ECF U13 / U18 report & results

– from Yogesh Jina

On Sunday 30th June 2013, the ECF National U13 / U18 Championships were hosted within the fantastic grounds and facilities of The Haberdasher’s Aske’s Boys’ School in Elstree. Including reserves, 375 chess players participated forming 44 teams from 17 counties. The day was a success helped by some glorious sunshine. A full report and photos will be submitted to the ECF website soon. Congratulations to the winners – please see summary of results below …

Under 18 Open (12 boards, 2 rounds) Under 13 Open (6 boards, 3 rounds) Under 13 Minor (6 boards, 3 rounds)
1 Middlesex (19 pts)
2 Berkshire (18)
3 Kent (17)
4 Buckinghamshire (16)
5 Hertfordshire (15.5)
6 Sussex (14)
7 Greater Manchester (12)
8 Oxfordshire (12)
9 Surrey (11)
10 Devon (7)
11 Cambridgeshire (5.5)
12 Suffolk (5.5)
13 Lincolnshire (3.5)
Best Game – Jonathan Pein
1 Sussex A (15pts)
2 Essex (13)
3 Surrey A (12)
4 Sussex B (11)
5 Kent (11)
6 Middlesex A (11)
7 Oxfordshire A (10.5)
8 Hampshire (10)
9 Middlesex B (6)
10 Greater Manchester (5.5)
11 Surrey B (5)
12 Oxfordshire B (4)
13 Hertfordshire (3)
Best Game – Billy Twigge Molecey
1 Northamptonshire (15.5pts)
2 Kent (13)
3 Sussex (13)
4 Berkshire (12)
5 Hertfordshire A (12)
6 Buckinghamshire A (11.5)
7 Leicestershire A (11)
8 Hampshire A (10.5)
9 Essex B (9)
10 Cambridgeshire A (8.5)
11 Buckinghamshire B (8)
12 Hertfordshire B (8)
13 Essex A (8)
14 Hertfordshire C (7.5)
15 Lincolnshire (6)
16 Oxfordshire (4.5)
17 Leicestershire B (3)
18 Cambridgeshire B (1)
Best Game – Robert Akeya-Price

Tie Break – 1 Most wins; 2 Elimination of lowest board scores

I would like to say a big thank you to all the players, managers and parents for taking the time to travel and play in the tournament. A big thank you also to Jamie and the team provided by Habs School, the HSCA Team, Roger Thetford, the Arbiters (Neville and David), ECF Office and Chess & Bridge who all worked hard on the day and/or behind the scenes before the event to ensure it was a success. Thank you also to Jon Barnes and Phil Ehr helping conduct the prize giving. Full results and Notation of the Best Games will be published soon …