Many congratulations to Year 9, Jia Feng, aged 13, who took part over half term in the annual Winton Capital British Chess Solving Championships at Eton College. The Winton Capital British Chess Solving Championship (WCBCSC) is run annually by the British Chess Problem Society (BCPS). It is sponsored by Winton Capital Management.
Jia achieved third place in the competition and was awarded a monetary prize. Jia was the only female in the final and the youngest player by three years.
‘I really enjoyed the experience at Eton College. I had the privilege of meeting some world champions during the visit, and they were not just masters in problems solving but also in chess tournaments as well.’
Portsmouth High School will be hosting the Sir William Dupree & Phyllis Loe Chess Tournament 2016 during the Easter Holidays, on Monday 4 and Tuesday 5 April 2016. This event is open to all young people of Portsmouth and the surrounding areas, up to the age of 21, fulfilling one of the following criteria: born in Portsmouth, live in or schooled in Portsmouth, play chess for Portsmouth, or the Portsmouth & District chess league or live in or are schooled on the Isle of Wight (Portsmouth includes the surrounding areas of Gosport, Fareham, Cosham, Havant and Waterlooville). For details of sections and timings and an entry form, please contact Lucinda Webb firstname.lastname@example.org