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Superemo Six!

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Harrow Chess Club juniors took no fewer than six Supremo titles at the recent Middlesex Megafinals of the UK Schools Chess Challenge. Congratulations to Rishi Patel (U18); Mairaj Mobeen (U16); Jagdeep Dhemrait (U15); Aaron Stewart (U15);

Manav Dhemrait (U10); Vikram Rajmohan (U8); who all now qualify for the Southern England Gigafinal in July.

Colin’s sister Liz presents the trophy to Rishi Patel at the 2016 AGM. This is awarded to the outstanding junior player of the season as voted by the club committee.

AGM Photos

GM Luke McShane welcomed on his recent visit by club president Nevil Chan. Luke demonstrated part of his brilliant win over Magnus Carlsen from the 2010 London Chess Classic, before taking on 36 members and guests in a simultaneous display. His score was an impressive unbeaten 30 wins and 6 draws, plus every opponent received some grandmasterly advice on their game! The evening also raised £100 donation for the Colin Crouch Fund which assists Harrow juniors with tournament entry fees.

Simul Photos

Super Grandmaster!

Colin Crouch Cup

Jonathan Pein Simultaneous

Jonathan Pein, recently an England under-18 international, played twenty Harrow Juniors in a simultaneous display.

Congratulations to Philip Truscott, who won the Harrow Chess Club qualifier for the 2017 UK Chess Challenge. The UK Chess challenge is the largest chess tournament in the world, with over 50,000 school children entering last years tournament

Mega Junior!

30 March 2017

Super Eight!

Harrow Juniors took a record eight titles at the recent Middlesex Megafinals of the UK Schools Chess Challenge. Appearing above are Aarav Balaji (U11 Supremo); Maya Valecha (U13 Suprema); Jagdeep Dhemrait (U16 Supremo); Nikhil Valecha (U7 joint winner); Siena Gurjar (U7 Suprema); Kyal Shah (U8 Supremo). These six, along with Harshil Mehta (U14 Supremo) and Mairaj Mobeeen (U18 Supremo), now qualify for the Southern Gigafinal in July.

Roshan flies the Flag!

Harrow junior member Roshan Gurjar returned recently from England duty at the World Schools Individual Chess Championships in Iasi, Romania. He scored 5/9 in the Open U9 section with a commendable performance, to finish joint 25th from a field of 89 players.


 

Swiss Winner - Jagdeep Dhemrait

Colin Crouch Cup

Roshan Gurjar being presented with the trophy at the annual general meeting by Colin’s sister Liz Smith.

British Champion!

Siena Gurjar won the Girls Under 8 title at the recent British Chess Championships held in Llandudno.

Harrow juniors have qualified for the prestigious Terafinal in September. Akhilan Balasundaram and Austin Ivan both won silver medals in Boys U8 sections at recent Gigafinals; whilst Siena Gurjar became Girls U8 Ultima with a perfect 6/6 score. Congratulations to the three who received their awards from UKSCC director Sarah Longson.






UK Schools Chess Challenge

June 2017

GM David Howell Simul

GM David Howell returned to Harrow Chess Club for the annual simul where he took on thirty-nine members and guests. To add a twist this year, clocks were used with David having 90 minutes against each opponent’s 60 minutes. This timing meant he had less than two and a half minutes average thinking per game, including walking (running!) between boards. The final result for David was 31 wins, 5 draws, and 3 losses – all on time. A memorable evening which also raised £100 for the Colin Crouch Fund.. PHOTOS

June 2018

June 2018

30 March 2017

14 July 2016

30 June 2016

2 June 2016

10th DOUBLE CROSS CHALLENGE MATCH

Harrow triumph in 10th Double Cross Challenge Match . PHOTOS

July 2019

Super Sidd!

Colin Crouch Cup

FM Siddharth Jagadeesh played twenty-seven members and guests in the traditional end of season master simul. He scored an impressive 21 wins and 5 draws, with 1 loss. Siddharth (aged 12) recently joined Harrow and is the youngest FIDE master in the club's one hundred and twelve year history. Proceeds from the evening donated to the Colin Crouch Fund.  PHOTOS

Kagik Asryan is the 2019 recipient of the Colin Crouch Cup. The trophy is awarded annually by the Harrow Chess Club committee to a junior member in recognition of special commitment and progress. This season Kagik participated in the club championship and was a regular team player for the Harrow Junior squad. He also qualified for the Southern Gigafinal of the UK Schools’ Chess Challenge having won a silver medal in the Megafinal stage.

AGM photos