|Posted by ian on June 16, 2020 at 9:25 AM|
Over the board chess might be unavailable but Manchester Juniors have been
engaged in a range of competitions:
Manchester Juniors in the 4NCL played for ten weeks. The A team came 6 th
division 3 while the B and C team came 9 th and 44 th out of 56 teams in the 5 th
Division. Twenty children from six different clubs took part. Big thanks to all of them.
Best score Rowan Eccleston who lost only three games out of 16.
Manchester Juniors in the Junior 4NCL played for eight weeks. Manchester
Junior A came third in division 3. The B, C and D teams came 42 nd , 53 rd ,and 63 rd out
of 78 teams. Twenty four children played some part in the event from five different
clubs. Best scores Edward Jackson and Tarini Jayawarna both 5.5/8and Thisumi
Jayawarna on 7.5/8
We have played in the Inter County Lichess Battles for four weeks. Fifteen
children have taken part. We have a very young team (two children aged 7) and we
have been the only team whose performance grade exceeded their actual grade. Big
well done to the team of twenty children all from local schools and clubs. Best score
has been Bryony Eccleston, Bolton Chess Club
Manchester Juniors have played two International Games against Jumping
Knights, Edmonton Canada. They are coached by WIM Agnieszka Clement-
Matras. On both occasions we were outplayed on the top boards, but I was
impressed by the concentration and commitment of our team. We again have had a
very young team.
We have two more internationals arranged against St Petersburg Juniors and
against Rybnik, Poland.