Friday 20 January 2017

ECF Schools Girls Team Championship

Colin Abell has kindly sent me the following report :

The Northern Semi-Final of the ECF Schools Girls Chess Championships took place at Bridgewater School on the 14th January.  Nine junior members of Cheddleton and Leek Chess Club represented St Edward's Academy.  In the Under 11 Section St Edward's 'A' finished 2nd out of the 10 teams, only 2 points behind Nottingham High School 'A'. St Edward's 'B' team were 8th.  St Edward's team in the Under 19's was easily the youngest there, comprising two 11 year olds and one 12 year old.  Despite this they played magnificently and finished in equal 4th place out of the 8 teams in the section, with a total of 8/15 points.  St Edward's Under 11 'A' team will now proceed to the National Finals in April, along with Nottingham 'A' and 6 teams from the Southern Semi-Final.  Full details are available here.