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Champions Trophy 2014 Report

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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

Paul Macdonald and Bruce Pollard were the Chief Arbiters for the day

Maryam Hassanasab was the Assistant Arbiter and Photographer.

Chief Arbiter & Organiser - Paul MacdonaldPaul Macdonald was the MC for the Day

Maryam shows Chess has a lighter side too!
Maryam shows Chess has a lighter side too!

Bruce checks the results on the Bouncepad - our cool freestanding self-service tablet
Bruce checks the results on the Bouncepad - our cool freestanding self-service tablet

The Venue

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!

Annesbrooke, NelsonThe tournament was held in a single hall at Annesbrook, Nelson

Champions Trophy Tournament HallAll the tables were decorated in bright red to signify the ChampionsTrophy

Champions Trophy: Pieces ready for action

Champions Trophy Awards TablePerformance Certificates & Trophies for the winners

Goodie Bags for All!
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 Mazure vs Gabby Holland: 
Caleb doesn't take any chances

Seth Whittington vs Aster Harmonie
Seth Whittington vs Aster Harmonie : Size and Gender mean nothing when it comes to Chess!

Micah Nyland vs Regan Cross
Micah Nyland vs Regan Cross

Timothy Nylund vs Georgina Lightfoot
Timothy Nylund vs Georgina Lightfoot

Girls having fun with Chess
Girls having fun with Chess - Anastasia Brown is on the right

Power Chess - Euan McDougall vs Findlay Lister
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 smile as she enjoys the event
Jasmine Podmore smiles as she observes a game in progress

No 1 Seed Timothy Rains takes on Videsh Babu
No 1 Seed Timothy Rains takes on Videsh Babu

Kashyap Choudhary puts pressure on Iain Sweatman
Kashyap Choudhary puts pressure on Iain Sweatman

100% focus for Miro Star and Rishit Patel as they battle on Board 2
100% focus for Miro Star and Rishit Patel as they battle on Board 2

Vlad Barbu takes on Louie Wei on Board 3
Red Everywhere! Vlad Barbu takes on Louie Wei on Board 3

Tim Koorey searches for a break-through against Timothy Rains
Tim Koorey searches for a break-through against Timothy Rains' solid setup

Many games turned into exciting time scrambles!
Many games turned into exciting time scrambles!

Tense moments in Liam Hasse vs Oscar Sheppard-Morrison. The game ended in a draw
Tense moments in Liam Hasse vs Oscar Sheppard-Morrison. The game ended in a draw

Findlay Lister plays courageously against Eric Chow
Findlay Lister plays courageously against Eric Chow

The Game everybody was watching - Eric Chow vs Vlad Barbu ended peacefully after some tense moments
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!
The Knights Tour is always a challenge!

Players Take a Break in Beautiful Annesbrook Surroundings

Annesbrook Gardens

Iain Sweatman enjoying lunch with his Dad
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!

Award Winners

Credit Award Winners - 5 or 5.5 points from 9 games
Credit Award Winners - 5 or 5.5 points from 9 games

Excellence Award Winners - 6 or 6.5 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
Distinction Award Winners - 7 points or more from 9 games
From left - Eric Chow, Vlad Barbu, Euan McDougall & Timothy Rains

 Best Girls - Champions Trophy 2014

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Best Girls
From left: Sayuni Weerasiri (2nd Best Girl on tie-break), Sylvia McDougall (Best Girl on tie-break)


 Champions Trophy 2014 Trophy Winners

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Trophy Winners
From left: Benjamin Nylund (Best Junior), Sylvia McDougall (Best Girl), Euan McDougall (Best Intermediate), Eric Chow (Tournament Champion), Timothy Rains (Best Senior)

Overall Champion 2014 - Eric Chow
Overall Champions Trophy Champion 2014 - Eric Chow

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