Congratulations to Howell's School, who won the South Wales Zone of the English Chess Federation National Schools' U11 Championship. Howell’s now proceed to an all-day Semi-Final in the North of England, where the top six schools will qualify for the National Final at Uppingham School. The competition itself has attracted entries from over 100 schools from across the UK.
The team of six plus one playing reserve was:
There was a nail-biting finish to the tournament when Howell's faced their rivals The Grange, Monmouth. A board one win for Shayanna against Michael Burger in a time scramble sealed the title for the girls!
Coach Kevin Thomas: “This is a fantastic result from a very young team. Very well done also to Neya, Venetia, Jessica, Emily, Shermin & Susanna. The girls were clearly playing for each other & this bodes well for the Welsh Schools’ Championships in April. As a recognition of winning the Zone, Howell’s will be presented with an inscribed Chess Clock by the English Chess Federation.”
Good luck to the girls in the Semi-Final !
Olivia Smith - Womens Director