Lateefah Messam-Sparks is the new British under-16 champion. She celebrates her 15th birthday with the under-14 champion, Sheila Dines. Photo by Bob Jones.
Lateefah Messam-Sparks recently won the under-16 British Girls Championship. Her father Earl King had contacted The Chess Drum a couple of years ago with encouragement from John Tobisch. Lateefah follows another promising player in Sabrina Chevanneswho is now studying medicine. Lateefah is eligible to represent England in the World Youth Championships in the under-16 category.
All England Girls Championship Eastern Region Under 14 First Place All England Girls Championship UK Under 14 First Place UK Chess Challenge XXVII U13 Supremo First Place UK Chess Challenge Giga Final -First Place British under-16 champion