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2020 Leicestershire Junior Awards

Lindsay Pyun has been awarded the John Robinson Cup for the most improved Leicestershire Junior Chess Player. She has worked hard at her game and competed extensively with results such as Top U12 Girl at the England Youth Online Championships … Continue reading

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ECF Online U18 County Team Championship

Leicestershire was one of 12 county teams to compete in this high level national event on chess.com and on Zoom on Saturday 21st November. Each 6 player team had to consist of 2 U18s, 2 U18 Girls, 1 U11 and … Continue reading

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U11s & U11 Girls Win Bronze at Midland Team

Leicestershire Juniors brought 5 teams to the Midland Team Championships, that were hosted by Notts at Nottingham High School on Saturday 8th February. In the U11s (8 boards), Leicestershire finished 3rd on 9.5 pts behind Warwickshire (18 pts) and Notts … Continue reading

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February Mini Rapidplay

Holywell School, which has a thriving chess club, hosted the February edition of Leicestershire Junior Chess’s Mini-Rapidplay Series on Saturday 1st February and there was an increased entry with both Holywell School players and Leicestershire Junior Chess Club members out … Continue reading

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December Mini-Rapidplay

December’s Leicester Junior Chess Mini-Rapidplay took place on Sat 14th December at Westleigh with 36 players in 3 sections and 3 first-time section winners In the Kings , Alan Sharia won all 4 games to win the section. In an … Continue reading

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4 Counties Invitational 2019

Leicestershire were represented by an U18, U11, 2 U11 Girls Teams and an U9 team at the recent 4 Counties Invitational at Kenilworth School against Warwickshire, Oxfordshire and Northamptonshire. The U11 team finished a fine 2nd to Oxfordshire with wins … Continue reading

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November LJC Mini-Rapidplay

The November edition of the Mini-Rapidplay took place on Sat 9th Nov at Westleigh with a very healthy entry of 38 children. In the Kings , Joshua Tang won all 4 games to win the section. In the Rooks, Arav … Continue reading

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Leicester Atkins Rapidplay 2019

Many of Leicestershire’s junior players competed in the annual competition that took place at Leicester Grammar School on Sunday 13th October and which has two junior only sections along with sections open to adults as well. In a competitive Junior … Continue reading

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Leicester Rapidplay – Sunday 13th October

Entries for this year’s Rapidplay at Leicester Grammar School are now open on this┬álink. The 6 round swiss ECF graded Rapidplay is promoted by the LRCA (Leicester and Rutland Chess Association) with Open, U165, U140, U115 and Junior U80 sections. … Continue reading

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Leicestershire Junior 2018-19 Awards

Jason Lv, who last year won the George Winterton Cup for ‘Junior Team Player of the Year’ has been awarded the John Robinson Cup for ‘Most Improved Player’. In the last season Jason was invited to join the national junior … Continue reading

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