Former Suffolk Ladies’ Champion Vicky Allen, is pictured here with daughter Paula and grandchildren Arthur, Harry and George.
Paula used to play chess when she attended Ipswich High School for Girls, originally in Westerfield Road and later in Woolverstone, back in the early 1990s. 8-year old Arthur is the latest chess enthusiast, playing last Sunday in the Bury St Edmunds Junior Congress (and winning a slow starter prize!)
The three children attend the Meadows Montessori School, which has recently moved to new premises in Larchcroft Road, Ipswich.
Vicky and Paula run the school’s chess club, which meets every Wednesday afternoon, from 3.30 pm. Of the school’s 60 pupils, some 18 regularly attend the chess club.
One of the children, Jenni Rochford, has been selected to represent Suffolk in the Under 11 team, which is playing at Northampton on 21 March.
The Suffolk Junior Open, due to be held at Woodbridge School on Sunday, has had to be postponed. It will now take place on Sunday 21 June.