Welsh Seniors Championship and South Wales Summer Congress
27th - 29th August
| Penarth Conservative Club
Entry Form downloadable from Events page
Entrants for Seniors and Summer Congress
PAIRINGS AND RESULTS CAN BE FOUND ON CHESS-RESULTS.COM
BYES IN BRACKETS
SENIORS: Peter Bevan, Chris Dixon, Bob Hurn, Dai James, Kevin O'Rourke, Ian Reynolds, Nigel Saunders, Robert Taylor, Rudy Van Kemenade, David Williams
OPEN: Walter Braun, Paul Bridges (1), Tom Brown, Alex Bullen, Steve Christmas (1), Lee Davis, Joe Fathallah, Guy Wagner (1), Tihana Ivekovic, Nayana Kalavala (1), Tim Kett (1), Deio Parri (1), Ian Reynolds, David Robinson, Shayanna Sivarajasingam, Venetia Sivarajasingam, Matthew Staniforth, Grzegorz Toczek, David Turner, Julie Van Kemenade
MAJOR: Stephen Bonutto, Rosie Christmas (1), Kimberly Chong, Daniel Chung, Joel Chung, John Cox (1), Gareth Davies, Scott Hammett, Benjamin Jaberansari (1), Daniel Jaberansari (1), Jeremy Jones, Richard Livermore, Callum Penny (1, 2, 3), Liam Penny (1, 2, 3), Morgan Rees, David Roberts, Keiron Roberts, Peter Watkins
Congratulations to Hiya Ray, who came 22nd in a field of 105 in the under 10 Girls section of the European Youth Chess Championships.
Hiya got off to a fantastic start, winning her first four games, including victories against two players with FIDE ratings above 1600. For round 5, she was paired against the eventual joint-winner, the Russian WCM Margarita Zvereva, who has a very impressive rating of 1930. Hiya lost this match, but netted further points in her last four encounters in the form of a draw in round 7 and win in the final round against WCM Olga Melenchuk. Hiya’s successes over the nine-round competition, played in Prague, gave her a performance rating of 1652, and netted her a hike in her FIDE grade of 59 points.
Several juniors played in the Terafinal and Challengers sections of the UK Land Chess Challenge, over the week-end 20-21 August.
Under 9 Daniel Chung, from St Joseph’s JCC in Glamorgan, netted two wins in the terafinal. This is a very impressive result in the six-round elite competition involving players up to 18.
In the Challengers “C” section, Anlan Qui from St John’s, Cardiff, scored 11/18 (three points for a win, one for a draw in the six round competition), to come equal 9th and secure a book prize. Meanwhile, in the Challengers “A” section, Duncan MacDonald from Whitchurch netted 10/18 to come equal 11th and also secure a book prize.
A good number of Welsh players participated in this year’s British Chess Championships, held in Bournemouth Pavilion from 23 July until 6 August.
Imogen Camp winning the British Under 16 Champion Girl title and the British Under 15 Champion Girl For these successes, she was awarded the Roy Clues trophy (in both fields she scored 4.5/7, comming 4th in the under 16 section and joint 4th in the under 15s)
Chirag Guha and Ifan Rathbone Jones comming 5th equal in the under 12s with 4.5/7, and Susanna Fraser coming joint 17th with 3.5/7
Ethung Chung comming 6th equal in the under 10s with 5/7 and Anna Boyle comming joint 13th with 4/7
Shayanna Sivarajasingam comming 6th equal in the under 15s with 4/7
Chirag Guha comming 5th equal in the under 12s with 4.5/7
Venetia Sivarajasingam comming 6th equal in the under 11s with 4.5/7, and Hiya Ray comming joint 12th with 4/7
Tom Brown and Alexander Freeland comming joint 3rd in the Week One PM Open with 3.5/5
Alexander Freeland comming joint 5th in the weekend open with 3.5/5
Alex Bullen comming joint 1st in the week two AM open with 4/5, 8th in the open major with 6/11, and joint 3rd in the Week One AM Open with 3.5/5,
Sarah Rowles for comming 3rd in the over 65, under 150 with 3.5/5 and joint 5th in the under 120 with 3.5/5
Andrew Camp comming joint 3rd in the U120 weekender with 3.5/5
Benjamin Jaberansari coming joint 9th in the under 8s with 4/6
Wyn Lewis coming joint 23th in the under 8s with 3.5/6
Ethan Chung coming joint 12th in the under 9s with 4/6
Scott Hammett coming joint 7th in the Rapidplay U120 with 5.5/11
17th - 25th September: Park Inn Hotel, Llanedeyrn, Cardiff North
The are a few places left in this event. The event will be a 10 player all play all, with one game per day beginning at 10 am each day.
