First Rank Edition 18

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  Playing at home on Sat 1st of December 2018, St John emerged as the victors in this 5 round Swiss tournament.   The six teams that took part in this competition were:  Dell, Rhydypennau A and B, Ysgol y Wern, St John and Broadfield primary who travelled from Swindon.   With scores tied at […]

Cardiff City Stadium Chess Tournament 28th November Results

420 children representing 40 teams took part in this competition. The event relies on the generous time given up by volunteers, many of whom have attended each year, and all are thanked for their support of this event.

The event was organised in two sections with the prize winners as follows:


Welsh Secondary Schools Championship Results

At Llandaff, Cardiff on November 25th, the Welsh Secondary Schools Championship took place.

The results were as follows:

Position Team Team Members 1st Chepstow A Madeleine Smith, David McIntosh, Rachel McIntosh, George Smith 2nd St John’s College Cardiff Shayanna Sivarajasingam Venetia Sivarajasingam Hiya Ray Daniel Jaberensari 3rd Whitchurch High Duncan MacDonald Ellison Smith Callum Smith […]

Junior Congress 3 Results

At Llandaff, Cardiff on 24th July, the Junior Raptdplay Congress 3 took place.

The results were as follows:

Open  1st Ethan Chung 6/6   2nd Anish Choudhury 4  3rd Bence Szakmany  2   Premier   1st Alex Lawrence  4.5/5   2nd   Oliver Sapsford  4   3rd  Andy Wang 3.5   Major 1st  Govind Anandkumar […]

First Rank Edition 16

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First Rank Edition 15

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Strong performances in the 2018 NYCA in Kenilworth

On Saturday, November 3rd a team from South Wales came second to perennial winners Sussex in the Under 16 section of the National Youth Chess Association inter county competition in Kenilworth. Our team of eight scored 18.5 points out of 24 and the bottom five players all scored 100% three out of three.

The final […]

First Rank All Editions @ 2/11/2018

These are newsletters for Chess in Schools in Europe.

Edition 1 Edition 8 Edition 2 Edition 9 Edition 3 Edition 10 Edition 4 Edition 11 Edition 5 Edition 12 Edition 6 Edition 13 (including an interview with Sarah Kett) Edition 7 Edition 14










World Youth Championships 2018

The World Youth Chess Championships 2018 are taking place in Porto Carras, Halkidiki, Greece from October 20th to 30th. The Welsh representatives are Hugo Fowler in the U16 Open and Ifan Rathbone-Jones in the U14 Open. The boys arrived on the 19th after an early start to catch pre dawn flights.

There are over 630 […]