Strong performances by Dorset Juniors at Hampshire Junior Open 2022

Several local Dorset Juniors took part in the Hampshire Junior Open this Sunday (13th November) and there were some fine performances against tough opposition across 6 rounds.

Starting with the U8 section, young Nathanial Pua (Poole Juniors) played well and scored 3 points coming 8th overall.

Whilst there were no Dorset players in the U10 section, we were well represented in the U12 section, with Zander Booth, Leo Camopy and Harry Mercer (all from Poole), along with Tristan Alsford (Bournemouth Junior Chess Club) and Joey Li (Bournemouth). Well done to Zander for an excellent joint second place, with a score of 4.5 out of 6, closely followed by Leo and Harry on 3.5 points.

In the U18, Dorset were also well represented by Finn Schell (Southbourne), Florence Spirling (Bournemouth) and Woody Whiting-Manby (Bournemouth Juniors).

Finn Schell had a fantastic performance coming second with 5 points out of 6, losing only to the winner of this section, who with a national rating of 1905, scored a perfect 6. Finn rated 1574, had a performance rating of 1716. Well done, Finn! Florence Spirling scored 3 points, ending in a final position several places above her starting ranking.

Nikki Forster 14/11/22

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