Monday, 7 July 2008

Success at UK Chess Challenge

Congratulations to all the Shropshire juniors who competed in the UK Chess Challenge Gigafinal at Manchester on 5/6 July. The star result was Athar Mehmood's 6 wins out of 6 to take first place in his Under 11 section and qualify for the national Terrafinal next month. Each of the juniors played six games against tough opposition from across the midlands, the north, Scotland and Northern Ireland, scoring 1 point for a win and a half for a draw. The Shropshire results were: Under 9 Girls - Laura Newey (Shrewsbury Junior Chess club) 2/6 Under 9 Boys - George Downs (Castle House school) 1.5/6 - Akash Srinivasan (Old Hall school) 1.5/6 Under 11 Boys - Athar Mehmood (Old Hall school and Newport chess club) 6/6 Terrafinal qualifier Under 12 Girls - Angelica Dean (Shrewsbury Junior Chess club) 3.5/6 Under 12 Boys - Matthew Best (Shrewsbury Junior Chess club) 2.5/6 - Sam Skubala (Oswestry school) 2/6 Under 13 Girls - Katherine Lovejoy (Shrewsbury Junior Chess club) 3.5/6 Under 13 Boys - Jonathan Newey (Shrewsbury Junior Chess club) 3/6 - Francis Rooney (Shrewsbury Junior Chess club) 3/6 Under 15 Boys - Sam Eardley (Adams Grammar) 3/6 - Christopher Lovejoy (Shrewsbury Junior Chess club) 3/6 Under 17 Boys - Alex Taylor (Adams Grammar and Newport chess club) 2.5/6 Under 18 Boys - Chris Lewis (Adams Grammar and Newport chess club) 3.5/6

Thursday, 3 July 2008

UK Chess Challenge - Gigafinal

Good luck to all the Shropshire Juniors taking part in this weekend's Gigafinal at Manchester. Results to be shown here next week.