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The Belfast Qualifier for the London Junior Chess Championship

The new school year starts and we have our first monthly tournament. The London Junior Chess Championship (LJCC). An opportunity for the younger players to qualify for the LJCC finals - one of the most prestigious tournaments.

The tournament is open to all young chess players. The more players that play the more different age group sections we can have. The plan is to have sections for Under 8, Under 10, Under 12, Under 14, Under 19. Unfortunately on the day I felt due to numbers we would merge groups. So we had 12 players in an Under 12 section and 9 players in the Under 19 section. The players included Ulster Champions Pheobe Patterson, Calvin Patterson, Daniil Zelenchuk, Dexter Harris who also is the winner of the Munster under 8 tournament and Avrora Zelenchuk winner of the English Chess Championships Northern Giga-final under8's. So plenty of strong players.

Both sections played a 6 round swiss - so all players get to play for the day. The time between rounds was spent playing friendlys and solving problems for a problem solving competition. A couple of coaching sessions where chess positions were talked through with tactical pins as the topic - these reflected the theme of some of the chess problems.

Of course starting with the most important job of the day - the puzzle solving - each game of chess is a series of puzzles here are some elegent positions some are works of art... One of the best ways of improving your chess.

Followed by photos and results.

The winners of the Secondary school puzzle solving

points Age Name
Gold 12 U19 Jake Patterson
Silver 10 U16 Adam Rushe
Silver 10 U14 Daniil Zelenchuk
Silver 8 U12 Phoebe Patterson
Bronze 6 U14 Sean McGuigan
Bronze 5 U16 Mattie Morgan
Bronze 2 U14 Oisin Maguire

The Primary puzzle solver winners:

Points Age Name
Gold 12 U10 Avrora Zelenchuk
Silver 8 U12 Katy Thornton
Bronze 5 U8 Adam Fitzsimons
Bronze 5 U10 Ahmed Haridy
Bronze 4 U10 Jasper Grady
Bronze 4 U10 Dexter Harris
Bronze 4 U10 Calvin Patterson

Some of the problems - theme - pins :

prob13prob14prob15
prob16 prob17 prob1
prob19 prob20 prob21

 

 

Under 12 - Round 1

Results

No Name             Feder Total  Result   Name             Feder Total

 1 Adam Fitzsimons  U8    [0]      0:1    Phoebe Patterson U12   [0]  
 2 Calvin Patterson U10   [0]      1:0    Jasper Grady     U10   [0]  
 3 Farida Haridy    U8    [0]      0:1    Travis Quinn     U12   [0]  
 4 Katy Thornton    U12   [0]      0:1    Ahmed Haridy     U10   [0]  
 5 Dexter Harris    U10   [0]      1:0    Birney Wang      U10   [0]  
 6 Avrora Zelenchuk U10   [0]      1:0    BYE                         
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Under12 - Round 2

Results

No Name             Feder Total  Result   Name             Feder Total

 1 Ahmed Haridy     U10   [1]      0:1    Calvin Patterson U10   [1]  
 2 Travis Quinn     U12   [1]      0:1    Dexter Harris    U10   [1]  
 3 Phoebe Patterson U12   [1]      1:0    Avrora Zelenchuk U10   [1]  
 4 Farida Haridy    U8    [0]      0:1    Adam Fitzsimons  U8    [0]  
 5 Jasper Grady     U10   [0]      1:0    Katy Thornton    U12   [0]  
 6 Birney Wang      U10   [0]      1:0    BYE 

 

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Under12 - Round 3

Results

No Name             Feder Total  Result   Name             Feder Total

 1 Dexter Harris    U10   [2]      0:1    Phoebe Patterson U12   [2]  
 2 Calvin Patterson U10   [2]      1:0    Farida Haridy    U8    [0]  
 3 Adam Fitzsimons  U8    [1]      1:0    Travis Quinn     U12   [1]  
 4 Birney Wang      U10   [1]      1:0    Jasper Grady     U10   [1]  
 5 Avrora Zelenchuk U10   [1]      1:0    Ahmed Haridy     U10   [1]  
 6 Katy Thornton    U12   [0]      1:0    BYE  

