York Junior Chess Day

The above event was held at Archbishop Church of England Junior School, Bishopthorpe, York on Saturday 24th September. There were 60 entries and event was opened by the Lord Mayor David Taylor and Mayoress of York. Thanks to the John Robinson Fund for financialsupport, and also Chess and Bridge, who donated prizes

International Master James Adair and Lateefah Messam-Sparks were guests who assisted in training and chess development. Three sections were formed and a 5 round Swiss competition was organised —

Development Group
1st = Weging Gee, Bootham and Tamas Kovacs, Meanwood; 3rd Annabel Davenport, Wigginton; 4th Wilf Fountain, St Martins Scarborough; 5th Anton Navarov, St Olaves; 6th = Caleb Samworth, Archbishop Juniors and Molly Pashley, Wigginton Primary

York Bishops Group
1st Mate Ther, St John Fisher Harrogate; 2nd Hashim Khan, Heckmondwike Grammar; 3rd Bradlet Triffit, King James Knaresborough; 4th Bohdan Vynohradon, Ackworth; 5th Alan Law, Ackworth School

York Knights Group
1st Sam Barnett, Newark; 2nd Joshua Burland, Manor York; 3rd Benji Alwis, St Olaves York; 4th Max Bailey, Western Harrogate; 5th = Edward Tribe, Manor, Lucas Whitehead, Fishergate and James Cook, Fulford

Best Girl Prize [chess set] Amy Oxborough, Joseph Rowntree

This was an enjoyable event with a happy atmosphere, organised by White Rose Junior Chess Academy. Thanks to all the helpers and the school for excellent facilities.

— Peter Cloudsdale York

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