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March's Childrens Chess Sees New Faces

The monthly childrens chess tournament saw some new faces, some new Champions.

Its always good to see new faces at these tournaments. Both for the regular players to have new opponents and an excitement of where will they be positioned at the end of the day. The tough Secondary section has been dominated by the Robbin brothers, Kevin and Kiran. With their absence from the tournament the field was open. Would this years successful new-comer Andrew Todd win the day?  We will have to see...or would total new comer Eoin McCorkindale have something to say...

New faces in the primary section also meant an exciting tournament and a challenge for the controller who initially setup a round-robin, only to regret this when more pupils registered during round 1 to give a total of 9 players.

The afternoon was full of chess games, puzzle solving, banter and good humored fun.

Full Results and photos:

My favourite of the day is the puzzle solving - it allows discussion about chess positions. The solution to a logical problem and some instances of potential combinations for pattern recognition in actual play. A fun way of improving your chess and - yes - some positions are just beautiful and elegant. Todays winners were Peter Todd and John Dawson.

Primary Puzzles Secondary Puzzles
1. Todd, Peter P7 15 1 Dawson, John F5 10.5
2. Avery, Fiachra P5 12 2 Duffy, Matt F1 6
3 McIlwrath, Isaac P5 10 3 Gray, Matthew F4 5.5
4 Patterson, Calvin P2 11 4 Todd, Samuel F2 2
5 Patterson, Phoebe P4 13
6 Li, Chenyang P7 10
7 Douglas, Seamus P4 4

Solutions at bottom of article.

Chess Problems

March- Primary - Round 1

Results

No Name            Year  Total  Result   Name             Year  Total

 1 Fiachra Avery   P5    [0.0]  1.0:0.0  Lucy Xu          P5    [0.0]
 2 Eoghan Duffy    P4    [0.0]  0.0:1.0  Chenyang Li      P7    [0.0]
 3 Isaac McIlwrath P5    [0.0]  0.0:1.0  Phoebe Patterson P4    [0.0]
 4 Emorej Enginco  P6    [0.0]  0.0:1.0  Calvin Patterson P2    [0.0]
 5 Peter Todd      P7    [0.0]  1.0:0.0  BYE                         

 

March- Primary - Round 2

Results

No Name             Year  Total  Result   Name            Year  Total

 1 Phoebe Patterson P4    [1.0]  1.0:0.0  Emorej Enginco  P6    [0.0]
 2 Chenyang Li      P7    [1.0]  1.0:0.0  Isaac McIlwrath P5    [0.0]
 3 Lucy Xu          P5    [0.0]  0.0:1.0  Eoghan Duffy    P4    [0.0]
 4 Peter Todd       P7    [1.0]  1.0:0.0  Fiachra Avery   P5    [1.0]
 5 Calvin Patterson P2    [1.0]  1.0:0.0  Seamus Douglas  P4    [0.0]

 

March- Primary - Round 3

Results

No Name             Year  Total  Result   Name             Year  Total

 1 Eoghan Duffy     P4    [1.0]  0.0:1.0  Peter Todd       P7    [2.0]
 2 Isaac McIlwrath  P5    [0.0]  1.0:0.0  Lucy Xu          P5    [0.0]
 3 Emorej Enginco   P6    [0.0]  0.0:1.0  Chenyang Li      P7    [2.0]
 4 Calvin Patterson P2    [2.0]  1.0:0.0  Phoebe Patterson P4    [2.0]
 5 Seamus Douglas   P4    [0.0]  0.0:1.0  Fiachra Avery    P5    [1.0]

March Primary

March- Primary - Round 4

Results

No Name             Year  Total  Result   Name             Year  Total

 1 Chenyang Li      P7    [3.0]  1.0:0.0  Calvin Patterson P2    [3.0]
 2 Lucy Xu          P5    [0.0]  1.0:0.0  Emorej Enginco   P6    [0.0]
 3 Peter Todd       P7    [3.0]  1.0:0.0  Isaac McIlwrath  P5    [1.0]
 4 Fiachra Avery    P5    [2.0]  1.0:0.0  Eoghan Duffy     P4    [1.0]
 5 Phoebe Patterson P4    [2.0]  1.0:0.0  Seamus Douglas   P4    [0.0]

