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Posted 28th August 2016

Success for ChessPoint Juniors at the NSCA Junior County Championships

The 2016 Northamptonshire Schools Chess Association (NSCA) Junior County Championships took place at Kingsthorpe Community College on 6th February 2016. ChessPoint's juniors achieved the following awards:

Max Miller won the Under-16 Championship (at the age of 12!)

Vignesh Sudhakar won the Under-11 Championship

Krishna Srinivasan won the Under-10 Championship

Samantha Childs won the award for Best Girl in the Under-9 section

Full results can be found on the NSCA website here.

Posted 28th June2015

Success for ChessPoint Juniors in the 2014-2015 NSCA Grand Prix

Pictured above: Krishna Srinivasan, Vignesh Sudhakar and Patrick Gibbons

10 ChessPoint juniors participated in the annual SSAFA tournament, which was the final event of the 2014-2015 NSCA Grand Prix, held on 20th June 2015 in Wellingborough.

Krishna Srinivasan won the Under-9 Grand Prix.

Patrick Gibbons was the Under-10 Grand Prix Winner and Under-10 Best Boy. Vignesh Sudhakar was the Under-10 Grand Prix runner-up.

All there scored 4½ points from 6 games in the final event.

Troy Anderson also won a trophy for the Under-9 team.

Posted 13th February 2015

Success for ChessPoint at the 2015 NSCA Championships

(Played at the Malcolm Arnold Academy on 7th February 2015)

10 juniors from ChessPoint participated in the Northamptonshire Schools Chess Association (NSCA) County Championships at the Malcolm Arnold Academy in Northampton on 7th February 2015.

The standout performances came from Krishna Srinivasan and Max Miller (pictured below), who retained their titles of under 9 County Champion and under 11 County Champion respectively. They each scored 6 points from 6 games.

Krishna Srinivasan (left) is the under 9 County Champion and Max Miller is the under 11 County Champion

This was not the only award for Max Miller. Before the competition started, he received a special award from John Warren (pictured below), recognising his achievements during the past year, particulary his selection for the England team in the recent World Schools Chess Championships in Brazil.

Posted 21st December 2014

Max Miller Excels at World Schools Chess Championships in Brazil

Max Miller scored an impressive 5½ points from 9 games in the Under-11 section of the World Schools Chess Championships, to finish 19th out of 75 competitors. The competition took place in Juiz de Fora, Brazil from 26th November 2014 to 4th December 2014 and was divided into 6 age-related sections ranging from Under-7 to Under-17.

Max was selected as a member of the England team (pictured below) (Max is fifth from the left in the picture).

Max's results can be seen at

Posted 14th December 2014

ChessPoint Juniors perform well at the NSCA Junior Congress

The 35th Northants Junior Congress took place at the Malcolm Arnold Academy on 22nd November 2014.

In the Under-9 section,Troy Anderson (left, in the picture opposite) finished joint runner-up with 5 points from 6 games. Krishna Srinivasan finished joint 4th on 4½ points.

Other scores from this event included:

Under 10's
Patrick Gibbons - 4
Aashish Reddy - 4
Besnick Osmani - 3
Vignesh Sudhakar - 3

Under 11's
Jaime Weingard - 4½
Callum Willsher - 4

Under 12's
Jordi Weingard - 3

Full results are posted on the NSCA website at

Posted 6th October 2014

ChessPoint finish 2nd in Junior 4NCL Round 1

ChessPoint are 2nd out of 28 teams after the 1st of 3 weekends of the 2014-2015 Junior 4NCL, played at Daventry Court Hotel on 4th and 5th October 2014. The team, comprising Owen Robinson, Ryan Reed, Max Miller and David Collyer, scored 8 points out of a possible 10 from 5 matches. Further information is available on the 4NCL website at

Back: Lawrence Cooper (ECF Coach), Owen Robinson
Front: Ryan Reed, Max Miller, David Collyer

Posted 20th September 2014

Max Miller selected to represent England in the World Schools Chess Championship

Max Miller, the U-11 Northamptonshire County Champion, has been selected as one of England's Under-11 players at the 2014 World Schools Chess Championship at Juiz de Fora, Brazil from 26th November to 4th December 2014.

Further information can be found at the following websites:

Posted 18th February 2014

Success for ChessPoint at the NSCA Championships 2014

(Played at the Malcolm Arnold Academy on 1st February 2014)

Left to right: Max Miller (U-11 County Champion), Krishna Srinivasan (U-8 County Champion), David Collyer (U-14 County Champion)

Chesspoint dominate Junior County Championships at Malcolm Arnold Academy on Saturday 1st Feb.

