Two Championships are currently taking place at the Bury Knights Junior Chess Club.
Pictured above, the top 16 members (by rating) are playing in the annual Club Championship. With Anita Somton not available, the field is wide open. After two rounds, four players are on maximum score: Alan John (97), William Moody (97), Daniel Garcia-Leon (79) and Mario Saenz de Villaverde (69). Games are being played with digital clocks and will be long-play graded.
With 14 girls included amongst the 50-strong club membership, it was decided to hold a separate Girls’ Championship.
This is the first time in the 23-year history of the Club that such an event has been held. This is an ungraded Rapidplay competition, over three rounds, played one round each week. If two players attain three points, they will face each other in a fourth round.
First round winners were top seed Bethany Young, Autumn Myerscough, Liya Baby, Amy John and Tanya Rajayogan.
A new trophy will be presented to the winner.