Shohreh Bayat has joined Richmond Junior’s team of staff. An inspirational teacher, she will encourage our young ladies to play chess by holding monthly Girls classes.
Originally from Iran, Shohreh, a WFM (Women’s FIDE Master) now represents England. Not only a strong player she is also a very experienced arbiter, awarded the IA (International Arbiter) title by FIDE in 2014. In 2021 she was recognised as an International Woman of Courage for her work in fighting for women’s rights.