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
Glenn House (Morecambe) and Mike Surtees (Great Lever) jointly won the 2nd Colwyn Bay Congress 3rd-5th July 2015.
The prize list can be found here.
Congratulations are in order to Helen Sherwood on winning the British Ladies Correspondence Chess Championship with a score of 5.5/6!
Very well done!
Last week three school teams from Wales participated in national finals, gaining valuable experience against some of the very strongest junior players in the UK.
On June 30 and July 1 St John’s played in an EPSCA under 9s all-play-all final held at Birmingham that involved eight teams of five players. St John’s came 5th, scoring 17 out of a possible 35 point. The winners were Haberdashers’ Askes’ Boys School of Elstree, Hertfordshire.
On 2 July and 3 July The Grange, Monmouth and The Dell, Chepstow, participated in the ECF Under 11 Open finals held at Uppingham School, Rutland. This teams-of-six event involved twelve teams, five rounds, a Swiss system and game points. The Grange came equal sixth with 15.5 points, while The Dell came 10th with 13 points. The winners of this competition were Hall school, London, with 22 points.
Wales has two teams competing in this event, namely Wales Dyfed and Wales Gwent.
The composition of the teams is as follows:
Wales Dyfed - Iolo Jones (Capt), Pat Bennett, Rudy van Kemennade, Peter Bevan and Colin Gilbert
Wales Gwent - Richard Miles (Capt), David James, Lloyd Powell, John Thornton and John Bowers.
It is anticipated that Peter Bevan will provide daily updates during the tournament.
Please note that the website for Morriston Chess Club has now changed to:
The Second Merthyr Tydfil Chess Championship was held in The Dowlais Community Centre on Tuesday 23 June. 182 children from nine Primary Schools from The Borough of Merthyr Tydfil took part. Everyone played 6 games, scoring individual points, plus points for their school.
Adam Toomey from Ysgol y Graig was the individual winner, being the only player with a perfect score. Gwaunfarren Primary School were the winning School, with Ysgol y Graig in second place, and St Mary's RC Primary School (last year's winners), Treoderhyw Primary School and Edwardsville Primary School coming joint third.
Howell’s of Cardiff has retained the Welsh Schools Teams Championships, which were held at Bishop Hedley High School, Penydarren, Merthyr Tydfil, on Saturday 13 June. Its quartet of players won every match in the six round competition, and the school looks well-placed to hold onto the trophy next year, as only one player in the team, Emily Wang, is in year 6.
Sharing the runner’s up spot were St John’s Cardiff, and The Dell, Chepstow. These teams could not be separated: They had identical match points and games points, as well as a scoreline of 2-2 when they played one another.
Over the weekend 6-7 June, St John’s Cardiff secured a place in the EPSCA finals. The team-of-five, plus a playing reserve, came second in the six round semi-final played at Prestatyn. They scored 22 points out of a possible 30, and encouragingly beat the winning team 3-2.
On the last weekend of the Hay Literary Festival (29-30 May) the WCU - along with the UK-wide Chess in Schools and Communities - were invited to run a chess tent open to all-comers. At the end of those two days I was absolutely exhausted but also delighted to have participated in an exhibition that proved massively popular and successful.
From 10.00 each morning until 5.00 each afternoon we had a constant stream of visitors eager to learn the moves of the game, be taught a new opening, watch top players playing one-minute (!) chess or (mostly) just have a chance to play against one of the four of us generously, but inaccurately, billed as "The Grandmasters" !