Junior News

2015/16 Season

21 Aug 2016:

Toby was playing in the national Challengers Tournament and scored an excellent 3/6. He and his father have put together a report of the weekend, which includes an online petition to save the UK Chess Challenge. Please have a look! We're also looking forward to seeing how Jack gets on at the Northern Plate Tournament!

10 Jul 2016:

A contingent of Downend juniors were in action over the weekend at the Gigafinals, all of whom performed with tremendous results. Toby's father David has produced another great write-up of the weekend.

15 May 2016:

Oliver Stubbs has joined Jack, Toby and Joseph in qualifying for the Northern Gigafinals by finishing second in the Worcestershire Megafinals. Oliver came second in the Under-14 section with a very impressive 4½/6! Congratulations to all and I'm sure the rest of the club is looking forward to a Gigafinal report.

7 May 2016:

Three of Downend's juniors went to the Megafinals and all three qualified for the Gigafinals in Manchester! Toby's 6/6 performance in the Under 10 section earning him the title of Under 10 Gloucester Supremo deserves a special mention. For more details please see David Kan's report.

21 Feb 2016:

The Downend Juniors had a busy weekend and David Kan (Toby's father) has written a summary which is worth checking out.

14 Jan 2016:

In further rising junior news, we have two games played back Jack and Toby from Tuesday's match (also available on our Games page).

10 Jan 2016:

Toby Kan and Jack Tye were in action over the weekend at the Somerset Junior Tournament. Jack was playing the Under 14 section (the U14, U13 and U12 were grouped together) and Toby played in the Under 11 section (the U11 and U10 grouped together). Jack won his age group and is now South Somerset U12 Champion and Toby won his age group and is now U10 South Somerset Champion! Both have also been selected to represent Somerset this season and they will both have very busy schedules in the next few months!

Toby and Jack with their trophies

7 Dec 2015:

A Downend contingent went to check out the action in the London Chess Classic over the weekend. Here's a quick summary report written as an excuse to include some great photos taken by Toby's father!

3 Nov 2015:

University A were without superstar Sam Chow when they hosted our B-team. Despite pushing to a 3-1 lead, the university team managed to cling on and draw the match 3-3.

In junior news: Oliver Stubbs, who hopes to play for Downend when he becomes available, scored 3/5 in the Minor section of the 50th Dorset Congress in what was his first standard play tournament. This secured him a share of the U95 grading prize and also a special junior prize, a book, as a promising newcomer. A fine beginning to his tournament play.

Update: Ian has written a match report and I have only just got around to uploading it. Bad webmaster.

3 Sep 2015:

A junior-filled Downend F started their season by coming back from 0-2 down to draw 2-2 against Patchway!

31 Aug 2015:

Jerry has put together a summary of Downend & Fishponds' showing at the Steve Boniface Memorial Congress with some photos from the weekend.

17 Jun 2015:

In the League Grand Prix, Jack Tye has taken home the top Junior prize, while Thomas Carter has won the Downend top performing Junior prize!

14 May 2015:

At the Musketeers Megafinal last Saturday Downend juniors scored well and all four qualified for the Gigafinal in Reading in July.

Under 13Tom Carter3rd4½/6
Under 11Jack Tye1st5½/6
Under 9Joe Featherstone1st5/6
Toby Kan2nd5/6

Tom had a notable result with a draw against 180 graded Charlie McLaren from Gloucester, who is the current West of England Under 14 Champion.