The eight-board Suffolk Under 100 team played a double-header against Cambridgeshire yesterday – and came out on top, winning overall by 9 points to 7.
In the morning, Suffolk won convincingly by 5½ points to 2½, with wins from captain Daniel Yarnton on Board 2, Trevor Webster (Board 3), Rob Scott (Board 4), Alan John (Board 5) and Tom Roy (Board 8). In the afternoon, with colours reversed (and a different set of opponents as Cambridgeshire decided to change their board order), Suffolk went down 3½ – 4½. There were wins from Dave Wild on top board, Trevor Webster (again) and Ralph Martin.
One pleasing aspect of this result was that four of the team were juniors from the Bury Knights. All scored one win, except eight-year old Adam John, whose turn will surely come soon as he shows great potential.
The Under 100s next play on 22 February, when they will face Norfolk.