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Top young players at the Giga-Finals and British Championships

We were well represented in the Giga-Finals in Manchester over the weekend of 13th/14th July. Dayna Ferguson coming 4th in the Under 8 Girls and Daniel Ferguson coming a well placed joint 15th in the Under 7 Boys. Dayna also played in the British Championships in Torquay.

The Giga-Finals have the top qualifiers from around the country. Its difficult to get into and a tough tournament to play in with top players from all over.

The players qualified through the Belfast Mega-final organised at Methodist College by Graham Murphy.

Its excellent to see our young players pit their skills against other top players in these tournaments.

The final results at the Giga-Finals:

Daniel Ferguson ( Muchgrange, Co Louth) Joint 15th in the Under 7 boys with 3 points

Noah Davey-Piekaar (Batanic Co Antrim) in the Under 8 boys with 0.5 points

Dayna Ferguson (Muchgrange,  Co Louth) joint 4th in the Under 8 girls with 4 points

Charly Lavery (Botanic CoAntrim) in the Under 9 Boys with 0 points

Marcus McEneany (Campbell College, Co Down) in the Under 13 boys with 1 point

Hannah Armstrong (Erne Integrated College Co, Fermanagh)  joint 12th in the Under 13 girls with 2 points

Jake Patterson (Children's Chess, Co Down) joint  21st in the Under 14 boys with 2 points

Full result details at the competition website ( http://www.delanceyukschoolschesschallenge.com ) pages:

http://www.delanceyukschoolschesschallenge.com/pdf/GFResultsNORTHSunday2013.pdf

http://www.delanceyukschoolschesschallenge.com/pdf/GFResultsNORTHSaturday2013.pdf

Special mention goes to Dayna Ferguson who won 4th position. Dayna also went on latter in the year to play at the British Championships in Torquay on the 3/4 August where although she wasnt well she gained 2 points in the Under 9 Championships. Coming joint 57th out of 70 top players.

http://englishchess.org.uk/BCC/results-and-pairings/

http://www.tournamentdirector.co.uk/results/tournamentview.asp?Service=&Style=&Tournament=FCD663E665A94EC5A31B9A30974DBA82

Dayna and Daniel are two young and very talented players. They have the skills to do brilliantly in the world of Chess and we wish all the best.

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