Devon Junior Chess Association Championships 2014

Congratulations to all prize-winners and participants at one of the largest and strongest events I have attended. The Under-15s in particular was a real shark-tank, with last year's prize-winners struggling to make an impression on the field of 30.

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Our special parochial congratulations to Exeter's own Reece Whittington, U15 champion after many years of plugging away, and it couldn't happen to a nicer chap. Exeter's Leif Hafstad just pipped Nicky Bacon to the Year 8 spot, Nicky winning their individual encounter in a very exciting game.

And a special congratulations too to Exeter's Ethan Hwang, who followed his warm-up in the Cornwall championships with another very strong performance to take the U11 trophy while still in Year 5.

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Results for Devon Junior Chess Championships 2014
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U9 section

Joint U9 champions: Charlie Hill & Nathan Ng
3rd & Best Girl: Niranjana Narayanan
4th=: Albert Cooper Wedge & Marcus Lee
Best Year 3: Ash Williams
Team champions: Exeter Junior School

U11 section

U11 Champion & Best Year 5: Ethan Hwang
2nd: Henry Howells
3rd=: Joshua Quinn Rice & Ben Vassall
Best Girl: Catriona Mason
Team champions: Kingsbridge School

U15 section

U15 Champion: Reece Whittington
2nd & Best Year 9: Vigneshwar Ramesh
3rd = & Best Year 8: Leif Hafstad 
3rd = : James Milne
Best Year 7: Alfie East
Joint Best Girl: Bracken Lockett & Nandaja Narayanan