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Top young players meet at Methodist College for Northern Ireland Mega-finals

The Delancey UK Chess Challenge is the largest Schools Chess tournament in the UK with some 74,000 children competing. There are four stages - the first is small tournaments in Schools. Qualifying players then play in the Mega-finals. There are 41 mega-finals of which Belfast hosts one. Who played and who qualified for the next stage at the Giga-finals...

Schools/organisations represented included:

Childrens Chess, Good Shepherd PS, Enniskillen Royal Grammar, HollyBush Primary School, Markethill Primary School, All Saints Chess Club...

A total of 29 children gathered to compete and enjoy chess. It's always a challenge to split the youngsters into the best age groups. If you mix them, which you sometimes have to do, the qualifying points can be impacted. So I aim to keep younger players playing the younger players. So this year we had 4 sections. The Under 10's, the Under 11's, the Under 16's and the Under 19's.

The format takes most of the day and approx 1 hour per round. Which is quite exhausting for the younger players.But everyone was focused and enjoyed the day. Solving problems for  a competition between rounds, as well as playing friendlies and chatting. The atmosphere was excellent.

The Under 10's included the twin brothers Pablo and David Gonzalez top players from Spain, currently at Newcastle Primary School.

The rules for qualification are to score 4 or more out of the 6 games or to win your age group. Top Boy and Top Girl qualify.

We wish all the qualifiers luck in the forth-coming Giga-finals in Manchester.

Results and photos:

prizes

Under10 - Round 1

No Name              Feder Total  Result   Name           Feder Total

 1 Sinead Coulter    U8    [0]      0:1    Caoimhin Hogan U9    [0]  
 2 Cormac O'Donnell  U10   [0]      0:1    Maxim Dobrynin U10   [0]  
 3 Sophie Duffy      U8    [0]      0:1    Sam Paton      U8    [0]  
 4 Damian Romanowski U10   [0]      1:0    Pablo Gonzalez U10   [0]  
 5 David Gonzalez    U10   [0]      1:0    Rahul Shah     U9    [0]  
 6 Mark Wallace      U9    [0]      0:1    Dexter Harris  U8    [0]  
 7 Avrora Zelenchuk  U7    [0]      1:0    BYE                       
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Round 2

No Name           Feder Total  Result   Name              Feder Total

 1 Maxim Dobrynin U10   [1]      1:0    Damian Romanowski U10   [1]  
 2 Caoimhin Hogan U9    [1]      0:1    David Gonzalez    U10   [1]  
 3 Dexter Harris  U8    [1]     .5:.5   Avrora Zelenchuk  U7    [1]  
 4 Sam Paton      U8    [1]      1:0    Sinead Coulter    U8    [0]  
 5 Rahul Shah     U9    [0]      1:0    Sophie Duffy      U8    [0]  
 6 Pablo Gonzalez U10   [0]      1:0    Cormac O'Donnell  U10   [0]  
 7 Mark Wallace   U9    [0]      1:0    BYE        

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Round 3

No Name              Feder Total  Result   Name           Feder Total

 1 David Gonzalez    U10   [2]      1:0    Sam Paton      U8    [2]  
 2 Avrora Zelenchuk  U7    [1.5]    0:1    Maxim Dobrynin U10   [2]  
 3 Pablo Gonzalez    U10   [1]      1:0    Dexter Harris  U8    [1.5]
 4 Rahul Shah        U9    [1]      1:0    Caoimhin Hogan U9    [1]  
 5 Damian Romanowski U10   [1]      1:0    Mark Wallace   U9    [1]  
 6 Sinead Coulter    U8    [0]      1:0    Sophie Duffy   U8    [0]  
 7 Cormac O'Donnell  U10   [0]      1:0    BYE       

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Round 4

No Name              Feder Total  Result   Name             Feder Total

 1 Maxim Dobrynin    U10   [3]      0:1    David Gonzalez   U10   [3]  
 2 Sam Paton         U8    [2]      0:1    Pablo Gonzalez   U10   [2]  
 3 Damian Romanowski U10   [2]      1:0    Rahul Shah       U9    [2]  
 4 Dexter Harris     U8    [1.5]    1:0    Caoimhin Hogan   U9    [1]  
 5 Cormac O'Donnell  U10   [1]      1:0    Avrora Zelenchuk U7    [1.5]
 6 Mark Wallace      U9    [1]      1:0    Sinead Coulter   U8    [1]  
 7 Sophie Duffy      U8    [0]      1:0    BYE        

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at this stage with 4 points David Gonzalez has already qualified.

