06 Jan 2018: Oxfordshire Junior Chess Championships 2017-18The Oxfordshire Junior Chess Championships for 2017-18 were held at Cumnor PS on 6-7 January 2018.
The sections were:
Under 9 Oxon team trials 6-round Rapid Play (ungraded) Saturday 6 January Under 11 Oxon team trials 6-round Rapid Play (ECF graded) Sunday 6 January Under 13, Under 15 and Under 18 combined as one 6-round 2-day Standard Play tournament
The individual prize winners were:
Under 9 Champions Jan Murawski St Joseph's 5.5/6 (=TB 1&2) Jamie Sarisky Phil & Jim Runner-up Jacob Iliffe MCS 5/6 3rd place Charlie Lambert Chandlings 4/6 (SOP) Under 11 Champion Amaan Kassey MCS 5.5/6 (SOP) Runner-up Dimitrios Zakarian CCCS 5.5/6 3rd place Tashika Arora OHS 5/6 (SOP) Under 13 Champion Hari Selvaraj MCS 4.5/6 Runner-up Leonora Ives SS Hel/Kats 4/6 (=U15) Under 15 Champions Bill Read Wood Farm 4/6 (no TB) Josh Soanes Bartholomew 4/6 Under 18 Champion Liza Sheremetyeva OHS 6/6
The school competitions were won by:
Under 18 School Cherwell* Under 11 School MCS* (on tie-break)* clock prizes awarded to Abingdon School and St Joseph's as Cherwell and MCS were awarded the clock prizes the previous season.
Many thanks to all who were involved beforehand and on the day including:
Kathryn Gillow (entries & many other tasks), Priscilla Morris (U13/U15/U18 arbiter), John Place, David Zakarian, Elliot Kendall, Marc Ives, Asif Hameed (controllers & pairings - U9 & U11), Ola Murawska & Sameer Kassey (results posting) and probably others I have forgotten [sorry!]. Thanks also to Cumnor PS for providing the venue, Kidlington Congress for equipment loan and Hacketts for catering.
29 Apr 2017: Delancey UK Schools Chess Challenge - Oxon Megafinal 2017The 2017 Oxfordshire Megafinal was held at Cokethorpe School, Witney, on Saturday 29 April. The number of entries was down about 10% from the previous year, despite boundary changes (Oxfordshire now includes Botley and Cumnor!) and direct entries being allowed from secondary-school aged children. About 230 children took part and there were 20 adults in the team of volunteer helpers.
The titles were awarded to:
U18 Supremo - Donald Proko (Cheney); Suprema - Anna Wang (OHS)
U17 Supremo - N/A; Suprema - Stephi Bourliakas (Bartholomew)
U16 Supremo - Daniel Varney (D'Overbroecks); Suprema - Aysu Ismayilova (Cowley)
U15 Supremo - Vijay Keshav (MCS); Suprema - Elizaveta Sheremetyeva (OHS)
U14 Supremo - Muhammad Ismayilov (Cherwell); Suprema - Imogen Young (Didcot GS)
U13 Supremo - Ross Tselos (CCCS); Suprema - Eva Wang (OHS)
U12 Supremo - Hari Selvaraj (MCS); Suprema - Leonora Ives (SS Helen & Catherine)
U11 Supremo - Hugo Rayner (William Fletcher); Suprema - Sana Kassey (OHS/Ojays)
U10 Supremo - David Balbus (MCS); Suprema - Frida Ives (Appleton/Ojays)
U9 Supremo - Dimitrios Zakarian (Ojays); Suprema - Andrea Antoniadou (Headington)
U8 Supremo - Royce Zeng (St Josephs); Suprema - Cecilia Kendall (Headington)
U7 Supremo - Alex Hertog (SS Phil & Jim); Suprema - Rhianne Terrado (St Josephs)
Cross-tables:U7 U8B U8G U9B U9G U10 U11B U11G U12 U13 U14 U15-U18
All of the above and all other players who scored 4 points or more (3.5 points or more for U12 and above) qualify to play in the Southern or Northern Gigafinals in July. See the Delancey UK Chess Challenge site for more details, where you can also find a summary results Excel file from the Oxon Megafinal.
