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National Youth Chess Association 2010


November 13th


The National Youth Chess Association U16 and U12 was held in  Madeley, Telford

 

At the recent N.Y.C.A. County Championships our Under 12 team came joint second out of ten teams. This is their highest ever placing in this competition and only bettered by the U.16 team sharing  first place over ten years ago.


The final scores out of 48 were: Sussex 34.5, South Wales 34, Greater Manchester 34, Kent 27.5, Cheshire and North Wales 24.5, Lancashire 24.5, Yorkshire 23.5, Warwickshire 23.5, Berkshire 21.5,Staffordshire 16.5.

 

The individual scores out of four were:

Ben Thomas 4

Nicholas Evans 3

Owain Davies 2.5

Nyasha Katsande 3

Ellis Bird 1

James Baker 1.5

Rhys Bennett 4

Jamie Bell-Thomas 3

Alyssa Wang 2

Owain Bennett 3

James Evans 3

Guto Neave 4

 

Our reserve, Rhydian Downing, was also joint winner of the reserves tournament !

 

On the same day our U.16 team came seventh out of eleven. This was quite a good result, as a Cardiff junior team containing several strong U.16 players was participating in a tournament in Oxford on the same day.

 

The individual scores were:

Philippe Rodgers 1.5

Luke Kostanjsek 1.5

Varun Varma 2.5

Sam Pritchard 3

Daniel Wilmot 1

Jerry Zhou 2

Jack Brenton 0.5

Eva Los 2.5

 

 

 

Ian Eustis

Junior Director

 

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The Under 18 and Under 14 was held 25th September 2010

 

U18 Team Standings :

 

1st    Cheshire North Wales   23   

2nd   Kent   21   

3rd   Warwickshire   19½   

4=     South Wales   11   

4=     Berkshire   11   

6       Yorkshire   10½   

 

U14 Team Standings

1st     Kent   41½   

2nd   Lancashire   29½   

3rd    Sussex   26   

4       Yorkshire   24   

5       Berkshire   21½   

6=     Manchester   20½   

6=     Staffordshire   20½   

6=     Cheshire North Wales   20½   

9       South Wales   17   

10   Warwickshire   16   

 

 

Junior chess activities are generously supported by a

 grant from the

Welsh Assembly

Government

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