FIDE World Schools CC 2017 Reports

Following her groundbreaking success in winning the FIDE World Schools U17 Girls Championships, Diana Mirza has returned to Ireland to much deserved praise and interest.

President Michael D. Higgins, the ICU's Patron, tweeted "My heartfelt congratulations to Diana Mirza from Limerick on winning the World Schools Chess U17 Girls Championship." More here

The Irish Chess Union followed up adding: "The ICU are delighted for Diana on her groundbreaking success. It is a testimony to her talent, hard work and commitment over the years and to the support of her family and friends in chess." has published an article including an interview with Diana.

Listen to Diana's interview on RTE's Morning Ireland and read RTE's report on her win here.

Watch Diana on RTE SixOne News - 20m 25secs in.

Read the Limerick Leader article and Irish Times article.

Read the Limerick Live95FM article

An overview of Diana's games through the tournament is given in The U17 Girls World Schools Chess Championships and the full tournament results here.

The latest congratulations were sent from the FIDE president.

And Diana has published some pictures below

WSCC2017 - Diana Mirza's U17G Podium
WSCC2017 - Diana Mirza U17 Winners Medal
WSCC2017 - Diana Mirza's U17 Winners Trophy

WSCC2017 - Diana and her Grandmother
WSCC2017 - Gabriel Mirza

WSCC2017 - Diana Mirza's U17G Winner

Some related stories:

Irish Examiner Chess Puzzle featuring one of Diana's games

New Titles for Karina Kruk and Diana Mirza

Diana Mirza - 2013 Women's Champion

Upcoming events:

Judit Polgar talk at UCD

The Irish Championship 2017 sponsored by Clare County Council

Created 2017-05-01 ◦ Last updated 2017-05-15 ◦ Editor DB

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