Girls’ Under 19

The National Schools Girls’ Under 19 Chess Championships 2016 sponsored by St Catherine’s Bramley

Contact: Andrew Martin Email:
Any school (or sixth form college) with female pupils can enter, teams of 3 female players. No age handicapping. 

Under 19 Girls National Finals 2nd – 3rd April 2016 at St Catherine’s School, Bramley

1st Howell’s School, Cardiff 17/21
2nd North London Collegiate A 16.5
3rd Abbey School, Reading 16

4th Surrey Mixed team 11 
5th St Paul’s Girls School 9
6th North London Collegiate B 8.5
7th Fernwood 6
8th St Catherines 0

Thank you to the sponsors, St Catherine’s School, who offer so much to girls chess. Thanks to arbiters Traci Whitfield and Julian Clissold and the ECF for sterling support. A final thanks to all the players, parents, coaches and teachers who make the event special.

— Andrew Martin

Northern Semi-Final Saturday 13th February 2016 St Edward’s Academy, Leek, Staffordshire

Congratulations to Howell’s School, Cardiff for their double victory in the ECF National Schools Northern Semi-Final. Both the Under 19’s and the Under 11’s were outright winners, with the Under 11’s managing a 100% score. Nottingham Girls High School also qualified for the final in the Under 11’s and Fernwood in the Under 19’s.

1st Howell (Q)
2nd Fernwood A (Q)
3rd Fernwood B
4th Westwood
5th St Edwards A
6th St Edwards B

(Q) Qualify for the finals

Southern Semi-Final Sunday 17th January 2016 at St Catherine’s School, Bramley, near Guildford, Surrey

Round 4 after lunch

1st Nonsuch A 11.5
2nd North London Collegiate A (NLC) 10.5
3rd The Abbey,Reading 10
4th NLC B 9 on tie break
5th St Catherine’s,Bramley B 9
6th St Paul’s GS 8.5
All qualify for the finals in April

7th Nonsuch B 7; 8th Surbiton High 6.5; 9th= Putney High, NLC C , St Paul’s GS B 6; 12th St Cat’s A 4; 13th NLC D 3

Sevenoaks and Millfield notified me on the day they could not come. Mill Hill and two teams from Sutton High did not show.

A great atmosphere prevailed and there were worthy winners in both sections. Don’t forget the Northern Semi-Final coming up in February. If you did not qualify here, you can always try again!
Thanks to all at St Catherine’s – such generous sponsors, parents, team managers, organisers and girls – for making the day a special one.



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