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Manchester Junior Chess Congress,Saturday 11th November 2017

Posted by ian on November 21, 2017 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Manchester Junior Chess Congress

High Lawn Primary School


Over fifty children took part in the latest Manchester Junior Congress. The Open Sections were Standard Play matches in All-Play-All events:

Open Section A was won by Nethuli Saram (Wirral)

Open Section B was shared by Sam Hunt (St Maxentius School)

Owen Gregson (High Lawn School)

Kings and Knights Sections were Rapidplay Swiss Tournament:


1st Neel Chadha Bolton School

1st Lucy Pickett Bolton School

=2nd Alex Burke Broadoak School

Ryan Chadha Bolton School

=2nd Holly Durnian Bolton School

Imogen Ferrier Bolton School


=1st George Styles Ellenbrook School

Caelan Patel Bolton School

=3rd Hugo Hayton-Weed Bolton School

Max Zolnierczyk Bridgewater School

Aryan Devarakonda Bridgewater School

Games in the Open and Kings were all graded. All of the children in both these sections have availed themselves of the ECF Free Silver Membership.

The results from this congress, and the congress at Broadoak School (October 2017) will be used to select the Manchester Teams.

4NCL 2017/2018 round 1 games. Live now at the link below.

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Today  Round 2 of the 4ncl 3Cs 1 are on the live boards facing White Rose. From 11am.

Bolton Rapidplay.

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Bolton Rapidplay 2017.

The 36th Bolton Rapidplay was held at the Bolton Ukrainian Club on Sunday 5th November. There were 98 competitors.

The Open section was won by Paul Macklin for the second consecutive year. In the final round Paul only needed a draw against Noel McLaughlin to finish first and that was soon agreed.

Open 17 Competitors

1st Paul Macklin Chorlton 5pts/6

2nd Noel McLaughlin Bolton 4.5pts

3rd= Mike Surtees Great Lever

Aiden Rawlinson Manchester Social

Malcolm Peacock Preston

U180 grading= Martin Burns Stockport 3pts

John Altham Bury

£400 prize fund


Major 31 competitors

1st Robert Hanson Preston 5pts

2nd= Richard Bryant Oswestry 4.5pts

Robert Clegg Huddersfield

Graham Dobson Crusaders

Leslie Wells Scarborough

U145 grading Chris Vassiliou Chorlton 4.5pts

£360 prize fund

Knights 50 competitors

1st= Doug Barnett Alsager 5.5pts

Alex Sosnowski Eccles

3rd= Paul Doherty Bolton 5pts

Reg Clucas Altrincham & Hale

Rob Owens Woodvale

U115 grading Bill Tait East Cheshire 4.5pts

U100 grading Brian Crompton Pensby 3.5pts

£405 prize fund

Rod Middleton

Manchester League players, take 1st place. In two sections. at the Scarbrough Chess Congress last weekend.

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Congratulations to Manchester League players.Sale's Sajjad -Afifi Dehghan who won the Foundation at Scarbrough Chess Congress October 2017 5/5, and to Rochdale and Blue Club's Mark Whitehead.Who came joint 1= in the Major at Scarbrough Chess Congress with 4.5/5.All the results can be found here from last  weekend event.