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Top young chess players enjoy Stormont

Kieran McCarthy MLA invited the 14 top players to play at Stormont in the Stormont Elite chess competition. The players (ages from 6 to 18) have played in the monthly Childrens Chess tournaments held at Methodist College. To gain an invite they had to be in the top 4 of a Grand-prix point system (adding best results from 3 of the tournaments). Parents, Principals and Volunteers were also invited. Champions: Upper Secondary School: Kieran Robbin (RBAI) Form4 Lower Secondary School: Eibha Ni Mhuireagian (Ursaline College) Form1 and Jake Patterson (Home Educated) Form3 Primary School: Honor Parisiss (Fullerton) P7
Top young chess players enjoy Stormont

The Winners 2013

The event hosted by Kieran McCarthy was held on 7th June 2013 and celebrated top young chess talent.

After a tour of Stormont 3 tournaments were played. With 4 children in each. A Primary, Lower Secondary and Upper Secondary all-play-all competitions.

Stormont Elite: Primary.

Place_

Name_________

Year_

School__________________

Points

 

1st

Dayna Ferguson

P3

Muchgrange National School

3

2nd

Honor Parissis

P6

Fullerton House

2

3rd

Lucia Corrigan

P6

Fullerton House

1

4th

Calvin Patterson

P1

Home Educated

0

primary2

Stormont Elite: Lower Secondary

Place_

Name_____________

Year_

School_______________

Points

1st

Eibha Ni Mhuireagian

F1

Ursaline College

3

2nd

Jake Patterson

F3

Home Educated

2

3rd

Joel Dawson

F2

Friends’ School

1

4th

Eoghan Turkington

F1

Our Lady & St Patrick Col.

0

secondary3

Stormont Elite: Upper Secondary

Place_

Name___________

Year_

School____________

Points

1st

Matthew Chapman

L6

Grosvenor Grammar

3

2nd

Karina Kruk

U6

Aquinas Grammar

2

3rd

Kevin Robbin

F4

RBAI

1

4th

Mond Parissis

F4

RBAI

0

secondary5

The Shield Winners :

The Belfast Scholastic Primary Champion : Honor Parissis (P6) Fullerton House

The Belfast Scholastic Lower Secondary Champion : joint winners

Eibha Ni Mhuireagian (F1) Ursaline College and Jake Patterson (F3) Home Educated

The Belfast Scholastic Upper Secondary Champion : Kevin Robbin  (F4) RBAI

This year we introduced perpetual Shields for Problem Solving (these have been named after two wonderful people who shared chess with us and will be sadly missed and fondly remembered)

The Edward Whiteside Shield - Primary Puzzle Solver : Honor Parissis (P6) Fullerton House

The Fergus O'Neill Shield - Secondary Puzzle Solver : Kevin Robbin (F4) RBAI

For younger players who perform exceptionally and who possibly havent won a prize. We give out the Exceptional Young Player awards - this year we have some brilliant talent.

Exceptional Young Players 2013 -

Daniel Ferguson (P2) Muchgrange National School

Calvin Patterson (P1) Home Educated

Admira Kecskemeti (P2) Ballysillan Primary School

After the tournament Kieran McCarthy MLA presented the youngsters with their awards and certificates. The school Principals/Representatives and the Ulster Chess Union President Chris Kelly formed a line of honour shaking hands/congratulating the winners after they recieved their prizes.

line of honour

Thanks go to Kieran McCarthy for hosting this wonderful event in such a beautiful location.

Thanks go to the school Principals/representatives supporting their students

Ms Auibhea Duffy : Muchgrange National School

Mrs Michele Megrath - Ballysillan Primary School

Ann Waters : Ursaline College

Carol-Anne Mayberry : RBAI

Elizabeth Dickson : Friends' School

Thanks to the volunteers who without their help this event and the tournaments leading up to it wouldnt be able to happen. In particular - Graham Murphy (President of Schools Chess Council - also founder of the tournament), Stewart McConaghy, Geoff Hindley, Damien Cunningham.

Thanks to the Ulster Chess Union and the Ulster Schools Chess Council

Thanks to the Parents for their support.

Thanks and well done to the students who play and enjoy chess.

Thanks to chess for just being such an absolutely brilliant game...

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Full results of the Scholastic Shields:

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

Photos from the event...

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upper sec champion

lower sec champs

puzzlechamp

 

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Primary

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primary4

primary5

secondary6

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secondary2

exceptional1

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