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Imogen Camp claims sensational treble at British Championships
26th August 2016

A gifted chess star at Rydal Penrhos continued her phenomenal success with a pair of national tournament prizes.

Imogen Camp, a Year 11 pupil at the school, produced a stunning effort to claim both the U15 and U16 Girls’ titles at the British Chess Championships, which were held in Bournemouth recently.

The 15 year-old, who achieved a double at last year’s event, also took home the Roy Clues Trophy, which is awarded to the best Welsh performance at the championships.

Mother Syringa Camp, said: “This success is a testament to all the hard work she has put in over the last year, including weekly coaching, many hours of independent study and tournament practice.

“Imogen would like to thank all those who have supported her in her chess over the years, including her coaches (and parents) for all their help, Rydal Penrhos School for allowing time out to play tournaments, and the Sir John Henry Morris Jones Trust Fund for financial awards two years running to help towards the costs of competing at this level.”

The pupil travelled to Gibraltar this week with the England junior squad, where she will train and compete at the prestigious Junior Festival.
Her busy period continues next month with a trip to Baku, Azerbaijan, where she will be part of the Welsh senior squad at the World Chess Olympiad.

Acting head Roger McDuff, added: “What Imogen has gone on to achieve in such a short space of time is nothing short of extraordinary.
“She is an incredibly talented individual who works hard, traits that will stand her in good stead as she pursues further success in the coming weeks.”

 

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