The Woodbridge Junior Open tournament took place last Sunday, with 77 players entered across five age-group sections.
There were strong entries from Norfolk and Cambridgeshire, with Suffolk being largely represented by players from Bury Knights JCC and Woodbridge School.
Prizewinners (Suffolk players in bold) were:
1st Rowan Kent 6/6
2nd Daniel Shek
3rd Rishan Sharma
1st Aarnavh Trivedi 5½/6
2nd Arnav Srivastava
3rd Kian Dharmasena
(All three are from Cambridgeshire)
1st= Gavith Dharmasena & Jaden Jermy 5/6
3rd Abigail Weersing
(1st and 3rd are from Cambridgeshire)
1st William Bradley 6/6
2nd Ralph Martin
3rd Preethi Saravanan
(1st and 3rd are from Norfolk)
1st Karthik Saravanan 6/6
2nd= William Sait & Ben Sadler
(1st and 2nd= are from Norfolk)
This event was also a qualifying tournament for the London Junior Championships, which is one of the most prestigious junior tournaments in the country and takes place later this month. Scores of 4 points were required to reach the Under 8 Final, whilst 4½ points was needed for the Under 10 and Under 12 Major Finals. A lower score of 3½ points qualified players for the Minor Finals in these age-groups. No qualifying score was required for the older age-groups.
The only other Suffolk player not mentioned above who will qualify is Tom Roy (Under 12 Minor)