Lincolnshire Chess Association

Junior 4NCL 2014-15 - Weekend 3

Report from Ian Scott

The Yellow-Bellied Knights played in the final weekend of the Junior Four Nations Chess League at the Hinckley Island Hotel. All the other teams are from big clubs (some >150 junior members), many have grandmaster coaching sessions every week. The Yellow-Bellied Knights are a group of 4 children who have become friends at tournaments they have played in around Lincolnshire so we thought we would enter them as a team. No club backing, no professional coaching. And they won Division 2 in their first season with 4 wins and one draw out of 5 rounds. It was for under 18s, the ages of the Yellow-Bellied Knights are 14, 13, 10 and 8.

Team score: 4 wins, 1 draw, 0 losses
Team points: 9/10
Board points: 13/20
Position 1st out of 16

Individual scores: Board 1 - Neelay Sant (Boston Grammar School) - 1 win, 1 draw, 3 losses = 1½/5 - TPR 98
Board 2 - David Scott (Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Horncastle) - 3 wins, 1 draw, 1 loss = 3½/5 - TPR 122
Board 3 - Kishore Murugesh (Tower Road Academy) - 4 wins, 1 draw, 0 losses = 4½/5 - TPR 121
Board 4 - Nicholas Lees (Malcolm Sargent School) - 3 wins, 1 draw, 1 loss = 3½/5 - TPR 63

Crosstable
P W D L GP Pts
Yellow Bellied Knights 5 4 1 0 13 9
Manchester A 5 3 1 1 13 7
Welsh Dragons Yellow  5 2 3 0 12 7
Welsh Dragons Blue 5 3 0 2 12 6
Welsh Dragons Red 5 2 2 1 12 6
Brown Jack 5 2 2 1 11 6
Midland Monarchs 5 2 2 1 10.5 6
Watford 5 2 1 2 10.5 5
Barnet Knights 3 5 2 3 1 10 5
KJCA Kings 5 2 1 2 8 5
Welsh Dragons Orange 5 2 0 3 0 4
Barnet Knights 2 5 1 2 2 8.5 4
Manchester B 5 1 1 3 9.5 3
Welsh Dragons Green 5 1 1 3 8.5 3
Maid Marians 5 1 1 3 7 3
Barnet Knights 1 5 0 1 4 4.5 1

Junior 4NCL Match Results
Round Date Match Result
1 24 Jan Barnet Knights 2 v Yellow Bellied Knights 1-3
2 24 Jan Yellow Bellied Knights v Maid Marians 3-1
3 24 Jan Brown Jack v Yellow Bellied Knights 2-2
4 25 Jan Yellow Bellied Knights v Welsh Dragons Blue 2½-1½
5 25 Jan Manchester A v Yellow Bellied Knights 1½-2½

Match Results

Round: 1
Date: 24/1/15
Barnet Knights 2 Yellow Bellied Knights
241 w Atalla, George 102 1-0 Sant, Neelay 116
242 b Uriely, Michael 83 0-1 Scott, David 99
243 w McLean, Rory 72 0-1 Murugesh, Kishore 88
244 b Stern, Joseph TH 44 0-1 Lees, Nicholas 69
1-3

Round: 2
Date: 24/1/15
Yellow Bellied Knights Maid Marians
231 w Sant, Neelay 116 1-0 Wang, Susie 109
232 b Scott, David 99 1-0 Wilson, Drummond, Mathilde 99
233 w Murugesh, Kishore 88 1-0 Maladkar, Ritika 88
234 b Lees, Nicholas 69 0-1 Maladkar, Lavanya 58
3-1

Round: 3
Date: 24/1/15
Brown Jack Yellow Bellied Knights
211 w Jamieson, Alexander 125 1-0 Sant, Neelay 116
212 b Headlong, Benjamin 122 ½-½ Scott, David 99
213 w Headlong, Georgia 74 0-1 Murugesh, Kishore 88
214 b Read, William (Bill) 54 ½-½ Lees, Nicholas 69
2-2

Round: 4
Date: 25/1/15
Yellow Bellied Knights Welsh Dragons Blue
221 w Sant, Neelay 116 ½-½ Petkov, Petko 112
222 b Scott, David 99 0-1 Rathbone-Jones, Ifan 91
223 w Murugesh, Kishore 88 1-0 McIntosh, David 47
224 b Lees, Nicholas 69 1-0 Kendall, Morgan 34
2½-1½

Round: 5
Date: 25/1/15
Manchester A Yellow Bellied Knights
211 w Green, Tom DA 139 1-0 Sant, Neelay 116
212 b Cavanaugh, Luke 110 0-1 Scott, David 99
213 w Duxbury, Tom 79 ½-½ Murugesh, Kishore 88
214 b Topping, Rachel 24 0-1 Lees, Nicholas 69
1½-2½

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Junior 4NCL 2014-15
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