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22 Apr 2013

Roger Thetford

Marcus Harvey =3rd at the British Blitz Championships

Marcus Harvey travelled to Birmingham on Saturday for the British Blitz Championships, an 11-round Swiss with 66 players. After two wins, in round 3 he found himself on top board playing GM Mark Hebden -- and won!

A further 1½ / 4 against IMs (as black each time) and a last-round draw with top seed GM Keith Arkell, plus 5 / 5 against the untitled lesser mortals, gave Marcus equal third place on 8 / 11 alongside Arkell and IMs Thomas Rendle and Ameet Ghasi. Hebden won with 9½ / 11, dropping only a draw with Arkell after his loss to Marcus.

Congratulations Marcus!

Link: http://www.englishchess.org.uk/British_Blitz_2013/
18 Jan 2013

Andrew Varney

U9 and U11 county team trials results

The U9 and U11 county team trials were held on two separate days over the weekend of 12-13 January 2013. There were 34 players in the U9 tournament on Saturday and 39 player in the U11 tournament on Sunday. The final results can be found under the tournament results section. The U11 results will be sent to the ECF for grading.

Very big thankyous to:
- Sue Baker and St Andrews for providing the venue and associated help and organisation;
- Mel Davenport for dealing with entries, sweatshirts and loads of admin involved before, during and after the weekend;
- Team managers (Marc Ives, David Lee, Heather Lang) and John Place for acting as arbiters and generally leading/helping;
- Ruby Marsden and Matthew Daggitt for coaching on the Saturday morning;
- Gerard O'Reilly (Kidlington Congress) for lending all the chess equipment.

Link: GetTournamentResults.cfm
31 Dec 2012

Alan Kennedy

Mike Truran OBE

It has recently been announced that Mike Truran (OCA and Witney treasurer, 4NCL organiser) has been awarded an OBE. The award was for services to Bioscience. Congratulations Mike!

Link: http://www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/sites/default/files/resources/NY2013-list.pdf

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