 

March- Primary - Round 5

Results

No Name             Year  Total  Result   Name           Year  Total

 1 Isaac McIlwrath  P5    [1.0]  0.0:1.0  Fiachra Avery  P5    [3.0]
 2 Emorej Enginco   P6    [0.0]  0.0:1.0  Peter Todd     P7    [4.0]
 3 Calvin Patterson P2    [3.0]  1.0:0.0  Lucy Xu        P5    [1.0]
 4 Phoebe Patterson P4    [3.0]  1.0:0.0  Chenyang Li    P7    [4.0]
 5 Eoghan Duffy     P4    [1.0]  1.0:0.0  Seamus Douglas P4    [0.0]

 

March- Primary - Round 6

Results

No Name          Year  Total  Result   Name             Year  Total

 1 Chenyang Li   P7    [4.0]  0.0:1.0  Phoebe Patterson P4    [4.0]
 2 Peter Todd    P7    [5.0]  1.0:0.0  Calvin Patterson P2    [4.0]
 3 Fiachra Avery P5    [4.0]  1.0:0.0  Emorej Enginco   P6    [0.0]
 4 Eoghan Duffy  P4    [2.0]  0.0:1.0  Isaac McIlwrath  P5    [1.0]
 5 Lucy Xu       P5    [1.0]  1.0:0.0  Seamus Douglas   P4    [0.0]

 

March- Primary - Round 7

Results

No Name             Year  Total  Result   Name           Year  Total

 1 Emorej Enginco   P6    [0.0]  0.0:1.0  Eoghan Duffy   P4    [2.0]
 2 Calvin Patterson P2    [4.0]  1.0:0.0  Fiachra Avery  P5    [5.0]
 3 Phoebe Patterson P4    [5.0]  0.0:1.0  Peter Todd     P7    [6.0]
 4 Chenyang Li      P7    [4.0]  0.0:1.0  Lucy Xu        P5    [2.0]
 5 Isaac McIlwrath  P5    [2.0]  1.0:0.0  Seamus Douglas P4    [0.0]

 

March- Primary - Round 8

Results

No Name            Year  Total  Result   Name             Year  Total

 1 Peter Todd      P7    [7.0]  1.0:0.0  Lucy Xu          P5    [3.0]
 2 Fiachra Avery   P5    [5.0]  0.0:1.0  Phoebe Patterson P4    [5.0]
 3 Eoghan Duffy    P4    [3.0]  0.0:1.0  Calvin Patterson P2    [5.0]
 4 Isaac McIlwrath P5    [3.0]  1.0:0.0  Emorej Enginco   P6    [0.0]
 5 Chenyang Li     P7    [4.0]  1.0:0.0  BYE                         

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March- Primary - Standings

Standings

Place Name              Year         Score

  1   Todd, Peter       P7            8    
 2-3  Patterson, Phoebe P4            6    
      Patterson, Calvin P2            6    
 4-5  Li, Chenyang      P7            5    
      Avery, Fiachra    P5            5    
  6   McIlwrath, Isaac  P5            4    
 7-8  Xu, Lucy          P5            3    
      Duffy, Eoghan     P4            3    
9-10  Enginco, Emorej   P6            0    
      Douglas, Seamus   P4            0    

 

Peter wins the tournament with a full score. That makes the third consecutive month's win. In fact since Peter first played in our tournaments he has won them! The younger Phoebe and Calvin Patterson share 6 points.

