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.
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.
Results for Devon Junior Chess Championships 2014 ------------------------------------------------- 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