The 2011 Youth Championships had 24 competitors aged from 7 to 18, with strengths from 2 dan to 30 kyu. The new library block at Bloxham School in Oxfordshire served as a great venue. Mazhar Warraich from Aston won the youth championship with 4 straight wins including beating Tian-Ren Chen from Loughborough. Silas Yufu Shi, 2 dan, from Loughborough was the strongest player taking part but he has Chinese nationality; his only loss was against Mazhar in a rematch of the first round. Prizes and places went to:
Thanks to Pelican Books and author Chris Bradford, the main prize winners were able to receive copies of "The Ring of Water". As the result of a collection, together with the proceeds from the event, £150 was sent to the Red Cross Japan Tsunami Appeal.
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