Norfolk’s best young chess players take part in a tournament

Published:
10:54 am March 20, 2022



A bright future for chess is expected in Norfolk after the county’s best young players take part in a tournament.

Forty-four children and young adults took part in the 2022 Norfolk Junior Chess Championship at the Harford Community Center in Norwich on March 12.

Ashley Robinson, 16, of Aylsham Chess Club and North Walsham High School, performed particularly well, scoring 5.5 from six and winning the under-18 section.


Ashley Robinson, 16, from Aylsham Chess Club and North Walsham High School.
– Credit: Provided by Jonathan Reeve

The other winners were:

Under 14: Ahmed Mohammed (Norwich Junior Chess Club/Norwich School)

Under 11: Alfie Doss (Norwich Junior Chess Club/Cringleford Primary School)

Under 9: Sharvari Saharkar (Norwich Junior Chess Club/Darwin Primary School)


Norfolk Junior Chess Championship 2022

Winning players with Stephen Orton (Event Organizer), left to right: Sharvari Saharkar (NJCC), Django Stephanides-Price (Broadland), Gabriel McNamara (Broadland), Alfie Doss (NJCC), Stephen Orton (Organizer of the event), Ahmed Mohammed (NJCC) and Ashley Robinson (Aylsham).

– Credit: Provided by Jonathan Reeve

Stephen Orton, organizer of the event, said: “It was nice to see so many promising young chess players in one place.

“Enthusiasm levels and standards of play suggest a bright future for chess in Norfolk.”


Norfolk Junior Chess Championship 2022

Photo 003 – North Norfolk News Zone Hit Players L-R: Gabriel McNamara (holding shield) u-10 Norfolk Champion, Rafe Ridley best u-7 (played in u-9 section), Ashley Robinson u -18 Norfolk Champion, Ruthven Ridley 2nd in u-9 section, Django Stephanides-Price 3rd in u-11 section.

– Credit: Provided by Jonathan Reeve

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