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by John Higgs
Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Junior Director 2018 Election
Replies: 38
Views: 3363

Re: Junior Director 2018 Election

For the record Lawrence Cooper did an excellent job as junior director, whilst also being a very effective IRO. He led a strong team of committed volunteers.

I write this offering as a junior chess parent who has experienced the tour of duty of PE, LC & TW.
by John Higgs
Fri Aug 24, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: European Youth Championships 2018
Replies: 31
Views: 3291

Re: European Youth Championships 2018

The European Youth Chess Championship started on 20th August and runs to 29th August. The event is a 9 round FIDE rated tournament for U8s through to U18s. The venue is Riga in Latvia. The England delegation is 27 players and 7 coaches. The team can be viewed at: https://www.englishchess.org.uk/Juni...
by John Higgs
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: 1st Peter Poobalasingam Memorial Event
Replies: 15
Views: 2806

Re: 1st Peter Poobalasingam Memorial Event

The event is 6 rounds of ECF graded Rapidplay.

The Prize Fund: 1st- £200, 2nd- £100, 3rd- £50 + lots of junior prizes

Head Arbiter – Tim Dickinson.

Book your place now - only 150 places.
by John Higgs
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: 1st Peter Poobalasingam Memorial Event
Replies: 15
Views: 2806

1st Peter Poobalasingam Memorial Event

Sunday 9th September – Harrow High School, Gayton Road, Harrow HA1 2JG Peter was a fantastic chess player drawing with World Champion Vishy Anand in a simultaneous display aged 8. Peter won the UK Chess Challenge Terafinal 2 times. Peter’s first IM norm was at the Uxbridge Masters in 2009. Around t...
by John Higgs
Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: The Xtracon Open 2018
Replies: 31
Views: 2792

Re: The Xtracon Open 2018

Lawrence, thank you for your knowledgeable correction.

Good luck to Adam in the remaining 5 rounds.
by John Higgs
Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: The Xtracon Open 2018
Replies: 31
Views: 2792

Re: The Xtracon Open 2018

In addition to securing his two IM norms and achieving an impressive rating, Adam coached Jessica Mellor to a Gold Medal at the recent European Schools Chess Championship: https://www.englishchess.org.uk/Juniors/gold-medal-for-jessica-mellor-at-the-european-schools Not too shabby for a 20 year old!
by John Higgs
Sat Jul 21, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: The Xtracon Open 2018
Replies: 31
Views: 2792

The Xtracon Open 2018

The Xtracon Open 2018 (aka the Copenhagen Chess Festival) started today with 5 England juniors playing: Matthew Dishman, Aditya Munshi, Nicolai Woltery, Adam C Taylor and Leif Hafstad. The 10-round FIDE rated event runs to Sunday 29th July and is being held at the Konventum, Elsinore, Denmark. Full ...
by John Higgs
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: Glorney Gilbert International 2018
Replies: 0
Views: 854

Glorney Gilbert International 2018

Chess Scotland are hosting the Glorney Gilbert International 2018 at the University of West Scotland, West Paisley, Scotland from 15th to 19th July. There are three playing days with a total of 5 rounds: 16, 17 & 18 July. Round timings at 09.30 & 15.00. This is a team event that has been running con...
by John Higgs
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Weald Chess Congress 2018
Replies: 4
Views: 1468

Re: Weald Chess Congress 2018

A great venue, generous prize fund and tasty BBQ - what more can one ask for?
by John Higgs
Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:37 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: European Schools Chess Championships 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 2744

Re: European Schools Chess Championships 2018

Good luck to all players in the last round today.
by John Higgs
Sun Jul 01, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: European Schools Chess Championships 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 2744

European Schools Chess Championships 2018

The European Schools Chess Championship started on 30th June and runs to 8th July. The event is a 9 round FIDE rated event and is for boys and girls in the U7, U9, U11, U13, U15 & U17 categories. The venue is Krakow, Poland. The England delegation is 18 players and 5 coaches. The team can be viewed ...
by John Higgs
Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:06 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Schools Chess Championships 2018
Replies: 17
Views: 2704

Re: World Schools Chess Championships 2018

Round 9 results and final player overview:

http://chess-results.com/tnr334480.aspx ... NG&flag=30
by John Higgs
Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Schools Chess Championships 2018
Replies: 17
Views: 2704

Re: World Schools Chess Championships 2018

From our Delegation in Albania: WSCC Round 9: Round 9 was the last round of the Championship. Nadhmi traded pieces to an equal endgame with each player having a Bishop, a Knight and 6 pawns. Ultimately it came down to Nadhmi’s superior pawn structure enabling him to trade off the remaining pieces a...
by John Higgs
Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Schools Chess Championships 2018
Replies: 17
Views: 2704

Re: World Schools Chess Championships 2018

From our Delegation in Albania: WSCC Round 8: Round 8 saw some good results for the England team - wins from Kavin, Sohum and Max and draws from Denis and Georgia. Kavin followed through his preparation well leading to victory. Sohum won quickly and Denis and Georgia fought long and hard leading to...
by John Higgs
Sat Apr 28, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Schools Chess Championships 2018
Replies: 17
Views: 2704

Re: World Schools Chess Championships 2018

From our delegation in Albania: WSCC Round 7: A successful day for the England Junior Team today - 5/8! Siena had a good game and fought off any untoward threats leading to a victory. Georgia thought that she was claiming three-fold repetition the correct way but the arbiter didn’t agree - Georgia ...