Many congratulations to Howell's School, winners of the National Schools Chess Championship in the U11 Girls category. The Howell's A team Champions (Shayanna, Venetia and Neya) performed superbly over the two day tournament in a 5-round all-play-all against the strongest primary school teams in the UK, dropping only 1.5 points and with Neya scoring 5/5. Well done also to the Howell's B team (Emily, Susie and Shermin) who finished 4th in this tough competition. Many thanks to Andrew Martin and St Catherine's School, Bramley for hosting the event (and kind hospitality), and to Kevin Thomas for taking time off over the Easter holidays to support the girls. Many thanks also to the parents for braving dormitories, school dinners - and cold showers!