Two young players from Suffolk have been selected to represent England in forthcoming international events.
11-year old Alex Sheerin from Ipswich has been selected to play for the England team in the Stokes Cup (part of the annual Glorney Cup), which takes place in Cardiff between 21 and 23 July. The six-board team play three games against other 11-year olds from Wales, Scotland and Ireland.
Alex attends the Bury Knights Junior Chess Club. This is now the only non-school junior club in Suffolk, following the demise last year of the Ipswich Junior Chess Club.
9-year old Anita Somton from Bury St Edmunds will be travelling to Montenegro at the end of September to take part in the Under 10 section of the European Youth Championships. She will play nine games over ten days (there’s a rest day after Round 5), at 90 minutes for the first 40 moves followed by 30 minutes for the rest of the game, with an addition of 30 seconds per move starting from move one. See website here. You can also see information about the 21 other team members here.
Anita also attends the Bury Knights Junior Chess Club.
We wish both children every success in these events!