Wilson's School

Russell Chess Jamboree

Wilson's hosted the annual Russell Chess Jamboree on Friday 22 September in the splendid John Jenkins Hall. Top schools from across the Surrey league attended, including National Champions RGS Guildford and National runners up, Hampton.

In a jamboree players in one team play different players from other teams, rather than all playing the same team. We knew, therefore, that some games would be tough but also that others would be against Sutton GS, Reigate GS or KCS Wimbledon.

The A team found the first round particularly tough, scoring only 4/8 but in the second round of games 5ó points were scored. By the end RGS Guildford were clear winners with 13½ /16. Their only two losses were against Kevin Gu (U6) and Samino Fernando (11G). Hampton were second with 11 with Wilson's not far behind them. Fourth placed teams Reigate and KCS each scored 5 points. Samino and Ryan Eaw (U6) won both their games.

In the second team section Wilson's had 2 teams, mixing together our second with their teams. They played well and Aranan Sivakumar (L6) scored 2 wins on top board for the B team whilst Dylan Perera (U6) won both his games on board 2 for the C team. Overall the C team came 2nd with 7 points and the B team fourth with 6½. RGS Guildford B won this section.