Hi, I’m Sarah Longson
Since 2016 I have been the Director of the UK Chess Challenge. As a multiple winner of the event when I am passionate about helping children learn about the game and to help get them to a competitive standard if that is what they want.
As well as my role with the UK Chess Challenge I have run a medium size local school programme in Cheshire for a number of years (15 schools), am a Trustee of the Chess Trust and co-Manager of the ECF Academy (England's Premier Junior training programme).
I helped develop this course to encourage people to try the game and to show that learning chess isn't as hard as some people would have you believe! We had great fun creating the course and hope that students enjoy it - I'd love to hear everyone's feedback.
I live with my husband Alex (also a chess player) in Cheshire and am adapting to life as the proud mother of a baby girl; Isabelle.
- British Ladies Champion 2013
- Women's FIDE Master - highest rating 2149
- Scored 7.5 / 9 for the England Team at the 2010 Women's Olympiad
- Multiple UK Chess Challenge Girls Champion
- Defeated Grandmaster Mark Hebden