Welsh Seniors Championship and South Wales Summer Congress
27th - 29th August
| Penarth Conservative Club
Entry Form downloadable from Events page
Entrants for Seniors and Summer Congress
PAIRINGS AND RESULTS CAN BE FOUND ON CHESS-RESULTS.COM
BYES IN BRACKETS
SENIORS: Peter Bevan, Chris Dixon, Bob Hurn, Dai James, Kevin O'Rourke, Ian Reynolds, Nigel Saunders, Robert Taylor, Rudy Van Kemenade, David Williams
OPEN: Walter Braun, Paul Bridges (1), Tom Brown, Alex Bullen, Steve Christmas (1), Lee Davis, Joe Fathallah, Guy Wagner (1), Tihana Ivekovic, Nayana Kalavala (1), Tim Kett (1), Deio Parri (1), Ian Reynolds, David Robinson, Shayanna Sivarajasingam, Venetia Sivarajasingam, Matthew Staniforth, Grzegorz Toczek, David Turner, Julie Van Kemenade
MAJOR: Stephen Bonutto, Rosie Christmas (1), Kimberly Chong, Daniel Chung, Joel Chung, John Cox (1), Gareth Davies, Scott Hammett, Benjamin Jaberansari (1), Daniel Jaberansari (1), Jeremy Jones, Richard Livermore, Callum Penny (1, 2, 3), Liam Penny (1, 2, 3), Morgan Rees, David Roberts, Keiron Roberts, Peter Watkins
As most Welsh speakers will be aware much publicity is being given at the moment to the celebration of the centenary of T Llew Jones’ birth on 11 October 1915. To commerate this event, interviews and documentaries are currently being broadcast together with a website dedicated to his memory which can be found below.
T Llew Jones was an accomplished welsh author particularly of children’s books, but he was also an important and much-loved figure in Welsh chess circles over a long period. An appreciation which appeared on the WCU website shortly after his death aged 93 in 2009 can be found here.
At the first weekend of the junior 4NCL for the 2015/2016 season, the Welsh Dragons Blue – David McIntosh, Duncan MacDonald, Rachel McIntosh and Daniel Jaberansari – won the second division. They were worthy winners, having won all five matches.
An under 14 team from South Wales, and an under 14 and an under 18 team from Cheshire & North Wales put in creditable performances at the NYCA competition held in Northampton on 26 September.
In the under 14s, South Wales came 4th on 19.5 points, 2.5 points ahead of fifth placed Cheshire & North Wales. Kent won this section involving seven teams, with 28.5 points, with Sussex taking second spot with 27.5 points and Berkshire third with 23 points.
Just three teams took part in the under 18s. Sussex won with 18.5 points, Cheshire & North Wales came second on 14 points, and Yorkshire came third with 3.5 points.
The Swansea and West Wales Newcomer Tournament will soon be taking place on the 28th November at Sketty Primary School.
A new tournament targeting newcomers, it provides medals for the U11 and U9 for players who played well or were good sports, but didn't necessarily score high. In the U15 section, there is a grading limit of 1000 and a grading prize for the highest under 900 graded player.
If you are interested in taking part, please contact Hywel Griffiths (tel. no. 07985 923799) or (email email@example.com).
The games from the 1st Welsh Seniors and the South Wales Summer Open held at Rougemont School 28th-31st August can now be downloded from here.
The September 2015 Junior Rapidplay Rating List is now avaiable together with a document which explains how the Junior Rapidplay Ratings work.
These can be viewed here.
On Saturday 14 November, The Grange, Monmouth, will host a regional qualifier of a new event, the ECF Under 13 Open. This competition is open to teams-of-four, is designed to bridge the gap between the under 11 and under 19 ECF opens, and is for children in year 8 and below. The winner and the runner-up will go through to national finals, which will be played before Easter 2016. The competition will start at 11 a.m., will involve four rounds, and players will have 40 minutes on the clock.
Schools that are interested in entering one or more teams should contact Richard Stevenson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Note that the Welsh Secondary Schools Championships will take place a fortnight after this, on Saturday 28 November.