In 1997 Suffolk won the u18 National Inter-Counties Championship. Admittedly, we had a cracking team in those days: Pert, Pert, Player, Whitehead to name but a few.
Now, 16 years later, it would be good to see a 12-board team entered again in this event, which takes place in June 2013, probably at Eton College. It's a two-round event, with a total of 2½ hours for each game.
If we can persuade everyone to play, we would have the nucleus of a good team. On top board would be Alan Merry (225), with Adam Taylor (181), Sam Brennan (157), Silas Peck (150), Nikolai Lastochkin (136) and Emilia Jewell (133) potentially on the next few boards.
But what we really need is a TEAM MANAGER! The job isn't particularly demanding. It will require some degree of organisational ability, contacting and maintaining contact with prospective team members, arranging transport to the venue and informing the national organiser of the team details.
It's a one-off event, so the commitment is not ongoing.
If anyone (perhaps a parent?) is interested in taking on this role, would they please contact me soon.