Warrington Championships 2005
PRIZES, TROPHIES & CERTIFICATES were presented by THE MAYOR of WARRINGTON Councillor Ted Lafferty
CONTROL TEAM - Jim Mc Phillips, Richard Morrell, Pat Ridley + George Davison supported by Carole Waring, Norman & Cathy Fortune, Andrew Machin, Judy Brown, Joe Chambers & Andy Moore + other parents.
Equipment from Grappenhall Chess Club.
Publicity supported by Warrington Education Department, The Warrington Guardian & Wire FM with thanks.
This was the best ever Warrington Championships inspired largely by those mentioned above who pulled together as a team. We look forward to repeating this next year!
There were over 20 different Warrington Schools represented, & competitors played in 6 separate sections. This was a first time for sections for secondary school pupils.
Each section had a Winners & Runner up trophy to retain, with medals for other good results.
There were convincing wins for all 3 Champions, each with 100% records within their Section. The play off for ‘The Champion of Champions Trophy’ a separate Perpetual Trophy to be held for one year is expected to be retained by Scott Waring after a play off next Friday at Grappenhall Chess club. The U 13 title & runner up will be decided at the same time for an adjourned game between two unbeaten contenders in an equal position.
Under 18 & Overall Champion - Mary Fortune Birchwood High 6/6 & she also won the Best girl trophy.
U 18 Runner Up Daniel Briggs Altrincham Grammar 4/6
U 16 Runner Up Philip Morrell The Grange 4/6
Medal James Dutton Lymm High 3½ /6
Medal Sarah Pethers St Gregory’s. 3/6
U 14 Champion - Jonathan Edwards Lymm High 4 ½ /6
U 13 Champion & Runner Up Game in Progress, deciding game adjourned, between Martin Brown of Woolston & Robert Hughes of Bridgewater both 4/4.
Medals for Steven Jones Bridgewater, Russell Machin St Gregory’s, Daniel Carney St Gregory’s & Mark Woodward Lymm all 3/5
U 11 Champion (12 schools!) Scott Waring St Wilfrid’s 5/5
Runners Up Peter Machin St Vincent’s 5/6
Harley Clarke Gorse Covert 5/6
Thomas Nicholas Great Sankey 4/5
Medals Alex Bradley Culcheth, 3 ½
Also Sam Taylor Corse Covert & Emily Moore St Benedict’s both 3/5
UNDER 10 CHAMPION Cathy Machin St Vincent’s 5/5
Runner Up Anja Stein Thelwall 4/5
Cheshire & North Wales County Report on the above results.
Winners & Runners Up are asked to play for the County Teams.
The Cheshire & North Wales primary school Individual County Trial is at the same venue on 5th February & it is expected that many Warrington players will once again make The County Under 9 & Under 11 teams this year. The keen players will be preparing by playing at Liverpool on next Sat 22nd January for the English Primary Schools Individual championships at all age groups.
If there are strong players who missed these Championships, they can be considered for the Trials by contacting George Davison.
Report prepared by
County Junior Organiser.