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Giant Killers

The Giant Killers page lists juniors in any season who have overcome a large grading deficit to defeat their opponent. At the end of a season, the junior who has overcome the largest grading deficit to win a game is awareded the Robert E Rough Cup.

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Rank

Name (Club)

Grade

Diff

1 Dietah Connolly Sams (TC) 1155 574
Defeated a player rated 1729 in: 104th British Championships Under 1900
2 Hugo Stewart (ES) 173 547
Defeated a player rated 720 in: LJC Team Day 1 P6-7
3 Ananth Subramaniam (RG) 576 479
Defeated a player rated 1055 in: Scottish U1850 & Seniors
4 Matthew Billcliff (BD) 1363 453
Defeated a player rated 1816 in: Dumbarton & District Division 2
5 Marco D`Alessio (LZ) 1658 445
Defeated a player rated 2103 in: Marymass Open 2017
6 Tom Constance (CH) 1404 403
Defeated a player rated 1807 in: 124th Scottish Championships
7 Jonathan McKay (NJ) 1334 385
Defeated a player rated 1719 in: Scottish Schools Championship
8 Kalyan Sai Nandan Kante (NJ) 1291 351
Defeated a player rated 1642 in: John Robinson Cup 2017
9 Anish Subramaniam (RG) 745 350
Defeated a player rated 1095 in: Kirkcaldy U1400
10 Struan Mackirdy (DY) 233 338
Defeated a player rated 571 in: LJC Team Day 1 P6-7
11 Jake M Sanger (PW) 1708 336
Defeated a player rated 2044 in: John Robinson Cup 2017
12 Sambhav Chadha (BD) 1398 327
Defeated a player rated 1725 in: Marymass Major 2017
13 Ben Volland (DL) 1706 321
Defeated a player rated 2027 in: 124th Scottish Championships
14 Lukah Connolly Sams (TC) 1617 320
Defeated a player rated 1937 in: 124th Scottish Championships
15 Callum Smith (NJ) 1744 313
Defeated a player rated 2057 in: 124th Scottish Championships
16 Pavel Yanev (E2) 690 311
Defeated a player rated 1001 in: Edinburgh Junior Congress U1000-Open
17 Murdo McLaurin (FC) 967 278
Defeated a player rated 1245 in: Scarborough Congress
18 Chelsea Liang (FC) 745 277
Defeated a player rated 1022 in: Gibraltar Junior Under 12
19 James Hartman (TC) 1256 267
Defeated a player rated 1523 in: Bernadette Stokes Cup 2017
20 Connor Sibbald (AN) 1359 260
Defeated a player rated 1619 in: Inverness Major
21 Pranav Arcot (RG) 1032 259
Defeated a player rated 1291 in: Bowes-Lyon Trophy 2017
22 Sanjith Madhavan (EK) 351 246
Defeated a player rated 597 in: Edinburgh Junior Congress Primary U600
23 Max Milne (FC) 156 240
Defeated a player rated 396 in: LJC Team Day 1 P6-7
24 Pranav Saravanan (AN) 862 238
Defeated a player rated 1100 in: Marymass Minor 2017
25 Oliver Ruiz (BT) 485 238
Defeated a player rated 723 in: LJC Team Day 1 P6-7
26 Abhiram Kandala (GW) 321 224
Defeated a player rated 545 in: Edinburgh Junior Congress Primary U600
27 Ramit Kanodia (CH) 725 218
Defeated a player rated 943 in: Scottish U1850 & Seniors
28 Orlaith Shepherd (ES) 518 202
Defeated a player rated 720 in: LJC Team Day 1 P6-7
29 Kai McAlroy (LK) 286 192
Defeated a player rated 478 in: Edinburgh Junior Congress Secondary U600
30 Alasdair Cottee (DR) 338 189
Defeated a player rated 527 in: Edinburgh Junior Congress Primary U600
31 Liam Tang (LZ) 1531 188
Defeated a player rated 1719 in: Marymass Major 2017
32 Andrew Lyon (PW) 389 178
Defeated a player rated 567 in: Ayrshire Division 3
33 Declan Shafi (CH) 2023 176
Defeated a player rated 2199 in: Glorney Cup 2017
34 Ibrahim Khan (G2) 315 172
Defeated a player rated 487 in: Edinburgh Junior Congress Primary U600
35 Karthekeya Vundi (SM) 696 171
Defeated a player rated 867 in: Edinburgh Junior Congress U1000-Open
36 Megan MacMillan (NJ) 111 167
Defeated a player rated 278 in: NEJCA CFK Under 300
37 Alexander Ivanchenko (ER) 430 164