Krishna Srinivasan is now the under 8 County Champion, scoring 4½ out of 6 and will also be invited to join the county team. Max Miller is now the under 11 County Champion, winning all 6 games. David Collyer is now the under 14 County Champion, scoring 4 out of 6. Callum Willsher scored 2½ which is very good for his first competition.

Posted 11th June 2013

Success for ChessPoint at the 2013 Rockingham Megafinal

(Played at the Malcolm Arnold Academy on 18th May 2013)

Max Miller (left), the U-9 Supremo and David Collyer, the U-11 Supremo.
They each scored 6/6.

Posted 12th February 2013

Success for ChessPoint at the 2013 Northants Junior County Championships

(Played at the Malcolm Arnold Academy on 2nd February 2013)

Max Miller
U-9 County Champion
David Collyer
U-11 County Champion
Jade Miller
U-14 Best Girl

Posted 11th March 2012

The Northants County Junior Chess Championships took place on Saturday,4th Feb. at The Malcolm Arnold Academy. Max Miller who attends Great Houghton school, won the under 8 title for the second time, making him the only person to be named on the trophy twice. David Collyer from Daventry, won the under 11 title, both Max and David attend The Chesspoint Academy, which is run by volunteer chess coaches every Saturday, you can turn up anytime between 11am and 4pm, and we are currently based at The Library, Northampton Academy School, Wellingborough Road Northampton NN3 8NH.

Chesspoint was founded by the late Tony Robson, and is for adults and juniors, so if you want to learn to play chess, or improve your game, or just play chess (which is the second most played game in the world, after soccer) or come along and see if you can beat one of our county champions. For further details see our website:

Posted 11th March 2012



Sam Judge and Max Miller were part of Mr. Warren’s under 9 County team on Saturday at Nottingham for the Midlands Championships. They finished 2 points clear of the top Nottingham team to become the Midlands Champions. The last time Northants achieved this was back in 1985! They now go to Essex this Saturday for the qualifier for the national finals.

Samuel Libertiny and Nathan Judge were part of the under 11s team who came third.

Please note, Chesspoints, the Saturday Chess club has now moved from St. Johns House, Billing Road, to the Library of The Northampton Academy School on Wellingborough Road, see our website

David Miller

Reproduced from the Great Houghton School newsletter February 2012


Congratulations to Nathan Judge/Max Miller/Samuel Libertiny and David Collyer who won first place in the Junior Four Nations Chess League Team Championships at The Barceló Hotel Hinckley on the 21st-22nd Jan. This event is usually won by Yateley Manor School in Hampshire, where every pupil has to learn to play chess, and one of their teacher's is a international chess master, so out of the seven teams they sent this time, their A team was favorite to win.

After the first four rounds on Saturday, we were in the lead by two points after round five on Sunday that lead was down to half a point round six, we were 1½, points behind the leaders, and one of four teams who could possibly win, going into the final round. We won the trophy by half a point.

The team was made up of three players from Great Houghton and one from Chesspoints, the chess club I help to run on Saturday's (details on the school notice board in the archway) or our website:

For those players who play for the county team, this Saturday's training session will take place at the Chesspoints venue: St. John's House 33 Billing Road Northampton NN1 5DQ

I hope as many children as possible will enter The Northants County Championships on Saturday 4th Feb. at Malcolm Arnold Academy entry forms from Mr. Warren or download from:

David Miller

Reproduced from an article published in Northampton Chronicle and Echo 1st February 2011

Young chess champ dedicates win to his late mentor

A YOUNG chess champion from Northampton has dedicated his latest accolade to his chess mentor who recently died.

Max Miller, aged seven, from Great Billing and a pupil at Great Houghton School, has jointly won the South of England Junior Chess Championships for his age group, which took place in Hampshire.

His father, David Miller, paid tribute to Tony Robson, of Chesspoints, who died aged 71 on January 11 this year, for his role in his son's chess success.

He said: "Tony Robson was the driving force behind Chesspoints which took place all over Northampton and from which Max has benefited."

"He was Max's mentor and was the one to first suggest that he entered and we want to dedicate this award to him."

A service of thanks giving for Mr Robson will be held at All Saints' Church, Northampton on Friday from 1.30pm.

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