Juniors News

Juniors battle in London

It’s been a busy few weeks of chess at the University of Westminster, Harrow campus, with the London Junior chess championships (the biggest junior event of the year) running alongside the Northwick park congress.
A few of our juniors participated. Samuel Merchant battled it out against the best in the country in the super competitive under 10 section. He had a rocky start, but came back unbeaten on day 2 and finished with a respectable 4.5 from 7. That put him joint 11th in the country!! Well done Sam!
Another strong performance was put in by Luke Chapman who played in the under 12 minor section. He played through a grueling three games a day for three consecutive days and finished on a wonderful score of 6 from 9, putting him in 7th place! Well done Luke!
Finally, Sebastian Merchant played in the under 1500 (minor) section of the Northwick park congress. He had an incredibly consistent and flawless performance throughout.. and won the section! He finished on 4.5 from 5 (only dropping the half point because he took a bye in round 3). He is pictured with his £160 prize money! Well done Sebastian!

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