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Junior International Quadrangular 2012

 

December 1st and 2nd 2012 ~ Liverpool College

 

Teams from North of England, Midlands, Scotland and Wales took part in the event and this year was one of the closest on record.

 

 

Under 16

 

 

 

 

 

 

Letter

Team

A

B

C

D

Total

Posn

A

Wales

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0.5

1.5

2.5

4.5

4th

B

North

5.5

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3

6

14.5

1st

C

Scotland

4,5

3

xxxxxxxx

5

12.5

2nd

D

Midlands

3.5

0

1

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4.5

3rd

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Under 14

 

 

 

 

 

 

Letter

Team

A

B

C

D

Total

Posn

A

Wales

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7

7

6.5

20.5

1st

B

North

3

xxxxxxxx

4

6

13

3rd

C

Scotland

3

6

xxxxxxxx

5

14

2nd

D

Midlands

3.5

4

5

xxxxxxxx

12.5

4th

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Under 12

 

 

 

 

 

 

Letter

Team

A

B

C

D

Total

Posn

A

Wales

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5

7

5.5

17.5

1st

B

North

5

xxxxxxxx

8

2.5

15.5

3rd

C

Scotland

3

2

xxxxxxxx

5

10

4th

D

Midlands

4.5

7.5

5

xxxxxxxx

17

2nd

 

The U16 Section saw two teams at the top with North and Scotland both winning comfortably in round one and drawing in round two.

 

In the final round North started with a half point advantage and ensured their victory by beating the Midlands 6-0, whilst Scotland conceded three draws to Wales. Midlands just pipped Wales for third place.

 

At U14 Wales were the favourites being Robinson Cup winners and also NYCA Champions. They lived up to their reputation winning all three matches and having a margin of 6.5 points at the end. Scotland were second followed by North and Midlands although only 1.5 points separated these three.

 

The U12 section had no clear favourite and both round one games were drawn. In round two North won 8-2 against Scotland and, as Scotland and Midlands had drawn, their lead of 2.5 points looked enough. Midlands, however, were in no mood for losing and ended up beating the North 7.5-2.5. This gave Wales a chance as well and they defeated Scotland 7-3 and so pipped the Midlands by just half a point leaving North third.

 

This is the first time any Welsh team has won any section of this event!

 

100% records were gained by 5 players in U12; Jacob Bosell and Sam SmithMcGloin (M), Euan Dawson (S) Ben Choo Yin, Joshua Williams and Arjun Balasabramanian (W). At U14 this was only achieved by Joshua Fernandes (N) whilst at U16 Matthew Walsh (N) and Daniel Deary (S) also won three.

 

Thanks go to Liverpool College for hosting the event, Ian Campbell for his arbiting and all the teams for their effort over the weekend.

 

Our congratulations must be given to the Welsh Under 12 team; and also especially the under 14 team who have now crowned an incredible year:

 

July – Robinson Cup Winners

September – National Youth Champions

December – Junior Quadrangular Tournament Champions

 

 

THE WINNING TEAMS - WELSH INDIVIDUAL SCORES

  

UNDER 14

North

Midlands

Scotland

TOTAL

Ben Thomas

1

0

1

2

Nicholas Evans

1

1

0.5

2.5

Rhys Bennett

0.5

1

0.5

2

Alyssa Wang

0

1

1

2

Nyasha Katsande

0.5

1

1

2.5

Owain Davies

1

1

0.5

2.5

Owen Bennett

1

0

0.5

1.5

Elliott MacNeill

1

0.5

0.5

2

Mateusz Sieduszewski

1

0

1

2

Jamie Bell-Thomas

0

1

0.5

1.5

 

 

 

 

 

U12

 

 

 

 

Stephanie Du Toit

0

1

0.5

1.5

Daniel Siromani

0

0

0.5

0.5

Imogen Camp

0.5

0.5

1

2

Ben Choo Yin

1

1

1

3

Arjan Bolina

0.5

0.5

0

1

Joshua Williams

1

1

1

3

Mohammed Farhadi

0

0

1

1

Hugo Fowler

0

0

0

0

Chirag Guha

1

0.5

1

2.5

Arjun BalaSahramaniam

1

1

1

3

 

Kevin Staveley ~ Home Director

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