Gold at Chess Championships

We are proud to announce that one of our Junior School girls Jessica has won the Girls’ Gold Medal Under 11s category at the European Schools Chess Championships. Held in Krakow, Poland, Jessica scored a brilliant 7.5/9 ranking higher than players from Russia, Turkey and Slovakia. Jessica has been playing chess since the age of seven. 

 

Jessica says “my coaches’ passion and commitment to my training have really helped my development and confidence over the last year. I would also like to thank Naz Rizvi, Tony Stewart and Omeet Atara who have been so generous in the time they have given me at tournaments by analysing my games. And of course, a big thank you to my mum and dad who run a great taxi service! I am so proud to play for England – what an honour!”
 
Congratulations Jessica!