On Sunday 18th February 2018, Bob Jones hosted the annual Bury St Edmunds Junior Chess Congress in Moreton Hall. This is always a well attended and challenging event.
The Open section saw a fantastic contest between Jaden Jermy and William Stoeber. They finished up in equal first place and shared the prize. They then
played a 5 minute game of Blitz chess to decide the winner of the EACU Junior Championship, which is won by the top player in the U18 section. Congratulations to William Stoeber for winning the tie breaker.
A very strong Under 11 section was won by Dylan Stoeber with a perfect score of 6/6. Another notable performance was that of Jianzhou Mei, who could have played in the Under 9s but chose to compete in an older age group, and who scored 4.5/6
The Under 9 section was won by Rowan Kent with a perfect score of 6/6, while 6 players shared the runner-up spot all with 4/6. They were: Jackson Chen, Mae Catabay, Tommy Karpanos, Theo Pommier, Yvan Lokhmotov, and Nathan Cartledge.
The Minor section, which was open to any ungraded junior player or those with a grade under 50, was won by William Gu with a perfect score of 6/6.
The results can be found at the links below:
The Bury Junior Chess Congress also features a team event where players from the same school can enter as a four player team. This year, Woodbridge School's team put in a strong performance to win this competition with a score of 16.5/24. The scores were as follows: Rowan Kent 6/6, Marina Pommier 2.5/6, Georgia Pommier 4/6, & Theo Pommier 4/6. Well played to Woodbridge School.
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