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U9s 2nd at EPSCA Northern Zonal

A full strength Leicestershire U9 team travelled to Liverpool on Sat 16th March and qualified for the National Final in some style finishing just 1 pt behind last year’s national U9 medallists Warwickshire. Leicestershire got off to a flying start … Continue reading

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U9s Competitive at Midland Team Championships

An U11, U11 Girls Team and U9 team competed at the Midland Team Championships at Notts High School on Saturday 9th February. The most impressive performance came from the U9 team, who despite being short of three team members who … Continue reading

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Leicester Junior Congress 2019

The Leicester Junior Congress took place on Sunday 13th January at Leicester Grammar School. In the Open section Sasha Kerbel & Jason Lv, Leicestershire Chess’s’Most Improved Junior’ and ‘Junior Team Player of the Year’ last year, underlined their progression by … Continue reading

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Four Counties Invitational 2018

Over 30 Leicestershire juniors played in the Four Counties Invitational Match for U18, U11, U11 Girls and U9s against Warwickshire, Oxfordshire & Northamptonshire that took place at Kenilworth School on Sunday 2nd December. The U9 team was the most successful … Continue reading

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November Mini-Rapidplay

Jason Lv won the Kings competition with 4 out of 4 with Henry Powell in 2nd on 3pts with Alan Sharia. Meanwhile Jason’s sister Catherine won the Knights section with 5 out of 5, with Josh Crook and Arav Ajaykumar … Continue reading

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Junior Award Winners 2018

Sasha Kerbel and Jason Lv won the Most Improved Junior and Junior Team Player of the Year titles respectively at the recent Leicestershire & Rutland Chess Associations awards. Not only did they win these awards but Sasha also received the … Continue reading

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Terafinal Results 2018

The following Leicestershire juniors played in the ultimate stage of the UK Schools Chess Challenge on September 15th/16th at Peterborough. To even reach this stage of the competition is a huge achievement and collectively they performed impressively with Kishan Modi’s … Continue reading

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Leicester Rapidplay – 7th October 2018

The 2nd Leicester HE Atkins Memorial Rapidplay will take place on Sunday 7th October 2018 at Leicester Grammar School. It’s an ECF graded 6 round Swiss rapidplay (20 mins + 10 sec) in Open, U165, U140, U115 and Junior U80/U40 … Continue reading

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September Mini-Rapidplay

In a combined Kings/Rooks section Adam Kerbel won the Kings (>ECF 45) with 4.5/5pts, whilst Aarav Sinha narrowly won the Rooks with 3/5pts on tiebreak from Alan Sharia. The Knights section was won by Arav Ajaykumar with 4.5/5pts.

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Leicestershire Juniors impress at British Championships

There were some outstanding performances by a select group of Leicestershire Juniors at the British Championships at Hull in early August. Many of them competed in multiple sections but particularly eye catching was Shyam Modi’s 6/9 for 13th in the … Continue reading

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