The MEGA final stage of the English Primary Schools Chess Association was held last Sunday, 28th April, at Upton High, Chester.
It was a regional event for those children who qualified at school level, from Cheshire West, North Wales and Wirral. Some 160 children qualified for the event, including 3 members of Mold – Ifan Rathbone-Jones, Domantas Kirklys and Osian Bonnett.
I’m delighted to say that all 3 have brought home major prizes:
- Ifan was 4th overall in the U18 category of 31 players; he won the U16 section of players and is therefore U16 Supremo. He had to retire after 5 rounds, so he won it with 4/5.
- Domatas was 3rd overall in the U18 category of 31 players; he won the U15 section of players and is U15 Supremo. He won it with 4.5/6.
- Osian was runner up in the U11 category of 18 players. He scored 5/6.
All 3 have qualified for the GIGA final stage, which will be played in Manchester in the near future.