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The Childrens Chess Grandprix Standings 2018/19

We have one tournament to go - April 13th. Who is on to win the Grandprix - the Belfast Scholastic Shields and be invited to Stormont by MLA Chris Lyttle for the special award ceremony and elite competition.

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Over the series of Childrens Chess tournaments points are awarded for the places of the pupils the sections: Primary School, Lower Secondary (Form1 - Form3) and Upper Secondary (Form4 and above). Also for Puzzle solving Primary and Secondary. The pupils best 3 scores are added together over the series of competitions and then the top 4 are invited by MLA Chris Lyttle to Stormont for an Award Ceremony and Elite Competition in early June.

Articles from previous Stormont Award ceremonies.

Stormont Awards 2018

Stormont Awards 2017

Position Points
1 10
2 8
3 6
4 5
5 4
6 3
7 2
8 1

 

The Belfast Scholastic Fergus O’Neill Shield.

Secondary Puzzle Solving Chess Champion


Year Nov Jan Feb Mar Apr Total Best 3
Louie McConkey F4 8 10 18 18
Calum Glendinning F3 10 10 10
Conor MacRandal L6 10 10 10
Rushe, Adam L6 10 10 10
Shuaib Jeetun F2 8 8 8
Williamson, Zach F2 8 8 8
Conor Boyle F1 6 6 6
Adam Ryciak F2 6 6 6
Zhany, William F3 6 6 6
Rakeeb, Mohammed F2 5 5 5

Its a close fight in the Secondary Schools puzzle solving with Louie McConkey in the lead on 18 points followed by 3 players on 10, Calum Glendinning, Conor MacRandal and Adam Rushe. Followed by several players with a shout of getting into the top 4 at the next tournament,

The Belfast Scholastic Edward Whiteside Shield.

Primary Puzzle Solving Chess Champion


Year Nov Jan Feb Mar Apr Total Best 3
Dexter Harris P6 10 9 10 10 39 30
Adam Fitzsimons P6 8 9 6 8 31 25
Cian Suitor P5 6 4 4 14 14
Lucy Bueckert P7 5 8 13 13
Taufik kamal P7 4 2.5 3 6 15.5 13
Aaditya Singh P5 5.5 5 10.5 10.5
Skyla McConkey P4 1 2.5 3 6.5 6.5
Anjali Singh P7 5.5 5.5 5.5
Toogood, Daniel P6 5 5 5
Diana Bueckert P7 2.5 2 4.5 4.5
Peter Wong P2 2.5 1 3.5 3.5
Eoin Boyle P7 3 3 3
Blake Harris P4 2 2 2

Dexter Harris has won the Primary Shield with the maximum of 30 out of 30. Followed by Adam Fitzsimons, Cian Suitor. Both Lucy Bueckert and Taufik Kamal share 4th  place followed closely by Aaditya Singh.

The Belfast Scholastic Shield.

Primary Chess Champion

Year Nov Jan Feb Mar Apr total Best 3.
Kamal Taufik P7 10 2 10 8 30 28
Dexter Harris P6 8 10 8 8 34 26
Calvin Patterson P7 3.5 7 6 6 22.5 19
Aaditya Singh P5 6 7 2 15 15
Adam Fitzsimons P6 3.5 4 3 4 14.5 11.5
Lucy Bueckert P7 4 5 9 9
Diana Bueckert P7 4 4 8 8
Reuben Magill P7 1 4 5 5
Blake Harris P4 0.5 4 4.5 4.5
Anjali Singh P7 3.5 3.5 3.5
Eoin Boyle P7 3.5 3.5 3.5
Skyla McConkey P4 3 3
Cain Suitor P5 0.5 0.5 1 2 2
Daniel Toogood P6 2 2 2
Helen Bueckert P3 0.5 0.5 0.5

Kamal Taufik heads the Primary Shield closely followed by Dexter Harris - the next tournament will decide, Third and Fourth are Calvin Patterson and Aaditya SIngh. Followed by Adam Fitzsimons and Lucy Bueckert.

The Belfast Scholastic Shield.

Lower Secondary Chess Champion

Nov Jan Feb Mar Apr Total Best 3
Mohammed Rakeeb F2 9 5 14 14
Aayush Bhari F3 4 8 12 12
Ben Toogood F2 10 10 10
Katy Thornton F2 9 9 9
TJ Macartney F1 9 9 9
Calum Glendinning F3 9 9 9
Conor Boyle F1 9 9 9
Filip Szwerluga F1 9 9 9
Rishon Thomas F3 6 3 9 9
William Zhang F3 4 4 8 8
Zach Williamson F2 6 6 6
Adam Ryciak F2 4 4 4
Shuaib Jeetun F2 2 2 2
Jack Maxwell F1 1 1 1

The lower secondary section is open for lots of possibilities. Lead by Mohammed Rakeeb closely followed by Aayush Bhari, Ben Toogood. and sharing 4th place we have 6 players. So all to play for in the final tournament of the series.

The Belfast Scholastic Shield.

Senior Secondary Chess Champion

Nov Jan Feb Mar Apr Total Best 3
James Wong L6 10 9 10 29 29
Louie McConkey F4 8 9 8 25 25
Adam Rushe L6 10 10 10
James MacRandal F4 6 6 6
Conor MacRandal L6 5 5 5

James Wong has an unassailable lead with 29 points. Followed by Louie McConkey and fighting for 3 and 4th places we have Adam Rushe and James and Conor MacRandal.

Our next tournament is on Saturday April 13th 12:30pm Methodist College.

Photos from last years Stormont event:

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