On Friday, Anita Somton, accompanied by her father, will be heading out to Budva in Montenegro to represent England in the European Youth Championships.
Anita will be a member of the 23-strong English contingent which will be led by former Suffolk player GM Nick Pert. Also accompanying the team will be GM Glenn Flear. WGM Jovanka Houska is also in the party and Anita has been receiving some online coaching from her recently.
The Championships begin on Saturday (28 September) and continue until Wednesday 9 October.
Anita is playing in the Under 10 Girls section, where the 78 entrants are headed by WFM Nurgyul Salimova, from Bulgaria. It won’t be easy, but Anita has already beaten strong adults in recent months. You can follow her progress on the Championship website.