This section will be for the kids in terms of hints and tips to make them better players. Watch this space!
Oct Competition signed up so far - 13 so far
So far for the Sun 13th Oct chess competition at Ashton we have
Jess Caton, James Cooper, Austin Butterworth, Patrick Shaw, Dylan Crothers, Sithun De Silva, Kyle Dissanayake, Oliver Cheshire in the Primary event.
In the senior event we have Ethan Lancaster, William Hardman-Elliott, Shawn Dissanayake, Lawrence Moustafa and Adam Hamer.
Chess Group on Columbus cruise ship
A few of my chess group on the cruise during 'at sea' days. Even made it into the daily programme of activities. Yes I know I supposed to be having a break!!
None of the group had played much before and after 3 or 4 lessons were playing full games. I must have been doing something right because they kept coming back.
Lawrence Moustafa - Northern Challengers
A wonderful performance from Lawrence Moustafa at the Northern Challengers (the near miss competition from the Gigafinal). Ranked 24th out of 54 he finished with a magnificent 4 out of 6 and a 9th place finish just missing out on a Terrafinal place.
|Year of birth||2009|
|1||24||52||Amoako Selikem Philip Jude||0||Oxfordshire||3,5||s 1|
|2||5||7||Surapaneni Rohit||98||Cheshire East & Manchester||4,5||w 0|
|3||15||41||Challoner Ethan||55||Cheshire West, North Wales & Wirral||3,0||s 1|
|4||9||17||Yang-Turner Fraser||80||North & West Yorkshire||2,0||w 1|
|5||7||44||Vadalia Jainill||46||Scotland West||4,0||s 1|
|6||4||11||Knight Pauly||94||Cheshire East & Manchester||5,0||w 0|
New grades out - 14 players have a grade now!
The new grades are out!!!! Remember Gigafinal not included its too late. Will need to wait until January before they count.
Chess in Schools Congress Results - 20th July 2019
An excellent final event before our summer break.
For the first time we had 3 players in the senior event which continues to show the progress our players are making.
William Hardman-Elliott had an amazing first attempt scoring 2.5 out of 5 demonstrating he is now ready for the step up to this exclusive group, he did not look out of place at all. Lawrence Moustafa and Ethan Lancaster (scored 2 out of 5) also played really well.
In the other event Sithun De Silva (private tuition) scored a brilliant 5 out of 6 and was joint 1st overall but after tie break finished 2nd after I was mistakenly told a draw in the last round would secure 1st place.
Shawn and Kyle Dissanayake (both private) after just 5 lessons remarkably scored 3.5 and 3 out of 6 respectively.
Congratulations to Jess Caton on winning best girl for the 2nd competition running. I think Jess was a little surprised!
Oliver Cheshire (2.5) and James Travis (2) both had decent competitions as well.
Just 3 Monday night chess clubs now before my holiday. Hopefully see you at the Community Centre from 6.30pm.