Kent Junior Newsround Update no. 12

Congratulations to Freddie Hand who won the London Junior Chess Championships Under 12 Major section at the University of Westminster, Harrow on December 28 – 30 with a score of 8 points from the 9 rounds.

He was eligible for the London trophy (since he was born in Croydon) and was also awarded the Southern Counties Chess Union Under 11 Boys Champion Trophy.

Freddie led for the whole tournament, winning seven games and drawing two. He still needed to win the last round to ensure outright victory as second place ended with 7½ points.