Over 70 girls took part in the English Girls Championships on Saturday 30 November at Nottingham High School. It was a tough, closely fought event; 5 rounds of rapidplay with 30 minutes on the clock.
With titles of English Girls Champion and nominations to represent England in the World Schools or European Schools Championships to compete for, the chess was serious. Glass trophies for the winners and labelled medals for the runners-up were awarded at prize giving by our Junior Director Lawrence Cooper and event Director Julian Clissold. All the girls received certificates as a reminder of the day.
Coaching and game analysis was provided between rounds by David Levens and IM Lawrence Cooper. Feedback forms were provided and the resounding response was “We want more please!”
My thanks and appreciation to Ed Jones and Nottingham High School for the excellent venue, David Levens for arranging and co-ordinating the school, the refreshments and helping with coaching, Julian Clissold for his management of the event, Doug Neil for giving up his day to step into the control team and Andrew Walker for his behind the scenes support.
U8 =1st – Navieinaah Haridas, Mitchum; Sophie Tjurina, Wisbech 4.5/5
Silver (tiebreak) – Georgia Headlong, Swindon 3/5
Bronze – Ralitza Vanguelova, Barnet; Marija Lukjanova, Sleaford 3/5
U10 1st – Susie Wang, Derby 5/5
Silver – Anita Somton, Suffolk 4.5/5
Bronze – Amerleen Hundle, Bolton 4/5
U12 1st – Elizaveta Sheremetyeva, Oxford 5/5
Silver (tie break) – Stephanie Du Toit, Wales 4/5
Bronze – Sharon Daniel, Bolton 4/5
U14 1st – Naomi Wei, Essex; Carmel Barwick, Crewe 4/5
Bronze – Asha Jina, Herts
U16 1st – Becky Kerton, Oldham 3/5
Silver – Hambel Willow, Notts 2.5/5
Bronze – Jennifer Neil, Chorley 2.5/5
U18 1st – Shivi Ravi, Rugby 3/5
Silver – Claire Kerton, Oldham 2.5/5
Bronze – Anezka Macey-Dare, Oxford 2/5
- Angela Eyton, ECF Junior Development Officer Email: firstname.lastname@example.org