This weekend saw the first Summer Fide Congress held at Basingstoke Country Hotel. The event was split into several parts, with Saturday 6th seeing day one of the two-day FIDE, with a junior training day held in a separate room. The training day was a lot of fun, which is so important to ensure they are totally engaged, ending with the children (very excitedly & noisily!!) applying their new skills and strategies to a fun hand and brain tournament. The coaches were GM Nick Pert and IM Richard Pert - both a great inspiration for the children!
Day two included rounds four and five of the FIDE event and a six round junior rapidplay held across three sections.
Results from the FIDE event can be viewed on Chess Results:
- U1900 - http://chess-results.com/tnr454076.aspx?lan=1&art=4
- U2200 - http://chess-results.com/tnr454075.aspx?lan=1&art=4
Results from the junior rapidplay can be viewed below.