Suffolk to play in the Under 11s

As in the past two years, Suffolk will be entering a team in the Under 11 Inter-Association Championship 2015.   This event is organised by the English Schools Primary Chess Association (EPSCA) and Suffolk will be competing in the East Zone Final on Saturday 21 March in Northampton against Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Northamptonshire, Barnet, Newham and Richmond.   It is anticipated that six of these nine ‘counties’ will qualify for the National Final, to be held in Nottingham on 9 May.

The 20-board team will include half a dozen players from Norfolk.   The rules allow us to ‘borrow’ players from a neighbouring, unaffiliated, county.   The bulk of the team, however, will be supplied by the two ‘centres of excellence’, Bury Knights JCC and The Abbey, Woodbridge.

The Team Manager is Boby Sebastian (father of Alan and Adam John), who will be pleased to hear of any children who are worthy of selection.   We are allowed to take up to four reserves.

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