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RESULTS for 5th OCTOBER 2019

MAJOR

First outright was local player Seun Wole Maraiyesa from the British Bangla Chess Association who scored 5 points.

A clear second was Steve Madden from Athenaeum who scored 4.5 points.

I awarded the Grading Prize to Julian Llewellyn from King's Head who scored 4 points.

There were 15 players competing.

MINOR

Outright winner, with the perfect score of 6 points, was Russell Goodfellow from Tunbridge Wells.

In clear second place was Tony Langley from Petts Wood & Orpington who scored 4.5 points.

I awarded the Grading Prize to Delroy Bennett from the Greater London Chess Club.  Delroy scored 3 points.

There wer 18 players competing.

 

RESULTS for 7th SEPTEMBER 2019

MAJOR

Outright first with a tremendous effort was Oliver Finnegan from the British Bangla Chess Association.  Oliver scored 5 points having lost in only the second round.

In joint second place were John Bussmann from Surbiton and Seun Wole Maraiyesa from the British Bangla Chess Association.  They both scored 4.5 points.

I awarded the Grading Prize to Hugh Fenwick, from Mushrooms, who scored 3.5 points.

There were 19 players competing.

MINOR

In joint first place were Russell Goodfellow from Tunbridge Wells and talented junior Johan Mathew from Surbiton.  They both scored a brilliant 5 points.

I awarded the Grading Prize to Keven Lamb from Chandlers Ford in Hampshire.  Keven scored 4 points after a strong performance.

There were 27 players competing.

 

RESULTS for 20th JULY 2019

MAJOR

Joint winners were Jonathan Rubeck from Hendon and newcomer Kevin White from Petts Wood & Orpington.  They both scored 4.5 points.

I awarded the Grading Prize to Claudio Oliveri from Hendon who scored 3.5 points.

There were 14 players competing.

MINOR

Joint winners were talented junior Patrick Damodaran from Kent and Tony Langley from Petts Wood & Orpington.  They both scored 5 points.

I awarded the Grading Prize to John McGann from King's Head who scored 4 points.

I awarded a special Best Junior prize to Abeer Gogia from Berkshire Juniors who scored 3.5 points.

I awarded an even more special Best Female Junior newcomer prize to Riya Aude Barbier Ramaiah from Middlesex Juniors who scored 3 points at this, her first attempt.

There were 21 players competing.  Two of the three arbiters played a filler game each!

 

RESULTS for 22nd JUNE 2019

MAJOR

Outright winner was talented junior Kennan Kesterson from Kent who scored 5 points.

Second was Oliver Finnegan from the British Bangla Chess Association who scored 4.5 points.

I awarded the Grading Prize to junior Madison Bowden from Chelmsford who scored 3 points.

There were 11 players competing.

MINOR

Outright first was veteran Gantcho Ganev from London* who scored 5 points.

In second place was talented junior Kumar Banerji from Middlesex Juniors who scored 4.5 points.

I awarded the Grading Prize, for the second month running, to junior Ankit Gaekwad from Orpington who scored 3 points.

There were 14 players competing.

 

RESULTS for 25th MAY 2019

MAJOR

Outright winner was talented junior Connor Clarke from Middlesex Juniors who scored 4.5 ponts.

There were no fewer than five players in equal second place.  Vikram Kamath from Mushrooms, Seun Wole Maraiyesa from the British Bangla Chess Association, David Millward from Basildon/Writtle, Robert Sanders from Sudbury and WCM Anum Sheikh from Chingford.  They all scored 4 points.

I awarded the Grading Prize to Vikram Kamath details as above.

There were 16 players competing.

MINOR

Outright winner, for the second month running, was local man Mostaque Choudhury from the British Bangla Chess Association who scored 5.5 points.

In joint second place were Graham Andrews from Woking and Essex Junior Purba Audhora.  They both scored 4.5 points.

I awarded the Grading Prize to junior newcomer Ankit Gaekwad from Kent.  Ankit scored 3.5 points on his first time with us.

