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Published 5 February 2020

2017-8 Season News

UK Chess Challenge Midlands Gigafinal winners

8 Jul 2018. 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 2018, 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 2018, 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.

Midlands under-12s win Junior International Quadrangular Tournament

3 Dec 2017. National Junior Squad website reports. Under-12 teams from Scotland, Wales, The North, and The Midlands, a joint Midlands/Irish team and an Irish U16 team competed with a total of over one hundred players at Liverpool College. After two rounds the Midlands looked certain winners at U12 level and ran out winners with 23½ points, Wales was in the driving seat at U14 and Ireland the same in the U16. Kian Dharmasena (Cambs), Anika Khare (Leics), Joseph Hurst (Notts), and Amar Johal (Notts) won all their games for the Midlands.               

Joel Reeves and Anieshka King win at Worcester

26 Nov 2017. Joel (Redhill Primary, Worcester) had a clean sweep winning all his games. best placed female player was Anieshka King (Malvern College). The gold team medals were won by Rest of Worcestershire (Niseth Fernandez, Joel Reeves, Ted Hales and Pranav Mayilvahanan). Silver medalists were Worcestershire Junior Chess academy (Tamara Marsden, Theo Rodgers, and brothers Ethan and Eamon Tan). The Bronze medalist team from Malvern House of King's Hawford School (Joseph Dowling, lana Woollaston, Henry Lloyd-Adams and Ayrton Little) had to be separated on tie-break from their schoolmates in Kinver House.


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