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01 Mar 2008

Heather Lang

Oxon U11 Girls win National Title

The Oxfordshire Under 11 girls team came first in the closest County final in memory today, with a thrilling finish seeing Oxon edging ahead by half a point with the last game to finish. Fittingly, it was Oxon captain, Anna Wang, who won this decisive game as the team overtook Sussex in the final minutes.

Top performers for Oxfordshire, with 100% scores, were Chantelle Foster, Hannah Vickers, Sif Fugger, Jemima Gasson, Katherine Klemperer and Alicia Cordon, who all received extra prizes during the celebrations in the team room afterwards. And of course everyone got a monkey sticker for each game they won. :-)

Oxfordshire hosted the event this year, and thanks go to everyone who helped on the day - with admin, registration, computing, results, snackbar, moving tables and clearing up!

Full results and Oxfordshire results are available thanks to Roger Thetford's computing skills.


01 Mar 2008

Heather Lang

Oxfordshire win EPSCA U11 Girls Championship

Oxfordshire have won the EPSCA U11 Girls' championship by half a point from Sussex, after an exciting day that saw the result in balance until the final game to finish. More details will follow.

Meanwhile, the individual results are at the link below.

Link: http://www.oxfordfusion.com/epsca
25 Sep 2007

Heather Lang

Oxfordshire Schools League U13 Final

Oxford High School won last season's postponed U13 league final against The Dragon School. Several of the individual games were closer than the scoreline would suggest.

2006-07 Oxfordshire Schools League Under 13 Final

The Dragon School Oxford High School
1Eddy Grogan (70)0 - 1Maria Wang (112)
2Freddie Illingworth (46)0 - 1Ruby Marsden (74)
3Harry Spratt (38)0 - 1Anna Wang (62)
4Felix Andrews 0 - 1Fernanda White (38)
5Tom Spearman0 - 1Zoe Mathias (46)
6David Klemperer0 - 1Jennifer Collister (43)
0 - 6
Match played on 25 September 2007.
Oxford High School won 6-0.


12 Aug 2007

Heather Lang

Anna Wang - British Under 8 Champion

Congratulations to Anna Wang, who finished a point clear of the field by scoring 5.5/6 in the British U8 Championship. Anna is thus the overall champion - with a separate boys' title being awarded in her wake.

Later in the year, she and sister Maria will both be representing England in the World Youth Championships.

Congratulations also to Chantelle Foster, who shared the British U10 Girls' title with a score of 4/7.

British U8 Crosstable British U10 crosstable

Update: The Oxford Mail have run a story on Anna and Maria, though they got their factual wires crossed a bit and have put the answer to the question "how was Anna selected for England" as the reason she's British U8 champion. They also concatenated various comments together, so some of them are slightly out of context. But overall it's a decent article.

There were also features about Anna on "South Today" and "Thames Valley Today", the BBC and ITV local news programs.

Oxford Mail article

Link: http://www.bcfservices.org.uk/livechess/british/2007/U8.htm