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Welsh players in the e2e4 Basingstole event


October 27th – 31st


Well done to the Welsh players (adults and junior) who took part in the Major section at the recent e2e4 Chess Congress, held at the Basingstoke Country Hotel, from 27th-31st October 2012. 

In the Major Section (50 Players), Rhys Bennett came 1st with 7.5/9 and Malcolm Probert came 2nd with 6.5/7.


Some of our juniors played in the Major for the first time with Shayanna Sivarajasingam and Karanvir Lutchman Singh successfully obtaining part FIDE ratings.


Owen Bennett 5.5/9.

Stephanie du Toit 4.5/7.

Shayanna Sivarajasingam 4/9.

Neya Govindaraj 3/9.

Karanvir Lutchman Singh 1.5/5.

Aishwarya Lutchman Singh 1.5/5.

Venetia Sivarajasingam 0.5/9.


In the Masters Section (24 players), IM James Cobb came joint 2nd with 5.5/9.


Full results 


Report from Carl Bennett & Audrey Yong


Junior chess activities are generously supported by a

 grant from the

Welsh Assembly