Saturday, 14 December 2013

Christmas Tournament at the Bury Knights

30 children played in an end-of-term Christmas Tournament at the Bury Knights Junior Chess Club last evening.   Everyone won a prize!   With ages ranging from 5 to 14, there was a huge range of ability, but this was evened out somewhat by a piece handicap system.   The stronger players had to give up a rook, or two pieces, or sometimes just a pawn or two.   Nevertheless, most games were won by the higher-rated player.

The winner was William Sait, who won all four games.   Second place on 3½ points was shared between Anita Somton and Alan John.

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