March Secondary - Round 1

Results

No Name                Year  Total  Result   Name             Year  Total

 1 Ronan Adams         F1    [0]      0:1    Kieran Martin    F1    [0]  
 2 Eoin McCorkindale   F4    [0]      1:0    Brown Cameron    F1    [0]  
 3 Joel Dawson         F3    [0]      1:0    Marcus McEaney   F3    [0]  
 4 Christopher O'Hagen F4    [0]      0:1    John Dawson      F5    [0]  
 5 Matt Duffy          F1    [0]      0:1    Hannah Patterson F2    [0]  
 6 Jake Patterson      F4    [0]      1:0    Joshua Enginco   F3    [0]  
 7 Matthew Gray        F4    [0]      1:0    Samuel Todd      F2    [0]  
 8 Andrew Todd         F5    [0]      1:0    Ethan Martin     F1    [0]  

 

March Secondary - Round 2

Results

No Name              Year  Total  Result   Name                Year  Total

 1 Eoin McCorkindale F4    [1]      1:0    Joel Dawson         F3    [1]  
 2 John Dawson       F5    [1]      0:1    Jake Patterson      F4    [1]  
 3 Hannah Patterson  F2    [1]      1:0    Matthew Gray        F4    [1]  
 4 Kieran Martin     F1    [1]      0:1    Andrew Todd         F5    [1]  
 5 Ethan Martin      F1    [0]      1:0    Ronan Adams         F1    [0]  
 6 Brown Cameron     F1    [0]      1:0    Marcus McEaney      F3    [0]  
 7 Samuel Todd       F2    [0]      0:1    Matt Duffy          F1    [0]  

march sec1

March Secondary - Round 3

Results

No Name           Year  Total  Result   Name                Year  Total

 1 Jake Patterson F4    [2]      0:1    Eoin McCorkindale   F4    [2]  
 2 Andrew Todd    F5    [2]      1:0    Hannah Patterson    F2    [2]  
 3 Joshua Enginco F3    [1]      1:0    Brown Cameron       F1    [1]  
 4 Joel Dawson    F3    [1]      1:0    Ethan Martin        F1    [1]  
 5 Matthew Gray   F4    [1]      0:1    John Dawson         F5    [1]  
 6 Matt Duffy     F1    [1]      0:1    Kieran Martin       F1    [1]  
 7 Ronan Adams    F1    [0]      1:0    Christopher O'Hagen F4    [0]  
 8 Marcus McEaney F3    [0]      1:0    Samuel Todd         F2    [0]  

 

March Secondary - Round 4

Results

No Name                Year  Total  Result   Name           Year  Total

 1 Eoin McCorkindale   F4    [3]      1:0    Andrew Todd    F5    [3]  
 2 Hannah Patterson    F2    [2]      0:1    Joel Dawson    F3    [2]  
 3 John Dawson         F5    [2]      1:0    Joshua Enginco F3    [2]  
 4 Kieran Martin       F1    [2]      0:1    Jake Patterson F4    [2]  
 5 Marcus McEaney      F3    [1]      1:0    Ronan Adams    F1    [1]  
 6 Brown Cameron       F1    [1]     .5:.5   Matthew Gray   F4    [1]  
 7 Ethan Martin        F1    [1]      1:0    Matt Duffy     F1    [1]  
 8 Christopher O'Hagen F4    [0]      0:1    Samuel Todd    F2    [0]  

march sec2

March Secondary - Round 5

Results

No Name             Year  Total  Result   Name                Year  Total

 1 John Dawson      F5    [3]      0:1    Eoin McCorkindale   F4    [4]  
 2 Joel Dawson      F3    [3]      0:1    Jake Patterson      F4    [3]  
 3 Andrew Todd      F5    [3]      1:0    Marcus McEaney      F3    [2]  
 4 Joshua Enginco   F3    [2]      1:0    Kieran Martin       F1    [2]  
 5 Hannah Patterson F2    [2]      0:1    Ethan Martin        F1    [2]  
 6 Matt Duffy       F1    [1]      1:0    Brown Cameron       F1    [1.5]
 7 Matthew Gray     F4    [1.5]    1:0    Christopher O'Hagen F4    [0]  
 8 Samuel Todd      F2    [1]      1:0    Ronan Adams         F1    [1]  