 

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Under12 - Round 4

Results

No Name             Feder Total  Result   Name              Feder Total

 1 Phoebe Patterson U12   [3]      0:1    Calvin Patterson  U10   [3]  
 2 Dexter Harris    U10   [2]      0:1    Adam Fitzsimons   U8    [2]  
 3 Jasper Grady     U10   [1]      0:1    Avrora Zelenchuk  U10   [2]  
 4 Travis Quinn     U12   [1]      0:1    Katy Thornton     U12   [1]  
 5 Ahmed Haridy     U10   [1]      0:1    Calum Glendinning U12   [.5] 
 6 Farida Haridy    U8    [0]      1:0    BYE       

 

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Under12 - Round 5

Results

No Name              Feder Total  Result   Name             Feder Total

 1 Avrora Zelenchuk  U10   [3]      0:1    Calvin Patterson U10   [4]  
 2 Katy Thornton     U12   [2]      0:1    Phoebe Patterson U12   [3]  
 3 Adam Fitzsimons   U8    [3]      1:0    Ahmed Haridy     U10   [1]  
 4 Calum Glendinning U12   [1.5]    1:0    Dexter Harris    U10   [2]  
 5 Jasper Grady      U10   [1]      1:0    Farida Haridy    U8    [1]  

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Under12 - Round 6

Results

No Name             Feder Total  Result   Name              Feder Total

 1 Calvin Patterson U10   [5]      1:0    Adam Fitzsimons   U8    [4]  
 2 Phoebe Patterson U12   [4]      1:0    Calum Glendinning U12   [2.5]
 3 Katy Thornton    U12   [2]      0:1    Avrora Zelenchuk  U10   [3]  
 4 Dexter Harris    U10   [2]      1:0    Jasper Grady      U10   [2]  
 5 Farida Haridy    U8    [1]     .5:.5   Ahmed Haridy      U10   [1]  

 

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Under12

Standings

Place Name              Feder Score M-Buch. Buch. Progr.

  1   Calvin Patterson  U10   6        11.0  17.0   21.0
  2   Phoebe Patterson  U12   5        12.5  20.0   18.0
 3-4  Avrora Zelenchuk  U10   4        11.5  19.0   14.0
      Adam Fitzsimons   U8    4        11.5  18.5   14.0
  5   Dexter Harris     U10   3        11.0  18.0   12.0
  6   Calum Glendinning U12   2.5      12.0  18.5    6.5
 7-9  Jasper Grady      U10   2        11.0  18.0    7.0
      Katy Thornton     U12   2        10.5  17.0    7.0
      Birney Wang       U10   2         2.0   6.5    3.0
10-11 Farida Haridy     U8    1.5      11.0  18.5    3.5
      Ahmed Haridy      U10   1.5      11.0  18.0    6.5
 12   Travis Quinn      U12   1         4.5   9.5    4.0

Calvin wins the group unbeaten with full points. Pheobe is second only being beaten by Calvin. Avrora and Adam share third place. Adam being one of the youngest has done very well.

The Qualifiers for the London Junior Chess Championships in December:

Under8 Adam Fitzsimons  4 points

Under10 (major) Calvin Patterson 6 Points

Under10 Avrora Zelenchuk 4 points

Under12 (major) Phoebe Patterson 5 points

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Under19 - Round 1

Results

No Name             Feder Total  Result   Name              Feder Total

 1 Oisin Maguire    U14   [0]      1:0    Mattie Morgan     U16   [0]  
 2 Jake Patterson   U19   [0]      0:1    Eoin McCorkindale U19   [0]  
 3 Sean McGuigan    U14   [0]      0:1    Adam Rushe        U16   [0]  
 4 Daniil Zelenchuk U14   [0]      1:0    BYE    

 

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Under19 - Round 2

Results

No Name              Feder Total  Result   Name             Feder Total

 1 Adam Rushe        U16   [1]      1:0    Oisin Maguire    U14   [1]  
 2 Eoin McCorkindale U19   [1]     .5:.5   Daniil Zelenchuk U14   [1]  
 3 Mattie Morgan     U16   [0]      1:0    Sean McGuigan    U14   [0]  
 4 Jake Patterson    U19   [0]      1:0    BYE       

