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Battle Arena Lichess Monday night 5th April 2021.

Posted by ian on April 6, 2021 at 4:45 AM

Battle Arena Lichess Monday night 5th April 2021


Manchester Juniors, you were amazing!

Eighteen children took part. We were playing in Division one, so the best county associations in the country.

We were missing four of our strong players, Tarini and Thisumi played a big tournament over the weekend, (and did really well) so I had not expected them; Bryony and Rowan weren't available.

After 10 minutes we were pointless and bottom.

I couldn't watch! But then a remarkable transformation.



v Edward Correa 17 points and ahead of his big sister, Rebecca!


v Ed on 30! The third highest score on the night.


v Tim on 27 drawing with his illustrious brother, Kevin!


v Aisha top girl on 19


v Ryan at his first such tournament got 11


v Tabitha at her first tournament got 10


v Anshika at her first tournament got 6.

I was very encouraged and although we were 8th out of 10 and will be relegated, I am confident that we will be back. We are making a habit of being YOYOs. (If some of you are too young to know what a yoyo is ask your parents).

Well done everyone. I hope you enjoyed it, even if it is a bit hectic.

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