Many thanks to the volunteer helpers including section controllers and those in charge of pairings and results (Jenny Cooke, John Place, Claire Soanes, Tim Dickinson, Alan Kennedy, David Zakarian, Richard Dodd, Marc Ives, Sameer Kassey, Duncan Young, Ara Arutshyan, Ola Murawska and Asif Hameed), those manning information points and sorting out prizes (Charlotte Rayner, Rebecca Sitsapesan, Sue Varney, Tim Onions and Maria Gomez), car park marshals (Gareth Stevens, Ed Read and several of those already listed above) and many other parents and children who helped set up and pack up equipment. Thank you also to Cokethorpe School for provision of an excellent venue and for the catering, Mike Truran for help in securing the venue and presenting the trophies and to those who loaned equipment (Kidlington Congress, MCS, Witney Chess Club, St Josephs Primary School and Oxon Junior Chess). U13 U14 U15-18 U11G U12
01 Apr 2017: Grove Junior TournamentSponsored by the Wantage Rotary Club; organised by Peter Hemmings and members of Wantage Chess Club.
Under 8 (incl U7) Under 10 (incl U9) Open (incl U11)
07 Jan 2017: Oxon Junior tournament 2016-17 (Schools Results)The Oxfordshire Junior Chess Championships held over the weekend of 7-8 January 2017 incorporated the Oxfordshire Schools competition.
Both U9 and U11 tournament results counted for the Primary School prize, with the top result of the two counting for those who played on both days. An impressive 33 different Oxfordshire schools were represented in this section! St Joseph's and MCS accounted for over a third of the competitors, and not surprisingly were the top two schools. The prize is awarded to MCS as St Joseph's were last season's recipients.
The school competition is based on: 1. Four top scoring players from each school. a. If a player played in both sections, only his/her top score of the two is counted. b. In the case of less than four players from a school, all players count. 2. If there is a tie on points considering the top four players, the next top scoring player is considered until the tie is broken (either because one score was higher or because one school has more players to consider). 3. If there is a tie on this basis, the school entering more players is put higher on the list. 1. St Joseph's top 4 = 17.5 (top 7 =29.5) 2. MCS top 4 = 17.5 (top 7 =29.0) 3. SSMJ top 4 = 15.5The Secondary School competition was based on results in the Under 13 - Under 18 junior championships, in which competitors from 11 eligible schools took part. The winner of the clock prize is Cherwell School, beating MCS to it by half a point.
Primary School (U11) results Secondary School (U18) results
07 Jan 2017: Oxon Junior Chess Championships (U13-U18) 2016-17
The Oxon Junior Chess Championships 2016-17 was a 2-day standard play event. The winners of the titles and trophies for each age group were: Under 18 Zoe Varney 5/6 Under 15 Elizaveta Sheremetyeva 4.5/6 Under 13 Bill Read 4.5/6 A full cross-table is attached.Final cross-table U13-U18 tournament
07 Jan 2017: Oxon Under 9 & Under 11 team county trials 2017Cross tables from the Oxon U9 county team trials held on 7 January 2017 and the U11 county team trials held on 8 January 2017, both at Cumnor PS with a record number of entrants. U9 trials results U11 trials results
19 Dec 2016: Didcot Christmas BlitzCongratulations to Andrew Webb, winner on tie-break. 2016-12-19_DidcotChristmasBlitz.htm
30 Apr 2016: Delancey UK Schools Chess Challenge - Oxon Megafinal 2016The 2016 Oxfordshire Megafinal was held at The Marlborough School, Woodstock, on Saturday 30 April. The number of entries (251) equalled the record set in 2014. After transfers, withdrawals and no-shows on the day there were 244 participants from over 50 different schools and clubs.
