20 children took part in this season’s Club Championship at the Bury Knights Junior Chess Club. The participants were the top 20 rated members (out of a current membership of 45).
The Championship consisted of five rounds, at 25 minutes each per game. The winner, scoring 4½ points, was 13-year old William Sait.
William is currently ungraded, having only played four graded games (in the 2012 Bury Congress). But there he won three games, only losing to Ipswich’s Roger Smith in the final round. His grading performance over the four games was 125 (he had a half-point bye in Round 3).
On Thursday this week he will play his first game for the Bury St Edmunds adult club in the Roger Goldsmith (cup) competition.