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Hundreds play in Merthyr Championships

The Second Merthyr Tydfil Chess Championship was held in The Dowlais Community Centre on Tuesday 23 June.  182 children from nine Primary Schools from The Borough of Merthyr Tydfil took part.  Everyone played 6 games, scoring individual points, plus points for their school. 


Adam Toomey from Ysgol y Graig was the individual winner, being the only player with a perfect score.  Gwaunfarren Primary School were the winning School, with Ysgol y Graig in second place, and St Mary's RC Primary School (last year's winners), Treoderhyw Primary School and Edwardsville Primary School coming joint third. 


Read more: Hundreds play in Merthyr Championships

Welsh girls beat English counterparts

On Saturday 30 May, in a team-of-six competition for under 10 girls, Wales beat England by the impressive margin of 9.5 to 2.5. Individual scores out of two were as follows: V. Sivarajasingam 2, S. Fraser 1, N. Kalavala 1.5, M. Smith 2, H. Ray 2, N. Prasad 1.


This win was the highlight of a day’s competition at The Grange, Monmouth, that saw an under 10 boys team lose to an English team 15 to 5, and mixed under 12 and under 14 teams lose to the South East by 20.5 to 3.5 and 14.5 to 9.5, respectively.


The older teams did far better on Sunday against the South West, winning 13.5 to 10.5 in the under 14s, and 16 to 8 in the under 12s.

Cathedral wins East Glamorgan minor league

A team from Cathedral School, Cardiff, has won the East Glamorgan Minor League for the 2014/2015 season.

Read more: Cathedral wins East Glamorgan minor league

Netsima Neath & West Wales Chess Tournament U11/U9

The Netsima Neath & West Wales U11 and U9 took place this month with 34 juniors battling for first place and their chance to take away trophies and prizes. Eight schools sent pupils from Swansea and Llanelli, with Oakleigh and St Michael’s achieving the best results overall.

The individual winners were two players who also play for Glais: Gowerton’s Daniel in the under 9s and Llwynderw’s Evan Speir in the under 11s.

Read more: Netsima Neath & West Wales Chess Tournament U11/U9

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