From Peter Hodkinson…
On Sunday 8th July 2018, Amy Little (grade 118) won the Solihull (Birmingham) Gigafinal of the UK Chess Challenge to become Midlands girls u11 champion. Amy went clear of the field of 24 by winning her first 5 games and needed only to agree a draw in round 6 to be a clear winner.
The Southern Gigafinal in Twickenham a week earlier was a much closer affair with 4 girls finishing with 5 out of 6. Alisha Vyas (grade 117) won the title on a tie-break.
The Northern Gigafinal takes place on Sunday (15th July 2018) in Manchester.
This national schools event attracted over 40,000 entries of all school ages. It is the biggest chess tournament in the World.
The UK Grand Finals will be held in Peterborough.