to children under 18 years of age on 1st September 2006.
There will be 7 rounds each of 20 minutes. Clocks may be used on the higher boards. If clocks are used the time limit will be all the moves in 10 minutes per player. If you would like to participate, please submit an entry form.
This was the last tournament for the spring term and unexpectedly 17 children turned up, of whom only 8 had signed up in advance, which made the organisation for the tournament more difficult.
Guy Cranmer managed to win his first 4 games by late "Scholar's Mate", but his last round against William Winterbotham was not so lucky. William knew how Guy has won his previous games and paid attention to Guy's opening trick, and just after the opening moves William checkmated his opponent. Children showed a good fighting spirit and some of them learnt that age difference doesn't count but the knowledge. Well done all!
Due to a half-term break many children were away, however, 5 boys turned up and played a round-robin tournament.
Guy Cranmer was a first time winner and Ralph Hankins came second after his third attempt. Adam Lomas had a winning position against Guy and could have claimed draw but decided to play on for a win and eventually lost on time.
In the third round Luke Barry missed a checkmated in one move against Guy, who proved to have strong nerves and determination.
Rupert Glover scored 4/5 and became the winner of the 19th championship! Ben and Conrad also scored same points but their progressive score was lower than Rupert's.
The last event of the year was a fine finish for Ben Murphy, who scored a perfect 5/5. Theo Tanner came clear second with 4/5 points and Isobel Warren finished third by progressive score. Well done all!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you all!
For the first time Ben Murphy shared 1st place with Elis Vandyck. Although Elis lost his last game (against Ben), he was ahead by progressive score, so by thus Elis won the tournament but decided to give the gold medal to Ben. A hard but a very kind decision indeed! Rupert Glover won his first bronze medal, note that Rupert has been a regular member of the club for a less than a year.
It was nice to see new faces in the tournament. About 8 children had their first appearance at WLJCC event.
|8||Theddeus||Felle Lu Taaya||U9||2.5|