Youth Team Narrowly Loses to France
The UK youth team narrowly lost to France by two boards to three in the second round of the European Youth Team Competition. Our U12 boards, Ryan Zhang and Yanyi Xiong, both picked up wins. Ryan's game was particularly exciting culminating in a half-point win, with Yanyi again performing strongly against a higher-rated player to gain a 7.5-point win. Our two U16 boards, Alvina Kwok and Daniel Yang, fought hard but were not able to defeat their slightly stronger opponents. On the top board Scott Cobbold had an exciting game against Linh Vu Tu, a 4 dan, but ultimately had to resign. This left the UK third behind Ukraine and France.
The full UK youth squad for this season is listed on our EYGTC page.
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