Copthorne children storm ahead

Copthorne children took the London Junior Chess Qualifier by storm today. This tournament has been difficult in the past and this year was no exception with some of London’s (and England’s) finest Junior’s competing in this prestigious annual event.

We had three strong players at the qualifier – Amalia Finnegan, Freya Finnegan and Daniel Gooda. All three are well positioned in Sussex Junior Chess but how would they get on in a London tournament with such fierce competition? Only the strongest players would qualify for the London Junior Chess Finals to be held in Harrow in December 2010.

Each child played 6 matches with one point being awarded for a win, half for a draw and nothing for a loss. In order to qualify for the final, players needed 3.5 or 4 points or more.

After quite a battle we ended up with:-

Amalia Finnegan – 4.5 points – Joint Second

Freya Finnegan – 4 points

Daniel Gooda – 3.5 points.

They all qualified! Well done to Amalia, Freya and Daniel and good luck at the final in December.

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