There were 17 players competing.

 

RESULTS for 13th APRIL 2019

MAJOR

First outright with a perfect score of 6 points was newcomer Theo Vasiliadis from Greece but now living in London.

Second was loyalist Oliver Finnegan from the British Bangla Chess Association.  Oliver scored 4.5 points.

In joint third place were Seun Maraiyesa from the British Bangla Chess Association and loyalist Salvatore Pepe from Hendon.  They boh scored 4 points.

I awarded the Grading Prize to Salvatore for his efforts.

There were 13 players competing.

MINOR

Outright first with a magnificent 5.5 points was Mostaque Choudhury from the local British Bangla Chess Association.

Second was veteran Tim Crouch from King's Head with 5 points.

Third was Graham Andrews from Woking with 4.5 points.

I awarded the Grading Prize to veteran and distant traveller, David Buckland from Cowley Workers.  David scored 3 points.

There were 20 players competing.

 

RESULTS for 16th MARCH 2019

MAJOR

Outright winner was longtime loyalist David Millward from Basildon/Writtle.  David scored 5 points.

In joint second place were Connor Clarke, who is a Middlesex Junior, and Tim Joslin from Ealing.  They both scored 4.5 points.

I awarded the Grading Prize to Claudio Oliveri from Hendon.  Claudio is only graded at 128 so he did very well to score 4 points.

There were 18 players competing.

MINOR

Outright winner here, and the first female to do so, was Emily Maton from Hertfordshire.  Emily played brilliantly and scored 5.5 points.

In second place was longtime loyalist Tony Bynnersley from West London.  Tony scored 4.5 points.

I awarded the Grading Prize to longtime loyalist David Everitt from Haywards Heath.  David was on his hat-trick and scored 4 points.

There were 12 players competing.

 

RESULTS for 23rd FEBRUARY 2019

MAJOR

A hard fought day.  There were joint winners of this section; loyalists Oliver Finnegan from nearby British Bangla Chess Association and David Millward from Basildon/Writtle.  They both scored 4.5 points.

In equal third place were Vikram Kamath from Mushrooms, Salvatore Pepe from Hendon and Jonathan Rubeck also from Hendon.  They all scored 4 points.

I awarded the Grading Prize to Salvatore Pepe, details as above.

There were 15 players competing.

MINOR

Outright winner with a brilliant 5.5 points was Graham Andrews from Woking.

Second was loyalist veteran Genga Selvarattinam from South Norwood.  Genga scored 5 points.

In third place, also from South Norwood, was Gantcho Ganev who scored 4.5 points.

I awarded the Grading Prize to loyalist veteran David Everitt from Haywards Heath for the second month running!  David scored 3 points.

There were 15 players competing.

 

RESULTS for 26th JANUARY 2019

MAJOR

Outright winner was promising junior Kennan Kesterson from Middlesex Juniors.  Kennan played brilliantly and scored 5 points.

Second was loyalist Nasarullah Sheikh from Chingford.  Nas scored 4.5 points.

In joint third place were longtime loyalist David Millward from Writtle and newcomer Peter Wood from Lewisham.  They both scored 4 points.

I awarded the Grading Prize to Peter Wood, details as above.

There were 16 players competing.

MINOR

Outright winner with the perfect score of 6 points was Claudio Oliveri from Hendon.

In second place was Andrew Brydges from South Norwood.  Andrew scored a hard fought 4.5 points.

In joint third place were loyalist David Everitt from Haywards Heath and returnee Gantcho Ganev from South Norwood.  They both scored 4 points.

I awarded the Grading Prize to David Everitt, details as above.

There were 13 players competing.

 

RESULTS for 17th NOVEMBER 2018

MAJOR

Outright winner was junior newcomer Rajat Makkar from Reading who scored an excellent 5 points.

In equal second place were Tim Joslin from Ealing, longtime loyalist David Millward from Writtle and newcomer Robert Sanders from Sudbury.  All three scored 4.5 points.

