Sunday 21st January we held the second London Borough of Hillingdon & Ealing Chess Competition, with many talented juniors entering from local schools.
Starting 1pm to finish 5pm we had 6 rounds of (Swiss) Rapid ECF graded chess (25 minutes +10)
25 juniors competing from 20 different schools in the borough.
With some excellent, high quality chess and many talented Juniors it was always going to be tough. With a local student from Hermitage School winning the title.
This was extremely hard fought with 3 players finishing in 1st place, with the winner being decided by tie break. Controversy with Elizaveta defeating Mustafa in the final round.
Joint first place 5/6
Mustafa Sherzad (Hermitage School)
Elizaveta Astrakhantceva (Gerrards Cross Primary)
Tin Yanman (St Catherine's School)
Plus doing really well
Wen Tao Chen 4.5/6
Joshua Sutherland 4/6
Manik Garg 4/6
Vihaan Prasad 4/6
Eliaveta, Tin, Mustafa, Wen Tao with helper Tiger.