The titles were awarded to:
U18 Supremo - N/A; Suprema - N/A
U17 Supremo - Lev Pavlov (Bartholomew); Suprema - Anna Wang (OHS)
U16 Supremo - Vance Van Winkle (Kingham Hill); Suprema - Zoe Varney (Headington)
U15 Supremo - Daniel Varney (D'Overbroecks); Suprema - Jasmine Burgess (Oxford Spires)
U14 Supremo - Alex Tselos (D'Overbroecks); Suprema - Elizaveta Sheremetyeva (OHS)
U13 Supremo - Tom Shepherd (MCS); Suprema - Imogen Young (Didcot GS)
U12 Supremo - Ross Tselos (CCCS); Suprema - Eva Wang (OHS)
U11 Supremo - Hari Selvaraj (SS Mary & John); Suprema - Leonora Ives (Appleton/Ojays)
U10 Supremo - Hugo Rayner (William Fletcher); Suprema - Philippa Dellar (Bletchingdon)
U9 Supremo - Robert Fry (SS Mary & John); Suprema - Frida Ives (Appleton/Ojays)
U8 Supremo - Dimitrios Levon Zakarian (St Barnabas); Suprema - Daniella McFarlane (Emmanuel)
U7 Supremo - Ivan Chetverikov (CCCS); Suprema - Cecilia Kendall (Headington)
Cross-tables:U7 U8B U8G U9B U9G U10B U10G U11B U11G U12B U13B U12-U18G U14-U18B
All of the above and all other players who scored 4 points or more qualify for the Southern Gigafinal in Reading in July. See the Delancey UK Chess Challenge site for more details).
17 Jan 2016: U9 and U11 Oxon county team trialsU9 and U11 Oxon county team trials held at William Fletcher Primary School U9 cross table U11 cross table
29 Nov 2015: Oxfordshire Junior Chess tournament 2015The Oxfordshire Junior Chess tournament took place on Sunday 29 November at Oxford Spires Academy. Over 90 children took part.
Winners of the Oxon Championship trophies are:
U18 - Zoe Varney (Headington)
U15 - Elizaveta Sheremetyeva (OHS)
U13 - Tom Shepherd (MCS)
Winners of the London Junior Chess Championships qualifier sections are:
U12 - Ben Headlong (Wiltshire)
U10 - Daniel Shirinyan (Cumnor PS)
U8 - Dimitrios Levon Zakarian (W Kidlington PS)
In addition, those scoring 4.5 points or more in the U10 or U12 sections qualify for the LJCC Major section for their age-group, 3.5 or 4 points, for the LJCC Minor and those scoring 4 points or more in the U8 for the LJCC U8 tournament.
An engraved chess clock is presented to the top-scoring school (up to 4 players counting) at Primary School and Secondary School levels, subject to not winning the prize two occasions in a row. The top 5 in each category are as follows:
St Josephs Catholic Primary School 14.5 points (top 4 of 7 entered)
William Fletcher Primary School 12.5 points (top 4 of 6 entered)
West Kidlington Primary School 10.5 points (2 entries)
Cumnor CoE Primary School 10 points (2 entries)
Chandlings School 9 points (3 entries)
Magdalen College School 14.5 points (top 4 of 7 entered)
Oxford Spires Academy 8 points (3 entries)
D'Overbroeks 7 points (2 entries)
Summer Fields School 6.5 points (3 entries)
Headington School 6 points (1 entry)
Congratulations to St Josephs and MCS, who both win engraved chess clock prizes. A full list of Oxon schools' results is given in an attachment (see link below).
U8 LJCC qualifier U10 LJCC qualifier U12 LJCC qualifier U18/15/13 Oxon Championships Results by Oxon School
02 May 2015: Oxford Megafinal 2015The 2015 Oxfordshire Megafinal was held at Oxford Spires Academy on Saturday 2 May. There were 193 participants from nearly 50 different schools and clubs.
