2016 Andalucia Kids Chess Championship

The 2016 Andalucia Kids Chess Championship took place at the El Fuerte hotel in beautiful, El Rompido, Spain.

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Over the course of three days, nearly 400 participants played nine rounds of chess in the U08, U10, U12, U14 and U16 categories. For our family, this was Lance’s first year in U14 and Andrea’s first year in U16.

For the third year in a row, Lance won first place in his category, with a perfect nine wins in nine games, and Andrea finished third female in her category with 5.5 points of a possible 9.

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Congratulations are in order to the Andalucia Chess Federation for once again organizing a great event, in a wonderful location. The hotel was great, the food was great, the weather was great, and of course it was fantastic to have a chance to see all our chess-playing friends from around Andalucia!

Next stop, the Spanish Kids Championship in July!

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