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 1 U11 Girl . It was a 7 round Swiss with a 10 minute + 5 sec time control.
The tone was set right from the start where Leicestershire faced eventual winners Warwickshire in the first round and actually performed very creditably to hold them to 4-2 scoreline with a win and 2 draws. A comfortable win over Greater Manchester followed in the second round followed by losses to Northumberland and Oxfordshire in the next two rounds although at one stage it was looking very promising against Oxon (who eventually placed 3rd) before there were some late reverses in a number of games.
Round 5 saw a comprehensive win against Merseyside, before losses against Kent and Yorkshire followed in the last two rounds. Leicestershire finished in a creditable 7th place overall having faced no fewer than 5 of the 6 counties above them in the final standings over the course of the competition.
Sophie Mehta and Lindsay Pyun both had excellent competitions scoring 4.5 and 4 points respectively but all members of the team scored solidly.
Full results are here
The team comprised: Jason Lv, John Moughtin-Leay, Lindsay Pyun, Rameen Masood, Joshua Tang, Sophie Mehta
11 Players took part in the last November rapidplay for the Kings, with Noor Datoo taking first place with an undefeated 4.5pts out of 5. Leo Abraham was clear second with 4 points out of 5, with both boys winning vouchers for the online Chess and Bridge store. Madhav, Anish and Laurence tied for 3rd place
- Noor Datoo – 4.5/5
- Leo Abraham – 4/5
- Madhav Eradi, Anish Das, Laurence Norton – 3/5
9 chidren took part in the last Knights Rapidplay of November, with Yvon taking her 2nd trophy, winning all 4 games, well done! Abhiraj finished in clear 2nd place with 3pts out of 4, and Bobby finished 3rd with 2.5pts
1. Yvon Van Neerven – 4/4
2. Abhiraj Ingle – 3/4
3. Bobby Sun – 2.5 / 4
An amazing 38 children were represented in the 2nd season of the online Junior 4NCL across 7 teams. Please click the links below to see the league tables. You can see the top scorers for each team below, and well done to Leo Abraham and Amelia Ahmad for playing every single round!
Leicester Juniors 1
Sophie Mehta 6pt (out of 12), Lindsay Pyun 5.5pts (out of 10)
Leicester Juniors 2
Madhav Eradi 3.5 pts, Noor Datoo 3pts
Leicester Junior 3
Leo Abraham 8pts, Rameen Masood 7.5pts (out of 10)
Leicester Juniors 4
Laurence Norton 6ts, Garv Sehgal 3.5pts
Leicester Juniors 5
Anish Das 8pts, Lexi Abraham 7pts
Leicester Juniors 6
Sathsara Dissanyake and Aman Das, both 3pts
Amelia Ahmad 6.5pts. Sofia Hilmi 6pts
16 players took part in the last rapidplay of October, with trophies available for the winners. Sofia Hilmi came first with a perfect 5 wins out of 5. Amelia Ahmad was in clear second place. There were 6 players tied for 3rd with 3 points out of 5, with Yuvraj taking the 3rd place on tie break.
- Sofia Hilmi – 5 / 5
- Amelia Ahmad – 4 / 5
- Yuvraj Singh – 3 / 5
16 players took part in the last Kings rapidplay of October, with the winner claiming a £15 voucher for chess.co.uk! Congratulations to Lindsay finishing unbeaten and outright winner with 4.5pts
- Lindsay Pyun – 4.5 / 5
- Madhav Eradi – 4 / 5
- Noor Datoo – 3.5/5
8 children entered the Knights rapidplay, with Yvon taking the trophy by winning all her games, well done. Three players finished with 2 wins out of 3.
- Yvon Cen – 3 / 3
- Siyoung Ryu – 2 / 3
- Abhiraj Ingle – 2 / 3
- Zara Mehta – 2 / 3
17 players took part in this weeks hard fought rapidplay, with 4 players finishing on 4 points out of 5. Aarav Garg took first place on tie break, well done! The top four finishers were as follows
- Aarav Garg – 4 points
- Anjal Parizad – 4 points
- Adeeb Syed – 4 points
- Sofia Hilmi – 4 points
In todays Kings rapidplay 13 players took part, with John Moughtin Leay finishing top with a perfect 5/5, his second tournament victory this week!
- John Moughtin Leay – 5/5
- Noor Datoo – 4/5
- Leo Abraham 3/5
Also we had a Knights rapidplay today, unfortunately a couple of players were effected by connection issues. Yvon came out on top with a perfect 3/3 well done.
- Yvon Cen – 3/3
- Harrison Slade – 1.5/3
- Zara Mehta – 1/5/3
The last Arena battle of September was very hard fought with only 2 points between the top two players, with the final result only decided in last few minutes of play. Well done to John who has won three in a row!
- John Moughtin Leay – 28 points
- Madhav Eradi – 26 points
- Yuvraj Singh – 20 points
The last Rooks rapidplay of September was very closely contested, with 16 players taking part on Saturday 26th September. There was a tie at the top three players finishing on 4 points of 5. The winner on tie break was Laurence Norton, well done to everyone who took part!
- Laurence Norton 4/5
- Anjal Parizard 4/5
- Sofia Hilmi 4/5
Each player in the top 3 will receive a trophy or medal.