The players are all ready for their expedition to Teesside and I have the trophy in front of me as I write these lines. It is all ready for the eventual winner of the tournament.
The event, which is supported by the English Chess Federation, is the first of its kind and I am sure it will be a fantastic two days.
Today we continue our pre-tournament coverage with photographs of the players.
|Chris Fegan, ECF Director of Women's Chess|