I awarded the Grading Prize (again) to junior Connor Clarke from Middlesex.  Connor scored 3.5 points.

There were 17 players competing.

MINOR

This section was also won outright by a promising junior newcomer in the shape of Simeon Bott from Cambridge.  Simeon scored 5 points.

In joint second place were loyalists Tony Bynnersley from West London and Tyrone Jefferies from Swale.  They both scored 4.5 points.

I awarded the Grading Prize, for the second month running, to longtime loyalist Geoffrey Simms from Surbiton.  Geoff scored 3.5 points.

There were 17 players competing.

 

RESULTS for 6th OCTOBER 2018

MAJOR

Outright winner was newcomer Stephen Crowdy from Thornton Heath who scored 4.5 points.

There were four players in equal second place; Connor Clarke, a talented Middlesex junior, loyalist Oliver Finnegan from the British Bangla Chess Association, James McDonnell from Streatham and talented junior Shahjahon Saidmurodov from nearby Newham.  They all scored 4 points.

I also awarded the Grading Prize to Connor Clarke who did so well for his low grading.

There were 15 players competing.

MINOR

There were two players in joint first place; talented Essex junior Madison Bowden from Chelmsford and newcomer Arun Prakash from nearby Isle of Dogs.  They both scored 5 points.

In third place was loyalist Graham Andrews from Woking who scored 4.5 points

I awarded the Grading Prize to loyalist Geoffrey Simms from Surbiton.  Geoff scored an excellent 4 points.

There were 19 players competing.

 

RESULTS for 1st SEPTEMBER 2018

MAJOR

Outright winner was longtime loyalist and helper David J Millward from Writtle.  David scored 5 points.

Outright second was rising junior Alex Jamieson from London*.  Alex scored 4.5 points.

In equal third place were; Oliver Finnegan from the nearby British Bangla Chess Association, Seun Wole Maraiyesa also from the British Bangla Chess Association and Jonathan Rubeck from Hendon.  They all scored 4 points.

I awarded the Grading Prize to Ashir Valjee from Metropolitan.  Ashir scored 3 points.

There were 15 players competing.

MINOR

Outright winner with an impeccable 6 points was Zafar Ashraf from London E*.

Outright second was returnee Tyrone Jefferies from Swale.  Tyrone scored 4.5 points.

In third place were loyalist Geoffrey Simms from Surbiton and newcomer Joseph Thornton from London N*.  They scored 4 points.

I awarded the Grading Prize to junior newcomer Sanjit Kumar from Richmond Juniors.  Sanjit scored 3 points.

I awarded a special 'Best Newcomer' prize to ungraded Joseph Thornton from London N*.  Joe scored an excellent 4 points at his first attempt.

There were 15 players competing.

 

RESULTS for 18th AUGUST 2018

MAJOR

Outright winner was loyalist Jonathan Rubeck from Hendon.  Jonathan scored an excellent 5 points in a head fought section.

There were two players in joint second place; James McDonnell from Streatham and Nasarullah Sheikh from nearby Ilford*.  They both scored 4.5 points.

I awarded the Grading Prize to promising junior Kennan Kesterson of Middlesex Juniors.  Kennan scored 3.5 points.

There were 15 players competing.

MINOR

There were 3 players in equal first place; longtime loyalist Tony Bynnersley from West London, promising junior Ethan bingxuan Li of Middlesex Juniors and longtime loyalist John McGann from King's Head.  They all scored 4.5 points.  This was the best result that John had managed with us here in Poplar!

I awarded the Grading Prize to newcomer Delroy Bennett from Greater London who scored 3.5 points at his first attempt.

I awarded a special Junior Newcomer prize to Adam Redstone of Cambridge who scored 4 points at his first attempt.

There were 18 players competing.

 

RESULTS for 21st JULY 2018

MAJOR

Outright winner was the talented Catalan player Amadeu Alegret Grino who scored a brilliant 5.5 points.

In joint second place were; Steve Madden from Athenaeum, achieving his best result with us and returnee Luis Ortiz Sanchez from London SE*.  They both scored 4.5 points.

