Sheila Jackson (chess player)

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Sheila Jackson
Sheila Jackson 1982 Luzern.jpg
Jackson in 1982
Full nameSheila A. Jackson
Country England
Born (1957-11-11) 11 November 1957 (age 64)
TitleWoman Grandmaster (1988)
FIDE rating2095 (April 2020)
Peak rating2185 (July 2000)

Sheila A. Jackson (born 11 November 1957) is an English chess player who holds the title of Woman Grandmaster (WGM, 1988). She is a four-time winner of the British Women's Chess Championship (1975, 1978, 1980, 1981).


In 1970, Jackson won the British Chess Youth Championship in the age group U14, but in 1971 she repeated this success in the age group U18. Sheila Jackson participated in many British Women's Chess Championships and four times won this tournament (1975, 1978, 1980, 1981), but in 1977, after the additional match, she was second.[1]

Jackson played for England in the Women's Chess Olympiads:[2]

Jackson played for England in the European Team Chess Championships:[3]

  • In 1992, at second board in the 1st European Team Chess Championship (women) in Debrecen (+0, =3, -1).

In 1981, she was awarded the FIDE Woman International Master (WIM) title and received the FIDE Woman Grandmaster (WGM) title seven years later.

In 1991, in Subotica, Jackson participated in the Women's World Chess Championship Interzonal Tournament where she stayed at 31st place.[4]

Since 2000, she participates in chess tournaments rarely.[5]


  1. ^ "John Saunders's Chess Pages: British Chess Champions, 1904 to present".
  2. ^ Bartelski, Wojciech. "OlimpBase :: Women's Chess Olympiads :: Sheila Jackson".
  3. ^ Bartelski, Wojciech. "OlimpBase :: European Women's Team Chess Championship :: Sheila Jackson".
  4. ^ "1991 Subotica Interzonal Tournament : World Chess Championship (women)".
  5. ^ steffen. "Ergebnis von Eloabfrage 13401:".

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