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 email@example.com
Saturday 23rd September 2017
This a thematic tournament with all games starting from the Ruy Lopez position (e4 e5 2. Nf3 Nc6 3. Bb5) and takes place at St Michael & All Angels Church, The Drift, Martlesham Heath, Suffolk, IP5 3PL. The tournament has two sections - an Open section and a Minor (U75 grade).
Registration is from 9.30am until 10am, with the tournament starting promptly at 10.10am. The tournament consists of 6 rounds of 20 minutes per player.
Entry is free to GM and IM players, £15 for adults, or £10 to parents of playing juniors, £10 for juniors and £7 for siblings of playing juniors.
The tournament Director is Dagne Ciuksyte, and the Chief Arbiter is Bob Jones. Queries about the tournament and entries should be emailed to Dagne Ciuksyte at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Download the entry form here.
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