July 2015

First Manchester Challenge Match

This challenged match made it into the Oldham Chronicle as a half page article on Fri 17th July 2015.  

10.7.15 - Paul Keech (CSC Chess Tutor) arranged the first challenge match between East Crompton St James' Primary School and St Thomas' Primary School on the afternoon of Wed 1st July.




St James hosted the event involving 34 children from each school. The children each played two matches with many of the games ending with some interesting checkmates.

 At the end of proceedings St Thomas' ran out winners 41.5-26.5. The winning school won a trophy and the players with the best scores all won medals. Each player also took home a certificate for competing.

 The competition was played in a fantastic spirit and was enjoyed by all competitors. It is intended to run this as annual event with St Thomas' hosting next years with a possibility of extending to a full day.

 The support from the Heads and all teachers was greatly appreciated in the lead up and on the day of the event.

 Some of the children also did a recount of the day.

 To see further pictures check out the Gallery

 Now also famous in the day job: ----------> Article on the CGM CRC Website.

Year Winner(s)
2019  St Thomas' CE Primary School   69.5 - 85.5 EC St James' Primary School
2018  St Thomas' CE Primary School   113.5 - 69.5 EC St James' Primary School
2017  St Thomas' CE Primary School   106.5 - 90.5 EC St James' Primary School 
2016  St Thomas' CE Primary School   83 - 67 EC St James' Primary School 
2015  St Thomas' CE Primary School  41.5 - 26.5 EC St James' Primary School
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