ECF U19 National Schools Chess Championship Finals

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ECF U19 National Schools Chess Championship Finals

Post by Neill Cooper » Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:20 pm

Being played at Uppingham School 3rd and 4th July

Round 1
Brighton College 2 – 4 RGS Guildford
Hampton School 6 – 0 UCS
KEGS Chelmsford 3 – 3 Reading School *
Notts High 4½ - 1½ QE Barnet
Wirral GS 1½ - 4½ City of London Boys School
RGS Newcastle 3½ - 2½ St John’s Cardiff
QEH Bristol 1½ - 4½ Wilson’s School
St Olaves 5 – 1 Skinners School

Round 2
RGS Guildford 4½ - 1½ St Olaves
Wilson’s 2½ - 3½ Hampton
Reading 4 – 2 RGS Newcastle
CLBS 3½ - 2½ Notts HS
Plate
UCS 3½ - 2½ QEH
St John’s 2½ - 3½ KEGS
QEB* 3-3 Wirral
Skinners 0-6 Brighton

Round 3 (4th July)
Championships Semi-finals
CLBS vs RGS Guildford
Hampton vs Reading

+ 6 other fixtures

* Won on Board count

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Re: ECF U19 National Schools Chess Championship Finals

Post by Neill Cooper » Wed Jul 04, 2018 1:45 pm

Round 3
Championships Semi-finals
CLBS 1½ - 4½ RGS Guildford
Hampton 2 - 4 Reading

KEGS ½ - 5½ Notts HS
RGS Newcastle 2½ - 3½ QEB
Brighton 3½ -2½ Wilson’s
St Olaves 5½ - ½ UCS
QEH 3½ - 2½ St John’s
Wirral 3 – 3 The Skinners†


Round 4
Championship Final: RGS Guildford vs Reading School

Hampton vs Brighton
NHS vs St Olaves
QEB vs CLBS

Wilson’s vs KEGS
UCS vs RGS Newcastle
The Skinners vs QEH

St John’s vs Wirral GS

* Won on Board count
† won on bottom board elimination

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Re: ECF U19 National Schools Chess Championship Finals

Post by Neill Cooper » Wed Jul 04, 2018 3:30 pm

Round 4
Championship Final
RGS Guildford 2½ - 3½ Reading
Hampton 5 - 1 Brighton
NHS 3½ - 2½ St Olaves
QEB 1 – 5 CLBS
Wilson’s 3½ - 2½ KEGS
UCS 3½ - 2½ RGS Newcastle
The Skinners 1½ - 4½ QEH
St John’s 3½ - 2½ Wirral GS
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Re: ECF U19 National Schools Chess Championship Finals

Post by Jim Wadsworth » Wed Jul 04, 2018 6:52 pm

Matthew was very happy to finish his very last match as a Reading pupil with the team becoming champions for the 3rd time in 5 years 😀

Thanks to all the organisers for their excellent and hard work.
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Re: ECF U19 National Schools Chess Championship Finals

Post by Neill Cooper » Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:16 pm

Indeed I did - now corrected

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Re: ECF U19 National Schools Chess Championship Finals

Post by Neill Cooper » Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:28 pm

Now my school team are safely home I will add the full list, hopefully without more mistakes.

U19 School Champions: Reading School
Runners up (winning the Richard Haddrell Trophy): RGS Guildford
3rd = Hampton School, Nottingham High School, City of London School
Plate winners (best performance by a first round loser): Brighton College

6th = Brighton College, QE Barnet, QE Hospital (Bristol), St Olaves, University College School, Wilson's School

12th= KEGS (Chelmsford), RGS Newcastle, The Skinners School, St John's College (Cardiff) 16th Wirral GS

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Re: ECF U19 National Schools Chess Championship Finals

Post by Neill Cooper » Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:51 pm

A report, including some games and photos, can now be read at https://www.englishchess.org.uk/NSCC/u19-final-2018/

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Re: ECF U19 National Schools Chess Championship Finals

Post by Roger de Coverly » Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:38 pm

Neill Cooper wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 1:51 pm
A report
An interesting and perhaps unique pairing method. A 16 team Swiss over 4 rounds, but as it's a team competition, ties can be broken the traditional way by board count or bottom board elimination. There will only ever be two teams on 3/3 after three rounds, so you can have a head to head for the trophy and runner up.

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Re: ECF U19 National Schools Chess Championship Finals

Post by Neill Cooper » Mon Jul 09, 2018 2:55 pm

Indeed the championships have always been a knockout tournament and that has been preserved in this format.

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Re: ECF U19 National Schools Chess Championship Finals

Post by John Swain » Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:06 pm

Jim Wadsworth wrote:
Wed Jul 04, 2018 6:52 pm
Matthew was very happy to finish his very last match as a Reading pupil with the team becoming champions for the 3rd time in 5 years 😀

Thanks to all the organisers for their excellent and hard work.
Many congratulations to Reading School on their third victory and to all the schools who qualified for the Finals (sixteen in all).

A list of past and present champions may be found at: https://www.englishchess.org.uk/NSCC/past-champions/

If you wish to see the Finalists 1958-2015, see the late Richard Haddrell's compilation at: http://www.sccu-chess.com/archive/1516/schoolshist.htm

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