Congratulations to Amy Little on winning the Norfolk Junior u-14 Championship, with a score of 5.5 out of 6. Amy’s performance for the tournament was an excellent rapidplay grade of 137. The full results can be found here on the county website.
My club championship game against Paul Sneesby last night (02/11/2018). I played black and faced 1. d4. After e6, which surprises some white d4 players, he played e4 and we had a french – which i am happy playing.
I missed a tactic on move 11. Instead of Qb4, I should play Ndxe5, and if fxe, then Qh5+ double attacking the Knight on d4, therefore winning a pawn.
Players from North Norfolk and St. John’s, together with some guests from other clubs, took part in a friendly rapidplay match over 14 boards. With everyone playing twice and 25 minutes on each clock it was a enjoyable evening with some close fought games and time scrambles. Thanks to Alan Holmes and Peter Hodkinson for organising the event and to David Payne for the pictures.
More than half the games have now been played, and well done to Amy Little for being first to complete all of her games. She is currently in the lead with 12.5/20 and certain to finish in the top half of the final table.
All games in the competition need to be completed by the end of December.