Today we had a record entry of 68 for the latest Chess in Schools competition at Broadoak Community Centre in Ashton. This was also a qualifier for National Delancey Chess Competition.
Year 2 to 5 had to score at least 4 points out of 6 to qualify for the Megafinal at Saddleworth School at the end of April.
Year 6 unfortunately were placed in the advanced group (all play Manchester League Chess!) had to score 3 out of 5, Both Jacob and Adam played magnificently!
We had 6 qualifiers:
Lucy I, Alexia C and Ayaan I from St James’ (Ayaan playing well above himself to get 2nd place in the year 4 group).
Mustapha D, Ethan L and Maddison S from St Thomas’ (Mustapha won the year 5 competition, his first prize, Ethan came 2nd in the year 5 group). Year 5 made up the biggest group of players.
William HE, Dylan C, Lucy L and Austin B all missed out by 0.5 pt.
There is a Last Chance Saloon competition on the 17th March for those that just missed out for one final opportunity to reach the Megafinal.
|Ethan||5||B||1||1.5||2.5||3||4||5||Qualified - 2nd Yr 5|
|Mustapha||5||B||1||2||3||4||4||5||Qualified - 1st Yr 5|
|Ayaan||4||B||1||1.5||2.5||2.5||3.5||4.5||Qualified- 2nd Yr 4|
|Austin||4||B||0.5||1.5||1.5||2.5||3.5||3.5||Had to draw last game to qualify but lost|