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Stormont Childrens Award Ceremony 2008

The top 9 children from the Childrens chess tournaments were at Stormont as the guests of MLA Brian Wilson (Green Party) for an Elite tournament and prize award ceremony.

Brian Wilson met children, parents, principals and volunteers and he praised the childrens skill and enthusiasm. The timetable was full. We had a tour of Stormont followed by a tournament - The Stormont Elite where the top 4 Primary Children played each other and the top 4 Form3 and below played each other. Whilst this was happening MLA Brian Wilson took some chess lessons from Belfasts Exceptional Youngster Raghav Gupta who aged 7 had won his age group in the UK Chess Challenge event in Manchester last year.

 

Green Party Assembly Member Brian Wilson said: “This is an opportunity for the children to have fun and show off their chess skills in the historic surroundings of Stormont, it will be a celebration of young minds.”

Raghav Gupta was awarded the Belfast Scholastic Shield: Exceptional Young Player 2008

Kevin Robbin - Primary Chess Champion 2008

Luke Taylor - Secondary (Lower School) Chess Champion 2008

 

The Belfast Scholastic Shield.

Primary Chess Champion

Name

Year

School

Score

1st

Kevin Robbin

P6

St Bride’s PS

30

2nd

John Dawson

P6

Maralin Village PS

22

2nd

Kiaran Robbin

P7

St Bride’s PS

22

4th

Radhika Gupta

P7

Dromore PS

20

The Belfast Scholastic Shield.

Lower School Chess Champion

Name

Year

School

Score

1st

Taylor, Luke

F2

BRA

28

2nd

Roe, Christopher

F1

BRA

17

2nd

Turnball,Christopher

F1

BRA

17

2nd

Chapman, Matthew

F1

Grosvenor

17

 

The tournament was hard fought and we saw some excellent chess.

 

Stormont Elite Chess Tournament - Secondary

Position

Name

Score

1st

Christopher Turnball

2

1st

Matthew Chapman

2

2nd

Luke Taylor

1

2nd

Christopher Roe

1

 

 

Stormont Elite Chess Tournament – Primary

Position

Name

Score

1st

John Dawson

3

2nd

Kevin Robbin

2

3rd

Kiaran Robbin

1

4th

Radhika Gupta

0

Everybody enjoyed the event and it is planned to repeat this next year.

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