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North Wales Qualifiers for the Northern Gigafinal

The Cheshire & North Wales Megafinal takes place over the same weekend as the Wales v English Regions matches in Monmouth (30th-31st May), so some North Wales juniors have taken an alternative route to qualify for the next stage of the UK Land Chess Challenge. Congratulations to the following players (so far) on their qualification for the Northern Gigafinal: 

  • Imogen Camp (U14 Girl) - Qualified with 6/6 in 1st place at the Nottinghamshire Megafinal on 10th May
  • Ifan Rathbone-Jones (U11 Boy) - Qualified with 5/6 in 2nd place at the Mersey Megafinal on 16th May
  • Eluned Rathbone-Jones (U8 Girl) - Qualified with 3/6 in 1st place after a play-off at the Mersey Megafinal on 16th May 


That's a 100% qualification record so far - well done! Further results will be reported after the CNW Megafinal, which will be held on Sunday 31st May.

Dell just misses out on EPSCA finals spot

The under 9 team from The Dell, Chepstow, just failed to get through to the EPSCA finals, losing out of one of the three places up for grabs on a tie-break ruling to Bramcote Hills A from Nottingham. Both these teams, along with North London Collegiate, scored 16 points from a possible 25 in the five round, teams-of-five semi-final involving 30 teams. In this competition that took place on 16 May at Bristol Grammar School, Haberdashers' Aske's of Elstree, London, won with a score of 21 points, while Colet Court, the preparatory school of St Paul's, London, came second on 17 points.


Read more: Dell just misses out on EPSCA finals spot

South Wales Mega-final 2015

Congratulations to all those that scored 4 point or more in the 2015 South Wales mega-final and have qualified for the northern giga-final.

Read more: South Wales Mega-final 2015

Howell’s crowned National Schools’ Girls Teams champions 2015 for Juniors & runners-up for Seniors

The English Chess Federation National Schools Girls Championship is the top chess UK tournament for teams of girls. In 2015 three teams from Howell’s took part in the Southern UK semi-final in January & all teams of three players qualified for the Final – two at U11 & one at U19. The Final took place over two days during the Easter holidays & was hosted by St.Catherine’s School, near Guildford.


Read more: Howell’s crowned National Schools’ Girls Teams champions 2015 for Juniors & runners-up for Seniors

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