U19 Girls

The National Schools Girls’ Under 19 Chess Championships 2016/17 sponsored by St Catherine’s Bramley

Finals – St Catherine’s School, Bramley, Surrey 1st/2nd April 2017

1st Howell’s A , Cardiff 17/21
2nd North London Collegiate 16.5
3rd St Paul’s GS 12
4th Howell’s B 10
5th Fernwood A 10 (tie-breaking applies)
6th Nonsuch 9.5
7th Fernwood B 6.5
8th Bartholomew Hall 2.5

A worthy final. Sincere thanks must be offered to the sponsors, who are generous to our young female players. Thanks also to Traci Whitfield and Julian Clissold for immaculate arbiting. A successful weekend!


Northern Semi Final, Bridgewater School, Saturday 14th January 2017

Place School Final
1 Fernwood School A (tbc) Q
2 Fernwood School B (tbc) Q
3 RGS Newcastle   
= 4 Merchant Taylors B  
= 4 St Edwards Academy  
6 Withington High School for Girls  
7 Merchant Taylors A  
8 Merchant Taylors C  

Congratulations to the Nottingham High School Under 11 team, the Fernwood Under 19 teams and to the St Edwards Academy Under 11 team, all of whom have qualified for the final at St Catherine’s School …

Southern Semi Final

1st Howell’s School, Cardiff 12/15
2nd (tie-break) North London Collegiate (NLC) A 11
3rd Nonsuch A 11
4th St Paul’s A ( SPGS) 10.5
5th Howell’s B 10
6th Bartholomew School, Oxford 9

All six qualify for the final on 1st/2nd April 2017

7th= Bromley High, NLC B  8; 9th The Abbey A Reading 7.5;p 10th NLC C 7; 11th= Wellington College, Nonsuch B 6.5; 13th St Francis Letchworth 5.5; 14th = St Cat’s A, The Abbey B, SPGS C , SPGS B 5; 18th NLC D 3.5; Reserves 0

Thanks to IM Graeme Buckley for his flawless controlling of this event. Final thanks must go to the staff of St Catherine’s School for remarkable support …


Entries are now closed

Entries are invited for the 2016/17 ECF National Schools girls team championships, sponsored by St Catherine’s School, Bramley.

Teams are made up of three players, and the entry fee is £10 per team. There will be two semi finals – South and North – which will be held on Saturday 14th January (North) and Sunday 15th January (South) 2017. The southern semi-final will take place at St Catherine’s School, Bramley GU5 0DF, and the northern semi-final will take place at Bridgewater Independent School, Drywood Hall, Worsley Rd, Worsley M28 2WQ.

The finals will be held over the weekend of 1st/2nd April 2017 at St Catherine’s School.

We look forward to welcoming old friends and new schools alike to this thriving, friendly competition. Our mission is to encourage as many girls as possible to take part, and to provide them with the best possible conditions for play. We welcome beginners, novices and all standards up to international level.

If you have any questions, you may contact me by email only please on a.martin2007@yahoo.co.uk

— Andrew Martin

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