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Midland Juniors score at UK Chess Challenge Terafinal

15 Oct 2023. Elis Dicen and Tom Junde He from Warks scored 8½ points from 11 rounds and were placed equal first in the Under-12 tournament. Other high scorers were Adithya Vaidanathan (Warks) with 7 points in the Under-10 tournament; Kajus Mikalajunas 4th with 7½ points in the Under-14; and Karan Kukeja and Hayk Mesropyan (both Warks) with 5 points in the Under-18 tournament.

Birmingham Junior Open results

8 Oct 2023. Over a hundred junior players participated. There were four tournaments for under-11 players and three for under-18s. The winners of the U-18 tournaments were: Leonid Savinov (Solihull, Warks) and Raaghav Tirumalaikumar (Leics); Gregory Kornilovich (Coventry Chess Acad, Warks); Tom Junde He and Karan Kukreja (both Warks Jun). The under-11 winners were: Abhinandan Babu (Coventry, Warks) and Rudi Bedford (Shrops Jun); George McCumiskey (Mercia, Staffs); Adam Hazel and Yang Tan (Harbourne Blue Coats, Warks).

EJCOA National Youth Finals

9 Jul 2023. Owen Crawford (Derby) shared second place in the under-16 tournament. Denele Dicen (Coventry Chess Academy) was second equal in the under-14 tournament. The finals were held at Nottingham High School.

New Chess Academy Started in Staffordshire

7 Feb 2023.  The club runs every Monday from 1.00pm  till 2.30 pm  except Bank Holiday Mondays.  Ryecroft Home Education Junior Chess Academy venue. Ryecroft Community Hub.  28 New Forest Road Ryecroft Walsall WS3 1TR.  Organiser and Founder Maryam Yasmin  phone number  07568 145 017.  Coaching provided by Eunice and Ray Dolan.  

UK Chess Challenge Midlands Gigafinal winners

8 Jul 2019. At the first Midlands Gigafinal held at the Trident Centre, Leamington Warwickshire and Nottinghamshire juniors scored well. Elis Dicen (Warks, Under-7) and Edison Xu (Warks Under-11B) won all their games to take the first prizes in their tournaments. Other players to take first prizes without sharing were: Finlay Terry-Bowcott (Halesowen, Worcs Under-13B), Anita Somton (Notts, Under-14) Jonah Willow (Notts, Under-15), and Jacob Connor Boswell (Staffs, Under-16). The following won shared first prizes in their sections: Jude Shearsby (Warks, Under-8B), Margarita Sanchez (Warks, Under-10), Abhishekdev Ramesh (Worcs, Under-12B), Aditya Munshi (Notts, Under-14), Kishan Modi (Northants, Under-14). Full results are on the Chess-Results server.

Warwickshire Junior Open

7 Apr 2019, Alex Holowczak reports. Over fifty players competed in four tournaments. Manvith Sandhu (Hallfield Sch) was first in group A with 4½ points. In group B, Ayesha Naushahi ( K Henry VIII Sch, Birmingham) and Margarita Sanchez (Coventry Chess Acad) shared first place on 4 points. Eshaan Pasha (Hallfield Sch) won groups C with a clean score of 5 points as did Islem Mahmoud (Acocks Green Primary) in group D. Scores for all players are at Chess-Result.com.

Devan Patel wins Bloxwich Juniors UK Chess Challenge

6 Feb 2019, Ray Dolan reports. Devan was fist on 19 points and shared second placed were Dhiren Bahia and Cameron Rehmen with 18 points. The event was opened by local MP Eddie Hughes who has invited members to the House of Commons.

Warwickshire Junior Championships

25 Nov 2018. Finlay Bowcott-Terry (Halesowen) won the under-18 to under-14 tournament with 6½ points from 7 games. Manvith Sandhu (Hallfield Sch) was first with 6 points in the under-12 tournament, Jude Shearsby (Coventry Chess Acad) in the under-10 and Elis Dicen (St Patrick's Sch, Birmingham) in the under-8 made clean sweeps scoring 7 points in their tournaments. Over 80 players took part in the event organised by IO Alex Holowczak. Full results at Chess-Results.com.

Worcester Junior Winners

17 Nov 2018. Josh Clarke (The King’s School, Worcester) was overall winner with 15 points and the highest scoring player at junior school was Ethan Tan (King’s St Alban’s School, Worcester) with 13 points.


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