Round 5

No Name             Feder Total  Result   Name              Feder Total

 1 David Gonzalez   U10   [4]      1:0    Damian Romanowski U10   [3]  
 2 Pablo Gonzalez   U10   [3]      1:0    Maxim Dobrynin    U10   [3]  
 3 Sam Paton        U8    [2]      0:1    Dexter Harris     U8    [2.5]
 4 Rahul Shah       U9    [2]      1:0    Cormac O'Donnell  U10   [2]  
 5 Sophie Duffy     U8    [1]      0:1    Mark Wallace      U9    [2]  
 6 Avrora Zelenchuk U7    [1.5]    1:0    Sinead Coulter    U8    [1]  
 7 Caoimhin Hogan   U9    [1]      1:0    BYE         

 

Round 6

No Name             Feder Total  Result   Name              Feder Total

 1 David Gonzalez   U10   [5]     .5:.5   Pablo Gonzalez    U10   [4]  
 2 Dexter Harris    U8    [3.5]   .5:.5   Damian Romanowski U10   [3]  
 3 Maxim Dobrynin   U10   [3]      1:0    Rahul Shah        U9    [3]  
 4 Mark Wallace     U9    [3]      1:0    Avrora Zelenchuk  U7    [2.5]
 5 Caoimhin Hogan   U9    [2]      1:0    Sam Paton         U8    [2]  
 6 Cormac O'Donnell U10   [2]      1:0    Sophie Duffy      U8    [1]  
 7 Sinead Coulter   U8    [1]      1:0    BYE  

The final results with qualifiers and winners:

Merged section of U10 and below
No First Name Last Name Age Qualifying Compet School Score Title
1 David Gonzalez U10 Childrens Chess Newcastle Primary School 5.5 Supremo
2 Pablo Gonzalez U10 Childrens Chess Newcastle Primary School 4.5 Qualifier
3 Maxim Dobrynin U10 HollyBush PS HollyBush PS 4 Qualifier
4 Dexter Harris U8 Childrens Chess Greenwood PS 4 Supremo
5 Mark Wallace U9 All Saints Chess Club, Ennishkillen St Patricks PS, Mullinskea 4 Supremo
6 Damian Romanowski U10 Good Shepherd PS Good Shepherd PS 3.5
7 Rahul Shah U9 Good Shepherd PS Good Shepherd PS 3
8 Caoimhin Hogan U9 Oakgrove Integrated PS Oakgrove Integrated PS 3
9 Cormac O'Donnell U10 HollyBush PS HollyBush PS 3
10 Avrora Zelenchuk U7 Childrens Chess St Brides PS 2.5 Suprema
11 Sam Paton U8 Enniskillen Royal Grammar School Portora Royal Grammar School 2
12 Sinead Coulter U8 Good Shepherd PS Good Shepherd PS 2 Suprema
13 Sophie Duffy U8 Good Shepherd PS Good Shepherd PS 1

The under11s formed a group of their own.

Under11 - Round 1

No Name              Feder Total  Result   Name              Feder Total

 1 Fiachra Avery     U11   [0]      0:1    Calum Glendinning U11   [0]  
 2 Jasper Grady      U11   [0]      0:1    F J Bayliss       U11   [0]  
 3 Michael Callaghan U11   [0]      0:1    Yuntian Qiu       U11   [0]  
 4 Katy Thornton     U11   [0]      1:0    Gary Freeburn     U11   [0]  
 5 Kieran Kelpie     U11   [0]      1:0    BYE   

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Round 2

No Name          Feder Total  Result   Name              Feder Total

 1 F J Bayliss   U11   [1]      1:0    Calum Glendinning U11   [1]  
 2 Gary Freeburn U11   [0]      0:1    Kieran Kelpie     U11   [1]  
 3 Yuntian Qiu   U11   [1]      1:0    Fiachra Avery     U11   [0]  
 4 Jasper Grady  U11   [0]      0:1    Michael Callaghan U11   [0]  
 5 Katy Thornton U11   [1]      1:0    BYE  

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Round 3

No Name              Feder Total  Result   Name          Feder Total

 1 Kieran Kelpie     U11   [2]      0:1    Yuntian Qiu   U11   [2]  
 2 Michael Callaghan U11   [1]      1:0    F J Bayliss   U11   [2]  
 3 Calum Glendinning U11   [1]      1:0    Katy Thornton U11   [2]  
 4 Fiachra Avery     U11   [0]      1:0    Gary Freeburn U11   [0]  
 5 Jasper Grady      U11   [0]      1:0    BYE  

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Round 4

No Name              Feder Total  Result   Name              Feder Total

 1 Yuntian Qiu       U11   [3]      1:0    F J Bayliss       U11   [2]  
 2 Calum Glendinning U11   [2]      0:1    Michael Callaghan U11   [2]  
 3 Kieran Kelpie     U11   [2]      1:0    Jasper Grady      U11   [1]  
 4 Katy Thornton     U11   [2]      0:1    Fiachra Avery     U11   [1]  
 5 Gary Freeburn     U11   [0]      1:0    BYE        

Yuntian Qiu qualifies with 4 out of 4 points.

