Tuesday, 8 May 2012

If you happen to be in the area?

The Sheffield Congress 2012 will take place at King Edward VII Upper School from Friday 29th June to Sunday 2st July. See http://www.sheffieldanddistrictchess.org.uk/congress2012 for contact and other information.

The Entry Form can be downloaded as a Word doc.
Sections: Open (inc Yorkshire Championship), Major (U171),

Intermediate (U146), Minor (U121)

Prize Money (all sections): 1st £200, 2nd £100, 3rd £60 + grading prizes

Best Game Prize: £25 (all sections)

Venue: King Edward VII Upper School (map)

Time Control: Each player has 40 moves in 1 h 40 then 20 mins to complete the game

Rd 1: 7.00pm Rd 2: 9.30am Rd 3 2.15pm Rd 4: 9.30am Rd 5 2.15pm

Entry Fee: £25 (£20 juniors)

Sunday, 6 May 2012

Didn't the juniors do well?

Match report copied below from Phill's post into the Junior Chess Club blog (I was not there this time and it sounds like I missed the most exciting Megafinal yet for RJCC). Terrific stuff.

Delancey UK Schools Chess Challenge - Mega Final 2012

The club was well represented at the Delancey UK Chess Challenge Mega Final today with eight of our players making the trip to Arden School in Knowle. William Kendell played in the under 9 category, Leo Johnson and Julien Carrouche in the under 11 category, Kai Cockrell, Parth Joshi and Jamie Kearney were in the under 12 category and in the under 13 category the club was represented by Kieran Roberts and Jonathan Payne.

All players did their best against some tough opposition and William, Leo, Julien, Jamie and Jonathan all successfully qualified for the next round, the Giga Final, but even better than that, there were some results of particular note.
Congratulations to Parth, who had a high point gaining a draw against England player Ashwin Kalyana.

Congratulations to William, who only dropped half a point in the under 9 category, finishing in first place with 5.5 and gaining the title SUPREMO, a trophy, £25 prize money and a meal out at KFC, (this last part of the prize thanks to Dad Kendell!).
Congratulations to Leo, joint first in the under 11 category with 5 points, unlucky to miss out on the prize money and title only on a count back, but still awarded a trophy.
Congratulations to Jamie, winning a trophy after being unbeaten in the under 12 category and finishing second on 5 points after gaining four wins and having draws with England players Ashwin Kalyana and Aloysius Lip in the same category.
Congratulations to Jonathan, who swept the field away in the under 13 category, having a perfect score after 5 games, and only beaten by England player Aloysius in the final round. Jonathan gained the under 13 SUPREMO title, a trophy and £25 prize money.
Well done to all and best of luck to the Giga Final qualifiers.