Ezra Kirk IM / Matt Wadsworth IM norm

Congratulations to ECF Academy members Ezra Kirk (above left), on being awarded his International Master title by FIDE, and Matthew Wadsworth (above right), on gaining his 3rd IM norm in Jersey last week. Ezra and Matthew have excelled on the Elite Junior Player Programme with the Academy over the last two years, and have achieved some excellent results in competitions. The academy programme currently offers support to 10 title-seeking students on the Elite Junior Player Programme, and a further ninety younger students on the International Programme. Details of the academy programmes are here

— Traci Whitfield, Director of Junior Chess and Education

Photographs courtesy of British Chess News (John Upham)

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