“Ymosodiad Dewr; Amddyffyniad Sicr”

Welsh Junior Chess Championships 2005


On the weekend of 12th & 13th March a total of sixty four players turned up for the five round Welsh Junior Championships at North Cornelly.

Cutting a swathe through both Under 8 & Under 9 events was ‘Cool Hand’ Luc Francis from Swansea, who registered a perfect score in both events. The U8s finished as follows:

1st Luc Francis [Dunvant] 5

2nd James Ashford [Monmouth] 3Ѕ

3rd= Aaron Allix [Mold], Joshua McKenna [Cardiff], Arianna Guppy [Monmouth] & Harry Spawforth [Monmouth] 3

The U9s winners were:

1st Luc Francis [Dunvant] 5

2nd Jack Nuttall [Monmouth] 4

3rd= Daniel Jones [Greenlawn] & Cameron James [Monmouth]

The Under 12 & U16s took place over two days, with a very good turn out in both events. The Under 12 winners were:

1st Ying Teng 4Ѕ

2nd= Thomas Cooke, Adam Howell & Sam Lazarus 4

Top girls Lorna Allix [Mold] & Megan Owens [Chepstow] scored 3Ѕ

Some of the results in the U16 would have been hard to predict, & the final positions were as follows:

1st Joseff Thomas [Monmouth] 4Ѕ

2nd= Ben Clayton [Monmouth], Carl Davies [Neath] & Jac Thomas [Monmouth] 3Ѕ

All-in-all a very enjoyable weekend & a big thank you to all who made it possible: Ian Eustis, John Thornton, Russell Dodington, Mike Kilner, Kevin Staveley & Brian Gregory. Full cross-tables are available.

Kevin Thomas