Monday, November 28, 2005

Vaness Reid on Top

The chess world has known about it for some time but now it seems that even the mainstream media has caught on. The World Chess Beauty Contest features 3 Australians the last time I checked. These are Vaness Reid, Shannon Oliver and Queensland's, Arianne Caoili.

Aussies will be glad to know that Wollongong player, Vanness, has been on top of the rankings for at least a couple of months now.

The Independent Online had this to say:

The World Chess Beauty Contest ranks a 16-year-old Australian as the world's most beautiful woman in the game. Vanessa Reid plays competitive chess and indeed once represented Australia at a tournament in Malaysia and played in New Zealand this year. But ranked only 47,694th among both men and women, she is no grandmaster.

The Joannesburg-based Mail & Guardian also mentions the young Aussie's exploits.

What can I say? Unbelievable! After our win in the Miss Universe last year, I think Australia has found itself an entirely new achievement. After all, we can't win in rugby, not in cricket, and hec, not even in netball!

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