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by John Higgs
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth U16 Chess Olympiad 2018
Replies: 8
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World Youth U16 Chess Olympiad 2018

The World Youth U16 Chess Olympiad starts on 25th November and runs to 2nd December. It is a team event with 4 players and 1 reserve. To date 46 teams have entered. The event is a 9 round FIDE rated event and is being hosted by the Turkish Chess Federation. The venue is Konya, Turkey. The event webs...
by John Higgs
Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Cadet Chess Championship 2018
Replies: 75
Views: 6517

Re: World Cadet Chess Championship 2018

At the beginning of this thread Leonard Barden mentioned 2 players in the U10 open: Tykhon Cherniaiev (UKR) who was seeded 15th with a rating of 1940. He came 13th scoring 8/11 with a TPR of 1843, losing 14 rating points; Shreyas Royal (ENG) who was seeded 2nd with a rating of 2048. He came 35th sco...
by John Higgs
Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Cadet Chess Championship 2018
Replies: 75
Views: 6517

Re: World Cadet Chess Championship 2018

Round 10 & 11 report The last two round days were the best in terms of weather at Santiago. There was a time during these days that people sweated in the tents that are provided for parents. The last day in particular was nice and warm. The photographers were training their sights at top boards on ...
by John Higgs
Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Cadet Chess Championship 2018
Replies: 75
Views: 6517

Re: World Cadet Chess Championship 2018

Round 9 report The England team scored an impressive 10/14 in Round 9. Highlights U10 Girls. Keerthana won a nice game in about 3 hours time. She was all smiles and enjoyed her win to reach 5/9. Roxolana looked a little disappointed with a draw and wanted to bring the whole point home. Still couple...
by John Higgs
Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Cadet Chess Championship 2018
Replies: 75
Views: 6517

Re: World Cadet Chess Championship 2018

Round 8 report What a welcome break to be able to walk leisurely to breakfast this morning. A pleasant change to the usual dressing up in ponchos just to brave the 10 metre dash to the dining room in the main hotel building. Due to this change in the weather, some of the parents made the most of th...
by John Higgs
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Cadet Chess Championship 2018
Replies: 75
Views: 6517

Re: World Cadet Chess Championship 2018

Round 7 report Santiago de Compostela is a UNESCO World Heritage City. Our hotel is perched outside town on one hillside, and the funky modern venue is perched on another hillside outside town, with buses shuttled us between the two. So for the dedicated England kids and parents, all of the histori...
by John Higgs
Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Cadet Chess Championship 2018
Replies: 75
Views: 6517

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: 6517

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: 6517

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: 6517

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: 6517

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: 6517

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: 6517

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: 6517

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: 6517

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.