Chess star Imogen receives Sir John Henry Morris Jones Trust
21st June 2018

A talented Sixth Form pupil at Rydal Penrhos has been recognised one again for her high achievements in a specific field with a special recognition.

Cllr Steve Williams, mayor of Colwyn Bay, presented the certificates on behalf of the trustees of the Sir John Henry Morris Jones Trust, which was set up in 1975 at the request of the former MP and GP’s will, with young people under the age of 19 from the Colwyn area invited to apply.

Imogen Camp was one of eight worthy recipients of the distinction, and she received the grant for her continued exceptional performance in the sport of Chess.

The 17-year-old will be part of the Wales squad that will compete at the World Chess Olympiad., which will be held in Batumi, Georgia later this year.

This will be the second time that the newly appointed Prefect has competed at the event, having made her senior debut at the 2016 showcase in Azerbaijan on her way to the Woman Candidate Master (WCM) title.

Imogen has enjoyed many successes in chess over the years, winning Welsh and British Champion titles in several age groups, starting with the British U9 Girls title in 2009, and in adult chess with the Welsh Ladies Championship last year.

A member of the Welsh Junior Squad since 2012, she has represented Wales at both European and World Youth Championships, as well as the annual Glorney Cup against the home nations and France.

Cllr Williams, said: “It amazes me our town produces such a wealth of talented and dedicated young people. The winners have shown outstanding ability and dedication.”

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