Friday, 16 November 2012

15 years ago

Here's another 'blast from the past'. In 1997 Suffolk were winners of the Girls Minor Counties Final:


Can you recognise any of these young ladies?

They are (left to right): Joanna Rees; Emma Fletcher; Sophie Payne; Rachel West; Karen Maton; Christobel Harrington.

Despite being the youngest member of the team, Christobel was on Board 1.

Where are they all now? Jo is a psychologist at UEA in Norwich. Sophie emigrated to Australia (edit) with her parents in about 1999. Rachel was in Cambridge a couple of years ago and played for Cambridge City Chess Club. Anyone know about the others?


3 comments:

  1. Bob I'm pretty sure Sophie went to Perth Australia, Mike Splading was in touch. Google Sophie Payne Australia Chess and she has several hits

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  2. Bob pretty sure Sophie and Parents went to Perth, Australia. Google her plus australia chess and you will get some hits. Gordon Maton played for Adastral last season

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  3. You're right. I knew it was somewhere antipodean!

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