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Whilst the UK was freezing, Emma was cruising the Caribbean. Starting from Barbados and through the Panama Canal.

Emma is currently very busy studying for her science degree and deserved a couple of weeks in the sun.

So, what better than organising a chess get together for P&O on their Caribbean Cruise Liner MV Oceana.

  P&O - MV Oceana. Cruise Chess Club hosted by Emma.

  Some very strong players arrived at the Yacht & Compass lounge aboard the Luxury Liner to join in the Chess get together with Emma Bentley.

Above :- Emma playing Pete Collins, President of Lichfield Chess Club. Pete is the Captain of the Lichfield first team and with an unbeaten record this season. This was Pete's fourth time on the Oceana and states this cruise was first time Chess had ever been offered on the cruise. Farmer Andrew Morgan from Scotland states it certainly made his cruise more enjoyable. The Chess was organised by Emma with P&O last year and she intends to make it a regular feature.

Anyone interested in joining a Chess Cruise next winter please Contact Emma as special rates may be negotiated.

                                                                                   Oceana Director of Entertainment Hughie Taylor.                     Photos by Phillip Brocklehurst    

                                                                                                                                         Playing Emma above - Andrew Morgan from Scotland.

The Luxury Liners daily entertainment newspaper The Horizon advertised the Chess Get Together with Emma Bentley at 3.30pm on sea days.

Three players over 160 grade arrived on the first day and included members of the crew as well as passengers. A Chess Club was immediately formed  and a select group of  members  began a holiday cruise to remember.

 

                                                

                                     Jimmy Adams.        Ray Cannon.                     Sean Marsh of  Marsh Towers Blog.                                   Mike Sheehan.

Jimmy Adams of Chess Magazine- Emma - Ray Cannon - Sean Marsh and Mike Sheehan sat round a table and had a coffee shop chess hour late Tuesday afternoon at the London  Chess Classic. Emma played Mike Sheehan, several games were played and puzzles pondered over. A great time was had by all.

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Joel Defries - BBC TV Blue Peter presenter in Trafalgar Square September 2009

 

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Photo- Anna Garcia, San Francisco- Match with Jiu Jitsu World Champion Ralek Gracie  Commentary by Chess International Master Josh Waitzkin.

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With the chairman of Derbyshire County Council, Mr Robin Baldry.       Patron:-  Johnny Nelson.

                                                         

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                                                         Hardy O. v Bentley E. Leicestershire v Derbyshire Dec. 13th 2008

 

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                                  Sheffield Star Tuesday 21st July 2009.                                   Photo gallery at the London Eye

        

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                                                             Derbyshire Times  Article Published Date: 31 July 2008  Photo. Bernard Jones. 

Chess prodigy Emma Bentley made all the right moves when she won the U11 All England Gold Championship. Emma claimed the crown at Nottingham when she competed against the country's most talented girl players. The triumph followed on from last year's success in the same competition at U10 level. Emma (11), from Wingerworth, began playing chess three years ago and has come along way since she first competed in the Woodseats Cup in Sheffield. Last year she flew to the USA and won the World Open Girls U11 Championship at the prestigious Las Vegas Chess Festival.

Emma competes regularly in the Four Nations Chess League as a member of the Poisoned Pawns team. Academically, Emma is also extremely talented. A home schooled student , she has just taken her mathematics GCSE, five years ahead of schedule.

There was more success for Emma last weekend when a late call-up saw her make her home debut for the England U18s in the Faber Cup against Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Emma drew her four matches in the under 18's as England won the trophy.

 


The full article contains 188 words and appears in Derbyshire Times newspaper. School attended updated.

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