Nottinghamshire County Championship 2016-17

Report by Robert Richmond

Jonah Willow (West Nottingham) is the new County Champion. Only Jonathan Parker in 1988/89, a future GM and British Champion, then aged 12 and Kishan Lakhani in 2004/05, a younger 13 year old, have won the title at an earlier age. The decisive games were a hard fought win over Pete Mercs in Round 3 to give him the overnight lead, and then the stout defence of an inferior rook ending against nearest challenger Alex Combie (Newark) in Round 4.

Mark Radford (Central) won the U155, ahead of Nick London (R & B). Dominic Heining takes the U125 title, ahead of Ritika Maladkar (West Nottingham) and Michael Harper (Gambit), who wins the Senior prize. Jonah takes the Junior title, but the Junior prize goes to Adam Bennett (West Nottingham) ahead of Taylor Pearson (West Nottingham) by the narrowest of margins on grading performance.

Championship

NameGradeClub Points Prize
1= Jonah Willow 184 West Nottingham 4 40 County & County Junior Champion
  Alex Combie 164 Newark 4 32.50 2nd
3= Peter Mercs 183 Gambit 3  
  Daniel Broughton 179   3  
  Michael Naylor 164 Gambit 3  
  Michael Lambert 159   3  
  Drag Sudar 153 Gambit 3  
8= Taylor Pearson 169 West Nottingham 2  
  Ian Burridge 156 Newark 2  
  Chris Budd 130 West Bridgford 2  
11 Nigel Wright 134 Ashfield 1  
12 Janos Wagenbach 127 Mansfield  
13 Tim Kendall 138   0  

U155

NameGradeClub Points Prize
1 Mark Radford 138 Central 4 40
2 Nick London 144 Radcliffe & Bingham 4 25
3= Daniel Jazdzewski 153 Newark 3  
  Adam Bennett 135 West Nottingham 3 25 Junior Prize
5= John Huthwaite 148 Gambit 3  
  George Murfet 141 Radcliffe & Bingham 3  
  Armaan Gogia 119 West Nottingham 3  
  Bernardo Pincheira 118 University 3  
  Ray Sayer 109 Ashfield 3  
10= James Shore 141   2  
  Steven Bak 132 Ashfield 2  
  Chris Fraser 127 West Bridgford 2  
  David Dunne 125 Nomads 2  
14 Robert Taylor 147 Ashfield 2  
15= Vincent Naan 144   1  
  James Thomson 140   1  
  Charlie Grainger 138 Gambit 1  
  Susie Wang 134 West Nottingham 1  
19 Steven Luland 134 University 1  
20 Keith Roper 137 Gambit  

U125

Name Grade Club Points Prize
1 Dominic Heining 108   4 40
2= Michael Harper 115 Gambit 3 25 Senior Prize
  Ritika Maladkar 109 West Nottingham 3 25
4= Mike Hunter 124 Radcliffe & Bingham 3  
  Barry Redburn 121 Radcliffe & Bingham 3  
  Daniel Chen 108 West Nottingham 3  
  Margaret Gretton 108 Gambit 3  
  Allan Brown 104 West Nottingham 3  
9= Lavanya Maladkar 109 West Nottingham 2  
  Andrew Sutton 107 Central 2  
  Vidura Mendis 99 West Nottingham 2  
12 Bob Abrahart 102 West Bridgford 2  
13 Tom Dabner 105 University 1  
14 Ronnie Watson 99 Gambit 1  
15 Alex Meade 67 Central 0