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Wiltshire & West of England Junior Chess Championships 2011

26th-27th February

The Wiltshire and West of England Junior Championships 2011 were held at St. Joseph’s Catholic College in Swindon.  This is always a very popular event and attracted around 300 entries. The organisation is always excellent and the venue very suitable for a tournament of this scale.

There were 10 welsh juniors competing and they gave great performances.

Under 9 Section
Stephanie du Toit won Best Girl (Jnt)

Under 12 Challengers
Rhys Bennett   1st   5/6
Owen Bennett  2nd  4.5/6
Gabrielle du Toit  2/6




Under 12 Championships
Nyasha Katsande  2.5/6
Harold Nock  2/6
Jamie Bell-Thomas 1/6

Minor Under 14/ U16/ U18
Tom Thorpe  2nd  4/6



Major Under 14/ U16/ U18
Megan Owens  won Wiltshire U16 and U18 Champion + Girls Champion  3/5
( Megan’s score included a half point bye on the Sunday morning while she also achieved selection for the Somerset Under 16 County Hockey team ! )

Roshan Daniel   Grading Prize   2.5/5

Junior chess activities are generously supported by a

 grant from the

Welsh Assembly