Junior Chess Club Continues to do us PROUD!

Oct 8, 2012, 2:09 PM |












Our Junior players at Northampton Junior Chess Club continue to do us proud! A pre-arranged match (and possibly the start of a new project!) saw our juniors travel to Rugby for a match against their top junior players.

Unfortunately, I couldn't be there myself but I have been eagerly awaiting the results!

A close first round and then the kids came good! Here is the article, taken directly from the NJCC website:



Northampton JCC vs Rugby JCC

Sunday, 7th October, 2012



This afternoon we visited Rugby Junior Chess Club to play a match, our first club vs. club event. Eight of our members took on eight of theirs, and then switched around a little for another eight games. 

The results of the first round were: 

 Northampton Rugby 1. Harry Horner 0-1 Shivi Ravi 2. Ethan Rowe 0-1 William Kendall 3. Elliott Reed 1-0 Kai Cockerell 4. George Horner 0-1 Jonathan Payne 5. Aaron Rihal 0-1 Leo Johnson 6. Jay Rihal 1-0 Parth Joshi 7. Ethan Majeks 1-0 Kieren Roberts 8. Bryony Marsh 1-0 Victor Moody

A very close round; as the results came in, it was one for us, one for them, until we reached 4-4! 

The second round went like this: 

 Northampton Rugby 1. Ethan Rowe 0-1 Shivi Ravi 2. Harry Horner 1-0 William Kendall 3. George Horner 1-0 Kai Cockerell 4. Elliott Reed ½-½ Jonathan Payne 5. Jay Rihal 0-1 Leo Johnson 6. Aaron Rihal 1-0 Parth Joshi 7. Bryony Marsh 1-0 Kieren Roberts 8. Ethan Majeks 1-0 Victor Moody

An interesting round for us coaches to watch, with many of the games being close, and a fascinating game on board 1 between Ethan and Shivi. In the end, we managed to take the round 5½-2½, giving us an overall victory 9½-6½. 

Our thanks to Bob at Rugby Junior Chess Club for hosting us at their venue, and thanks and well done to all the players at both clubs who represented their clubs well with some great chess and excellent behaviour and sportsmanship, and we look forward to hosting Rugby in Northampton early next year!