After the games last Friday evening there are new leaders in both competitions, but still all to play for!
Just two new results and Ruta Kriksciuniene is still in the lead despite a loss to Alex Evans.
Don’t forget to submit any interesting games for the website please, either to Alex or myself.
The Club Championship for 2018-19 is underway with four games played so far. The early leader is Ruta Kriksciuniene with 1.5/2. Please see here for results.
In the 2018 Rapidplay Championship well done to John Pearl for being the second club member to complete all his games. Amy Little is still in the lead with 12.5/20. Please see here for results.
Players from North Norfolk and St. John’s, together with some guests from other clubs, took part in a friendly rapidplay match over 14 boards. With everyone playing twice and 25 minutes on each clock it was a enjoyable evening with some close fought games and time scrambles. Thanks to Alan Holmes and Peter Hodkinson for organising the event and to David Payne for the pictures.
The Rapidplay Championship table has been updated, please see here for full details.
More than half the games have now been played, and well done to Amy Little for being first to complete all of her games. She is currently in the lead with 12.5/20 and certain to finish in the top half of the final table.
All games in the competition need to be completed by the end of December.
The Rapidplay Championship table has been updated, please see here for full details. With exactly half the games played Amy Little is in the lead with 11/18. All games needs to be completed by the end of December.
The Rapidplay Championship table has been updated, please see here for full details. In the lead at the moment is Amy Little with 10/16.
From Peter Hodkinson…
On Sunday 8th July 2018, Amy Little (grade 118) won the Solihull (Birmingham) Gigafinal of the UK Chess Challenge to become Midlands girls u11 champion. Amy went clear of the field of 24 by winning her first 5 games and needed only to agree a draw in round 6 to be a clear winner.
The Southern Gigafinal in Twickenham a week earlier was a much closer affair with 4 girls finishing with 5 out of 6. Alisha Vyas (grade 117) won the title on a tie-break.
The Northern Gigafinal takes place on Sunday (15th July 2018) in Manchester.
This national schools event attracted over 40,000 entries of all school ages. It is the biggest chess tournament in the World.
The UK Grand Finals will be held in Peterborough.
Congratulations to Tony Larner for winning the 2016/17 Championship Reserve tournament with 7.5/10, closely followed by Amy Little with 7/10.
Congratulations to Darrell Pigott who won the Club Rapidplay Championship for 2017 with a score of 18/20. In second and third places were Alan Page and Peter Clough with 17/20 and 16/20 respectively. Full results can be seen here.