The titles were awarded to:
U18 Supremo - N/A; Suprema - Chantelle Foster (Aylesbury High)
U17 Supremo - N/A; Suprema - N/A
U16 Supremo - Craig Young (Wood Green); Suprema - Anna Wang (OHS)
U15 Supremo - Marshall Taylor (Gosford Hill); Suprema - Zoe Varney (Headington)
U14 Supremo - Daniel Varney (D'Overbroecks); Suprema - Marianne Hauer (Bartholomew)
U13 Supremo - Oscar Idle (Oxford Spires); Suprema - Quba Brown-Higgins (Bartholomew)
U12 Supremo - Tom Shepherd (MCS); Suprema - Megan Mansfield-Jones (Wycombe High)
U11 Supremo - William Daniels-Dwyer (MCS); Suprema - Eva Wang (OHS)
U10 Supremo - Hari Krishnan Selvaraj (SS Mary & John); Suprema - Anna Sitsapsen (St Joseph's)
U9 Supremo - Hugo Rayner (William Fletcher); Suprema - Hannah Miskar (Emmanuel)
U8 Supremo - Edward Bewes (Emmanuel); Suprema - Bella Austin-Baker (home ed)
U7 Supremo - Dimitrios Levon Zakarian (W Kidlington); Suprema - Kate Lemon (Wootton-by-Woodstock)
10 Jan 2015: Oxfordshire U9 and U11 team trialsTrials for the Oxfordshire Under 9 and Under 11 teams were held on 10 and 11 January respectively. There was a good number of entries in the U11 section in particular, although not a record number. However, the standard of play was higher than for many years, with fierce competition for the trophy places in both sections. The final winners were:
First = Daniel Shirinyan (5.5/6)
Second = Freddie Beneat (5/6)
Third = Harutyan Badalyan (5/6)
First = Arvin Hu (6/6)
Second = Andrew Niu (5/6)
Third = Eva Wang (5/6)
U9 tournament 10 Jan 2015
U11 tournament 11 Jan 2015
17 May 2014: Wantage Junior TournamentSponsored by the Wantage Rotary Club, organised by Peter Hemmings and Ray Cordon assisted by members of Wantage Chess Club. Excellent turnout of 39 players this year.
Results:Under 7 Under 9 Under 12
03 May 2014: 2014 Delancey UK Chess Challenge - Oxford MegafinalA record 246 children took part in the Oxfordshire Megafinal at Oxford Spires Academy this year! It was organised by Priscilla Morris, with help from Tim Dickinson, Justine Fowler, John Place, David Lee, Andrew Varney, Jenny Cooke, Duncan Young and Penny D'Souza-Eva on the boards plus Jon D'Souza-Eva on the computer.
Congratulations to all the Supremos and Supremae:
U18 Maria Wang, Oxford High School; Marcus Harvey, Marlborough School
U17 Chantelle Foster, Aylesbury High School; Kirill Lasis, Magdalen College School
U16 George Christian, Wood Green School
U15 Anna Wang, Oxford High School; Daniel D'Souza-Eva, Magdalen College School
U14 Zoë Varney, Headington School; Liam McKnight, Magdalen College School
U13 Marianne Hauer, Cumnor Chess Club; Daniel Varney, Marlborough School
U12 Elizaveta Sheremetyeva, Oxford High School; Oscar Idle, Oxford Spires Academy
U11 Hope Broome Saunders, North Hinksey C of E Primary; Anthony Fox, Magdalen College School
U10 Eva Wang, Oxford High School; Bill Read, The Batt C of E Primary
U9 Leonora Ives, Cumnor Chess Club; Movses Shirinyan, Cumnor C of E Primary
U8 Maisie Kavanagh, Headington Prep; Hugo Rayner, William Fletcher Primary
U7 Frida Ives, Cumnor Chess Club; Edward Bewes, Emmanuel Christian School
All of the above and all other players who scored 4 points or more qualify for the Southern Gigafinal in Reading in July. (Saturday 12th July for U7-U10 boys, Sunday 13th July for everybody else - See the Delancey UK Chess Challenge site for more details).
11 Jan 2014: U9 and U11 county team trials 2014David Lee (U11 team manager) organised this year's U9 and U11 county team trials for the weekend of 11-12 January and the two tournaments were hosted by Cumnor Primary School, the venue for the new Oxfordshire Junior Squad (Ojays) chess club. He was ably assisted over the weekend by many, including Marc Ives (U9 team manager), Duncan Young (girls team manager), Marcus Idle, Mel Davenport, Jo Panni and John Place.
The trials were of an especially high standard this year, with no easy games for many of the top players even in the early rounds.
Results:Under 9 final ranking Under 9 cross-table Under 11 final ranking Under 11 cross-table
03 Nov 2013: Oxfordshire Junior Tournament 2013Oxfordshire junior chess tournament 2013 held at MCS. The lower age-group sections (U8, U10, U12) are qualifiers for the London Junior Chess Congress. The older age-group sections (U14, U16, U18) constitute the competition to decide the 2013 winners of the Oxfordshire U13, U15 and U18 trophies.
Congratulations to the winners, qualifiers and all who took part.
