Norfolk chess players bring home national trophy

From left: Karthik Saravanan, Paul Badger, Gerald Moore and Roy Huges who won the National Club Cham

From left: Karthik Saravanan, Paul Badger, Gerald Moore and Roy Huges who won the National Club Championship Plate. Picture: SUBMITTED - Credit: Archant

Chess players from north Norfolk have brought home a trophy after competing in a national tournament for the first time.

Broadland Chess Club has won the National Club Championships Plate.

The Broadland team comprised Roy Hughes, Gerald Moore, Karthik Saravanan and Paul Badger who competed in the Major section of the tournament, which attracted six other clubs.

The event, run by the English Chess Federation, was held in Birmingham.

In another success, the club won the East Anglian Chess Union Clubs' Championships, held in Newmarket.


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Broadland overtook top seeds Linton (Cambridgeshire) in the late stages to record a third win in four years.

The Broadland team was Kamil Przybyla, Roy Hughes, Andrew Brett and Stephen Pullinger.

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Broadland Chess Club meets at the King's Head in Coltishall at 7.30pm on Mondays and Wednesdays.

It has about 33 members including females, seniors and juniors.

? For more information contact club secretary Paul Badger on 01603 737572 or at paulerbadger@btinternet.com

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