12-year old Jaden Jermy, who plays league chess for Bury St Edmunds and is a member of the Bury Knights Junior Chess Club, has received great publicity over the past couple of days.
The Marketing Manager at his school, Thetford Grammar, managed to persuade Eastern Daily Press to come to the school to interview Jaden. The result was the article pictured right.
Other media soon caught on, and he (and his Mum Michelle) was interviewed on Good Morning Britain and Anglia TV. There’s also a good article in Friday’s Bury Free Press.
Jaden has enjoyed a successful season so far and is hoping to obtain commercial sponsorship to enable him to receive high-level coaching.
Jaden, who had his 12th birthday on 1 January (a great day to have a birthday as he will be an Under 12 as far as FIDE is concerned for 2017), has a current ECF grade of 110 but is hoping for a substantial improvement when the new grades are published at the end of this month.