White Rose Junior Chess Academy organised a very successful chess day at Wakefield Junior School in Mulberry Hall. 34 girls attended from all over Yorkshire, and teaching was led by Lateefah Messam-Sparks, who came from Madrid where she now lives. Helpers were Olivia Westmoreland and Steve Westmoreland from Upperthong; and Noel Stewart, Peter Cloudsdale, Bradley and Mike Triffitt from York. Unfortunately the local MP did not appear, although invited …
1st – Julia Smith Wakefield; 2nd – Alana Glennan, Wakefield; 3rd – Isabella Bardsley, Wakefield
Merit Awards – Lini Lara, York; Arushai Burau, Wakefield; Eva Young
1st – Elsie Luna; 2nd – Samishka Yerabati, Leeds; 3rd – Natasha Pointon, Thirsk
Merit Awards – Nina Hitzeroth, Olivia Roebuck, Claudia Jozefowski, Camilla De-Luca, Pippa Colver, Felicity Tinker, Rebecca Trout
Thanks to Richard Ribeiro and the school for their excellent facilities and good refreshments from the PTA. We hope to hold another one in due course.
— Peter Cloudsdale, Organiser