Earlier in the year, we hosted the 2018 Ontario U-19 Girls Championship and Svitlana Demchenko emerged as winner (with 5 out of 5 points) and the official representative for Ontario at the 15th Annual SPF Girls Invitational, the most prestigious All-Girls chess event in the United States.
In a very competitive event hosted at Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri, Svitlana tied for 1st place with 5 out of 6 points without losing a game – winning 4 games and drawing 2. The other Ontario representative at the event, Sarah Peng, who finished 2nd at the 2018 Ontario U-19 Girls Championship had a strong finish at the SPF Girls’ invitational finishing in 13th place with 4 points.
Read more about the event here and see pictures of the event here.
Congratulations to both Svitlana Demchenko and Sarah Peng for making Ontario and Canada proud!
We look forward to seeing all our young girls compete again early next year for the 2019 Ontario U-19 Girls Championship for a chance to represent Ontario at the 16th edition of SPF Girls Invitational.