The National Schools championship gets a new sponsor,Yateley Manor School.
"Yateley Manor has a long history of supporting junior chess and we are delighted to provide this sponsorship". Says HeadTeacher Francis Howard.
IM Andrew Martin, the ECF Manager of Coaching, has been on the staff at Yateley Manor for some 17 years, teaching chess to children from age 5 to age 13. The South of England Junior Chess Championships and the English Junior Closed Championships are also held at the School.
Speaking on behalf of the English Chess Federation, Andrew Martin said: "We look forward to an excellent tournament in 2008/9 with many new schools participating and we anticipate working with Yateley Manor for many years to come.