Test yourself against the club’s finest – Cancelled

Due to lack of interest the event below has been cancelled. Instead we will run a 5-round, 15-minute tournament. Just the usual £1 in the pot.

To mix things up a little and also to raise some funds for the club, our next event at chess club will be a Simultaneous exhibition. To help with planning, it would be great if you could let me know whether you’ll be joining us. Just drop an email to Steve Lovell. For details on the event, read on.


Thursday 30 August, 7:15pm at Moreton Hall Community Centre. 7:30pm start, or as close to that as we can manage.


Clock simul using the Bury League timing of 70 mins + 15 sec/move. If the games are over with time to spare, we may be treated to some coaching afterwards.

Your Opposition

Adults should expect to play Mike Harris and juniors should expect to play Jaden Jermy. Depending on numbers in each category, strong juniors may be asked to play Mike or weaker adults to play Jaden. Read on for a little info on both possible opponents.
Mike Harris has an ECF Grade of 220, putting him at 73rd in the list of England’s top players. The grade is comfortably enough to earn the title of National Master. Using the standard formula that grade would convert to a FIDE rating of 2350, which would be enough to earn Mike the title of FM (FIDE Master).
Jaden Jermy has an ECF Grade of 164, putting him 12th in the list of England’s top u14 players and joint 100th in the list of u18s. Jaden won the Bury St Edmunds Club Championship in both 2017 and 2018 (confirmed just last week). Details of both events can be found on the club website. There have been some great articles on Jaden in the local press, for example here.

Entry Fees

£ 5 (£ 10)
£ 5
£ 5
£ 5
£ 1
£ 1

* Not a member last season, and not a member of another chess club.

If you win

Your entry fee will be returned.

Steve Lovell

Steve is the Communications Officer for the Bury St Edmunds Chess Club. He is also the Internet Officer for the Bury Area Chess League and the Suffolk County Chess Association. Since 2015, Steve has been the organiser of the Bury St Edmunds Chess Congress. Outside of chess, if there is such a thing, Steve works in IT at Greene King.

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