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Hilton Junior chess championship 18/8/07

NCCU

LANCASHIRE

U8 CHAMPION

Bethan Tempest

Bethan Tempest

U9 CHAMPION

James & Matthew Walsh

James & Matthew Walsh

U10 CHAMPION

Sikander Ali

Sikander Ali

U11 CHAMPION

Isobel Cotogni

Isobel Cotogni

U12 CHAMPION

Ben Atueyi

Ben Atueyi

U15 CHAMPION

Martin Brown

Thomas Clements

U18 CHAMPION

Daniel Lai

Liam Rabbitte

 

This event continues to grow year on year, and it was good to see players from Lancashire, Merseyside, Cheshire & North Wales and Northumberland competing. This year there were 48 competitors compared to 32 last year, a 50% increase. Hopefully if the players and organisers use word of mouth, we could have a similar increase next year.

Every section was very hard fought, but in a very sporting manner. At the end of the day, it was invaders from outside Lancashire who claimed the top two NCCU trophies, Daniel Lai of Northumberland taking the u18 title and Martin Brown of Cheshire & NW the u15 title. Apart from these, Lancashire were triumphant at every other level, with Lancashire players claiming both the NCCU and the Lancashire title simultaneously. At u9 level, James and Matthew Walsh could not be separated by any method and the decision was made that to have twins play each other in a play-off would be too much! They therefore share both the NCCU and Lancashire titles.

NCCU Champions (left to right): James Walsh, Sikander Ali, Daniel Lai, Bethan Tempest, Ben Atueyi, Isobel Cotogni and Matthew Walsh

 

 

Biggest smile of the day – new u8 Champion Bethan Tempest with Organiser Bill O’Rourke

Report by Bill O’Rourke (event organiser, photos by Diane Tempest)

 

Results from the Championships

 

U8 CHAMPIONSHIP

7 player all play all

POINTS

Bethan Tempest

6

Alyssa Young

5

Nick Aziz

5

Lucy Towse

3.5

Ismaeel Haq

3.5

Sita Shah

3

Alisha Walsh

1.5

Conrad Kearton

0.5

 

U9 CHAMPIONSHIP

7 round swiss

POINTS

James Walsh

6.5

Matthew Walsh

6.5

Ben Scattergood

4

Hal Dewhurst

4

Ian Hathaway

3

Anthony Cannell

2

Joe Greenwood

2

Kieran McGinnity

0

 

U10 CHAMPIONSHIP

7 round swiss

POINTS

Sikander Ali

5

Thomas Chia

5

Joseph McGrave

5

Andrei Morgan-Short

4

Louis Rothwell

4

Adam Tempest

3.5

Thomas Mahoney

2.5

Allan Truman

2

Matthew Smith

1

 

U11+U12 CHAMPIONSHIPS

7 round swiss

POINTS

Benjamin Atueyi

6.5

Isobel Cotogni

6

Alex Rabbitte

4

Ellen Scattergood

4

Daniel Williams

4

Connor Hellis

3.5

Rushab Shah

3

Andrew Cannell

2

Moya O'Rourke

1

Isaac Haq

1

U15 CHAMPIONSHIPS

6 round swiss

POINTS

Martin Brown

5.5

Thomas Clements

5

Peter Cassell

4

Sam Towse

3.5

Liam O'Rourke

3

Joseph Shine

3

Philip Boyle

2

Gabriel Hobro

2

Adam Rothwell

2

 

U18 CHAMPIONSHIPS

6 round swiss

play each other twice

POINTS

Daniel Lai

4.5

Liam Rabbitte

4

Jonathan Lai

2

Thomas Fielding

1.5