FM Andy Lewis (Manningtree) visited the Bury Knights Junior Chess Club this evening and took on 14 members in a Simul. After nearly two hours play, Andy won all 14 games, although he struggled against top seed 11-year old Adam John, who was the last to finish. Adam was probably winning at the end, but sadly hung a bishop and was forced to resign.
The two girls in the photo (right), Amy John (8) and Tia Martin (9), were amongst the last to finish. Both lasted for nearly 40 moves.
Andy said he was impressed with the standard of play and felt that everyone played well above their grade. He hopes to return next season to play in another Simul.