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Summer School a brilliant 3 days of chess endings

The annual Ulster Chess Union Summer Chess School took place on 7th, 8th, 9th August at the beautiful venue of Ballynafeigh Bowling Club. With the assistance of Ross Harris, Geoff Hindley and Michael Wong.

 

Fourteen young chess players arrived at the beautiful Ballynafeigh Bowling Club - a hidden gem in the Ormeau Park. Over three days they played chess. Worked through sheets of endgame problems. Solved chess puzzles in a puzzle competition. Discussed chess in team chess games - where teams of 2 play each other and discuss their plans infront of their opponents so both sides have the challenge of their opponents knowing their plans..... plenty of chess chat. Endgame play was practiced with a competition of Battle chess where the players have 4 pawns and a King and place these on the board without their opponent seeing their position - a sheet/or spare board hides the players side of the board from each other. A nice mix of ages from 6 to 12 and a nice mix of skilled players.

Many thanks to the brilliant volunteers Ross Harris, Geoff Hindley and Michael Wong. Also to the brilliant venue.

The fantastic youngsters showed their concentration and brilliance by working through some complicated endgame positions.

The lunchtimes with the sun out the students were outside playing chase - with some time spent playing games like Othello, Fanorona, Abalone...

The last day ended with the Ulster Chess President Ross Harris handing out the awards for the competitions  - everyone received a certificate of attendance to the school - which had a group photo on it. Further photos and results below.

Thanks to all those who attended for a brilliant 3 days of chess...

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Some of the teams discussing moves.....

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Over the three days we had interspersed between the endgame exercises a 6 round individual competition and a three round battle chess where each player played both as Black and White. Results and photos follow.

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Summer School 2019 Championship - Round 1

Results

No Name           Total  Result   Name            Total

 1 Harry Cheung   [0]      0:1    Blake Harris    [0]  
 2 Reuben Magill  [0]      1:0    Ethane Cole     [0]  
 3 Zoe Fitzsimons [0]      0:1    James McCrum    [0]  
 4 Cian Suitor    [0]      0:1    Adam Fitzsimons [0]  
 5 John Hall      [0]      1:0    Cillian Suitor  [0]  
 6 Kamal Taufik   [0]      1:0    Edward Hall     [0]  
 7 Dexter Harris  [0]      1:0    Peter Wong      [0]  
by Swiss Perfect (TM)  www.swissperfect.com

 

Summer School 2019 Championship - Round 2

Results

No Name            Total  Result   Name           Total

 1 Adam Fitzsimons [1]      0:1    Reuben Magill  [1]  
 2 Blake Harris    [1]      1:0    John Hall      [1]  
 3 Kamal Taufik    [1]      1:0    Dexter Harris  [1]  
 4 Ethane Cole     [0]     .5:.5   Cian Suitor    [0]  
 5 Cillian Suitor  [0]      0:1    Zoe Fitzsimons [0]  
 6 Edward Hall     [0]      1:0    Peter Wong     [0]  

Summer School 2019 Championships - Round 3

Results

No Name           Total  Result   Name            Total

 1 Reuben Magill  [2]      1:0    Blake Harris    [2]  
 2 Zoe Fitzsimons [1]      0:1    Kamal Taufik    [2]  
 3 Dexter Harris  [1]      1:0    Adam Fitzsimons [1]  
 4 John Hall      [1]      0:1    Edward Hall     [1]  
 5 Peter Wong     [0]      0:1    Ethane Cole     [.5] 
 6 Cian Suitor    [.5]     1:0    Cillian Suitor  [0]  

 

Summer School 2019 Championships - Round 4

Results

No Name            Total  Result   Name           Total

 1 Kamal Taufik    [3]     .5:.5   Reuben Magill  [3]  
 2 Edward Hall     [2]      0:1    Dexter Harris  [2]  
 3 Blake Harris    [2]      0:1    Cian Suitor    [1.5]
 4 Ethane Cole     [1.5]    1:0    John Hall      [1]  
 5 Adam Fitzsimons [1]      1:0    Zoe Fitzsimons [1]  
 6 Cillian Suitor  [0]      0:1    Peter Wong     [0]  
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Summer School 2019 Championship - Round 5

Results

No Name           Total  Result   Name            Total

 1 Reuben Magill  [3.5]    0:1    Dexter Harris   [3]  
 2 Cian Suitor    [2.5]    0:1    Kamal Taufik    [3.5]
 3 Zoe Fitzsimons [1]      0:1    Ethane Cole     [2.5]
 4 John Hall      [1]      0:1    Adam Fitzsimons [2]  
 5 Peter Wong     [1]      0:1    Blake Harris    [2]  
 6 Cillian Suitor [0]      0:1    Edward Hall     [2]  
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Summer School 2019 Championships - Round 6

Results

No Name            Total  Result   Name           Total

 1 Ethane Cole     [3.5]    0:1    Kamal Taufik   [4.5]
 2 Dexter Harris   [4]      1:0    Blake Harris   [3]  
 3 Edward Hall     [3]      0:1    Reuben Magill  [3.5]
 4 Adam Fitzsimons [3]      1:0    Peter Wong     [1]  
 5 John Hall       [1]     .5:.5   Zoe Fitzsimons [1]  
by Swiss Perfect (TM)  www.swissperfect.com
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Summer School 2019 Championships - Standings

Standings

Place Name                      Score M-Buch. Buch. Progr.

