Ten years have passed since Suffolk was able to send a team to the Zone Finals of the EPSCA inter-Association Under 9s. Way back (1990?) Suffolk actually won the National title, but we did have a pair of rather good twins as well as several other strong players.
This year it was no different, with only two or three players considered strong enough to represent their county. So Essex requested to ‘borrow’ 7-year old Rowan Kent (Woodbridge School and Bury Knights), as they are allowed to do since Suffolk is a ‘neighbouring county’ (so say the rules).
Rowan (right) played on Board 2 and won all three games. For the record, Essex scored 23 points out of a possible 36 and qualify for the National Finals, to be held on 22 April.