Last Sunday a number of Suffolk Juniors made there way to South Essex for the Basildon Junior Chess Congress. This was an important event because allowed them the chance to qualify for the London Junior Chess Championships which take place over the Christmas period. This is the most important event in the junior chess calendar after the British Championships.
Adam John placed especially well in the U12s and scored 5.5/6 and winning a play-off to take the trophy.
Tom Roy also played very well in winning 4/6 and was placed 5th overall in the U14 section.
In the U10 section, Amy John got off to a fantastic start, winning her first 4 games, including a good win over Daniel Shek. In the final round, Amy and Rowan Kent were paired together with Rowan winning to finish on 4.5/6. Amy finished on 4/6 having had tough pairings in the last two rounds.
Tania Roy also played well in a tough tournament and scored 2/6 while a year younger than many of her competitors.
In the Open section, Manningtree's Andy Lewis played extremely well, winning 5/6 to take the prize. We look forward to welcoming Andy to support Suffolk Junior Chess at a new event on 7th January. More news about that to follow.
Well played to all of them. The Cross-tables from the event are below - click on the link below.
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