Bury’s Anita Somton leaves for Batumi in Georgia on Saturday, where she will be playing for England in the European Youth Championships, in the Under 10 Girls section.
There are 73 players from 25 different countries in her section, in which Anita (1479 Elo) is seeded 18th. The top seed is 1732, not that far ahead. You can follow her progress by going to the chess results website.
The event starts on Saturday and continues over nine rounds until 29 October.
Good luck Anita!