 

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Under19 - Round 3

Results

No Name             Feder Total  Result   Name              Feder Total

 1 Daniil Zelenchuk U14   [1.5]    1:0    Adam Rushe        U16   [2]  
 2 Oisin Maguire    U14   [1]      0:1    Eoin McCorkindale U19   [1.5]
 3 Mattie Morgan    U16   [1]      0:1    Jake Patterson    U19   [1]  
 4 Sean McGuigan    U14   [0]      0:1    Ciaran Rowan      U16   [0]  

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Under19 - Round 4

Results

No Name              Feder Total  Result   Name             Feder Total

 1 Eoin McCorkindale U19   [2.5]    1:0    Adam Rushe       U16   [2]  
 2 Jake Patterson    U19   [2]      0:1    Daniil Zelenchuk U14   [2.5]
 3 Ciaran Rowan      U16   [1.5]    1:0    Mattie Morgan    U16   [1]  
 4 Sean McGuigan     U14   [0]      0:1    Oisin Maguire    U14   [1]  
 5 Hannah Patterson  U16   [.5]     1:0    BYE  

 

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Under19 - Round 5

Results

No Name             Feder Total  Result   Name              Feder Total

 1 Daniil Zelenchuk U14   [3.5]    1:0    Ciaran Rowan      U16   [2.5]
 2 Hannah Patterson U16   [1.5]    1:0    Eoin McCorkindale U19   [3.5]
 3 Oisin Maguire    U14   [2]      0:1    Jake Patterson    U19   [2]  
 4 Adam Rushe       U16   [2]      1:0    Mattie Morgan     U16   [1]  
 5 Sean McGuigan    U14   [0]      1:0    BYE             

 

 

Under19 - Round 6

Results

No Name              Feder Total  Result   Name             Feder Total

 1 Daniil Zelenchuk  U14   [4.5]    1:0    Hannah Patterson U16   [2.5]
 2 Eoin McCorkindale U19   [3.5]    1:0    Sean McGuigan    U14   [1]  
 3 Adam Rushe        U16   [3]      0:1    Jake Patterson   U19   [3]  
 4 Ciaran Rowan      U16   [2.5]    1:0    Oisin Maguire    U14   [2]  
 5 Mattie Morgan     U16   [1]      1:0    BYE       

 

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Standings

Place Name              Feder Score M-Buch. Buch. Progr.

  1   Daniil Zelenchuk  U14   5.5      12.5  18.5   18.5
  2   Eoin McCorkindale U19   4.5      10.0  15.5   16.5
  3   Jake Patterson    U19   4        12.5  19.0   12.0
  4   Ciaran Rowan      U16   3.5       9.5  15.0    9.5
  5   Adam Rushe        U16   3        11.5  17.0   13.0
  6   Hannah Patterson  U16   2.5      13.5  21.5    7.0
 7-8  Oisin Maguire     U14   2        11.0  16.0    9.0
      Mattie Morgan     U16   2        11.0  15.0    6.0
  9   Sean McGuigan     U14   1        11.0  17.0    2.0

Daniil Zelenchuk wins top position, unbeaten. Eoin McCorkindale second with Jake Patterson following in third place.

See you all at our next competition on November 5th 12:30pm at Methodist College for more chess fun....

winners

 

Problem solutions

13.
1... Rf2+ 2. Kg1 Qe1#

14.

1... Qxd7 2. Nxd7 Bxc4

15.

1... Qe8 or 1... Re6

16.

1... Nxc3 2. bxc3 Rxc3+ 3. Qxc3 Rb1#

17.

1... h4 2. Nf1 h3 winning the Bishop

18.

1... Rxa2 2. Qxa2 Qh5+ 3. Rh3 Qe5+ 4. Kh1 Qe1+

5. Kh2 Qg1#

19.

1... Bg4 2. Qxg4 Nxf2+ 3. King moves Nxg4

20.

1... Rg4

21.

1... Rxd5 2. Rxd5 Qb7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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