Grand Prix Elite winner! - well done Jael who wins the elite tournament in an exciting finish, with Agamya top girl and Sahil best U11. Great work.
Grand Prix T5
Roll of honour: Major winner Jael, 3rd Varun
Intermediate 2nd Vishnu
So for the Grand Prix overall:
Winner: Varun, 2nd Jael, U12 Winner Rithvik, U9 winner Sahil, U7 winner Sri, U10 winner Shravan.
So overall we have 10 qualifiers for the Elite event on March 20th.
Inter club team battle - we gain promotion to division one! Link to results here.
Link to article in the New Statesman where John was interviewed here.
Grand Prix Online event 2: Jael wins the major, with Varun second and Agamya third - yes that's the top 3! Rithvik wins the Intermedate with Sahil 3rd, and George wins the Starter section - so yes we won all three sections!! Pictures of some of our winners are here.
Grand Prix Online event 1: Agamya 3rd place in the Major, Varun wins Intermediate with Rithvik Second and George takes 3rd place in the Starter section. Great performances.
Great work by our girls:
Angelica finishes 3rd (of 80) in the 'She Plays to Win' tournament. Samiksha gets BEST GIRL in the under 8 Tera Final!! (See gallery for picture). Agamya is second best girl in U18 Tera Final (8 girls in the section - 4 from our club!)
Player of the year Angelica reaches final five of 'She Plays to Win' tournament from 80 players with this crushing win.
Club awards announced:
Player of the Year: Angelica Rowe
Coaches Special Award: Rithvik Gururaj
Most Improved Player: Suhrith Yerabati
Long Service Award: Sara Hussain
Below Right: Rithvik and the Special Award
Below Left: Our player of the year Angelica.
Below Middle: Most improved player Suhrith Yerabati
Below Far right: Long Service Award Sara Hussain
Three way match against York and Offenbach ends Offenbach 8.5, York 5.5, Leeds 4. Disappointing result but some great games. Download all results and links to Leeds' games here.
In a historic online match Leeds Junior Chess Club played Offenbach juniors from Germany in a 10 board match. A tense encounter - it ended 5-5!! Time control was 45 mins.
Download results here.
Our return match v York is a sensational 9-1 win!
See a selection of the games here.
Our first ever online match against York Juniors ends with narrowest of wins! 5.5-4.5.
Club is now on line at Lichess!
Make a lichess account for free, go to community - teams and search Leeds, and ask to join the team.
UK Chess Challenge 2020 Club competition - 28 took part! Results can be found here.
Well done Fraser Yang Turner who won.
Pictures are here.
Here is a list of mega final qualifiers.
Fraser Yang Turner
Spencer Yang Turner
Christmas Blitz winners:
Beginners' Group: Sahil Agrawal
Senior Group: Aditya Krishnan
Beginners' Group Results download here
Senior Group Results Download here
Well done to Samiksha who has qualified for the London Junior Chess Championships!
Fabulous performance by Samiksha at the English Girls Chess Championships! (3.5/6 in the Under 9 section) Results link