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by John Higgs
Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Chess Championship 2018
Replies: 27
Views: 3629

Re: World Youth Chess Championship 2018

Round 4 report: Apart from the usual coaching sessions everybody spent the morning in their own way. I spent part of the morning trying to find a bicycle pump to blow up a football for some of the England team to play with some of the Norwegians. Do you think the Norwegians have some inside informat...
by John Higgs
Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Chess Championship 2018
Replies: 27
Views: 3629

Re: World Youth Chess Championship 2018

Double round day report: rounds 2 and 3 on 21 October: Day 2 is an important day for our chess players, primarily because there are 2 games. This tournament really is a marathon. I don’t think its enough to be supremely talented. You have to conserve your energy, eat well, sleep well and stay healt...
by John Higgs
Sun Oct 21, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Chess Championship 2018
Replies: 27
Views: 3629

Re: World Youth Chess Championship 2018

WYCC round 1 report by Glafcos Tomblis: The World Youth Chess Championships- Arrival and Day 1 For 10 days the best junior chess players in the world converge on Halkidiki (Porto Carras) in Greece with no less than 75 countries being represented. The venue is well used to hosting chess events. Not ...
by John Higgs
Fri Oct 19, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Chess Championship 2018
Replies: 27
Views: 3629

World Youth Chess Championship 2018

The World Youth Chess Championship starts on 20th October and runs to 30th October. The event is a 11 round FIDE rated event and is for boys and girls in the U14, U16 & U18 categories. The venue is Porto Carras, Greece. The England delegation is 11 players and 3 coaches. The team can be viewed at: h...
by John Higgs
Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Junior Director 2018 Election
Replies: 38
Views: 3635

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: 3419

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: 2904

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: 2904

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: 2929

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: 2929

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: 2929

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: 901

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: 1538

Re: Weald Chess Congress 2018

A great venue, generous prize fund and tasty BBQ - what more can one ask for?