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Excellent results at Northamptonshire Junior Chess Championships

Two club members put in fantastic performances in the under 8 section of the recent Northamptonshire championships. Sam Wakelin finished joint winner with 5 points out of 6! Em-Jay Dyer was joint top girl, scoring 4 points out of 6, … 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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2019 English Girls Championships

Two Leicestershire juniors were represented in the English Girls Championships which were held over the weekend of 19th and 20th of October in Oxford. Lindsay Pyun came second in both the U11 and U14 sections scoring 4.5 out of 6 … 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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LJCC September Mini-Rapidplay

This season’s first mini-rapidplay competition took place on Saturday 14th of September, with an excellent turnout of 34 competitors! The Kings section was tied between Henry Powell and Lyndsay Pyun on 3 points out of 4, with Henry coming out … 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 link. 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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