Sussex Under-8 Championships
A small but determined band of under-8s (and Under-7s, and even an Under-6!) gave up the last Saturday of half term to compete for the Sussex under-8 title. Some were battle-hardened from last seasons’ championships…for others it was their first taste of competing outside their school chess clubs. The standard of chess was excellent with very few attempts at scholar’s mate and the sportsmanship was very good too with no disputes.
Thanks to all our volunteers; David Fryer for running the tournament assisted by Brian Stockham; Ed for the trophies; and Ed, Keith and Jane on catering.
We hope you all had a good time and look forward to seeing you again. Under-9 squad watch out – the under-8s will give you some strong competition at the Under-9 championships on 19th November!
U8 Individual Championship:
|2nd (on tie-break)||Zen Rajah||4|
|4th=||Charlie Wannasin Bell||3½|
|Top Girl||Amelie Rees||3|
Ned Hafner and Lorenzo Lynch (for good checkmates)
Aashil Agarwal, Liam Schofield and Lars Sonsthagen (for excellent determination and temperament at the board)
School Team Championship:
|3rd (on tie-break)||Dorset House||5½|
|9||Van Der Wee, Fred||b17+||w6-||b14+||w7-||b12+||3||9.0|
|17||Rastogi, Nayan Keats||w9-||b3-||bye+||w18+||b8-||2||5.0|
A = Player’s score
T = Tie Break using Sum Of Progressive Scores