Karam is U125 County Champion with perfect score
Karam Sangha, continuing his good form shown in league chess, was unbeatable at the Nottinghamshire County Championships, held at Nottingham High School on December 2nd and 3rd.
Karam was the only player in any of the 2-day sections to score 5/5, an impressive run of results. Karam keeps the Minor trophy for a year and wins £50 in prize money.
Also in this section, Kim Enkh Mergen proved himself by placing equal 3rd on 3 points.
Meanwhile, in the Open Championship, Jonah Willow wasn't able to retain his title, losing to the winner, Jim Burnett, in the final round and scoring 3/5. However, he retained the Junior Champions title and also won £50. Armaan Gogia also played in this section, scoring an impressive 2.5/5.
West Nottingham had no players in the Major (U155) section, but a number of participants in the junior sections, held for the first time as one day rapidplays on the Sunday in a separate classroom.
In the U15s group Susie Wang was imperious, scoring a perfect 6/6 in a double round robin. She won £50. Asta Knight and Thomas Bowden were equal third.
Finally, the U12s was a great result for Joshua Smith, beating the favourites to score 5/5 and also win £50. James Bowden was second, winning £25, and Alexandra Arlachova scored 3/5 for equal third. Daniel Allsop scored 2.5pts and Mankaran Punglia scored 2pts.
Although the numbers for the junior event were low, it was a successful event and the children played some excellent chess in great spirit. Hopefully more entries will be forthcoming next year. Congratulations to all the winners.
Full results for all competitions is on the Notts Chess website.