Maria Rodrigo and Gary Quillan Junior Simul - Liverpool Chess Club


Maria Rodrigo and Gary Quillan Junior Simul

Maria Rodrigo and Gary Quillan Junior Simul

4th May 2019

Liverpool Chess club juniors along with Wirral and Bluecoat juniors had Simultaneous events today against WFM Maria Rodrigo Yanguas and IM Gary Quillan.

Wirral and Bluecoat juniors also played their Merseyside junior league fixtures which decided who were champions of both the Merseyside junior leagues for this season.

Both Maria and Gary took on 14 juniors each with Gary coming out on top winning all 14 games whilst Maria also did extremely well winning 12, but drawing against Ben Whitehead of Bluecoat and losing against Liverpool Junior Marek Korsinskij. Both Marek and Ben are pictured with Maria and Gary above. Well done Marek and Ben!

Maria has been playing for Liverpool Chess club 1st team for the last 4 months with a exceptional results winning 6, drawing 1 and losing just 1 game in the Merseyside first division.

Maria has also won this years famous Liverpool Table Tournament although she could still be caught and be the joint winner yet. She will join the long list of winners and legends names on table since 1892 including World number 2 Amos Burn (see table picture below)

Maria sadly leaves Liverpool on Monday returning to her home Madrid. Thank you for your time at Liverpool Chess Club Maria, hopefully we will see you back here one day!

Maria was presented with a copy of the Liverpool Chess club book from 1893 and a record of todays simul event within.

Gary Quillan IM is also a fantastic player known very well on the National scene and regularly helps out with the juniors training sessions now which is really appreciated and benefits and inspires the juniors at the club.

All juniors seemed to really enjoy the simul event and league games and a huge Thank You to Kevin the manager of the Vines for welcoming us all today so enthusiastically.

In the junior League Division 1, Wirral 1 drew with Bluecoat 1, score 2.5 – 2.5 and in the MCA Division 2, Bluecoat 2 beat Wirral 2 by a score of 3-2.

So Wirral 1 finish second behind Liverpool in Division 1 and in Division 2 Bluecoat 2 leapfrog over Wirral 2 to finish in second place behind Division 2 champions Merchant Taylor Boys A team. Well done Bluecoat and Congratulations Merchant Taylors Boys who will be awarded the Division 2 trophy at the MCA Annual General Meeting on 22nd May.

All MCA junior league results can be viewed here:…/mca-leagues-and-tables

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