Overall section winners are:
U8: Freddie Beneat & Oliver White
U10: Thivyaa Rahulan
U12: Oscar Idle
U14: Jacob Boswell & Robert Ashworth
U16: Michael Ashworth
U18: James Cole
Winners of the Oxfordshire trophies are:
U13: Pavel Asenov
U15: Zoe Varney, Daniel D'Souza-Eva & Henry Gardner-Roberts
U18: James Cole
Thanks to all who helped on the day and before, especially Kami Yafit Parnes (entries), Priscilla Morris (chief arbiter), Mel Davenport (registration & certificates), Marcus Idle (results printing), John Place (venue organisation), Marc Ives, Tamal Matilal & Tim Headlong (section controllers), Yelena & Fydor Shremetyev/a (registration & results posting), Helen Hackett (tuck shop) and Gerard O'Reilly/Kidlington Congress (loan of equipment).U8 U10 U12 U14 U16/U18
19 Oct 2013: First Witney Weekend TournamentA new event held on 19 & 20 October at Cokethorpe School, School, Witney. Organized by Mike Truran. Controllers: Tim Dickinson, Priscilla Morris, and Alex Holowczak. 4 sections: Open Under-180 Under-145 Under-120
04 May 2013: UK Chess Challenge - Oxfordshire MegafinalOrganised by Priscilla Morris at Oxford Spires Academy, with help from Tim Dickinson, Justine Fowler, John Place, David Lee, Andrew Varney, and Jenny Cooke on the boards plus Jon D'Souza Eva and Martin Thetford on the results computing.
Congratulations to all the Supremos and Supremae:
U17 Maria Wang, Oxford High School; Marcus Harvey, Marlborough School
U16 Chantelle Foster, Aylesbury High School
U15 Isabel Hauer, Bartholomew School; James Cole, Magdalen College School
U14 Anna Wang, Oxford High School; Daniel D'Souza-Eva, Magdalen College School
U13 Zoë Varney, Marlborough School; Liam McKnight, Magdalen College School
U12 Marianne Hauer, Bartholomew School; Pavel Asenov, Bartholomew School
U11 Chloë D'Souza-Eva, Oxford High School; Oscar Idle, SS Mary & John CE Primary
U10 Imogen Young, Emmanuel Christian School; Suhas Arun, Magdalen College School
U9 Eva Wang, Oxford High School; Jethro West, Magdalen College School
U8 Leonora Ives, Cumnor Chess Club; Vinson Pang, Oxford Last Chance Saloon
U7 Frida Ives, Cumnor Chess Club; Freddie Beneat, Oxford Last Chance Saloon
All of the above and all other players who scored 4 points or more qualify for the Southern Gigafinal in Reading in July. (Sat 6 July for U7-U10 boys, Sun 7 July for everybody else.)
27 Apr 2013: Wantage Junior TournamentOrganised in Grove by Ray Cordon and Peter Hemmings, with help from other members of Wantage Chess Club. Many thanks to Wantage Rotary Club for providing prizes and to Martin Thetford for processing the results. Under 9 Under 11
12 Jan 2013: U9 and U11 county team trials 2013We split the trials over two days due to capacity issues at the venue (St Andrew's Primary School, Headington). Overall numbers were very close to last year's record. Both days ran well, with many parents letting us know how much their children enjoyed it, and with positive comments about the change of format.
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 the loads of admin involved before during and after the weekend; for the team managers (Marc Ives, David Lee and Heather Lang) and John Place for acting as arbiters and generally leading and helping on the days; to Ruby Marsden and Matthew Daggitt for coaching on the Saturday morning; and to Gerard O'Reilly (Kidlington Congress) for lending all the chess equipment.
04 Nov 2012: London Junior Qualifying tournament and OCA championshipsUnder 8 section Under 10 Section Under12 section Under 14,16 and 18 sections
05 May 2012: 2012 Oxfordshire MegafinalOrganised by Priscilla Morris and held at Oxford Spires Academy.
Results: U7B U7G U8B U8G U9B U9G U10B U10G U11B U11G U12 U13 U18
List of Supremos and Supremas
28 Apr 2012: Wantage JuniorOrganised in Grove by Ray Cordon, Peter Hemmings and members of Wantage Chess Club, assisted by Martin Thetford on SwissPerfect.
