West London Junior Chess Club takes part in Winton Capital Junior British Chess Solving Championship 2006-2007 Organised by the British Chess Problem Society.
Today 8 children were trying to solve the WCBCSC starter problem, which was mate in two moves.
Best contributions were made by Rupert, Theo, Imran, Salman, Isobel, Nico, Ben and Toby accordingly.
For the first time Adam Sutherland won a gold medal! His brother James lost his second game against Charles Orchard, who had a good start but was so excited about beating experienced James, that he couldn't concentrate afterwards. Isobel is pushing hard and soon will be on the top three places! George Parsons' second appearance was quite promising! Ben Murphy proved again that he can do it whenever he wants to! 20 children participated and all did well!
20 entrants in all.
The Megafinal stage was a great success!Qualifiers for the Gigafinal stage are:
|Isobel Warren||U8G||5 points out of 6 games||(won a rosette and a book) 2nd place|
|Alexander Osmond||U8||4.5/6||(won a rosette and a book) 3rd place|
|Ben Murphy||U7||4/6||(won a rosette) &n
bsp; =3rd place
|Stephen Ao||U10||4/6||(won a rosette)
|Elis Vandyck||U9||3.5/6||(won a rosette) =18th place out of 55
Under 9 South-East Zone, Leatherhead, 11 March
|13||Theddeus Felle-Lu Taaya
This year's team was quite young and with very little experience. Previous year's players could not play this year for some various reasons. I could have not hoped for a much better result with the young team, although many of them had a great chance of winning. The only winners were Matthew Wheeler and Francis Pollock, James Sautherland could have scored 3/3 in all positions (especially in round one) but was unwell... To name but a few...
With a little bit more experience we could have qualified but we'll come back next year!
||1st time gold medal|
|2||Kristian Pelosi||U9 1st||4||2nd||13.5||1st time silver medal|
|3||James Sutherland||U9 2nd||4||3rd||13||1st time bronze in the main|
|4||Charles Orchard||U8 1st||3.5||4th||12.5||
|5||Joseph Langley||U8 2nd||3.5||5th||11||
|6||Edward Wootton||U7 1st||3.5||6th||9.5||
|10||Francis Pollock||U8 3rd||2.5||10th||9.5||
|11||Bethany Yarde-Leavett||U9 3rd||2.5||11th||7||
|12||Angus Pollock||U7 2nd||2||12th||7||
|13||Billy O'Harra||U7 3rd||2||13th||5.5||
|18||Jules du Chaffaut||U9||1||18th=||3||
We have new achievements this time! Results:
||1st time gold|
|2||Toby Marley||4/5||13||1st time silver|
|3||Adam Sutherland||4/5||12||2nd time bronze|
|4||Brian Leong||4/5||11||new member|
12 entries in total
The last event of the year ended up with some surprises! 8 year-old Charles Orchard and 7 year-old Joseph Langley came ahead of experienced older boys and shared 2nd place after 'veteran winner' Stephen Ao (3 gold and 3 silver medals!).
|2=||Joseph Langley||U7||3.5/5 (11)|
|2=||Charles Orchard||U8||3.5/5 (11)|
|4||Louis Norris||U9 1st||3.5/5 (10)|
|5||Ben Murphy||U7 1st||3/5 (15)|
|6||Alexander Mehta||U10||3/5 (9)|
|7=||Toby Murley||U11||3/5 (7)|
|7=||Isobel Warren||U8 2nd||3/5 (7)|
|9||Daniel Gilbert||U10||2.5/5 (9)|
|10||James Sutherland||U8 3rd||2.5/5 (8)|
|11||Harry Berry||U7||2.5/5 (6.5)|
|12||George Parsons||U7||2/5 (7)|
|13||Adam Sutherland||U10||2/5 (6)|
|14||Elis Vandyk||U9||2/5 (3)|
|1||Aashna Mehajan (G)||U10||4.5/5|
|4||Theo Tanner||U9 1st||3/5|
|5||Tanya Jaffe (G)||U11||3/5|
|9||Charles Orchard||U8 1st||2.5/5|
|10||Gabriel Brook||U8 2nd||2.5/5|
|11||Matthias Weber||U8 3rd||2.5/5|
|18||Mia Carruthers (G)||U9||1/5|
International Master and former England team player Michael Basman, known worldwide for his unique chess style, gave a simultaneous display at West London Chess Club.
Eight juniors participated in this event: Harry Burdon, Tanya Jaffe, Kristian Pelosi, Isobel Warren, Mia Carruthers, Daniel Gilbert, Luke West, Richard Waterman.
Mr Basman gave out signed chess note-books and mascots to all juniors.
1 Nicholas Dean 5/5
2 James Sutherland 4/5
3 Ben Murphy 3.5/5
4= Adam Sutherland, Isobel Warren(G), Stefan Žigi?, Theo Tanner 3/5
8= Joseph Langley, Nathan Elroy 2½/5
9 Sebastian Brewer 2/5
10 Ana Žigi? (G) 1½/5
11= Nico Pauen-Brar , Akshay Aggrawal, Aaina Aggrawal (G) 1/5
Best Girl: Isobel Warren