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Junior 4NCL Weekend 3, 9th - 10th April 2011 by Claire Summerscale



Barcelo Daventry Hotel gardens


Gym and Pool area

The final weekend of the 2011 Junior 4 Nations Chess League season took place on the weekend of 9th-10th April.


We were pleased to be able to hold this event at the Barcelo Daventry, who made us feel extremely welcome and provided us with the excellent facilities we have come to expect from the Barcelo hotels.


This hotel has 155 bedrooms. Surrounded by   villages and towns, it's within reach of Warwick and Northampton.




Our Saturday evening exchange tournament again proved very popular, with the juniors and adults alike, including the coaches!



The results at the end of our three weekend season are as follows:


Under 18/14 Section

The under 18 and 14 sections were combined and run as both individual and team tournaments. We were able to run a Wales vs The Rest of the World event this weekend, which was convincingly won by Wales.


Under 18 Individual winners (scores/5)

2nd Alex Wills
1st Alex Bullen 5


The overall under 18 season league winners were: ChessPoint.


As the top prize in the under 18 section, the 4 Nations Chess League are please to be able to offer both ChessPoint and Cardiff Juniors free entry into the 4NCL Division 3 next season.


Under 14 Individual winners (scores/5)

2nd Conrad Green
  Joshua McKenna  
1st Jonathan Bold 4


The overall under 14 season league winners were: Basingstoke Junior Chess Club.


Under 11 Section

3rd Weekend team winners:

3rd Wales Extras
2nd Northampton Junior Chess Club
1st Basingstoke Junior Chess Club


The overall under 11 season league winners were: Yateley Manor with 62 points, with Basingstoke Junior Chess Club finishing with a very close 60½ points.


Under 9 Section

3rd Weekend team winners:

2nd= Bute House Preparatory School and Toby Basingstoke Junior Chess Club
1st Yateley Manor


The overall under 9 season league winners were: Yateley Manor



We hope to see many more teams achieving success at next year’s event. You can with any comments or entries.


Claire Summerscale

Chairman, 4 Nations Chess League


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