A sparkling new website has been created to promote chess at Woodbridge School. You can view it here, or if you want to copy the link in full, it’s at http://woodbridgechess.wordpress.com/
You’ll see a link to the recent Simul given by Justin Tan, and there’s plenty else to enjoy. The next tournament at Woodbridge is the Junior Open on Sunday 23 November. Well done Adam Hunt for developing this new website!
Over on the Isle of Man, Alan Merry had a torrid time today against 2713-rated GM (and third seed) Laurent Fressinet, losing in 29 moves. You can view the game here (until tomorrow morning). Alan’s on 50% after five rounds, not bad considering he was seeded 56th out of 73 entrants. He has gained 29 rating points to date, so he’s closing on the 2300 level that he reached a year ago to earn the FIDE Master title.