A long, long, final round. In an 80 minute game, Jaden had less than a minute on the clock at the end of his match. Although the team lost this round, they should be very proud their performance. With 3 draws across the top 3 boards against the competition's silver medallists, and a very narrow loss on board 4 against a very strong opponent, the team can be very proud of their efforts today. We also won every single reserves match over the weekend - very well done.
The result in the final round is shown in the attached link.
There will be a full report here later this week with another 'find the chess piece' photo of the team.
Well played Bury Knights!!!
In a tough 4th round, the Bury Knights secured a solid draw against a good side. Jaden drew against a higher rated player, Adam secured a really good win, Tom brought some points home with a draw, while Rowan lost his game. Amy won her substitute game.
And now onto the fifth and final round. Can we get another win?
Results of the 4th round at the links below.
This was the scene this morning at breakfast time in Telford. We have had more snow overnight and all is white. Jaden, Adam, Tom, Amy & a camera shy Rowan have now started the forth round as we look to build on a strong end to the first day. The success last night has led to a tough forth round with a battle expected.
After 3 tough rounds we are pleased to say that we have got a loss, a draw and a win. We progressed every round leading up to a win. First we played Sleepless knights 1 it was a great game but we lost 1.5 to 2.5.Adam John board two said it was a tough battle we just missed some great moves. The results for game one. Jaden Jermy 1 Adam John 0.5 Tom Roy 0 Amy John 0 Rowan Kent 1( as reserve).
Round 2 we played Welsh Dragons Red we had a great round drawing 2-2 with a higher average team. Jaden Jermy said it was a very unlucky to draw the game as we should of won but i was pleased with my win against another strong junior. The results from game two Jaden Jermy 1 Adam John 1 Tom Roy 0 (but had a fantastic game and didn't deserve to lose).Rowan Kent 0 Amy John 1(with a nice win)(as reserve)
One good thing to point out Tom and Jaden were the last two to finish !
Round 3 we played Chess in schools Community 1 Rowan Kent said i had a roaring game in reserves swinging back and forward all the way until the end with a ladder checkmate. We had a excellent round with a 2.5 to 1.5 win. The results from round 3 Jaden Jermy 1 Adam John 0.5 Tom Roy 0 Amy John 1 Rowan Kent 1( as reserve)
Overall Jaden Jermy 3 out of 3 playing strong players on board 1
Adam John 2 out of 3 unbeaten
Rowan Kent 2 out of 3 two reserves played
Amy John 2 out of 3 one reserve played
Tom Roy 0 out of 3 very unlucky but says he is going to win all the games tomorrow
TO BE CONTINUED
Reporting by Jaden Jermy & Team
Congratulations to Woodbridge School student and Bury Knight Rowan Kent on a strong performance in Southend to win the U9 trophy with a perfect 6 wins from 6 games.
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The picture below shows Rowan being awarded the trophy by Nate Weersing.
Well done Rowan!!!
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.
Can you find the hidden chess piece in the photo of the Suffolk Chess players (above) - answers to firstname.lastname@example.org
This month, the Bury Knights are holding their 2017 Club Championship. After 3 rounds, Adam John and Tom Roy are tied in first place, each having 3 points from 3 games.
Last Friday, 32 players attended, with a number there for the first time. It is always an enjoyable evening with lots of competitive and fun chess. Pictured below are (clockwise from top left): Adam John playing Aaron Saenz in the club championships, the beginners section being instructed by Mario, one of the chess puzzles from the evening (can you solve it?), and some of the players in the regular leagues.
The players are split into 4 divisions where they play opponents of similar ability and there is also a beginners group for players still learning the moves. Coaching is also sometimes available for the top division. Once players have been placed in a division, they will be quickly moved to another division as they improve.
The Bury Knights meet at Horringer Court Middle School every Friday night during term time between September and the end of March (they do not meet at Half Term) and is generally aimed at players between 5 and 13 years old, from total beginners who have never played, right through to players in the England squad. If you would like to go along, contact Bob Jones - email@example.com
Today the Bury Knights Junior Chess Club celebrate their 25th birthday!!! What an amazing achievement. I wonder how many of the top players in Suffolk have come through their ranks and how many other children have enjoyed many happy evenings and learnt so much about chess and much more from Bob Jones and his helpers. Thank you Bob for all you have done.
Former Bury Knights include IM Alan Merry, and Adam and Tom Eckersley-Waites, who are both 200+ players. They have regularly provided the significant numbers to the Suffolk Junior Teams. With England team players Jaden Jermy and Adam John at the club, this success looks set to continue.
With regular attendances of 30 juniors and more of all standards, Bury Knights provide a great club for lots of Juniors - and they still want more members!!!
This Friday, there will be a simultaneous chess match against Manningtree's FM Andy Lewis - pictured below last year. If you would like to join Bury Knights, please email Bob Jones at firstname.lastname@example.org
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