1st Peter Poobalasingam Celebration Competition (Not-for-profit event)


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1st Peter Poobalasingam Celebration Competition – in memory of a much-loved son, friend and chess player.

Sunday 9th September – Harrow High School, Gayton Road, Harrow. HA1 2JG

6 rounds
Round 1 10:00
Round 2 11:15
Round 3 12:30
Round 4 13:45
Round 5 15:00
Round 6 16:15

Prize giving – as soon as possible after last round.

Prize Fund- 1st- £200, 2nd- £100, 3rd- £50 + lots of junior prizes

Head Arbiter – Tim Dickinson
ECF Rapidplay graded

150 places

Peter was a fantastic chess player – drawing with World Champion Vishy Anand in a simultaneous display aged 8. Peter won the UK Chess Challenge Terafinal 2 times. Peter’s first IM norm was at the Uxbridge Master in 2009. Around this time Peter had a remarkable run 9 games against GMs without being defeated. Peter’s second IM norm was achieved at the World University Championships with one round to spare. Peter also had some fantastic results for Millfield School. Grandmaster Matthew Turner recalls 2007-08 where Peter was “by far the best player in our team and in the final we were outgraded on every board, but his victory on board 1 clinched it for us.” We have no doubt Peter would have achieved IM and more but in the latter years of his life he was focusing on his career.

Peter also had a passion for helping juniors and for this reason this event is free for juniors – please email sarahhegartychess@outlook.com for a coupon code.