The Preston schoolgirl has lifted the crown to become the UK Top Trumps champion for 2019.
Chloe Gornall, 10 years old and from Preston, Lancashire, has beaten hundreds of thousands of eager youngsters to land the coveted UK Top Trumps Champion title over the weekend, becoming only the second female ever to do so.
“I can’t believe it,” she said. “I’d say keeping a cool head is the number one secret to winning at the world’s best card game.”
Her proud mum Alison added: “Chloe certainly well and truly trumped the boys.”
Top Trumps executive Katie Lee said: “A huge congratulations to Chloe – it’s certainly one for the girls. Over the years males have totally dominated the title. But this time round Chloe was just in a class of her own; we are so proud to have her as our Top Trumps ambassador.”
Chloe has shared a number of tips she says will help players win the classic card game, which is owned and distributed by Winning Moves. She revealed: “To be a champ you need a cool head, followed by a good memory, strategic play, speaking clearly and confidently when you declare your card stats – and a bit of Lady Luck.”
As well as the trophy, Chloe has won a VIP experience for her and her family at Sherwood Forest, Nottingham, where the final was held. Sally Granger, Sherwood Forest visitor experience manager, said: “A huge congratulations to Chloe. We were thrilled to host the Top trumps titles here.”
Top Trumps continues to be popular across the generations; currently, the brand’s Toy Story 4 pack is flying off shelves all over the globe.