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Imogen Camp

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Imogen Camp

Imogen was the highest scorer in the Welsh Womens' Team at the 2018 Olympiad in Batumi, Georgia scoring 5.5/9. This follows many earlier successes.

She was Welsh Womens Champion in 2017 and gained the Women Candidate Master title for her performance at the 2016 Olympiad in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Imogen, a pupil at Rydal Penrhos, has also had numerous successes in Junior Chess including the U15 and U16 Girls' titles at the 2016 UK Championships.

Mother Syringa Camp said: “We are absolutely delighted. Imogen has worked very hard at her chess over the last few years, training and studying for several hours each day and regularly playing tournaments at weekends and in the holidays.

“She has weekly coaching with two top players in Wales, three times Welsh Champion Tim Kett (via Skype) and with local player Michael Vidler. We’re delighted with her progress so far.”

Imogen, who began playing chess at the age of four and is now 16, had her early talent nurtured at Rydal Penrhos, where her father Andrew coached.