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Round 5

No Name              Feder Total  Result   Name              Feder Total

 1 Yuntian Qiu       U11   [4]      1:0    Calum Glendinning U11   [2]  
 2 Michael Callaghan U11   [3]      1:0    Kieran Kelpie     U11   [3]  
 3 F J Bayliss       U11   [2]      1:0    Katy Thornton     U11   [2]  
 4 Fiachra Avery     U11   [2]      1:0    Jasper Grady      U11   [1]  

 

Round 6

No Name          Feder Total  Result   Name              Feder Total

 1 Katy Thornton U11   [2]      0:1    Yuntian Qiu       U11   [5]  
 2 Fiachra Avery U11   [3]      0:1    Michael Callaghan U11   [4]  
 3 F J Bayliss   U11   [3]      1:0    Kieran Kelpie     U11   [3]  
 4 Jasper Grady  U11   [1]      0:1    Calum Glendinning U11   [2]  

Final standings with winners and qualifiers:

Section of U11 and below
No First Name Last Name Age Qualifying Compet School Score Title
1 Yuntian Qiu U11 Childrens Chess St Malachys PS 6 Supremo
2 Michael Callaghan U11 Childrens Chess Tattygar PS, Lisbellaw, Co Fermanagh 5 Qualifier
3 F J Bayliss U11 Good Shepherd PS Good Shepherd PS 4 Qualifier
4 Kieran Kelpie U11 HollyBush PS HollyBush PS 3
5 Calum Glendinning U11 Childrens Chess Rudolph Steiner, Holywood 3
6 Fiachra Avery U11 Childrens Chess Home Educated 3
7 Katy Thornton U11 Childrens Chess Hart Memorial PS 2 Suprema
8 Jasper Grady U11 Childrens Chess 1
9 Gary Freeburn U11 Markethill PS Markethill PS 1

 

We had 6 in the Under 12s 13s 15s - difficult to run a swiss and an all-play-all would be 5 rounds. So we played an all-play-all with an added round when the players were paired according to age, there being 2 x U15, 2 x U13 and 2 x U12.

Under 15 the extra round

No Name        Feder Total  Result   Name            Feder Total

 1 Ciran Rowan U15   [0]      1:0    Adam Rushe      U15   [0]  
 2 Aditya Shah U13   [0]      0:1    Daniil Zenechuk U13   [0]  
 3 Luke Paton  U12   [0]      0:1    Patrick Dunne   U12   [0]  

 

Round 2

No Name        Feder Total  Result   Name             Feder Total

 1 Ciran Rowan U15   [1]      1:0    Patrick Dunne    U12   [1]  
 2 Adam Rushe  U15   [0]      1:0    Luke Paton       U12   [0]  
 3 Aditya Shah U13   [0]      0:1    Daniil Zelenchuk U13   [1] 

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Round 3

No Name          Feder Total  Result   Name             Feder Total

 1 Patrick Dunne U12   [1]      0:1    Daniil Zelenchuk U13   [2]  
 2 Luke Paton    U12   [0]      0:1    Aditya Shah      U13   [0]  
 3 Ciran Rowan   U15   [2]      0:1    Adam Rushe       U15   [1] 

 

Round 4

No Name             Feder Total  Result   Name          Feder Total

 1 Adam Rushe       U15   [2]     .5:.5   Patrick Dunne U12   [1]  
 2 Aditya Shah      U13   [1]      0:1    Ciran Rowan   U15   [2]  
 3 Daniil Zelenchuk U13   [3]      1:0    Luke Paton    U12   [0]  

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Round 5

No Name          Feder Total  Result   Name             Feder Total

 1 Patrick Dunne U12   [1.5]    1:0    Luke Paton       U12   [0]  
 2 Ciran Rowan   U15   [3]      0:1    Daniil Zelenchuk U13   [4]  
 3 Adam Rushe    U15   [2.5]    0:1    Aditya Shah      U13   [1]  

 

Round 6

No Name             Feder Total  Result   Name          Feder Total

 1 Aditya Shah      U13   [2]      0:1    Patrick Dunne U12   [2.5]
 2 Daniil Zelenchuk U13   [5]      1:0    Adam Rushe    U15   [2.5]
 3 Luke Paton       U12   [0]      0:1    Ciran Rowan   U15   [3]  

 

Final standings for Under 15 tournament:

Section of Under15
First Name Last Name Age Qualifying Compet School Score Title
Daniil Zelenchuk U13 Childrens Chess Rathmore Grammar 6 Supremo
Ciaran Rowan U15 Childrens Chess St Patricks Grammar School 4 Suprema
Patrick Dunne U12 Good Shepherd PS Good Shepherd PS 3.5 Supremo
Adam Rushe U15 Childrens Chess 2.5
Aditya Shah U13 Childrens Chess Lumen Christi college, Londonderry 2
Luke Paton U12 Enniskillen Royal Grammar School Portora Royal Grammar School 0

As there was only one person Under19 a strong player - Eoin McCorkindale we had a small tournament of club players including Ross Harris and Mark Newman. Eoin played very well and beat Mark and was awarded the Under19 Supremo title.

The next stage of the competition is the Northern Giga-Finals in July - details : http://www.ukchesschallenge.com/north-south-gigafinal-divisions.shtml

The official website with news etc is : http://www.delanceyukschoolschesschallenge.com/index.html

We wish all the qualifiers good luck for the next stage - we will let you know how they do - watch the space (well not exactly this space but this website).

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