Results from Norwich

The Norfolk and Norwich Chess Club Rapidplay Congress took place last Sunday.   A total of nine Suffolk players were represented amongst the total entry of 82.

The only Suffolk adult was Ed Player (pictured right), seeded fourth, who ‘walked away’ with the Open/u160 section of 15 entrants, scoring 5½ points out of 6, a clear 1½ points ahead of anyone else.   The runners-up in the Open were Andrew Brett (194), Roy Hughes (187) and Jonathan Wells (175).   Ed beat all three.

Also playing in the same combined section was 12-year old Alan John (112) who scored two points including a win against a 148 and draws against players graded 155 and 142.

There were only seven entrants in the Under 120 section.   The lowest graded, 10-year old Adam John (94) (pictured left), scored 4½ points to finish in second place.   He lost only to the eventual winner.

In the Under 100 section (18 entrants), 12-year old Ralph Martin scored 4 points to finish in equal third place.

In addition to the graded sections, there were three age-group sections for juniors.   A total of 42 children played.   Suffolk players’ scores were:

Tom Roy (u13) – 4½ (=3rd)
Toby Martin (u10) – 3
Amy John (u8) – 4 (3rd)
Tia Martin (u8) – 3
Edison Lorejo (u8) – 3

All nine Suffolk players were from either the Bury St Edmunds club or the Bury Knights Junior Chess Club.

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