Hello, I am Jack Mizzi from the little island of Malta. I am 13 years old and have started playing chess 3 years ago. I study chess every day and am passionate about the game. I play in many chess tournaments, both in Malta and abroad. I am currently the Under 18 Malta champion and have represented Malta abroad in the European Youth Chess Championship in Romania 2017, Latvia 2018 and Slovakia 2019. I played in a team tournament in Sicily in 2019. Currently (December 2019/January 2020) I am playing in an open chess tournament in Austria, and am facing the toughest opponents possible!
Chess is not an expensive sports, however to improve I need to travel abroad to play against strong opponents. My teachers tell me to play abroad more often, because, given that Malta is a small place, I always play the same people.
I will use the money to cover my travel expenses for chess. If you can donate something, I will appreciate; if not that is good as well :) I am travelling sometimes 3 times a year (hopefully more) and with your donation I can help my parents cover the costs of travel, because I am still young and don't have a job yet :)
Thanks in advance.