I awarded the Grading Prize to loyalist Myroslav Seman from Oxford/Cowley* who scored 3 points.

I awarded a special Best Junior Newcomer prize to Ron Usharovsky from Richmond Juniors who scored 3 points.

There were 22 players competing.

MINOR

There were three players in equal first place; Lee Bullock from Hackney, loyalist Tim Crouch from King's Head and fast improving player, Ashir Valjee from Metropolitan.  They all scored 4.5 points.

I awarded the Grading Prize to Robin Lee from Hammersmith who scored 3.5 points.

There were 20 players competing.

 

RESULTS for 23rd JUNE 2018

MAJOR

Outright winner was newcomer Adam Squibbs from Metropolitan.  Adam played brilliantly and achieved the rarity of gaining 6 points.

In second place was loyalist Jonathan Landau from Chislehurst who scored 5 points.

There were four players in equal third place; newcomer Amadeu Alegret Grino from Catalonia, Russell Goodfellow from Tunbridge Wells, AIM Mark Lim from Linton and loyalist David Millward from Writtle.  They all scored 4 points.

I awarded the Grading Prize to the promising Middlesex junior, Kennan Kesterson who scored 3.5 points.

There were 21 players competing.

MINOR

Outright first was visiting newcomer Mel Kirwan from Linton who scored an excellent 5.5 points.

In second place was Matthew Ball from St. Albans who scored 5 points on only his second visit to us.

There were four players in equal third place; rising junior Madison Bowden from Chelmsford, loyalist Jeff Fleischer from Croydon*, Dejan Lekic from West London and loyalist Bill Upton playing for D.H.S.S.  They all scored 4 points.

I awarded the Grading Prize to loyalist John McGann from King's Head.  John scored a well earned 3.5 points.

There were 19 players competing.

 

RESULTS for 26th MAY 2018

MAJOR

Outright winner was rising junior Alexander Jamieson from London*.  Alex scored 5 points on a very competitive day.

There were four players in equal second place.  Saahil Bansal, a Kent junior, loyalist Jonathan Landau from Chislehurst, Odiase Oluwaseun from Nigeria and Newham junior Shahjahon Saidmurodov.  They all scored 4 points.

I awarded the Grading Prize to Kent junior Saahil Bansal.  With his amazing 4 points he was also equal second in the competition.

There were 16 players competing.

MINOR

Outright winner was newcomer and long distance traveller Paul Furniss from Greenlands in the West Midlands.  Paul scored a brilliant 5.5 points.

In second place was loyalist Bill Upton from D.H.S.S. who scored 5 points.

In third place and winning a special prize was junior Shardul Godbole on a visit from India.  Shardul scored 4.5 points.

I awarded the Grading Prize to loyalist Ashir Valjee from Metropolitan.  Ashir scored 4 points.

There were 23 players competing.

 

RESULTS for 21st APRIL 2018

MAJOR

Outright winner with 4.5 points was longtime loyalist David Millward from Basildon/Writtle.

There were four players in equal second place.  Gavin Hughes from Brentwood, loyalist Jonathan Landau from Chislehurst, loyalist Salvatore Pepe from Hendon and Myroslav Seman from Oxford*.  They all scored 4 points.

I awarded the Grading Prize to promising junior Mohammed Aayan Ismail from nearby Newham Juniors.  Mohammed scored 3 points.

There were 13 players competing.

MINOR

The outright winner of this section, with a perfect 6 points, was newcomer Mohammad Mozaffari from West Nottingham.

Second was returnee David Shalom from Kingston who scored 4.5 points.

There were four players in equal third place.  Zafar Ashraf from London E*, Madison Bowden from Chelmsford, Geoffrey Simms from Surbiton and Hou Ning Zhu from Maidenhead Juniors.

I awarded the Grading Prize to Geoffrey Simms from Surbiton.

There were 22 players competing.

 

RESULTS for 17th MARCH 2018

MAJOR

Outright winner was longtime loyalist Oliver Finnegan from the British Bangla Chess Association.  Oliver scored a superb 5.5 points.

