THE Worcester Winter Junior Chess Congress sponsored by the King's School Worcester was held at The King's School Worcester.

King's Hawford School, Worcester won the trophy for the best Worcestershire school for chess after fielding 16 players.

Tamara Marsden won the trophy for the best girl in the premier section while Freddie Yorke-Brooks and Max Copeman shared third place in the section for the youngest players.

King's Hawford chess coach Kevin Thomas said: "I am delighted for the children that they did so well at this event.

"The pupils are never happier than when they attend chess club on a Thursday.

"We have had a busy few weeks with our school Chess Team, captained by Tamara, performing with distinction at prestigious events in Cardiff & Monmouth".

The next strongest junior team was fielded by Chad Vale Primary School, Edgbaston led by the Jamil brothers. Zayan Jamil won first prize in the section for the youngest pupils.

His younger brother Mustafa won second prize.

Emily Town, also from Chad Vale was among the medallists sharing second place in the intermediate section.

Other winners at the event in the premier section were Ben Fuller (Worcester Sixth Form College) who won all his games.

Sharing second place were Dmitrij Albul (Four Dwellings Academy, Quinton) and Arjun Pyda (St George's, Edgbaston).

Kashvi Sahay (King Edward Camp Hill Girls' School, Birmingham) was runner-up girl medallist.

Imogen Dicen (St Patrick's Primary, Winson Green, Birmingham) won all her games in the intermediate section. Sharing second places were George Campbell-Ferguson (Northwick Manor Junior School

Worcester) and Emily Town (Chad Vale School, Birmingham).

Prizes were presented by Jon Ricketts, deputy head at The King's School Worcester.

The event was organised by Ray Collett for Worcestershire Chess Association and the tournament was controlled by Jim Friar and John Wrench, English Chess Federation Coaches.