Monday, 17 May 2010

International master to run Shropshire coaching session

Junior chess players in the county have an opportunity to attend a coaching masterclass next month with International Chess Master Andrew Martin in an event organised by Shropshire Junior Chess Academy.

As well as running a coaching sessions for some of the county’s budding chess players, the chess master will also take on all-comers in a simultaneous display involving 30 of the county’s top players.

The event takes place at Trinity Primary School, Ford on 12 June with the junior coaching session in the morning and the simultaneous chess display after lunch.

The morning coaching session costs just £6 and it is the same price for the afternoon simultaneous display. Juniors attending the whole day costs £10. Players need to register for the event in advance.

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Friday, 7 May 2010

Juniors head for gigafinal

Six Shropshire Juniors have qualified for the Gigafinal stage of the UK Chess Challenge competition after competing in a regional qualifying tournament held in Herefordshire.

The next stage takes place in Cheshire in July and includes top juniors from across the midlands and the north.

To qualify for the gigafinal the juniors had to achieve a score of 4 out of 6 games. The top boy and girl in each group also gets the title Supremo/Suprema.

UK Chess Chalenge 2010 Gigafinal qualiers

Ieuan Fenton U18 Supremo

Francis Rooney U15 Supremo

Jonathan Newey U15 runner up

Matthew Best U14 Supremo

Athar mehmood U13 Supremo

Laura Newey U11 qualifier