  1   Kamal Taufik              5.5      14.0  20.5   19.5
  2   Dexter Harris             5        14.5  21.0   16.0
  3   Reuben Magill             4.5      15.5  24.0   17.5
  4   Adam Fitzsimons           4        10.5  16.5   12.0
  5   Ethane Cole               3.5      10.5  17.0   11.5
 6-7  Edward Hall               3        12.0  18.0   11.0
      Blake Harris              3        11.5  17.5   13.0
  8   Cian Suitor               2.5      13.5  19.5    9.5
9-10  Zoe Fitzsimons            1.5      12.5  18.5    5.5
      John Hall                 1.5      11.0  15.5    6.5
11-12 Peter Wong                1        13.5  19.0    3.0
      James McCrum              1         2.5   2.5    2.0
13-17 Cillian Suitor            0         9.0  13.0    0.0
      Harry Cheung              0         4.0   4.0    0.0

 

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Championship - 3rd Place Reuben Magill Championship - 2nd Dexter Harris
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Championship - Champion Kamal Taufik

 

Battle Chess - Round 1

Results

No Name            Total  Result   Name           Total

 1 Harry Cheung    [0.0]   .5:1.5  Reuben Magill  [0.0]
 2 James McCrum    [0.0]  0.0:2.0  Ethan Cole     [0.0]
 3 Adam Fitzsimons [0.0]  2.0:0.0  Cillian Suitor [0.0]
 4 Cian Suitor     [0.0]  2.0:0.0  Zoe Fitzsimons [0.0]
 5 Dexter Harris   [0.0]  0.0:2.0  Kamal Taufik   [0.0]
 6 Peter Wong      [0.0]   .5:1.5  Blake Harris   [0.0]
 7 Edward Hall     [0.0]  0.0:0.0  BYE                 
 8 John Hall       [0.0]  0.0:0.0  BYE       

 

Battle Chess -  Round 2

Results

No Name           Total  Result   Name            Total

 1 Ethan Cole     [2.0]  2.0:0.0  Zoe Fitzsimons  [0.0]
 2 Kamal Taufik   [2.0]  1.5:.5   Adam Fitzsimons [2.0]
 3 Blake Harris   [1.5]   .5:1.5  Reuben Magill   [1.5]
 4 Edward Hall    [0.0]  1.0:1.0  Peter Wong      [.5] 
 5 John Hall      [0.0]  0.0:2.0  Cian Suitor     [2.0]
 6 Cillian Suitor [0.0]   .5:1.5  Dexter Harris   [0.0]

 

Battle Chess -  Round 3

Results

No Name            Total  Result   Name         Total

 1 Cian Suitor     [4.0]   .5:1.5  Ethan Cole   [4.0]
 2 Reuben Magill   [3.0]  1.0:1.0  Kamal Taufik [3.5]
 3 Adam Fitzsimons [2.5]  1.5:.5   Blake Harris [2.0]
 4 Dexter Harris   [1.5]  2.0:0.0  Peter Wong   [1.5]
 5 Cillian Suitor  [.5]   1.0:1.0  Edward Hall  [1.0]
 6 Zoe Fitzsimons  [0.0]  0.0:2.0  John Hall    [0.0]

 

Battle Chess - Standings

Standings

Place Name                      Score M-Buch. Buch. Progr.

  1   Ethan Cole                5.5       2.0   6.5   11.5
 2-3  Kamal Taufik              4.5       4.0  11.5   10.0
      Cian Suitor               4.5       3.0   8.5   10.5
 4-5  Reuben Magill             4         2.5   9.5    8.5
      Adam Fitzsimons           4         2.5   8.5    8.5
  6   Dexter Harris             3.5       1.5   7.5    5.0
  7   Blake Harris              2.5       4.0   9.5    6.0
 8-9  John Hall                 2         3.0   7.5    2.0
      Edward Hall               2         1.5   6.0    3.0
10-11 Cillian Suitor            1.5       3.5  10.5    2.0
      Peter Wong                1.5       3.0   9.0    3.5
 12   Harry Cheung              0.5       4.0   4.0    0.5
13-17 James McCrum              0         5.5   5.5    0.0
      Zoe Fitzsimons            0         4.5  13.0    0.0
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Battle Chess - 2nd - Kamal Taufik Battle Chess Champion - Ethan Cole