Monday, 29 June 2009

Chester congress report

Here's a brief report on the Chester congress which took place last weekend: Three Shropshire juniors competed in the event at the weekend. Nathanael Paul scored 3/5 in the Intermediate section, a very strong result in this section which is for players under 130 grade. Along the way he beat one player graded 128 and drew against a 129. In the Minor section (under 100 grade), Athar Mehmood scored 3.5/5 and Francis Rooney 2.5/5. Meanwhile among the adults playing, Chris Paul scored 3/5 in the Minor and Steve Rooney scored 2.5/5 in the Major - managing to draw every single game.

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

UK Chess Challenge Gigafinal

Just a reminder to all those who qualified for the Gigafinal, you should have received your entry forms by post during the past week. If for any reason you haven't, I suggest you speak to the organisers - see contact details on their website -

Thursday, 4 June 2009

Junior Academy and Fun tournament 6 June

Just a reminder that the next Shropshire Junior Chess Academy takes place on Saturday with an opportunity for some of the regulars to get their Pawn or Knight qualification! Also in the afternoon we will run a fun tournament from 1pm to 4.30pm - with cash prizes! It should be a good opportunity for a refresher for those who haven't played for a few weeks and a warm-up for Gigafinal qualifiers in the UK Chess Challenge. Both events are at Trinity School, Ford and are open to junior players of all levels.