Joint second were Hugh Fenwick from Mushrooms and newcomer Seun Wole Maraiyesa from the British Bangla Chess Association.  They both scored 4.5 points.

Joint third were John Bussmann from Surbiton and longtime loyalist David Millward from Basildon/Writtle who scored 4 points.

I awarded the Grading Prize to the best junior, Mohammed Aayan Ismail from nearby Alfil Newham, who scored 3.5 points.

There were 19 players competing.

MINOR

There were three players in equal first place.  Graham Andrews from Woking, Andrew Brydges from South Norwood and Barry Miles also from South Norwood.  They all scored 4.5 points.

I awarded the Grading Prize to Neil Jamieson from London* who scored 3.5 points.

There were 10 players competing.

 

RESULTS for 24th FEBRUARY 2018

MAJOR

In equal first place were; Mo Islam from nearby British Bangla Chess Association, Jonathan Landau from Chislehurst and returnee James McDonnell from Streatham.  They all scored 4.5 points on a highly competitive day.

I awarded the Grading Prize to junior newcomer Mohammed Aayan Ismail, from nearby Alfil in Newham, who scored 3 points.

There were 18 players competing.

MINOR

Outright first, with a splendid performance, was Mohammed Hussain from Metropolitan who scored 5 points.

There were four players in equal second place; loyalist Zafar Ashraf from London E*, Aaron Dhillon from Kent Juniors, loyalist Jeff Fleischer from Croydon* and loyalist Genga Selvarattinam from South Norwood.  They all scored 4.5 points.

I awarded the Grading Prize to junior newcomer Jack Esiri from Westminster Under School who scored 4 points.

There were 26 players competing.

 

RESULTS for 27th JANUARY 2018

MAJOR

Outright first, again, stradling the old and new year was loyalist Jonathan Landau, from Chislehurst, who scored 5 points.

Outright second was long term loyalist David Millward from Basildon and Writtle.  David scored 4.5 points.

In third place was newcomer Nick Jones, from Witney.  Nick has recently returned to the game and achieved an excellent 4 points.  Not bad for a rusty player!

I awarded the Grading Prize to yet another loyalist, Salvatore Pepe, from Hendon, who scored 3 points.

There were 12 players players competing.

MINOR

Outright first, with an unblemished 6 points was loyalist Bill Upton, from South Norwood.

In joint second place were Michal Kajda, from nearby Alfil and long distance loyalist Keven Lamb from Chandlers Ford.  They both scored 4 points, a personal best for both of them.

In joint third place were Zafar Ashraf, from London E* and Ashir Valjee, from Metropolitan.  They both scored 3.5 points.

I awarded the Grading Prize to Michal Kajda, from the Alfil club in nearby Newham.

There were 14 players competing.

 

RESULTS for 18th NOVEMBER 2017

MAJOR

Outright first was loyalist Jonathan Landau, from Chislehurst, who scored 5 points.

There were three players in equal second place; Hassan Mugalu from nearby British Bangla Chess Association, Odiase Oluwaseun from Nigeria and Vladimir Parols from Wanstead.  There all scored 4.5 points.

I awarded the Grading Prize to WCM Anum Sheikh, from Ilford*, who scored a brilliant 4 points.  Anum was also in joint third place along with John Bussmann from Surbiton.

There were 21 players competing.

MINOR

This section was won jointly by loyalists Graham Andrews from Woking and Tim Crouch from King's Head.  There both scored an impeccable 5 points.

I awarded the Grading Prize to junior newcomer Eugenia Karas, from Middlesex Juniors, who on her way to securing 4 points took a couple of noteable scalps!

There were 11 players competing.

 

RESULTS for 7th OCTOBER 2017

MAJOR

Outright first was new visitor Jacques Tivillier from Mushrooms.  Jacques was undefeated and scored 5 points.

In second place was longtime loyalist Oliver Finnegan from Loughton* scoring 4.5 points.

