Junior News

2018/19 Season

Last Updated: 08:54 11th October

10 Oct 2018:

The new Bristol Junior Chess page has gone live!. It's been created by the club's David Kan and updated by chess juniors and their parents.

3 Sep 2018:

It's about time we also mentioned a little about performances at the Steve Boniface Memorial Congress. Our juniors, including new recruit Chirag, all performed excellently:

Open Oli Stubbs 2½/5
Open Chirag Hosdurga 2/5
Major Toby Kan 1½/5

Everyone performed well above their grades and will no doubt be aiming for even higher scores at the next congress!

31 Aug 2018:

As if winning the Mike Wood trophy for best attacking game wasn't praise enough, Aron's excellent win has won the popular vote in the Bristol Chess Times' Game of the Season award!

29 Aug 2018:

The first league match of the season hasn't even been played and we're already off the mark with our public games. Toby was in action at the Steve Boniface Memorial Congress and came up with this resilient defence and endgame excellence in what must be a world first; an exciting Petrov.

16 Aug 2018:

Tournament news from John:

Yesterday evening North Bristol chess club held their Gambit night. It was pretty well attended with 16 players. Downend & Fishponds only had two of their players in attendance, however they won the two main prizes!

Stephen Meek was the clear overall winner with a full house score of 5/5 and Aron Saunders scored a solid 3/5, winning the grading prize (under 140's).

This is not really a surprise as both Stephen and Aron are also doing well in the Downend Summer tournament, with just one round to go next Tuesday.


9 Aug 2018:

John has been writing reports and taking photos. Check out his coverage of the British Championships. Higher resolution photos are available in the gallery where you can see that there is, indeed, a Grob on board 19.

15 Jul 2018:

The club's very own John Stubbs is now producing reports on chessit. Fear not, there'll still be junior news coming our way, for example:

Midland Gigafinal
U18Oli Stubbs4½/6Qualified for Terafinal
U14Jack Tye4/6Qualified for Challengers
U12Aron Saunders3½/6½ point off Challengers



Northern Gigafinal
U12Toby Kan4/6Qualified for Challengers


3 Jul 2018:

John and Oli have been travelling around looking for more chess adventures!

13 May 2018:

David Kan has been filling us in on the results of our juniors at the Gloucestershire Megafinals:

Aron and Toby were in the Under 12s and Jack in the U14s. All did great and qualified for the Gigafinals in July. Results as follows:

Aron 4½/6 U12 2nd

Toby 6/6 U12 Gloucestershire Supremo

Jack 6/6 U14 Gloucestershire Supremo


Oli (The King) Stubbs also qualified for the Gigafinals the weekend before at the Bristol Megafinals and was crowned Supremo in the U15s section.

Congratulations to all!