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by John Higgs
Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Cadet Chess Championship 2018
Replies: 75
Views: 6179

Re: World Cadet Chess Championship 2018

Good luck to all 14 England juniors - round 8 today at 4.30pm local time.

A number of our players are on live boards:

https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-tournaments/
by John Higgs
Mon Nov 12, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Cadet Chess Championship 2018
Replies: 75
Views: 6179

Re: World Cadet Chess Championship 2018

Round 6 report Day 7 was relatively pleasant while coming to the venue. There was no rain, at least when we arrived at the hall. In the evening however, the rain Gods again got busy. We almost felt like we had a shower while we walked from hall to the buses outside, while going back. In general the...
by John Higgs
Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Cadet Chess Championship 2018
Replies: 75
Views: 6179

Re: World Cadet Chess Championship 2018

Round 5 report Day six: Friday 9th November saw another orange weather alert at Santiago. WCCC 2018 will be remembered by the weather, along with the good chess our players are playing in the hall. We could hear the hiss of the wind all day long in the venue. Most of the players were drenched with ...
by John Higgs
Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Cadet Chess Championship 2018
Replies: 75
Views: 6179

Re: World Cadet Chess Championship 2018

Round 4 report It was back to rain in Spain on 5th day, Thursday. The Rain God is busy here in Santiago, the weather is one of the most talked about things after may be e4 or d4 or c4 or Nf3. The England team was put to severe test, here at WCCC. Most of the players were playing stronger opposition...
by John Higgs
Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:55 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Cadet Chess Championship 2018
Replies: 75
Views: 6179

Re: World Cadet Chess Championship 2018

Since there were no takers for the above, the England player was George Clarkson v Haowen Xue (China).
by John Higgs
Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Cadet Chess Championship 2018
Replies: 75
Views: 6179

Re: World Cadet Chess Championship 2018

Round 4 - spot the England player:
by John Higgs
Thu Nov 08, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Cadet Chess Championship 2018
Replies: 75
Views: 6179

Re: World Cadet Chess Championship 2018

John Higgs is in West Sussex - the reports are sent to me not always with a lead author. When supplied the name will sit at the foot of the report.
by John Higgs
Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Cadet Chess Championship 2018
Replies: 75
Views: 6179

Re: World Cadet Chess Championship 2018

Round 3 report The prayers of all the players were answered on day 4 – it was a beautiful day, with the sun shining till late afternoon, a welcome relief from the doom and gloom of the day before. I think the parents and organisers were both relieved as this round started. There were many questions...
by John Higgs
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Cadet Chess Championship 2018
Replies: 75
Views: 6179

Re: World Cadet Chess Championship 2018

As there are 2 Adam Taylor’s in the domestic chess scene, the coach pictured is FM Adam C Taylor who coached Jessica Mellor to her Gold medal at the 2018 European Schools Chess Championship.
by John Higgs
Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Cadet Chess Championship 2018
Replies: 75
Views: 6179

Re: World Cadet Chess Championship 2018

Team photo taken this morning.

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by John Higgs
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Cadet Chess Championship 2018
Replies: 75
Views: 6179

Re: World Cadet Chess Championship 2018

Round 2 report: Day two was a much better day due to various reasons: the Sun shined on the beautiful Santiago city. It appeared to lift the mood of one and all. Even the modern buildings at venue seemed to come to life. The participants, organisers, parents and other associated staff were seen to ...
by John Higgs
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Cadet Chess Championship 2018
Replies: 75
Views: 6179

Re: World Cadet Chess Championship 2018

Round 1 report: Most of the England delegation arrived in Santiago de Compostela on Saturday evening, before the first round on Sunday afternoon. There were a few families who had arrived a couple of days earlier to get used to the weather and conditions. The Head of delegation successfully navigat...
by John Higgs
Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Cadet Chess Championship 2018
Replies: 75
Views: 6179

Re: World Cadet Chess Championship 2018

Good luck to all 14 England juniors - round 1 today at 4.30pm local time.

Live board link (scroll down......):

https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-tournaments/
by John Higgs
Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Cadet Chess Championship 2018
Replies: 75
Views: 6179

World Cadet Chess Championship 2018

The World Cadet Chess Championship starts on 4th November and runs to 15th November. The event is a 11 round FIDE rated event and is for boys and girls in the U8, U10 & U12 categories. The venue is Santiago de Compostela, Spain. The England delegation is 14 players and 4 coaches. The team can be vie...
by John Higgs
Tue Oct 30, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Chess Championship 2018
Replies: 27
Views: 3470

Re: World Youth Chess Championship 2018

Round 11/11 report: Callum Brewer was playing with the white pieces against a very strong FM from Argentina. The Argentinian player has had a series of strong results in the last 4 rounds. The opening went generally well for Callum but the transition to the middle game was misplayed and allowed the...