The second session of the London Junior Championships took place durnng the week after Christmas. Three Suffolk children played in two tournaments: the Under 8s and the Under 12s.
7-year old Rowan Kent, who attends Woodbridge School, had a brilliant event in the Under 8 tournament, finishing joint second (out of 80 entrants) with 6 points from his seven games. The winner, and top seed, won all seven games.
In the Under 12 Major tournament, Jaden Jermy, a few days short of his 12th birthday, scored an impressive 6/9 to finish joint 5th out of 85 entrants. His grading performance was 137. Also in this section, 10-year old Adam John finished on 5½/9. But he will have another year at this level.
These three players, all members of the Bury Knights Junior Chess Club, will be playing in the Junior 4NCL next weekend (21/22 January), when the club will be fielding two teams.