South of England junior championships

Well done to our four juniors who travelled up to Yateley manor school this weekend for the South of England chess championships.
Sebastian Merchant came down ill the night before the tournament. He bravely battled in the under 15 section but lost his first two games and had to take a bye in the last round of the first day. However he came back strong on day two, winning both his games and finishing on 2.5 in 14th place.
Rose Burgess and Luke Chapman were both playing in the under 13 section. Rose scored 2 from 5 and Luke managed one more finishing on 3 from 5 in 6th position. Great results from an incredibly competitive section.
Finally, Samuel Merchant was playing in the under 11 section. He had a great weekend and won 4 from 5, meaning he finished in joint second place and won a share of the prize money.
Congratulations to you all!

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