2nd Annual Juniors vs Seniors Match - 13th June 2011

Juniors vs Seniors June 2011 photo

Last year saw the first Juniors vs. Seniors match at Worthing Chess Club to celebrate the number of juniors joining the club, and the juniors came out on top 4.5 to 3.5.

Well the junior membership at Worthing has kept growing, helped by the wonderfully welcoming environment created by the seniors happy to give up their time to play and pass on tips, and we were able to stage a 12 board match this year.

Worthing Chess Club Juniors vs Seniors 2011 photo

It was great to welcome 2 new members too – John and Kazem – who in fact notched up the only wins for the oldies!

The progress of some of the juniors is amazing – Sam, Jason and Anesu only joined this year and have improved no end – watch out for them all in the Derrick trophy and Ladder next year.  Alec Hedger, fresh from his 3rd place at the Sussex under 7s on Saturday (and he is still an under 6!) showed great maturity in his first serious match game.

Each individual game was close with several going down to a time scramble at the end but the result was an emphatic 8 – 4 win for the juniors (results below).  The 45 minutes for all moves definitely favours the juniors who are used to rapid play and this meant that several promising positions for the adults slipped away as they tried to figure out ways to breakdown a stubborn defence combined with the odd random counter-attacking move!

A really enjoyable evening and thanks to all who took part.  We have a couple of events left before the season closes:

The 2011/12 season will begin in traditional style:

 

 

Seniors

 

 

Juniors

W

1

Colin Parker

0

1

Matt Payne

B

2

Don Banks

0

1

Morgan Blake

W

3

Dave Wallis

0

1

Will Graham

B

4

John Nelson

1

0

Arthur Graham

W

5

Kevin Walsh

0.5

0.5

Ben Simpson

B

6

Keith Guinness

0.5

0.5

Cassie Graham

W

7

Dave Bennett

0

1

Joseph Allin

B

8

Dave Bradley

0

1

Sam Bliss

W

9

Robin Trinkwon

0

1

Sam Lennard

B

10

Ken Hawarth

0.5

0.5

Jason Rose

W

11

Kazem

1

0

Alec Hedger

B

12

Chris Boyes

0.5

0.5

Anesu Muzhanye

 

 

 

4

8