Section winners were as follows: under-9 Ryan Chapman (Grove CE); under-10 Amadeus Demmel (Grove CE); under-11 Seamus Ramsey (Ferndale); under-15 David Sterrie (Matthew Arnold). The trophies and (lots of) prizes were presented by Neil Halliday, of Wantage Rotary Club which sponsored the event. All players received a commemorative certificate.
This is the sixth year the event has been run in its present form. It is hoped the tournament will be repeated next year.
Results:under 9 under 11 under 15
25 Feb 2012: Oxfordshire U9 and U11 Trials for 2012Held at St Andrew's Primary School. Many thanks to Sue Baker for lending us her school again and for helping out during the day, David Holton for sorting out the entry forms and to John Place for providing all the chess equipment. Also to Andrew Varney, Heather Lang and Penny and Daniel D'Souza-Eva for helping run the tournaments, which attracted a record number of entries. Under 9 Under 11
04 Feb 2012: 35th Annual Kidlington Chess TournamentHeld at Exeter Hall, Kidlington, on Saturday 4 - Sunday 5 February. Controllers: Tim Dickinson, Priscilla Morris, and Lucy Smith. Prize List U225 U180 U145 U120
07 May 2011: Wantage Junior TournamentSponsored by Wantage Rotary Club; organised by Peter Hemmings and Ray Cordon. U9 U11 U15
30 Apr 2011: Oxon Megafinal
Held at Oxford Spires Academy. Organised and run by Priscilla Morris
05 Mar 2011: Oxon U11 girls trial and newcomers eventHeld at St Andrew's Primary School. Thanks to Sue Baker, Andrew Varney, Ray Cordon, Chris Marsden, Dave Robson, Jon & Penny D'Souza-Eva for everything they did on the day, and to all the older girls who ran the coaching corner. Trial results. Newcomers' event results.
07 Nov 2010: 2010 Oxon CongressA qualifying event for the London Junior Chess Championships. Held at Magdalen College School. Over 100 entries this year! Under 8 Under 10 Under 12 Under 15 Under 18
16 Jan 2010: Oxon Junior TrialsOrganised by Jon D'Souza Eva and John Place, at St Andrew's School Headington. Under 9 Under 11
08 Nov 2009: Oxford Qualifier for London Junior CongressThe first Oxfordshire Qualifier for the London Junior Congress, incorporating the County Championships for U13, U15 and U18. Congratulations to our champions. U8 U10 U12 U14 U16-18
02 May 2009: Oxon MegafinalOrganised by Priscilla Morris at Oxford Community School.
Results: U7B U7G U8B U8G U9B U9G U10B U10G U11B U11G U12 U13 U18
11 Jan 2009: Oxon U9 trials1st Steffan Allen (St Andrew's) 6/6; =2nd Hugo Thessieu (Batt School) and Henry Phillips (Magdalen College School) 5/6. Full results
03 Jan 2009: Oxon U11 trialsTie-break needed to separate the top three: 1st Anna Wang (OHS), 2nd Daniel D'Souza Eva (MCS), 3rd Cameron Hill (MCS), all on 5/6. Full results
06 May 2008: Oxon MegafinalOrganised by Priscilla Morris at Oxford Community School.
Results: U7B U7G U7B U8 U9B U9G U10B U10G U11B U11G U12 U13 U18
09 Apr 2008: Oxon Junior CongressOrganised by Heather Lang at Oxford High School. Results: U9 U11 U18 teams
01 Mar 2008: EPSCA U11 Girls Final, OxfordOxfordshire take gold medals with 28/36! Full results database.
12 Jan 2008: Oxon U9 trialsHeld at St Andrew's School. 1 Gyu-Won Kim (Emmanuel Christian) 6/6; =2 Oliver Hartley (Harwell) and Daniel Savage (Emmanuel Christian) 5/6. Full results
05 Jan 2008: Oxon U11 trialsHeld at Magdalen College School. 1 Anna Wang (OHS) 5½/6, =2 Daniel D'Souza Eva (St Joseph's), Oliver Oughton (MCS) and Gyu-Won Kim (Emmanuel Christian) 4½/6. Full results
26 May 2007: Oxon MegafinalOrganised by Priscilla Morris at Oxford Community School.
Results: U7 U8B U8G U9B U9G U10 U11 U12-13 U14-16