thanks from me to all players, parents and supporters for the Yorkshire
u1450s team. It was great to meet you all but sadly our journey into the
England County Championship has ended to defeat against Essex. It was
something of a frantic day, especially when we walked into a room lacking
in tables, with bulbs missing from lighting and music equipment scattered
be back next year and be in touch to raise teams. I suspect we are losing
Anjelica, Brendan and Sean to the u1650s (Dave - I thoroughly recommend
them and Amelia).
the juniors, please keep on playing and learning your endgames especially.
Games tended to fall away as pieces came off and we had a number of matches
with the advantage. However, you made us all immensely proud in the way you
played and conducted yourselves against seasoned adults. It is a great sign
for the future of Yorkshire chess.
be knocking on your coaching and club captain's doors to play more standard
play matches. Tell them I said so (they are CC'd this message!) and hope to
see many of you in the Silver Rook or IM Brown Saturday League from
personal note, it was fantastic to see so many juniors playing for a long
time and concentrating. Especially in that heat and close conditions.
Congratulations to Jacob and Max in particular, who played for around 4
hours and concentrated well.
been asked to write an article for the ECF magazine on this team, as it was
very junior heavy. Please can I have permission to use pictures from
see you all again soon, over the board or at competitions.