Rydal Penrhos pupil Imogen Camp crowned Wales U16 champion
6th April 2016

A young chess star at Rydal Penrhos added to her impressive list of achievements by claiming a national title.

Imogen Camp, aged 15, was crowned joint Welsh U16 Champion after a superb performance at the national finals last month.

The child prodigy has a number of impressive titles to her name already, and gave a tremendous account of herself at the World Youth Chess Championships as part of the Wales side that travelled to Greece last year.

The Year 10 pupil shared the crown with twins Shayanna and Venetia Sivarajasingam after a highly competitive day action saw all three accumulate four out of a possible seven points.

Acting head Roger McDuff, said: “What Imogen has accomplished in the sport of Chess despite her young age is remarkable, and everyone at the school would like to congratulate her on becoming a national champion.

“Until the tutelage of her father and Head of Chess Andrew Camp she has developed into a magnificent player, and this latest accolade proves that she is one of the finest young players in the country.

“There is sure for more to cheer as she develops her game further and Rydal Penrhos is incredibly proud of Imogen’s achievements.”

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