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
42 players took part in the first Welsh Blitz Championship at Pencoed Miners Welfare Hall. An enjoyable afternoon of playing speed chess (3 mins plus 2 seconds added per move) with 11 rounds completed in just under 3 hours!
The event was won by Grandmaster Matthew Turner, 2nd and Welsh Champion - Bill Hewitt, Joint 3rd Joe Fathallah, Tim Kett, David Sands and Calum Harris who won the Under 1800 rating prize. The Under 1500 rating prize was won by Russell Dodington with Hugo Fowler winning the Junior prize.
It is hoped to arrange another Blitz event in September - watch for details.
At the ECF Girls national finals, held in St Catherine’s, Bramley, on 2-3 April, Howell’s won the under 19 and under 11 titles.
In the eight team, all-play-all final, every member of the under 11 team - Venetia Sivarajasingam, Susanna Fraser and Nayana Kalavala – won all seven of their matches, giving them a perfect 21/21. In the under 19s, the winning margin was far closer. Howell’s team, comprising Alyssa Wang, Shayanna Sivarajasingam and Neya Govindaraj, scored 17/21, just half a point ahead of North London Collegiate.
Congratulations to Tim Kett, winner of the 2016 Welsh Championships, with a score of 6/7. This is Tim’s third title, having won it outright in 2014 and sharing the title with Richard Jones in 2012. Congratulations also to Julie Van Kemenade, winner of the Welsh Ladies Championship with a score of 3/7.
Taking second place in the Championships was FM Sven Zeidler, and five players shared third: Thomas Brown, Juan Talavera Rodriguez, David Jameson, Peter Eshander, and Ben Thomas.
The highest score in the Championships section decided the winners of the under 21 and under 18s title for 2016. Ben Thomas netted both, with a score of 4.5/7. Sharing the under 16 title, with scores of 4/7 in the Open were Venetia Sivarajasingam, Shayanna Sivarajasingam and Imogen Camp.
The 2015 Tom Weston Open/Major Championship was won by GM Matthew Turner, who scored a perfect 7/7. As he is not Welsh-qualified, the Tom Weston shield is won by the highest placed Welsh qualified player. This year's award goes to Charles Summers, who scored 5/7, finishing in joint second place with Dominic Gibbs. Grading prizes were won by Paul Bridges, Guy Wagner, Sam Jukes, Roy Thomas, Shayanna Sivarajasingam, Venetia Sivarajasingam and Bill Hunt
In the John Bishop Memorial Championship, the winner was Jake Hurley (6/7). Mohamed Binesmael (5.5/7) came second and Richard Livermore (5/7) third. The grading prize was won by Stephen Bonutto.
All games from the Welsh Championship can be downloaded from here.
At the EPSCA Under 11s inter-county south zone competition held on 19th March at Clifton College, Bristol, Glamorgan came fifth and Gwent seventh out of the eight competing teams. In this team of 20 event, Glamorgan qualified for the finals by placing in the top five.
Detailed resuts can be found here
At the EPSCA inter-county south zone competition held on 12th March at Therfield School, Surrey, Glamorgan came fifth and Gwent eight out of the nine competing teams. In this team of 12 event, Glamorgan qualified for the finals by placing in the top six.
Detailed resuts can be found here
At the third and final week-end of the 2015/16 season for the junior 4NCL, Welsh Dragons Blue came third in division two, with three wins and a draw from their five matches. The Red team, playing in division 1, came fifth, with four draws and a win.