Grand Prix 5 – Juniors

L-R: Sebastian Merchant, Rose Burgess, Luke Chapman, Samuel Merchant, Harry Morter.

Congratulations to our Bexhill juniors who had a fantastic outing to Horsham last weekend for the fifth Grand Prix of the Sussex junior chess season.

Sebastian Merchant put in another solid performance in the under 18 minors. He finished on four points in joint 5th (11th on tie break).

Rose Burgess also had a good day. Rose scored 3.5 putting her joint 5th (7th on tiebreak) in the under 11 major section. This means she took home the top girl trophy!

Luke Chapman had an incredible day in the under 18 minor section and remained unbeaten with 4 wins and 2 draws. Finishing on 5, he took joint first and a share of the prize money, but having the highest tiebreak he took the official top spot and the trophy! That also means he is now promoted and will now compete in the highly competitive under 18 major section. A very well deserved victory for Luke who has been working hard at his game and is now reaping the benefits! Well done Luke!

Little Sam also had a great day in the under 18 major section. He took home an incredible 3.5 points, beating some significantly higher rated opponents, including an England player and won a grading prize for finishing joint 5th. (9th on Tie break.) Excellent progress Sam!

Harry Morter is another player progressing rapidly. In only his third tournament he won 5 from 6 and finished joint 2nd! (Third on tie break) in the under 11 minor section.
A fantastic achievement! Well done Harry! We are all very proud of you!

Finally, Samuel Devine played in his second tournament. Unfortunately Samuel was unable to stay for the last round, but he scored 3 points from the 5 games he played which put him joint 10th (12th on tie break). Another great tournament for another player who is making rapid progress.

Well done juniors!
Another fantastic outing!
Good luck to anyone playing in Blackpool this weekend!!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *