No ordinary league match


January 27th

An ordinary match in Division 4 of the East Glamorgan Chess League last night.

Here's the scorecard:

Cardiff Rookies

2.5-2.5

  Bridgend SG-1* 

(1604) Alyssa Wang                   
(1103) Megan Richards               
(975) Shayanna Sivarajasingham  
(841) Vicky Massey                  
(847) Venetia Sivarajasingham     
1-0
0-1
1-0
1/2-1/2
0-1
  Thomas Davies (1387)
  Johnathan Edwards (1170)
  Gwilym Moses (1106)
  Stephen Brown (1076)
  Spencer Lewis (1092)


Just an ordinary match, did I say ?  Cardiff's 10th team drawing with Bridgend's 4th team .... it might hardly have been noticed except for the fact that .... here was the first ever all-female team in the history of the East Glamorgan League and .... 4 of the Rookies side were under 12 years of age !  Venetia is 6 and almost notched the winning point !!


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GM Hou Yifan

Women's World Champion