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 summer 2018 grading list is out! Well done to all those whose grade increased – Peter C (130 -> 132), Alex E (112 -> 115), Jack E (99 – > 103), Alan P (134 -> 140) and especially Amy Little who had the biggest grade increase (110 -> 119).
The John Scott Memorial Blitz will take place on Tuesday 10th July at 7.30
(not 7pm as previously advertised) at Norwich High School. No entry fee,
but please inform Stephen Orton by email or phone (01603 451572) of your
wish to enter. Car parking will be at the back of the school – entry from
Albemarle Road, where signs will direct you to the playing area.
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.
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.