North Walsham Infant School pupil in national chess tournament finals
Chess champ Angelina Fiszer-Tsenembis (pictured) will be spending this summer weekend sitting still and thinking very, very hard as she battles on the board against fellow young contestants in the finals of a national tournament.
Angelina, a pupil at North Walsham Infant School, earned her place in the 'giga-finals' of the Delancey UK Schools' Chess Challenge after becoming the under-sevens' girls' champion at the Norwich Chess Tournament in May.
She learned to play earlier this year at the after-school weekly chess club run by North Walsham Infants' head teacher Clare Fletcher.
Angelina, seven, will be among finalists representing Norfolk at the event in Manchester. 'I just can't believe it,' she told her classmates when she announced the news in school.
The UK Chess Challenge began in 1996 and now attracts in excess of 74,000 competitors and involves more than 2,000 schools.
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