Lytham Junior Chess Congress Report

A great turnout for our first time at AKS Lytham Independent School for the recent Lancashire Junior Chess Congress. A great warm welcome from the school, excellent playing facilities and excellent facilities for the parents and guardians, as 50+ junior chess players battled it out in their respective sections. A special thank you to the school for making us feel so welcome, and the excellent facilities available. The restaurant food was excellent! The chess was good as well, and some excellent results all round.

Arriving at AKS Lytham on a bright and crisp morning.

Results

Kings

The Kings section was hard fought, the winner being decided in the last round,  Congratulations to Ben Fearnhead.

Score

Section

Place

Name

4.5 5 K 1st Ben Fearnhead
4 5 K 2nd Tarini Jayawarna
3.5 5 K 3rd Denzel Supatan
2.5 5 K Evie Maher
1 5 K Alfie Williams
1 5 K Pauly Knight

Queens

The Queens section was won with a 100% record of 5 out of 5 by Dawn Supatan, well played Dawn an excellent result.

Score

Section

Place

Name

5 5 Q 1st Dawn Supatan
4 5 Q 2nd John Yelland
2 5 Q 3rd= Riddhiman Ghosh
2 5 Q 3rd= Daniel Dable
1 5 Q Ben O’Brien
1 5 Q Daniel Sunderland

Rooks

The Rooks was tied.  They could not be separated in the tournament, drawing their match, and even the play-off blitz game ended up as a well fought stalemate between Thisumi and Bharath.  Bharath deserving the tie with some excellent defensive work to get the stalemate.  Congratulations to you both, with a score of 4.5 / 5.

Score

Section

Place

Name

4.5 5 R 1st= Thisumi Jayawarna
4.5 5 R 1st= Bharath Cheralathan
3 5 R 3rd= Kai Ashcroft
3 5 R 3rd= Dominic Edge
3 5 R 3rd= Kyden Waite
2 5 R Freddie Wood
2 5 R Joel Kaimlettu Loyid
1.5 5 R Evan Norman
1.5 5 R Edward Shakespeare

Knights

In the Knights section, Alexander Cooke won with an 100% record of 5/5, but not after a big battle in the 5th round.  Despite being worse on occasions, he fought back and won in the last round to keep that 100% record.  Well Done, Alexander.

Score

Section

Place

Name

5 5 N 1st Alexander Cooke
4 5 N 2nd Nye Jones
2.5 5 N 3rd= Taym Bittar
2.5 5 N 3rd= Elsa Janjua
2.5 5 N 3rd Anna Kenyon
2 5 N Oliver Shakespeare
2 5 N Hugo Farrer
2 5 N Jamie House
1.5 5 N Jeremy Noblett
1.5 5 N Qasim Islam
The Knights section hard at work.

Pawns

Finally on to the pawns, and tiny pawns!  Two sections , with a standard pawns and a tiny-pawns.

Dan Siggers won the pawns section, just missing out on the 100% record when his opponent with a king marching over the board ended up with a stalemate position.  An excellent win for Dan.

Score

Section

Place

Name

5.5 6 P 1st Daniel Siggers
4.5 6 P 2nd James Miller
3.5 6 P 3rd Aidan Gorman
3 6 P Joshua Sunderland
2.5 6 P Akitaka Kondo-Duthie
2.5 6 P Sebastian Woods
2.5 6 P Harvey Chen
1.5 5 P Mihir Maharaj
1.5 6 P Sam Brown
0.5 2 P Jack Beverley
0 2 P Boo Buffett
The pawns gear up for the final round.

Tiny Pawns

The tiny pawns went into an heart-breaking 3 way tiebreak.  After the series of blitz games in the playoff, the overall winner was Daniel Marshall.  Congratulations Daniel!

Score

Section

Place

Name

4.5 6 p 1st Daniel Marshall
4.5 6 p 2nd Robert O’Callaghan
4.5 6 p 3rd Ahmed Rahma
3.5 6 p Gabriel Attwood-Bessedik
3 6 p Hamza Ahmed
3 6 p Zoe Crouch
2.5 6 p James Chen
2 6 p Isaac Brown
1.5 3 p Ayyan Astfab
1.5 6 p Sam Crouch
1.5 6 p Sameya Islam
1 6 p Arman Astfab