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Chess club celebrates success in regional championships

PUBLISHED: 11:20 28 February 2019 | UPDATED: 11:25 28 February 2019

Aylsham Chess Club East Anglian Chess Union champions (from left): Russell Reeve, David Owen, Heather Wells and Jonathan Reeve. Photo: Aylsham Chess Club

Aylsham Chess Club East Anglian Chess Union champions (from left): Russell Reeve, David Owen, Heather Wells and Jonathan Reeve. Photo: Aylsham Chess Club

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A north Norfolk chess club is celebrating, after four of its members defied the odds to bag a regional title.

David Owen, Jonathan Reeve, Russell Reeve and Heather Wells, represented Aylsham Chess Club in the East Anglian Chess Union team championships, competing against much higher-ranked teams from Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire in the team 500 section of the competition.

The section is for teams with a combined grade of up to 500 but, despite being outgraded, the Aylsham players completed the tournament without losing a game, with Heather Wells scoring maximum points.

The club, which meets on Monday evenings from September to June at Aylsham Ex-service and Social Club, in Hungate Street, is open to new players. For more information, or to join, contact club secretary David Owen on 01263 731327 or email davidowen364@btinternet.com

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