Woodbridge School’s Justin Tan played in Hungary over half-term in the Caissa GM tournament in Kecskemet and achieved his first IM norm. He scored 4½/9 (+1, -1, =7) against a strong field averaging 2453; Justin was the lowest-rated player! His win was against a 2462-rated GM.
Still only 16, Justin has a FIDE rating of 2328. Unfortunately, he has not been able to play for the Suffolk First Team this season, but it is hoped that if Suffolk qualify for the national rounds, that he will be available.
Suffolk is very fortunate to have two of the highest-rated juniors in the UK; Alan Merry‘s rating is currently 2315.
Two weeks ago, the East Anglian Daily Times carried an article about Justin and this is reproduced below (click on the image to enlarge it).