The Under 11 Zonal will be held on Saturday 15 March. Suffolk will compete in the East Zone, alongside teams from Barnet, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Richmond. The venue is Chingford Foundation School, E4 7LT. It's about an hour and a half's drive from Ipswich, and an hour and a quarter from Bury St Edmunds.
As last year, Norfolk have not entered, which means we can co-opt some of their players. We will be in contact with the junior organisers in Norwich.
Half of last year's 20-board team will be available for selection, led probably by Anita Somton (Board 4 last year) and Mario Saenz de Villaverde (Board 5 last year). It is hoped to be able to hold a Training/Selection Day in February before half-term, either in Bury St Edmunds or Woodbridge. More details soon!