The Bury St Edmunds Junior Chess Congress took place today at Moreton Hall Community Centre.
60 children (including 11 girls) took part, in four age-groups: Under 9, Under 11, Under 14 and Under 18.
The event was supported by the Moreton Hall Community Club, who provided the excellent accommodation free of charge.
Under 9 - Alexander Hsieh (Cambridge) (the only player to score 6/6)
Under 11 - Alan John (Bury St Edmunds) (also winner of the BACL shield)
Under 14 - Karthik Saravanan (Lowestoft)
Under 18 - Seb Taylor (King's Lynn) and Patrick Gembis (Bury St Edmunds)
The Girls' prize was shared between four players scoring four points. These included 16-year old Tasha Parrott (Bury St Edmunds) who was playing in her first tournament.
A total of £350 prize money was paid out, including first place prizes in each section of £50.00.
The tournament was an excellent opportunity for Suffolk Under 11 Team Manager Boby Sebastian to view prospective members of his squad to play in the Under 11 Inter-County Zonals on 15 March. The full results will appear soon on the Suffolk Grading website.