Kent Girls come 2nd in the EPSCA U11 Girls' Final

Congratulations to the Kent Girls U11 Team who played superbly to secure 2nd place at the EPSCA Inter-Association Championship on 18 April 2015 in Fairford, Gloucestershire. 


The team of: (1) Navieinaah Haridas; (2) Mahuaa Verma; (3) Annalise Hansen; (4) Orla Dorman; (5) Aria Sharma; (6) Charlotte Bruce; (7) Radha Ratnesan; (8) Mihika Verma; (9) Abirami Muthukumar; (10) Rhea Venkata; (11) Isabelle Wistow; and (12) Iris Davies, scored a magnificent 28.5/36 to finish 2.5 points behind Barnet and 1 point ahead of Nottingham.

It took time for the team to warm up, managing to score 8/12 in the 1st round to leave the team in 6th place. However, following a rousing lecture from team coach GM Chris Ward, the girls bounced back with 10/12 in the 2nd Round.  This could so nearly have been 12/12 but, with other teams faltering, Kent ended the Round in joint 2nd place.  There was, though, only 1 point separating 2nd from 6th.  Another fine performance in the 3rd Round saw Kent score 10.5/12 to finish in clear 2nd.  However Kent had not been able to claw back the 3.5 point lead Barnet had built up from the 1st Round.

A hard day's chess for all the girls but their hard work was rewarded with a fine result.  Well done all.

Andrew Bruce