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The Grange hosted the Welsh Junior Championships for the under 8s, 9s, 11s and 13s over the week-end of 30-31 January 2016.
The result in the championship sections were as follows:
Under 13s: Joint first were Daniel Jaberansari, Aishwarya Lutchman Singh, Duncan MacDonald and Emily Wang
Under 11s: First Venetia Sivarajasingam, second Nayana Kalavala and third equal were Madeleine Smith and Nye Bradfield
Under 9s: First Ethan Chung, second equal Daniel Chung and Milo Davies
Under 8s: First Tom Davies, second Benjamin Jaberansari and third Alfie MacMillan
At the second week-end of the junior 4NCL ’15-16, held in Birmingham on 9-10 January, Welsh Dragons Red came second in the first division of the junior 4NCL, and Welsh Dragons Green took third in the second division.
Chirag Guha shared first place in the under 12 Major category of the London Junior Chess Championship, which was held at the Harrow Campus of Westminster University between 28th and 30th December. In this gruelling event, involving three rounds per day with a time control of 70 minutes plus 10 seconds per move, Chirag scored 7.5/9. He shared the title with Jason Covey and Anita Somton.