The ECF Southern Girls Semi-Final was held on Sunday 13th January 2019. There were two sections; U11 and U19 event. My hat goes off to Andrew Martin who continues to grow a successful girls chess tournament. There were hundreds of girls in a hall all playing chess.

I brought a team from Heathside School, Hampstead. We had qualified for the final in the last two years and were hoping to do so again but alas it was not meant to be! It was an incredibly strong event and the day ran very smoothly. I had one student who won all her games, she is an U9 player and was buzzing from her achievement. She told me this was the first tournament she had score 5/5.

Here is a picture from the event below: