The newly crowned Suffolk Ladies’ Champion, 15-year old Emilia Jewell, was presented with the magnificent silver trophy at the Bury Area Chess League Jamboree, which took place last evening.
The picture shows Emilia receiving the trophy, which has been presented (almost) annually since 1933-34, from Bury St Edmunds Secretary Steve Lovell. There have been a few years when no competition was held, but the engraving dates back to the first winner, Miss C B Lincoln, of Bury St Edmunds.
Recent winners include:
2004-05 to 2006-07 – Chris Hargan (Stowmarket)
2007-08 to 2009-10 – Anna York-Andersen (Ipswich)
2010-11 – Vicky Allen (Stowmarket)