Competitions come thick and fast at this time of the year. Today, 2 days after the chess challenge saw the 3rd Chess in Schools Congress.
With 46 children competing (14 from our two schools) the performances continue surprise me as they all just get better and better. Remarkably we filled the first 3 places.
A proud moment as for the first time we had the overall winner (we have a few 2nd places before).
Alexia Clancy with 6 out of 6 took 1st place. Such a lovely girl and so pleased for her. She absolutely wiped the floor with the opposition.
Ethan Lancaster finally achieved his potential taking 2nd place with 5 out of 6 (only losing to Alexia)
Adam Hamer in his first Chess in Schools competition taking 3rd place with 4.5 out of 6. Superb (and a big shock to me!)
Another prize to Lucy Inglis who won the best girl prize on 4 out of 6 (Alexia not allowed to win it as she took 1st place).
Mustapha Dia, Dylan Crothers and Jack Horsfall (his best score yet) all scored excellent 4 out of 6
Chloe Whipp in her first competition scored an amazing 3 out of 6. Mark my words she is not far off them top places. She plays some great chess.
William Hardman-Elliott – 3 out of 6 – somewhat frustrating, disastrous start but picked up.
Patrick Shaw – 3 out of 6 matched previous score
Ayaan Iltaf (first competition), George Barcroft and Zach Ward all scored 2.5.
Alistair Ward scored 2 out of 6.