A new junior club is starting on 18th April - Letchworth Junior Chess and Go Club. The club will be a place for youngsters aged 8 - 14 to come and play (or learn) Chess and Go.
The 2013 British Youth Champion is Tian-Ren Chen, retaining the title he won last year. Second was Matei Mandache, a fellow-student at Loughborough School.
The Castledine Trophy was won this year by Loughborough, who beat Aston by 2 games to 1.
The Best Primary School award went to Sandilands, Manchester.
Congratulations to the top three players in the 2012 Youth Grand Prix, who receive cash prizes thanks to the family of the late John Rickard. First was Edmund Smith, 19k Milton, with 748 points. Second was Adan Mordcovich, 1d Wanstead, with 611 points, and third was Oscar Selby, 14k Epsom, with 590 points.
Registration for the 2013 European Youth is now open at eygc2013.com. The championship is being held in Budapest, Hungary, from 7th to 10th March. As usual it is the qualifier for the WYGC.
On the afternoon of Wednesday 31st October, a match took place on KGS between a team of French and a team of British youth players. The French fielded a team of eight.