Wellington College Junior Chess Tournament

25 March 2018

Fifteen members of Chess Club travelled to Crowthorne to take part in the Wellington College Junior Chess Tournament and Training Day, organised by Grandmaster Nick Pert. Nine boys entered the tough U18 section and five entered the Improvers section, which is for players with little or no experience of chess tournaments.

U18 Section
Jonathan Lee
Seb Watkins
Ross Tselos
Eric Huang
Alfie Luo
Fran Trotter
Will Riddell
Frederick Beneat
Harutyun Badalyan

Improvers Section
Shreyanshu Mohanty
Mark Taylor
Charlie Leyland
Aahaan Sharma
Zander Wallwork
Max Woodthorpe Browne

At the end of six gruelling rounds of rapidplay (20 minutes on each clock plus a 3 second increment per move) Abingdon had won three trophies and two medals. In the U18 section, Ross Tselos (143) won a trophy for second place, finishing on 5/6 with an excellent grading performance of 167. Frederick Beneat (3.5/6) and Jonathan Lee (2.5/6) also performed at a level above their current rapidplay grades. In the Improvers section, Max Woodthorpe Browne (5/6) won a trophy for second place and Zander Wallwork (5/6) won a trophy for fourth place. Medals were awarded to Shreyanshu Mohanty (4.5/6) and Charlie Leyland (4/6) for strong performances.

Congratulations to all involved on an excellent day of chess competition and training.

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