 

March Secondary - Round 6

Results

No Name                Year  Total  Result   Name             Year  Total

 1 Eoin McCorkindale   F4    [5]      1:0    Joshua Enginco   F3    [3]  
 2 Jake Patterson      F4    [4]      0:1    Andrew Todd      F5    [4]  
 3 Ethan Martin        F1    [3]      0:1    John Dawson      F5    [3]  
 4 Matthew Gray        F4    [2.5]    0:1    Joel Dawson      F3    [3]  
 5 Kieran Martin       F1    [2]      1:0    Samuel Todd      F2    [2]  
 6 Brown Cameron       F1    [1.5]   .5:.5   Hannah Patterson F2    [2]  
 7 Ronan Adams         F1    [1]      0:1    Matt Duffy       F1    [2]  
 8 Christopher O'Hagen F4    [0]      0:1    Marcus McEaney   F3    [2]  

 

March Secondary - Round 7

Results

No Name                Year  Total  Result   Name              Year  Total

 1 Matt Duffy          F1    [3]      0:1    Eoin McCorkindale F4    [6]  
 2 Andrew Todd         F5    [5]      1:0    Joel Dawson       F3    [4]  
 3 John Dawson         F5    [4]      1:0    Kieran Martin     F1    [3]  
 4 Marcus McEaney      F3    [3]      0:1    Jake Patterson    F4    [4]  
 5 Joshua Enginco      F3    [3]      1:0    Ethan Martin      F1    [3]  
 6 Samuel Todd         F2    [2]      0:1    Hannah Patterson  F2    [2.5]
 7 Ronan Adams         F1    [1]      0:1    Matthew Gray      F4    [2.5]
 8 Christopher O'Hagen F4    [0]      0:1    Brown Cameron     F1    [2]  

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March Secondary - Standings

Standings

Place Name                 Year          Score

  1   McCorkindale, Eoin   F4            7    
  2   Todd, Andrew         F5            6    
 3-4  Patterson, Jake      F4            5    
      Dawson, John         F5            5    
 5-6  Dawson, Joel         F3            4    
      Enginco, Joshua      F3            4    
 7-8  Patterson, Hannah    F2            3.5  
      Gray, Matthew        F4            3.5  
9-13  Martin, Ethan        F1            3    
      Martin, Kieran       F1            3    
      Cameron, Brown       F1            3    
      McEaney, Marcus      F3            3    
      Duffy, Matt          F1            3    
 14   Todd, Samuel         F2            2    
 15   Adams, Ronan         F1            1    
 16   O'Hagen, Christopher F4            0    

A new face Eoin McCorkindale wins the tournament without a defeat. It's brilliant to have a new player who challenges the regulars. The competition heats up and everyone's game raises a level.

Problem solutions in order -top left to bottom right.:

1) 1. Qxf6+    2) 1....Rxd6 2.Rxd6 Rf3+ 3.gxf3 Bf1#  3) 1.Rxf7 Qxf7 2.Qxh7+ Qxh7 3.f7#   4) 1. Qxh7+ Rxh7 2. Rxg8#

5) 1. Qxh6+ Rxh6 2. Rg8#  6) 1. Nxg6+ hxg6  2. Qh6#  7) 1.Kf3 g1(Q)   2. Nf2+ QxN 3. KxN#  8) 1.Re8+ Bd8 2.RxB+ RxR 3.Nc7+ Kb8 4.Na6+ Ka8 5. Qb8+ Rxb8 6.Nc7#

9) 1.Re8+ Rxe8 2.Qxd6+ Kg8 3.Ne7+ Kf8 4.Ng6+ Kg8 5.Qf8+ Rxf8 6.Ne7# 10) 1.Rxe6 if Qxe6 then 2.Rxh7+ Kxh7 3. Ng5+ winning Queen 11) a) Kf2 is correct and White draws 12) 1.Kc6 Kd8 2.Kd6

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