Sunday, 14 October 2007

CLP Junior Chess Championship

Chess Links Project
Junior Chess Championship

Teesside High School
Saturday 13th October

Our first individual junior chess championship of the season was well attended. Our recent new-season drive to encourage more people to participate in chess tournaments was rewarded by the appearance of around 90% of the championship being made up of players making their tournament debuts.
The entry was a 50-50 split of boys and girls. The ages ranged from six year-olds to those currently in school Year 6!

Thomas Batchelor, Becky Donaldson, Niall Garner, Adya Trivedi and Josh White all won their first two games (of five), setting up some high-class third round clashes.

Going into the last round, only Niall and Adya had maintained their maximum scores. They met in the final round and Niall powered his way through to a fine win and a memorable 5/5.
Thus, Niall took undisputed first place in the Y5 & Y6 category. Adya, despite her last-round loss, had done more than enough to earn first place in the Y4 (and under) category.

The two champions took home book prizes; all players received a certificate.

Full Scores

5/5: Niall Garner (Under-11 Champion)

4/5: Adya Trivedi (Under-9 Champion), Becky Donaldson, Ben Amos

3/5: Thomas Batchelor, Josh White, Bradley Money, Anastasia Brown, Abigail Glancey

2/5: Arunima Batra, Amelia Flaherty, Rohini Ghosh, Joe Oliver, Honour Hanson

1/5: Ryan Anscomb, Scarlett Bonas, Michael Darcy, Oscar Harding

Next Chess Links Project Event

The Chess Champion Challenge!

Two former Senior British Chess Champions are coming to Teesside High on Saturday 17th November and want to play you in a special chess challenge! Norman Stephenson and David Smith have won many chess titles and championships, including the British Senior Championship! David is the current Cleveland County Co-Champion. Norman has won the County Championship more times than any other person in history. Both players will play many games simultaneously. Their playing strength will be diluted so you should have a chance of success!
So calling all local juniors - stay tuned for further details or register your interest by leaving a comment here!

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