Congratulations to Stephanie and Alice who competed at the National Girls Chess Championship Final.
This final event was held in King Edward VI High School for Girls in Edgbaston after four regional qualifying events. It was run by co-Director of Ladies Chess in England, Sabrina Chevannes, and was well organised and efficiently run, and there was free coaching available from IM Adam Hunt. There were 6 rounds in the main competition and Stephanie won the Under 10 Girls with 6/6 and Alice also did very well scoring 4/6.
Stephanie ~ Girls Under 10 National Champion holding her trophies and Alice holding the certificate all participants received.
A special thank you to Sabrina for allowing us to fundraise for the Welsh Junior Coaching fund. Sabrina and Adam are going to be the official coaches for the Wales team at the European Youth this year. The left over books from the Bring and Buy Book sale were on offer as well as a raffle for a Chessie Caterpillar, and Megan Owens (current welsh junior international) set up a '4Chessie Chicks' shop selling second hand 'chessie' clothes but also some sourced chess accessories and handmade jewellery. A total of £68.80 was made and will all be donated to the fund.