Over the Christmas period, the London Junior Chess Championships have been in full swing. A number Bury Knights, including one with 'dual citizenship' with Woodbridge School, made their way to Harrow for this event, which is second only to the British Open in the Chess Calendar.
All Suffolk's players played well and did their county proud. The stand out performances were those by Jaden Jermy, Tom Roy, and Amy John. Jaden scored 3.5/6 to finish 12th out of 61 in his section. Amy John scored a very impressive 5.5/7 to finish 5th out of 106 entrants in her section - a very impressive performance. Tom scored 4/6 to finish 6th out of 37 in his section.
The results were as follows:
U14 Major: Jaden Jermy 3.5/6, Adam John 3/6
U14 Minor: Tom Roy 4/6
U10 Major: Rowan Kent 4/7
U10 Minor: Amy John 5.5/7
LJCC Harrow Junior U12: Tania Roy 2.5/6
Full results can be found here.
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On Sunday 3rd December, players from across Suffolk together with a strong contingent from outside Suffolk played in this year's Woodbridge Junior Open.
In the Under 8 section, Local Bury Knight, Indula Dedigama, playing in his first tournament played very well, scoring a very impressive 4.5/6 to come 3rd overall and take the Woodbridge prize. Another very notable performance was that of Karthik Kamathan, who scored also scored a very impressive 4.5/6 in his first tournament.
In the Under 10 section, Theo Pommier played very well to win the Woodbridge section with 3.5/6, while Bury Knights players Amy John and Tia Martin also achieved strong results scoring 3.5 and 3 points respectively in what was a tough section boosted by many strong players from the surrounding area.
In the Under 12 section, Woodbridge School student Marina Pommier put in an exceptional performance, playing in a strong section, to win 5 out of 6 games to take to Woodbridge U12 prize, losing only to another Bury Knight, Adam John, who won all 6 to score a perfect 6/6.
In the Under 14 - 18 section, Bury Knight, Jaden Jermy, won on count back with 5/6, while Rowland Kerr, a newcomer to this event, played extremely well to take the Woodbridge Prize with 4/6.
Well played to everyone, including all those we have not been able to mention. It was great to see lots of local players, including significant numbers from the Bury Knights and Woodbridge School. It was also good to see other schools represented and some new faces, including members of the 'new' Ipswich Junior Chess Club.
For the results, please click the links below.
Under 8 results
Under 10 results
Under 12 results
Under 14 - 18 results
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