Lavanya is English U11 Champion!
In a perfect performance, Lavanya Maladkar scored 5/5 to win outright this prestigious tournament, held at Nottingham High School on the 15th-16th October.
This tournament is part of the England Team Trial Qualifier. Normally competitors seek two half-norms from various events to gain an invitation to play the trial in April, but by winning Lavanya gains a full norm and is already qualified for the trial!
Other successful candidates who gained a half-norm were Zayan Baig and Daniel Chen. The next event which offers half-norms is the British Rapidplay on the 12th-13th November. Good luck to all our players!
A full report by David Levens, who ran the event, is on the NCA website here.