A magnificent 56 players turned up for the first Chess congress of the new school year. This time it was a team event, with 14 teams of 4. Each player was seeded into groups 1 to 4 with players only allowed to play players in their group.
We had 2 players seeded 1 therefore playing the most difficult players. Ethan Lancaster and Lawrence Moustafa found it really tough going scoring 1 and 2 out of 5 respectively.
We had 6 players seed 2, 2nd toughest grp. Alex Hollingworth scored 5 out of 5 and was in the winning team. Nathan scored 4 and won best seed 2 outside winning team. William HE, Dylan C, Patrick S (scored 2), Austin B struggled a touch to score 0.5.
Lucy Lowe was seeded 3 and scored a fabulous 4 out of 5 and was 2nd best out of the 14 in her group.
Leon Li was seeded 4 and ran away with it scoring 5 out of 5. James Cooper scored a brilliant 3 out of 5 on his debut.