Despite a weakened team due to the clash with the Welsh Under 11 Championships this weekend, Cheshire & North Wales managed a creditable 4th place in the EPSCA U11 Zonals. Just over a third of the 20-board team were North Wales players, many of whom were playing for the "county" for the first time.
A special mention for Robert Goodwin, who scored 3/3 on board three - an excellent result!
The team will play in the finals on May 7th.
We congraulate the Champions and Prize winners:
U16: 1st Chirag Guha 2nd Ben Thomas 3rd Mateusz Siedusewski
U13: 1st Arjan Bolina 2nd = Hugo Fowler and Aishwarya Lutchman Singh
U11: 1st Ifan Rathbone-Jones 2nd Duncan MacDonald 3rd Susanna Fraser
U9: 1st Anna Boyle 2nd Ethan Chung 3rd = Sridatta Dantu, Hiya Ray and Akshara Nagaruru
U8: 1st Daniel Chung 2nd Ethan Chung 3rd Sridatta Dantu
U11 Major: 1st Hugo Russell 2nd = William Christmas and Cameron Harris
U9 Major: 1st Myles Duggan 2nd Rhys Matthews 3rd= Anderson Khan and Jack Gadd
U8 Major: 1st Fraser Britton 2nd = Harry Hayward-Medwas and Tom Davies
Winners of the under 14s, under 12s and under 10s sections of the Welsh Junior Championships were Ben Chooyin and James Evans; Chirag Guha and Venetia Sivarajasingam. At this event, held on 8th and 9th March at St John’s, Cardiff, Dylan Meek won the Under 12 section of the Major championships, and Akshara Nagarura won the under 10s.
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The third season of the British Webserver Team Tournament will start on 15th June 2015; this event will be organised by the Welsh Correspondence Chess Federation.
All teams having competed in the first two seasons are cordially invited to play again, and new teams are encouraged.
Please note that up to two overseas players are allowed in each team, the other two players must be UK based.
Full details can be downloaded here.
Welsh Correspondence Chess Federation Secretary
Glamorgan won all three of the age categories at the Wales and West of England 2015 Championships held in Tiverton, Devon, on Saturday 28 February.