Wilson's School

Chess Events


After another successful year in the Surrey Schools' chess league, all regular team members received an award as their team finished in the top three places in their division. The third team, captained by Lower Sixth pupils Dylan Perera and Kiran Manthry, won their Division and are seen holding the winner's trophy – a chess board. Otherwise the first, second and fourth teams came third in divisions one, two and four, whilst the fifth team came first equal in division 5, losing out on the closest of tie breaks.

The chess season is now over for most players, but the first team have qualified for the national finals to be played in early July at Uppingham School.
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Twenty eight forms entered this year's Wilson's inter-form chess challenge. A crowded McAlister Room saw 200 games of chess played in 2 hours between 100 chess players. Each team consisted of 4 players, and each team played 4 games, so the winning form was the one with the highest total out of a maximum possible 16 points. After some initial one sided matches, by the final 2 rounds many were very close. By the start of the final round, Brecon was in the lead by 1 point. A draw in their final match was enough to win the competition, as the top three matches all ended in draws!
Leading form positions were:

First: 12 Brecon 11.5 points
Second: 11 Greencoat, 8 Brecon and 8 Datchelor with 10.5 points
Fifth: 10 Camberwell and 9 Datchelor with 10 points

The final positions in the inter-house competition were:

1st Greencoat (51 points)
2nd Brecon (45.5)
3rd Camberwell (37.5)
4th Hayes (36)
5th Datchelor (27.5)
6th Southwark (19.5)