Saturday, 9 June 2018

Basingstoke Junior Chess Championship - 2018

Basingstoke Junior Chess Championship - 2018

An entry of 19 Junior chess players took part on Saturday 9th June'18 in the above Championship.
The standard of many of the games was good and there were many very close games.
Going into the last round no fewer than 4 players were still in contention.
George Daymen, Edison Brown , Jacob Goodchild and Yasmin Phillips.
Wins for Edison Brown and Yasmin Phillips took them to 5 points and the top of the group.
In the play off Yasmin Phillips with the white pieces produced a good checkmate in a close game in a Queen and Rook ending. This enables Yasmin to claim the Robin Higgs Trophy and the first girl player to do so since the competition started in the 1970's.

All entrants received a trophy after an enjoyable mornings chess.

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