Welsh Junior Championships – The Cathedral School, Cardiff – this weekend

During this weekend at the Junior Championships  We ask all players not to shake hands at the beginning or end of games Throughout the Chanpionships there will be hand wipes available and would encourage all players to use these before games (and during games if necessary). The only refreshments on sale will be tea. coffee, […]

Junior Rapidplay Ratings Update

The website has been updated recently to include the new school year-groups. This will help organisers and selectors. Ratings on the site are currently those held when the arrival of Covid put a halt to all over the board competition in Wales. These are unlikely to accurately reflect standards when play restarts, with some players […]

Welsh Online Junior Champs U16, U13, U11 and U9 Results

Under 16

1st Yuxuan Wu 2nd Bence Szakmany 3rd Milo Davies

Under 13

=1st Khushi Bagga and Tabitha Ryan 3rd Osian Jessop

Under 11

1st Emma Kong 2nd Rishit Desai 3rd Sebastian Hoccom

Under 9

1st Rishit Desai equal 2nd Gruff Dafydd and Lucas Zheng

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Report on Welsh juniors in FIDE Rapid championships

Six intrepid players: Khushi Bagga (U12 Girls), Tom Davies (U12 Open), Hiya Ray (U14 Girls), Ethan Chung (U14 Open), Ifan Rathbone Jones (U16 Open) and Hugo Fowler (U18 Open) represented Wales in this online event held over December 7,8,9.

DAY 1 

In at the deep end! 

Wow, our players faced some eye-wateringly high rated players […]

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Junior Rapidplay Ratings Update

The Sptember 1st list is now available for downloading or printing on the Grades page.

Glorney Gilbert 2020

Ian Eustis writes:

This year the tournament was meant to be held in France, but Covid 19 soon put paid to that.

Eventually an offer to hold the tournament on line from Alex Holowczak, the Director of Junior Chess for England, was accepted. 

Paradoxically, France then declined to participate. (They had rearranged their junior championships […]

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