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Imogen aiming for World Youth Chess Championship
12th October 2015

A Rydal Penrhos pupil is in the final stages of preparation ahead of a global Chess tournament this month.

Imogen Camp, a Year 10 pupil at the Colwyn Bay school, will test her skills against some of the best chess players on the planet when she travels to Greece to compete at the World Youth Chess Championships.

The event, which runs from Saturday, October 24 to Friday, November 6 will feature 21 players from across Wales, with Imogen currently ranked number one in the Junior Girls category.

Father Andrew Camp, head of delegation and national manager, said: “Imogen is now in her final stages of preparation before the event, which is one of the biggest of its kind in the world.

 

Imogen Camp

“She has been a credit to herself and the school in her recent tournaments, and we are confident that she will once again give a good account of herself against some of the world’s best young chess players.

“Imogen is incredibly talented and has already taken a number of notable prizes, so we are hoping she will add the title of World Champion to her already impressive list of accolades.”

The British U14 and U15 champion learnt to play chess at the age of four, and plays for Colwyn Bay chess club and at county level for Cheshire and North Wales.

Imogen said: “I would like to thank all those who have helped me achieve success in her chess, and I am very grateful for all the support from fundraising activities including the many donations from fellow chess players, family and friends and a grant from the Sir John Henry Morris Jones Trust Fund, without which I would not be able to play at the World Youth Championships.

“I hope I can do everyone proud and come home a World Champion.”

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