There is no entry fee.
Prizes: 1st £600, 2nd £300, All other players £200
Players need to be aged over 50 and have a rating of approximately 1900 - 2100. If you are interested please contact Kevin Staveley firstname.lastname@example.org
Two further 8 player all play alls are planned for later in the year so even if you do not get intot his one you could be placed on the list for a later event.
We sincerely thank ZPR International for their sponsorship of this event.
The Welsh delegation in Mureck, Austria, for the EU Youth Championships features five juniors: Anna Boyle and Ethan Chung, who are both playing in the under 10s; Susanna Fraser, playing in the under 12s; Hugo Fowler, in the under 14s; and his younger brother Caspian, playing in an under 16 open. The team are grateful for the support of GM Marian Petrov and GM Matthew Turner.
Round 9 report
Round 9 was a successful one for the girls. Both Susanna and Anna gained the initiative and converted it into wins. The boys could not emulate their success. Caspian had been joint leader of the U14 Open overnight, but a difficult match, against the U16 4th seed, put paid to his chances of the title as all 3 Welsh boys lost.
The prize giving, however, brought Welsh success:-
Anna Boyle was awarded a certificate for 6th placed girl in the EU U10s (13th overall);
Ethan Chung was awarded a certificate for 6th placed boy in the EU U10s ( 9th overall);
Susanna Fraser was awarded a certificate for 5th placed girl in the EU U12s (17th overall);
Caspian Fowler won the runner's up trophy in the U14 International Styrian Youth Open.
The players are grateful for the help provided by GM Marian Petrov and GM Matthew Turner who have supported and encouraged them throughout the tournament.
Caspian Fowler, runner up in the U14 International Styrian Youth Open.
Coach GM Marian Petrov with Ethan Chung, Susana Fraser and Anna Boyle
This year the Glorney-Gilbert cup had a new format, with A and B teams from England competing with those representing Wales, Ireland, Scotland, and a Paris-based French side.
The Gilbert (under 18s girls), Robinson (under 14s) and Stokes (under 12s) teams all came fourth, while the Glorney team (under 18s) came sixth.
The teams were as follows:
Glorney: Ben Thomas, James Evans, Guto Neave, George Smith and Aron Callist
Gilbert: Imogen Camp, Alyssa Wang and Venetia Sivarajasingam
Robinson: Ben Choo-Yin, Karanvir Lutchman-Singh, Higo Fowler, Petko Petkov, Anlan Qui and Aishwarya Lutchman-Singh
Stokes: Chirag Guha, Ifan Rathbone-Jones, Anton Petkov, David McIntosh, Susanna Fraser, and Hiya Ray
More details can be found here
More than 50 Welsh players headed to Manchester over the week-end 9 and 10 July to compete in the northern giga-final.
Two players won their sections and have qualified for the tera-final: Daniel Chung from St Joseph’s scored 6/6 in the under 9 boys, and Imogen Camp from Rydal Penrhos scored 5/6 in a mixed under 15 section.
Another six players came second or third in their sections and have qualified for the Challengers section:
Isabella Caeser (Under 7 Girls, Howell’s)
Hiya Ray (Under 9 Girls, St John’s, Cardiff)
Rhys Matthews (Under 9 Boys, Ysgol y Wern)
Nayana Kalavala (Under 10 Girls, Howell’s)
Duncan MacDonald (Under 12 Boys, Whitchurch)
Anlan Qui (Under 13 Boys, St John’s, Cardiff)