Kent Junior Newsround Update no. 26

Congratulations to the following Kent Juniors at the recent Delancy Megafinals: 

1 - Victor Poracchia on becoming a Kent U11 Supremo champion having scored a superb 6 out of 6, on Saturday, 16th the May 2015. This is an excellent achievement especially for someone who has only just started playing chess competitively within the last year.

2 - Suriya Velayudham on winning the U8 Megafinal and title of Supremo at Tonbridge on Sunday 17 May 2015.

3 - The KJCA juniors from Anthony Roper Primary School who took part in the Dartford UK Chess Challenge Megafinal U10 section. Well done to Alexander Levin, Charlie Edwards and Sam Lewington who tied for first place on 5/6, with Alex being awarded the Supremo title on count back. Well done also to both William Gough and Harry Phillips who join them in qualifying for the Gigafinal, which is the next stage of the UK Chess Challenge. Nice photo bombing by Emily Edwards and Elizabeth Gough!

4 - Theo Panchev on his excellent result at the UK Chess Challenge Megafinal U9 section winning the Supremo title with 5.5/6 and having to play an extra 7th game tie-breaker.

5 - To the Kent Junior Supremos from the Dartford UK Chess Challenge Megafinal: James Merriman, Eoin Moore, Navieinaah Haridas, Orla Dorman, Francesco Bernardini and Girinath Haridas, and the qualifiers Declan Dorman and Shrey Choudhary.

6 - To the juniors from Amherst School, especially Iris Davies, Jamie Perry and Isaac Handley, who came 1st, 2nd and 3rd respectively in their age groups and qualified for the next round, together with Simon Ralph, Oscar Watkins, Ben Forrester, Alex Ashley, Alex Hodgson and Indigo Morris (on 4/6). The following players just missed out on qualifying, but played really well: Harry Elliott, Freddie Watkins, George Anderton, Luke Peters, Daniel Record, Conrad Sykes, James Middleton, Oliver Thompson and James Vincent.

7 - To both Mikey and Jacob Watson on their respective 6 out of 6 in the U11 AND U13 sections at the Tonbridge Megafinal and their Supremo titles. Also special mention to Scarlet Watson (aged 4) who played in her first megafinal in the U7 section and scored a superb 1.5 points.

The Delancey UK Chess Challenge is a hugely popular event in which over 50,000 children from more than 1,500 schools and clubs across the country take part in the first round in order to qualify for the Megafinal. The top players from the Megafinals then go through the North or South Gigafinals and then onto the National Terafinal!

We wish all our KJCA juniors the very best of luck at the upcoming South Gigafinal which is due to be held in Reading on the 5th of July.