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The Stormont Elite Chess Tournament 2012 and Award Ceremony

Kieran McCarthy MLA invited the top young chess players to Stormont to play a tournament and receive awards for the year.
The Stormont Elite Chess Tournament 2012 and Award Ceremony

Young Top Chess Players at Stormont

Kieran McCarthy MLA invited the top young chess players to Stormont on 8th June 2012 for a tour of the building, an Elite tournament and to receive awards for the year.

Kevin Robbin winner of the Scholastic Chess Shield for 2012.

There are five Childrens Chess Tournaments over the year run by the Ulster Schools Chess Council and the Ulster Chess Union. The players gain points at each tournament and their best three are added to their score for the year. The top four from each of three sections are invited with their Principals and Parents to Stormont. This event is to celebrate the top chess talent. The players range from P4 to Lower 6th. We have on the invite list Karina Kruk the Under19 Irish Champion and selected to represent Ireland in Europe, also Ulster Champions 2012 Luica Corrigan, Raghav Gupta, Kevin Robbin, Radhika Gupta, Karina Kruk.

Winners of 'Exceptional Young Player 2012' Honor Parissis (Fullerton House) and Vincent Sweetnam.

The results over the year:

The Belfast Scholastic Shield. Primary Chess Champion

Name

Year

School

Score

1st

Raghav Gupta

P7

Dromore PS

30

2nd

Tarun Rajan

P4

Inchmarlo

21

3rd

McIntyre Murray

P6

Moira PS

15.5

4th

Lucia Corrigan

P5

Fullerton House

13.35

Lucia Corrigan plays Taran Rajan in the Primary School Stormont Elite 2012.

The Belfast Scholastic Shield. Lower School Chess Champion

 

Name

Year

School

Score

1st

Kevin Robbin

F3

RBAI

29

2nd

John Dawson

F3

Friends

25

3rd

Matthew Venon

F3

Banbridge Academy

20

4th

Joel Dawson

F1

Friends

19.5

Matthew Venon playing Kevin Robbin in the Form1 to 3 Secondary School Section

 

The Belfast Scholastic Shield. Senior Secondary Chess Champion

 

Name

Year

School

Score

1st

Kiran Robbin

F4

RBAI

28

2nd

Karina Kruk

L6

Aquinas Grammer

27

3rd

Matthew Chapman

F5

Grosvenor

24

4th

Thomas Donaldson

F4

RBAI

16

5th

Radhika Gupta

F5

Banbridge Academy

12.33

6th

Ashley McWhinney

F4

Home Educated

11.5

The Stormont Elite 2012 being played in the Long Room

The results of the Stormont Elite 2012:

Stormont Elite Primary 2012

Place

Name

Points

1st

Tarun Rajan

2.5

2nd

Lucia Corrigan

2

3rd

Murray McIntyre

1

4th

Honor Parissis

0.5

Stormont Elite Lower Secondary 2012

Place

Name

Points

1st

Kevin Robbin

3

2nd

Matthew Venon

2

3rd

John Dawson

1

4t

Joel Dawson

0

Stormont Elite Upper Secondary 2012

Place

Name

Points

1st

Matthew Chapman

3

2nd

Thomas Donaldson

2

3rd

Ashley McWhinney

1

Thanks go to Kieran McCarthy MLA for inviting us to Stormont and all the volunteers who make these events possible.

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