U14w: Win for girls from Riga

The girls team of ThinkB4UMove (Riga Chess School, Latvia) emerged victorious in the latest edition of the Worldwide Girls U14w team tournament that was held on December 12, 2020. And once again, they brought just enough players, and all of them played as good as it gets, to secure another win.

This time, girls from Федерация Шахмат Республики Башкортостан (Bashkortostan Chess Federation, Russia) and She Plays To Win (United Kingdom) fought for the second place until the end: just one point difference decided in favor of the Russian team.

Worldwide Girls U14w Group A, final standings:

1 ThinkB4UMove – LATVIA
2 Федерация Шахмат Республики Башкортостан – RUSSIA
3 She Plays To Win – UNITED KINGDOM
4 DCC Girls – UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
5 SHARP KIDS Under 14 – PHILIPPINES
6 Odisha Girl Power Chess Team – INDIA
7 CMJ Girls U14 Optimum Chess Disciples Team – MALAYSIA
8 Brazilian Young Chess Team – BRAZIL
9 KSz “HETMAN” Katowice – POLAND
10 Arriba PERÚ – PERU

  • ThinkB4Umove winning lineup:
    • Agnesa Stepania Ter-Avetisjana
    • Darja Zubova
    • Marija Krasilnikova
    • Marija Kuznecova
    • Melanija Luize Jansone
    • Ieva Valeine
    • Polina Zubova
    • Elina Ozolina
  • Captain: Edgars Ungurs

Several new teams appeared in U14w competition and immediately made an impact: Latvia Junior Chess team won Group B, deserving the right to be promoted in Group A. Another new team will be promoted as well, and that is Anba Cochabamba (Bolivia), while England Juniors Under 14 Girls will return in Group A also. Group C saw a close fight between girls from Jamaica and Fox Valley Chess Club (USA).

Today’s tournament had a total of 221 girls (compared to 168 in the previous edition). 26 teams competed in three leagues. The next event will be on December 26, 2020, and this will be the last Worldwide event for this year. U14w is scheduled to continue on January 16, 2021.

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