This evening's Club Night at the Bury Knights Junior Chess Club saw a record attendance of 45, which included 16 girls. This was the highest number attending for over ten years and demonstrates the current enthusiasm for chess in Bury St Edmunds.
Suffolk Ladies' Champion Emilia Jewell helped with the coaching of novices (see photo left), whilst the remaining 37 members played in four divisions.
The members range in age from 5 to 14. There are 18 girls (more than one-third) amongst the total membership of 53.