Burgess Hill Junior Chess
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Sussex Grand Prix Worthing May 21st 2016
That was not our last success as many of our members attended the last Sussex Grand Prix tournament of the season at Worthing. In the Under-11 Minor James Robertson did well with 3/6.  Ayden Salajee did very well in his first Sussex Grand Prix tournament with 4/6 and in doing so was given an arbiter award. Cassius Johnson scored an excellent 5/6, which only gave him fourth place out of the 56 entrants in his age group but he was awarded the top Under-10 trophy!


In the Under-18 Minor Oliver Falvey had an outstanding day, scoring 5/6 and winning first place. He will now move onto the Under-18 Major tournament next year and deservedly so, as he was in a different class at this event.


In the Under-18 Major which had no less than seven England players, Matthew Barton played consistently well to score an excellent 3.5/6.


At the final presentation James received a loyalty medal for the number of such tournaments he had attended throughout the season, as did Cassius but Cassius’s overall score meant that he achieved third place in the county for the Under-10 age group.


Matthew and Oliver also won loyalty group medals, but also the special salver for being placed third and second respectively in the Under-15 age group.


Very well done to all, but that well done should extend to their families who have got them to these events over the course of a whole season, which is some commitment.  That is the way genuine progress and improvement is made!
Brian Stockham