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The Champions Trophy tournament for 2014 attracted 80 avid competitors to beautiful Nelson. The event was enjoyed by all as you can see from the lively photos.
Photos of the Winners and names are below. For the full photo gallery visit the Chess Memories Photo Gallery™.
Chess Power Staff
Maryam Hassanasab was the Assistant Arbiter and Photographer.
Paul Macdonald was the MC for the Day
Maryam shows Chess has a lighter side too!
Bruce checks the results on the Bouncepad - our cool freestanding self-service tablet
The event has held at Annesbrook, Nelson. Special thanks go to Ali and Ainsley from Nelson Venues for all of their wonderful support and assistance during the event. Further thanks go to the catering for providing all the meals for the day.
Sssh... Tournament in Progress!
The tournament was held in a single hall at Annesbrook, Nelson
All the tables were decorated in bright red to signify the ChampionsTrophy
Performance Certificates & Trophies for the winners
Each participant received a personalised Goody Bag
(A name badge, a Champions Trophy pen, a Chess Ratings Wristband and a chocolate fish!)
Games in Progress
There were many tough battles that attracted much attention.
Caleb Mazure vs Gabby Holland: Caleb doesn't take any chances
Seth Whittington vs Aster Harmonie : Size and Gender mean nothing when it comes to Chess!
Micah Nyland vs Regan Cross
Timothy Nylund vs Georgina Lightfoot
Girls having fun with Chess - Anastasia Brown is on the right
Power Chess - Euan McDougall vs Findlay Lister
This was one of only two losses for Euan in what was an outstanding performance by both players
Jasmine Podmore smiles as she observes a game in progress
No 1 Seed Timothy Rains takes on Videsh Babu
Kashyap Choudhary puts pressure on Iain Sweatman
100% focus for Miro Star and Rishit Patel as they battle on Board 2
Red Everywhere! Vlad Barbu takes on Louie Wei on Board 3
Tim Koorey searches for a break-through against Timothy Rains' solid setup
Many games turned into exciting time scrambles!
Tense moments in Liam Hasse vs Oscar Sheppard-Morrison. The game ended in a draw
Findlay Lister plays courageously against Eric Chow
One of the games of the tournament - Eric Chow vs Vlad Barbu. It ended peacefully in a draw.
The Caterers were kept busy all day
Players had meals throughout the day to keep their energy levels up. And parents ate to calm their nerves!
The Puzzle Station kept busy minds active
The Knights Crossing & Chess-e The Chess Robot in action
The Knights Tour is always a challenge!
Players Take a Break in Beautiful Annesbrook Surroundings
Iain Sweatman enjoying lunch with his Dad
Fun Tower Building!
Players formed teams of two to see who could build the tallest tower in 2 minutes!
Credit Award Winners - 5 or 5.5 points from 9 games
Excellence Award Winners - 6 or 6.5 points from 9 games
Distinction Award Winners - 7 points or more from 9 games
From left - Eric Chow, Vlad Barbu, Euan McDougall & Timothy Rains
Overall Champions Trophy Champion 2014 - Eric Chow