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
On Saturday 30 May, in a team-of-six competition for under 10 girls, Wales beat England by the impressive margin of 9.5 to 2.5. Individual scores out of two were as follows: V. Sivarajasingam 2, S. Fraser 1, N. Kalavala 1.5, M. Smith 2, H. Ray 2, N. Prasad 1.
This win was the highlight of a day’s competition at The Grange, Monmouth, that saw an under 10 boys team lose to an English team 15 to 5, and mixed under 12 and under 14 teams lose to the South East by 20.5 to 3.5 and 14.5 to 9.5, respectively.
The older teams did far better on Sunday against the South West, winning 13.5 to 10.5 in the under 14s, and 16 to 8 in the under 12s.
A team from Cathedral School, Cardiff, has won the East Glamorgan Minor League for the 2014/2015 season.
Congratulations to the following players who qualified for the Northern Gigafinal via the Cheshire & North Wales Megafinal on Sunday 31st May:
Lyla Taylor (U7 Girl)
Harry Buttle (U8 Boy)
Jonathan Osbourne (U9 Boy)
James Walker (U10 Boy)
Robert Goodwin (U10 Boy)
These players join Imogen Camp, Ifan Rathbone-Jones and Eluned Rathbone-Jones who qualified via earlier events, and those qualifying at the South Wales Megafinal, for the next stage of the Delancey Schools UK Chess Challenge - the Northern Gigafinal.
This Gigafinal will include children from all over Wales, and will take place in Manchester over the weekend of 11th/12th July, with U7-U10s playing on the Saturday and U11s and older on the Sunday.
The Cheshire & North Wales Megafinal takes place over the same weekend as the Wales v English Regions matches in Monmouth (30th-31st May), so some North Wales juniors have taken an alternative route to qualify for the next stage of the Delancey Schools UK Chess Challenge. Congratulations to the following players (so far) on their qualification for the Northern Gigafinal:
That's a 100% qualification record so far - well done! Further results will be reported after the CNW Megafinal, which will be held on Sunday 31st May.
The Netsima Neath & West Wales U11 and U9 took place this month with 34 juniors battling for first place and their chance to take away trophies and prizes. Eight schools sent pupils from Swansea and Llanelli, with Oakleigh and St Michael’s achieving the best results overall.
The individual winners were two players who also play for Glais: Gowerton’s Daniel in the under 9s and Llwynderw’s Evan Speir in the under 11s.
The 10th Ladies Olympiad is due to start on September 1st 2015. The Welsh Correspondence Chess Federation (WCCF) is currently looking for any ladies who would be willing to participate. Teams consist of four players with the entry fee of 17 euros per player.
The list of players need to be submitted by 30th June 2015 therefore if any ladies are interested in competing please notify Austin Lockwood. His email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are still a few places available on the TSK Chess Residential Course being held in the Vale of Glamorgan from Monday 10 to Friday 14 August. Full details of the Course are on the TSK Chess website www.TSKChess.com.
The WCU are offering to provide some financial subsidy for those who would like to attend - details of the subsidy available are on the application form attached.
Anyone interested in becoming a qualified arbiter should consider attending the course in Preston over the weekend 11th to 13th September. To achieve the FA (FIDE arbiter) title, you must gain arbiters norms which include (as an essential) attending an arbiters training course and passing the open book exam included as part of the course. Other norms can then be gained by arbiting at FIDE rated events. There are very few of the training courses in Britain, so if you are interested in arbiting,and would like to work towards gaining the FA title, it would be worth trying to get this essential part of the qualifying procedure completed given the current opportunity. The course fees are £230 including accommodation or £90 just for the course C(if registered before 30th June) for anyone interested. Full details are given in the Press release.
The under 9 team from The Dell, Chepstow, just failed to get through to the EPSCA finals, losing out of one of the three places up for grabs on a tie-break ruling to Bramcote Hills A from Nottingham. Both these teams, along with North London Collegiate, scored 16 points from a possible 25 in the five round, teams-of-five semi-final involving 30 teams. In this competition that took place on 16 May at Bristol Grammar School, Haberdashers' Aske's of Elstree, London, won with a score of 21 points, while Colet Court, the preparatory school of St Paul's, London, came second on 17 points.