Updated: 24/01/20

Junior Club Championship 2019-20 started!


Congratulations to Ramit Kanodia J12 (882) on winning and defending his Castlehill Junior Club Championship 2018-19! It was well deserved and once again, Ramit proves he is the strongest junior (below 14) in the club. He did not get it all his own way as Rishabh Akula J14 (683) did beat him once and Alexander Barron-Majerik J8 (216) did have the opportunity to beat Ramit in the last match of the tournament as Ramit took his eye of the game! But sometimes you need a bit of luck as well as good play to win a title! Well played young man! Rishabh Akula finished in runner-up spot and if it was not for his one slip up against Alexander he would have tied with Ramit, but it was not to be. Next year who knows!


A big thank you to all our juniors who took part in this year Junior Club Championship. We really are a blessed club with our juniors


Thursday 15th August 2019

Congratulations to Ramit Kanodia (Defending Champion; Rishabh & Krish Akula and Alexander Barron-Majerik for reaching the final stages!

The final will be an all-play-all, playing each other twice (Black & White), 6 matches in all.  All matches will be 15 minutes each player. The player with the most points at the end will be th e 2018-19 Junior Club Champion!

Good luck to all! :)

Updated: 24/01/20
Defending Champion: Ramit Kanodia

1Ramit Kanodia550010100%
2Rishabh Akula4301675%
3Max Whisson33006100%
4Haoqi Zhang5203440%
5Krish Akula3102233%
6Alexander Barron-Majerik2101250%
9Prithvi Sudarsnan100100%
10Tom Grosset100100%



Updated: 24/01/20

116/01/20Krish Akula01Rishabh Akula
216/01/20Tom Grosset01Haoqi Zhang
316/01/20Ramit Kanodia10Prithvi
416/01/20Haoqi Zhang01Ramit Kanodia
523/01/20Max Whisson10Rishabh Akula
623/01/20Jingsi01Haoqi Zhang
723/01/20Rishabh Akula10Jingsi
823/01/20Haoqi Zhang01Max Whisson
923/01/20Jingsi01Max Whisson
1023/01/20Haoqi Zhang01Rishabh Akula
1123/01/20Iian01Alexander Barron-Majerik
1223/01/20Krish Akula01Ramit Kanodia
1323/01/20Ramit Kanodia10Iian
1423/01/20Krish Akula10Iian
1523/01/20Ramit Kanodia10Alexander Barron-Majerik
1 – At the beginning of the tournament, players are paired based on their rating if any.
2 – As soon as you finish a game, you will then be paired with a player preferably close to your ranking (score) who is available. This ensures a minimum wait time.
3 – Self pairing should be possible when/if everyone gets the hang of the system
4 – You cannot play the same player more than one time on a given night.
5 – Colours are decided randomly by pawns-behind-back
6 – Games are not graded.
7 – 15 minutes each on the clock.
8 – Recording moves is encouraged but optional. Recorded games can potentially be reviewed by a Castlehill player.
9 – In the case of pairings or any disputes, the arbiters decision is always final
10 – Each result needs to be logged by the players in a notebook. The scores will be transfered to a whiteboard chart (I have one) by an arbiter.
11 – The tournament winner(s) are decided by the highest number of points scored.
12 – Prizes: The will be prizes for the top three scores. The will also be small prizes for all participants.
13 – Closing date for Championship ????