Saturday, 13 May 2017

Brentwood U12 Open Tournament 13th May

Today was the Brentwood Open U12 Tournament which included a simultaneous match for everyone against GM Jon Speelman. We ended up with 68 players despite Sunday’s Megafinal and an U14 match. It was a fun and trouble-free day of chess. Details of our next event (in Chelmsford) at
CJCC was represented by 15 players, some of whom were playing in their first tournament. All 15 won at least one match and can be pleased with the effort they put in. Pride of place went to Jake who became Brentwood Prep Champion and Olga who shared the girl’s prize. Special congratulations to Lawrence as well who in his first tournament was one of only two players to hold GM Jon Speelman to a draw.

CJCC player Neil (on the right) in his first ever tournament game.

 Laura watching carefully in round one.

 GM Jon Speelman facing Tomas (who secured a draw).

Jon facing Nina and (writing her move) Charlotte who both shared the girl's prize with Olga. IM Richard Pert is in the background who was Jon's simul partner against the stronger juniors.

 Later tournament action.

Some of our prizewinners.


GM Jon Speelman with (from the left) Shlok, Jake, Max and Jerry. Jake won a play-off to become Brentwood Prep Champion. Max beat Shlok and Jerry on tiebreak after all 3 scored 5/5.

Best Wishes

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