Defeated a player rated 594 in: Edinburgh Junior Congress Secondary U600
38 Benjamin Ridge (TC) 1390 154
Defeated a player rated 1544 in: Inverness Major
39 Michael Moroz (G2) 446 153
Defeated a player rated 599 in: Edinburgh Junior Congress Primary U600
40 Jonathan Feng (SN) 597 148
Defeated a player rated 745 in: LJC Team Day 1 P6-7
41 Marco Scully (SR) 425 146
Defeated a player rated 571 in: LJC Team Day 1 P6-7
42 Araf Ahad (SM) 250 143
Defeated a player rated 393 in: LJC Team Day 1 P6-7
43 Siddharth Berera (TC) 1765 138
Defeated a player rated 1903 in: Edinburgh & Lothians League Premier
44 Richard Zhang (ES) 687 136
Defeated a player rated 823 in: Edinburgh Junior Congress U1000-Open
45 Nandini Dutta (NJ) 1125 131
Defeated a player rated 1256 in: SNCL Division 4
46 Sara Best-Solorzano (P2) 161 128
Defeated a player rated 289 in: Edinburgh Junior Congress Primary U300
47 Raghav Palanivel (ER) 419 126
Defeated a player rated 545 in: Edinburgh Junior Congress Primary U600
48 Tom Saunders (SM) 403 123
Defeated a player rated 526 in: Edinburgh Junior Congress Primary U600
49 David Swanston (EA) 478 115
Defeated a player rated 593 in: Edinburgh Junior Congress Secondary U600
50 Andrew Ison (DF) 1146 113
Defeated a player rated 1259 in: SNCL Division 4
51 Aiden Deng (SN) 487 112
Defeated a player rated 599 in: Edinburgh Junior Congress Primary U600
52 Rong Sheng Xia (L7) 633 112
Defeated a player rated 745 in: Edinburgh Junior Congress U1000-Open
53 Hagen Ross (NJ) 179 99
Defeated a player rated 278 in: NEJCA CFK Under 300
54 Alice Ocytko (ER) 190 96
Defeated a player rated 286 in: Edinburgh Junior Congress Primary U300
55 James Coyle (GA) 489 95
Defeated a player rated 584 in: Edinburgh Junior Congress Primary U600
56 Samuel A Parry (EN) 1250 94
Defeated a player rated 1344 in: Scottish U1850 & Seniors
57 Murad Abdulla (BA) 2158 93
Defeated a player rated 2251 in: 124th Scottish Championships
58 Sahib Kohli (GA) 943 89
Defeated a player rated 1032 in: Kirkcaldy U1400
59 Joseph Burgess (LP) 347 78
Defeated a player rated 425 in: Edinburgh Junior Congress Primary U600
60 Cathy Madsen (BD) 479 66
Defeated a player rated 545 in: LJC Team Day 1 P6-7
61 Milo McNair (SR) 145 64
Defeated a player rated 209 in: Edinburgh Junior Congress Primary U300
62 Connor McLeod (P2) 672 56
Defeated a player rated 728 in: Edinburgh Junior Congress U1000-Open
63 Charvi Kanodia (CH) 689 56
Defeated a player rated 745 in: Scottish U1850 & Seniors
64 Jamie John McAdams (ES) 321 53
Defeated a player rated 374 in: LJC Team Day 1 P6-7
65 Vharish Rajakumar (GH) 411 47
Defeated a player rated 458 in: LJC Team Day 1 P6-7
66 Ishan Kumar (GA) 182 43
Defeated a player rated 225 in: Edinburgh Junior Congress Primary U300
67 Peter Roddam (SM) 446 41
Defeated a player rated 487 in: LJC Team Day 1 P6-7
68 Joel Chambers (RH) 689 39
Defeated a player rated 728 in: Edinburgh Junior Congress U1000-Open
69 Matthew May (J2) 396 29
Defeated a player rated 425 in: Edinburgh Junior Congress Primary U600
70 Florence Wilson (E2) 723 22
Defeated a player rated 745 in: Edinburgh Junior Congress U1000-Open
71 Eva Tai (SN) 192 15
Defeated a player rated 207 in: Edinburgh Junior Congress Primary U300
72 Kieron Munro (EA) 593 5
Defeated a player rated 598 in: Edinburgh Junior Congress Secondary U600
73 Osian Hunt (SN) 584 4
Defeated a player rated 588 in: Edinburgh Junior Congress Primary U600
74 Philip Inglis (PB) 594 4
Defeated a player rated 598 in: Edinburgh Junior Congress Secondary U600
75 Daniel McGillicuddy (NJ) 265 2
Defeated a player rated 267 in: NEJCA CFK Under 300
76 Tomos Hunt (SN) 544 1
Defeated a player rated 545 in: LJC Team Day 1 P6-7