Amongst the 225 players entered for the St Albans Chess Congress last weekend were seven from Suffolk – all juniors and all from the Bury Knights.
Alan and Adam John played in the Intermediate (u141) section, whilst their 7-year old sister Amy played in the Minor (u121) section. She beat a 98-graded player in the first round!
The other Bury Knights were the Martin family – Ralph, Toby and 8-year old Tia, as well as Tom Roy.
None of the results were spectacular (Ralph and Tom scored 50%), but it was excellent experience for these enthusiastic youngsters, ably supported by their parents who drove them from Bury to St Albans – twice.