Saturday, December 3, 2016
After the national fixtures of the previous week, attention returned to the Birmingham league and another tough fixture against arguable the toughest opposition in the league King Edwards Edgbaston.
This fixture involved the first team and the first outing for the year sevens.
The year sevens eventually lost 8 games to 4, well done to Sujjan, Piotr, Shivansh and Kieran for managing to win a game against very tough opposition.
After a tough games on boards 4,5 and 6 the first team found themselves 3-0 down!
Impressive performances on boards higher boards managed to turn things around, but unfortunately qmgs couldn't quite manage a draw. Eventually losing 3.5 to 2.5. Well done to Fahim, Sarvesh and Dhiren Bahia.
Especially well done to Dhiren Bahia who is quickly becoming an established first team player in year 9! I'm sure this rapid ascension is at least in part due to his extra curricular commitments at Bloxwich chess club. Who are always looking bright young players. http://www.sjca.org.uk/bloxwichjunior.html
Sunday, November 27, 2016
managed to win or draw at least one game.
The big success story of the day had to be Fahim Nasiri's performance. Fahim has been the schools best chess player for a number of years now, though has never competed in a graded tournament before and hence entered this tournament with a grading of zero.
Fahim finished in joint second place, amongst the other board one players. He shared this position with a player with a grading of 201. The tournament organiser has passed me the details of an "International Chess Master" who captains a team in the "four nations chess league" and told me and would be very interested to hear of Fahim's performance today.
Friday, November 11, 2016
Monday, May 16, 2016
Friday, May 13, 2016
Saturday, May 7, 2016
Friday, April 29, 2016
Ben started and ended his chess playing career for QM on board 2 in the first team. To say he maintained an impeccable record would be an understatement, as he won every single game he played for the school. His high standards of play have only been matched by his sportsman like conduct and civil manner. He has represented the school exceptionally well in every way. I only regret not finding him sooner. Ben truly deserves his chess colours. (Ben - second from left in the photo above)
Friday, March 18, 2016
|The final tournament of the season took place at King Edwards Five Ways last Friday. It is a quick play tournament in which most of the teams in the Birmingham Junior Chess League take part.|
|All of the players who took part managed to win at least one game. Well done to Bilal Idris, for winning 6 out of 8 of his games.|
Saturday, March 12, 2016
It was a tough night for the fourth team who eventually lost 9 and a half to 2 and a half. However, well done to Farshad Mohammadi and Zain Ashraf for winning a game each.
Monday, February 29, 2016
Saturday, February 27, 2016
|Dhiren Bahia and Amaron Bhatti||Amrit Singh and Nikhil Rathod|
Friday, February 5, 2016
Saturday, January 30, 2016
The second team also won 10 - 2, with impressive debut performances from Amanraj Grewal and Wasif Rahman. Well done also to Tim Crooks for winning his first game for the school and to Zac Elliot who also turned in an impressive performance.
The fourth team struggled and eventually lost 10 - 2 to a confident Solihull team. Although it's been a difficult season for the fourth team, these experiences will inevitably build maturity and good chess players for the future. Well done to Samual Ojerinde for winning his game.
Friday, January 22, 2016
The fourth team had a tough night eventually losing 9.5 to 2.5. However well done to Farshad Mohammadi and Rohan Sangha for managing to win a game.