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More photos from the Manchester Junior Chess Congress. Held on the 15th December at 3Cs.

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15 December 2018

The one day junior congress held at 3Cs provided plenty of success for the host club against many of the top young players in the Greater Manchester region.Ben Newton won the "Kings" competition with Akil Balakrishnan and Tim Ye finishing joint third while Zayeem Alam was victorious in the "Knights" section. The Open event saw a three-way tie at the top - all 3Cs' players - namely Alannah Ashton, Lucas Chan and Hunain Malik. Ben Newton also gained a prize for correctly answering a series of chess puzzles that were provided during the eventThe group photo is of (left to right) Tim Ye, Akil Balakrishnan, Zayeem Alam and Ben Newton while the individual picture is of Hunain Malik.

Manchester Junior Chess Congress Three Cs Chess club 15th December 2018

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Manchester Junior Chess Congress

Three Cs Chess club

15th December 2018

Manchester Junior Chess ran a first, successful Junior Congress at Three Cs Chess club on 15th December. Thanks go to Tony Ashton and John Walton from Three Cs for inspiring and supporting the event. Forty children participated, in five sections including three All-Play-Alls with standard play time schedules.

Open Section A

1st Edward Jackson Three Cs

Open Section B

1st = Thisumi Jayawarna Tameside

Rebecca Correa Claypool School/Three Cs

Open Section C

1st = Alannah Ashton Three Cs

Hunain Malik MGS/Three Cs

Lucas Chan Three Cs


1st Boys Ben Newton Mills Hill School/Three Cs

1st Girls Jude Benhamida Tameside

2nd Boys Eesa Kolia Bolton School

2nd Girls Eesha Neelam Bolton School

3rd = Boys Matthew Pearson Bolton School

Damian Johnson

Tim Ye Three Cs

Akil Balakrishnan Hulme Court Threee Cs


1st Zayeem Alam Three Cs

2nd William Elliot-Hardman

Jordan Quinn

3rd Ted Mead

Telford Weekend Congress 2019,starts tonight.

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Many Manchester League players taking part. £1000 first prize in the Open.

Players ;

Live games/ Pairings

Hastings Masters 2018-2019 starts today.

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Games from 2:15pm GMT each day 10 round event.

Pairings for Round 1

Live games:

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, to all readers.

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Manchester Junior Chess Congress Saturday 15th December 2018 Three C's Chess Club.

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St. Edwards RC Parish Hall.

Corner Burton Street/Spring Lane,

Lees, Oldham, OL4 5AJ

Start at 10.30 a.m. Finish at 4.30 p.m. (approx). Parents should return for 3.30 p.m.

Entry fee £13. (£15 if entered on the day)

Members of the English Chess Federation have a £3 discount.

Silver Membership of the ECF is free in your first year.

Go to:

Cheques made payable to Manchester Junior Chess. Emailed/texted entry arriving before Friday 14th will be charged £13 on the day.

OPEN SECTION All play all, standard play rules in groups of 4/5 children. Winners receive £25 cash prize.

KINGS SECTION For juniors who have played chess for a few years.

Swiss Rapidplay Tournament Winners receive trophies.

KNIGHTS SECTION For children new to chess.

Swiss Rapidplay Tournament Winners will win trophies.

All games will be graded.

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Saturday 15th December 2018 Three C’s Chess Club



Post code:______

Tel.: ______________For use in an emergency.

School: ________________________________________________

Date of Birth:__________________Email______________________

ECF Membership number:________________________

Return to:

Mr. Julian Clissold, 4, Vale Street, Turton Bottoms, Nr. Bolton, BL7 0EB

Or phone in your entry on 01204 852036 (You can leave a message on voice mail if I am out).

Or email your entry to Or text me on 07800731053. And pay on the day.

RIP Andy Jenkins of Marple Chess Club.

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I'm sad to say that Andy Jenkins has passed on after a short illness. Andy's funeral is this Wednesday, December 5th at 1pm in the Rowan Chapel, Stockport Crematorium and afterwards at the Wycliffe Hotel, Edgeley, Glenn Trueman has written a tribute on the Marple Blogspot.

Terry Cowling

Sec, Marple Chess Club

World Chess Championship: Magnus Carlsen retains title

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GM Magnus Carlsen retains world tile after winning the tiebreaks 3-0 yesterday.

Photo Credit @ John Saunders.