36 children took part in the December rapidplay on Saturday 11th at the Oak Centre. The Knights and Rooks played with a 10-minute time limit whilst the Kings played in a separate room at 15 minutes + 5 seconds per move.
12 children took part in the Knights section, playing 4 games in total. At the end there were 4 players tied for first place, with Edward Elliott taking the first place medal on tie break.
1st Edward – 3 / 4
2nd Aadav, Shika and Srijit – 3/4
13 players took part in the Rooks section, where we managed to complete 5 rounds of play. At the end there was a clear winner Aman Das with a perfect 5pts out of 5. Shey and David came 2nd and 3rd with 4 wins out of 5
1st Aman – 5/5
2nd Shey – 4/5
3rd David – 4/5
The Kings played in the separate room, and this was a strong tournament with several the strongest players in the county taking part. At the end Musa Peer was the clear winner with 4 points out of 4. Jack was a close 2nd and Laurence put in an excellent performance to finish in 3rd place.
1st Musa – 4/5
2nd Jack – 3 / 4
3rd Laurence 2.5 / 4
In each section there were medal prizes for the first three places