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by John Higgs
Fri Oct 26, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Chess Championship 2018
Replies: 27
Views: 4119

Re: World Youth Chess Championship 2018

Christopher, many thanks for your point about the PGNs. I have gone back to all the earlier reports and inserted the tags.

I am in the UK so unaware of why the official ECF delegation of 11 players exceeds that number on the chess-results summary.

John
by John Higgs
Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:31 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Chess Championship 2018
Replies: 27
Views: 4119

Re: World Youth Chess Championship 2018

Round 6 report The matches are always going to be competitive here but perhaps more so because many of the England players won their games in round 5. Today Callum Brewer on 2/5 was playing black against a Greek opponent approaching 2300 Fide. This was always going to be a tough one. Callum ultimat...
by John Higgs
Wed Oct 24, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Chess Championship 2018
Replies: 27
Views: 4119

Re: World Youth Chess Championship 2018

Good luck to all players for round 6 today.

Rest day is tomorrow.
by John Higgs
Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Chess Championship 2018
Replies: 27
Views: 4119

Re: World Youth Chess Championship 2018

Round 5/11 report: Callum Brewer was playing black today against a lower rated opponent. Callum has rightly felt that the quality of his play should have merited greater reward. Today he bucked the trend and converted a good position into victory. The truth is he is not the only one of the England t...
by John Higgs
Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: World Youth Chess Championship 2018
Replies: 27
Views: 4119

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: 4119

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: 4119

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: 4119

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: 4293

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: 3787

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: 3243

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: 3243

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: 3339

Re: The Xtracon Open 2018

Lawrence, thank you for your knowledgeable correction.

Good luck to Adam in the remaining 5 rounds.