In equal third place were Helge Hjort, paying us a visit from his home in Denmark, longtime loyalist David Millward from Basildon/Writtle, last months defending champion Luis Ortiz Sanchez from London SE* and Odiase Oluwaseun from Nigeria.  They all scored 4 points.

I awarded the Grading Prize to the talented junior Shahjahon Saidmurodov from Newham who scored 3.5 points.

There were 20 players competing.

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MINOR

Outright winner with 5.5 points was longtime loyalist Robert S Mitchell from Sidcup.

In outright second place was Sam James from Muswell Hill.  Sam was undefeated in scoring 5 points.  His grade of 104 certainly doesn't reflect his true ability!

In third place was David Shalom from Kingston.  David scored 4.5 points.

I awarded the Grading Prize to junior newcomer Mateo Lario from Hackney.  Mateo scored an excellent 4 points.

There were 21 players competing.

 

RESULTS for 16th SEPTEMBER 2017

MAJOR

Outright first with a successful return to us was Luis Ortiz-Sanchez from Spain.  Luis lost in R4 but was otherwise victorious scoring 5 points.

In second place was local man Mo Islam from the British Bangla Chess Association in nearby Whitechapel.  Mo scored a creditable 4.5 points.

In third place was the most distant player, Yousuf Bin-Suhayl from York University who scored 4 points.

I awarded the Grading Prize to loyalist Nasarullah Sheikh from Ilford*.  Nas scored 2.5 points on a day when points were hard to come by.

There were 12 players competing.

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MINOR

In first place, once again, was long time loyalist Tony Bynnersley from West London.  Tony scored a brilliant 5.5 points.

In second place was Graham Andrews from Woking scoring 4.5 points.

There were three players in equal third place; Zafar Ashraf from London*, Andrew Brydges from London S* and loyalist Tim Crouch from King's Head.  They each scored 4 points.

I awarded the Grading Prize to junior player Alex Driscoll from Hampstead*.  Alex scored 3 points after losing his first three games.

There were 18 players competing.

 

RESULTS for 22nd JULY 2017

MAJOR

This section had equal winners.  Jonathan Landau from Chislehurst and Jonathan Rubeck from Hendon.  They both scored 5 points.

In joint third place were Amardip Ahluwalia, a Sussex Junior and Mo Islam from the British Bangla Chess Association.  They scored 4.5 points.

I also awarded the Grading Prize to Mo Islam who did so well for his low grading of 144.  As stated above, Mo scored 4.5 points.

There were 20 players competing.

MINOR

This section was won outright, with a perfect score of 6/6, by Bill Upton from South Norwood.

In equal second place were four players.  Longtime loyalists Tony Bynnersley from West London, Robert Mitchell from Sidcup, David Shalom from Kingston and newcomer Emo Todorov from Bulgaria. They scored 4 points.

I also awarded the Grading Prize to David Shalom.

There were 17 players competing.

 

RESULTS for 24th JUNE 2017

MAJOR

This section was dominated by Hassan Mugalu from Newham.  Hassan finished with 5 points.

In second place there were no fewer than six equal winners.  Returnee John Bussmann from Surbiton, Jonathan Landau from Chislehurst, David Millward from Basildon/Writtle, Vladimir Parols from Wanstead, Jonathan Rubeck from Hendon and newcomer talented junior, William Zheng from Heathside School.  They all scored 4 points.

I awarded the Grading Prize to William Zheng who joined us for the first time and at 11 years of age did so well.

There were 18 players competing.

MINOR

There were joint winners of this section.  Doing the best he's ever done was Keven Lamb from Eastleigh and Anish Ramakrishnan from St.Paul's School in Barnes.  They both scored 5 points.

In third place was last months winner Rahul Kesavan from Maidenhead who scored 4.5 points.

I awarded the Grading Prize jointly to longtime loyalist David Buckland, from Cowley Workers and junior newcomer Kelvin Sermaxhaj from Newham.  They scored 3 points.

There were 23 players competing.

 

 

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