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The Belfast Scholastic Chess Shields 2013

With the final Childrens Chess for 2013 completed we have the Grand-prix results for the Belfast Scholastic Shield 2013.
The Belfast Scholastic Chess Shields 2013

Stormont 2012

This year has seen some exceptional chess. With players doing well in tournaments outside of Belfast: in the prestitgous London Junior Chess Championships - Honor Parissis gaining 5 1/2 out of 7 coming joint 6th out of 87 competitors. In the Bunratty Tournament Thomas Donaldson came joint 9th in the Major and Ashley McWhinney came 5th in the Minor. Mond Parissis winning the 1200 Grading prize at the Ulster Rapidplay Championships at which it was good to see Honor Parissis, Dayna Ferguson and Daniel Ferguson playing. These last two Daniel and Dayna also played brilliantly at the Dublin tournament - The Tournament Of Champions Dayna coming joint 4th. In the Irish Junior Championships Daniel came joint 4th in the Under 8s, Admira Kecskemeti came joint 16th in the same category and Dayna came joint 8th in the Under 10s. The years highlight was Karina Kruk playing chess for Ireland at three internationals and gaining her Candidate Master title.

The Belfast Scholastic Shields are awarded on a grand-prix system. We total points over the course of the competitions and take the players best 3. The top 4 of each section- Primary, Lower Secondary and Upper Secondary are invited to Stormont for a special prize giving and an elite tournament. Parents and the Students Principals are also invited.

This year we are for the first time awarding shields for the best puzzle solvers. At each tournament we have a puzzle solving competition with sheets of some 22 problems with varying difficulty - some being very hard. The skill in solving these improves your play and is fun.

This years winners are

Belfast Scholastic Shield 2013: Primary School Championship

Place_

Student________

School___________________

Year_

Dec_

Jan_

Feb_

Mar_

Apr_

total_

Best 3.

1

Honor Parissis

Fullerton

P6

10

10

10

8

4

42

30

2

Dayna Ferguson

Muchgrange National School

P3

 

 

6

10

4

20

20

3

Lucia Corrigan

Fullerton

P6

 

 

8

2.5

7

17.5

17.5

4

Calvin Patterson

Home Educated

P1

 

8

3

 

4

15

15

 

Belfast Scholastic Shield 2013: Lower Secondary School Championship

Place_

Student____________

School___________________

Year_

Dec_

Jan_

Feb_

Mar_

Apr_

Total_

Best 3

1

Eibha Ni Mhuireagian

Ursaline College

F1

 

8

10

8

9

35

27

1

Jake Patterson

Home Educated

F3

 

10

5.75

8

9

32.75

27

3

Joel Dawson

Friends School

F2

6

 

5.75

8

3

22.75

19.75

4

Eoghan Turkington

Our Lady & Saint Patricks Col.

F1

10

5

 

4.5

3

22.5

19.5

Belfast Scholastic Shield 2013: Upper Secondary School Championship

Place_

Student__________

School__________

Year_

Dec_

Jan_

Feb_

Mar_

Apr_

Total_

Best 3

1

Kevin Robbin

RBAI

F4

9

3.5

5.5

10

10

38

29

2

Matthew Chapman

Grosvenor

L6

5.5

8

10

5.75

5.5

34.75

23.75

3

Karina Kruk

Aquinas Grammer

U6

9

5.5

5.5

3

8

31

22.5

4

Kiran Robbin

RBAI

F5

5.5

10

 

5.75

 

21.25

21.25

Belfast Scholastic Shield 2013 Edward Whiteside Shield.

Primary Puzzle Solving School Championship

Place_

Student_________

School__________________

Year_

Nov_

Dec_

Jan_

Feb_

Mar_

Apr_

total_

Best 3.

1

Honor Parissis

Fullerton

P6

8

10

10

10

8

9

55

30

2

Admira Kecskemet

 

P2

10

 

 

8

10

9

37

29

3

Lucia Corrigan

Fullerton

P6

6

 

 

5.5

6

3.5

21

17.5

4

Dayna Ferguson

Muchgrange National School

P3

 

 

 

1

3

6

10

10

Belfast Scholastic Shield 2013 Fergus O'Neill Shield

Secondary Puzzle Solving School Championship

Place_

Student____________

School_________

Year_

Nov_

Dec_

Jan_

Feb_

Mar_

Apr_

total_

Best 3.

1

Kevin Robbin

RBAI

F4

10

10

10

5

10

8

53

30

2

Eibha Ni Mhuireagian

Ursaline College

F1

 

 

 

7

8

6

21

21

3

John Dawson

Friends  School

F4

 

6

 

10

 

 

16

16

4

Joel Dawson

Friends School

F2

 

 

 

 

6

5

11

11

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