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01 Feb 2016

Andrew Varney

Under 9 and Under 11 county team trials

The county trials (held on Sunday 17 January) were a huge success, 
with our biggest attendance since we had a record number in 2012. 
There were many more entries in the under 9s section than in recent 
years which bodes well for future teams, with a lot of younger 
players taking part. It was impressive to see some of the younger 
ones in years 1 and 2 holding their own against the older children.

In the under 9s, Dimitrios Zakarian showed his class as one of the 
top young players in the country, winning on 6/6. Frida Ives was his 
closest rival showing the huge improvement she has made over the 
last year with 5/6. David Nebres did extremely well as a relatively 
unknown player (to us) also on 5/6. David Kardashyan came in 4th on 
4.5/6, a very good performance from a year 2.

In the under 11s, it was extremely competitive and with so many 
experienced players the standard was very high. In the end it came 
down to a superb game played between Hari Selvaraj and Movses 
Shirinyan with Hari playing it beautifully and coming through to win 
on 6/6. Movses won all his other games to come 2nd on 5/6. Freddy 
Beneat came 3rd ahead of Leonora Ives on countback, both on 4.5/6. 
In the newly released ECF grading list we now have 5 players over 
100 RP grade, as our county team continues to improve.

David Lee (U11 team manager & trials organiser)
				
Link: GetTournamentResults.cfm
25 Sep 2015

Peter Hemmings

ODCL Authorised Fixtures are available in Diary Form

As authorised at the AGM on 24 September.

Link: http://www.oxfordfusion.com/oca/documents/ODCL_Authorised_Fixtures_in_Diary_Format.pdf