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Howell’s cruise into ECF Girls’ National Finals

The English Chess Federation National Schools Girls Championship is the top chess UK tournament for teams of girls. On Sunday two teams from Howell’s Juniors and one team from the Seniors took part in the Southern UK semi-final and all three teams of three players qualified for the Final. This event will take place over two days during the Easter holidays and will be hosted by St.Catherine’s School, near Guildford.

Read more: Howell’s cruise into ECF Girls’ National Finals 

Welsh Junior Qualifier 5 17th January 2015

Cathedral School, Cardiff, hosted the fifth Welsh qualifier for the Welsh Junior Championships on Saturday 17 January. This was a six-round event, with players scoring four or more qualifying for the 'championship' section of the finals.

Read more: Welsh Junior Qualifier 5 17th January 2015

Simul at Ysgol Gymraeg Caerffili

John Thornton’s annual simultaneous display at Ysgol Gymraeg Caerffili was later than usual this year, which gave the opportunity for some of the new players from Year 3 and 4 to take part.  The school finished as top Welsh language school at the recent Cardiff City event, and some of the players at that event also gave a good account of themselves here. 

Read more: Simul at Ysgol Gymraeg  Caerffili

Qualifiers to date for the Junior Welsh Championships

There are two tiers to the Welsh Junior Championships. There is a ‘championship’ section for those that score at least four points in one of the qualifiers; and there is also ‘major’ section, for which there are no qualifying criteria. Following the fifth qualifier at Cathedral School, the following children have qualified for the championship section:

Read more: Qualifiers to date for the Junior Welsh Championships

Junior chess activities are generously supported by a

 grant from the

Welsh Assembly