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Chess Challenge

Once again, wetook  part in the National Schools Chess Challenge for 2015.  It is an annual event and many schools across the country take part in it.  It is open to children in Years 5 and 6.  We had 13 children take part this year and they play one match a week for 7 weeks.  They score points for each game they take part in and the overall winner is the one with the most points.

This year we had a tie for first place between James and Dhruv so we had to hold a play off.  It was a very tense match that went on for a long time but we did have a winner in the end.  Our chess champion for 2015 is Dhruv. 

We also ran a similar chess challenge for Years 3 and 4 this term - although this time it is not a nationwide competition.  Like the Upper School challenge we ended up with two children tied for first place on 19 points - Shazad and Devesh.  They had a play off which lasted for 40 minutes!  In the end, Shazad came through and won the tournament.

Well done to all the children who took part in both chess challenges this year.