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Last Thursday, the Wilson’s Chess team made their way to Imperial College to participate in the National Final of the ECF Team Chess Challenge, playing five rounds of chess with 13 other schools across the country, coming from as far as Bolton and Bristol, Newcastle and Torquay. Whilst we were the likely favourites (being top seed), it turned out ...

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Last Thursday, Wilson's chess A team travelled to Stratford upon Avon in order to compete in the English National School Chess finals. As an outgoing Year 13, this was my last chess event for the school. The tournament was a 5 round event with 14 schools participating and each school had a team of 6 for each round. Three rounds were played on Thursday ...

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Wilson’s Inter-House Chess

150 excited pupils packed into the John Jenkins Hall for the inter- House (and Inter-Form) chess tournament. Almost all the forms in the school were represented, many by the expected team of four players, some with reserves. Others had smaller teams, in some cases just one brave player unsupported by the rest of ...

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On Saturday 23 April Wilson's won the Junior Team Chess Competition. This national competition saw junior (U13) teams from all over the country compete to make it to the final of nine teams, which took place at Kings College School. Wilson's once again showed its tremendous depth of high calibre chess players by qualifying not one but two teams. ...

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Wilson's School were pleased to host the regional final of Team Chess Challenge last week. 24 teams from 8 schools took part.

Wilson's A won the First section of 12 teams with 12.5 points out of a maximum of 16, and qualified for the National finals to be held later in the year. Top scorer was Henry (11D) with a perfect 4/4. Wilson's B came ...

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Seventy Wilson's pupils took part in the chess festival last Saturday (banner photo, above). The morning nine-round Blitz session resulted in a three-way tie for first place between Vedant (9G), Raghav (9H) and Denis (8H) all with eight wins and one loss. The afternoon saw seven rounds of Rapidplay chess and Rahul (10G) scored a perfect seven wins. ...

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Briant Poulter Chess League

Wilson’s A vs. KCS Wimbledon
Wilson’s A lost 2.5 - 3.5
Win for Denis (8H)

Wilson’s B vs. KCS Wimbledon Juniors
Wilson’s B lost 2.5 - 3.5
Wins for Anju (8D) and Jack (10C)

Wilson’s C vs. Whitgift A
Wilson’s C won 9 - 3

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National Cup, First Round

Wilson’s B beat Gordon School 6 – 0
Wins for Varun (U6), Sahil (U6), Anuj (8D), Pratyush (10S), Eeshaan (L6) and Vedant (9G)
Wilson’s D lost to Sutton GS A 1 – 5
Draws for Aryaman (L6) and Arlo (7D)

Briant Poulter Chess League

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Briant Poulter (Surrey Schools) Chess League

Wilson’s B beat Sutton Grammar School A 3 - 2
Wins for Rahul (10G), Anuj (8D) and Pratyush (10S)

Wilson’s C beat Sutton Grammar School C 12 - 0
2 Wins for Adam (U6), Vedant (9G), Josh (8S), David (U6), Ian (L6) ...

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Ivan Gromov Online League

Wilson’s A beat Tiffin A 5½ – ½
Wins for Shivam (9H), Denis (8H), Rahul (10G), Varun (U6) and Balahari (7G)

Wilson’s B beat Eton B 5 – 1
Wins for Idhant (9G), Vedant (9G), Pratyush (10S), Anuj (8D) and Ronik (8H)

Wilson’s C beat KEGS, Chelmsford ...

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On Friday 12 November Wilson's School hosted the South London Regional Qualification stage of the National Schools' Chess Championships. Wilson's A team had already qualified and so did not play. The event was won by Wilson's B who won all three matches, they were followed by Wilson's C, Wilson's D, Sutton A, Tiffin B and Tiffin C, who all qualified ...

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Wilson's Chess Festival

During the Half Term holiday, 100 Wilson's pupils took part in the Wilson's Chess Festival. They played over 450 highly competitive games of chess. The top section was won by Shivam (9H) with Denis (8H) second. Other sections were won (some jointly) by Atticus (12C), Ronik (8H), Mark (8B), Sanjiv (9C), Aryaman (12C), ...

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Wilson’s A beat Brentwood 5 - 1
Wins for Shivam (9H), Denis (8H), Raghav (9H), Rahul (10G) and Josh (8S)

Wilson’s B lost to Altrincham 2 - 4
Win for Shourya (8D), and draws for Anuj (8D) and Vedant (9G)

Wilson’s Chess Festival
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Russell Jamboree - Major Section

Our first 'Over the Board' chess fixture for 18 months. Wilson's B scored 11 out of 12, coming first out of 10 teams. Congratulations to Rahul (10G), Varun (U6), Sahil (U6), Adam (U6) and Idhant (9G) for two wins and to Josh (8S) and Anuj (8D) for one win each.

Year 7 Competition

Fifty of ...

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Ivan Gromov Online Schools League

Wilson’s A lost to KCS Wimbledon 2.5 - 3.5 Wins for Raghav (9H) and Varun (U6), draw for Henry (11D)

Wilson’s B lost to Eton College A 2 – 4 Win for Idhant (9G), draws for Anuj (8D) and Pratyush (10S)

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UK Chess Challenge is a very popular chess tournament which has tens of thousands of entrants. This year two of our pupils have played so well that they have reached the 'Terafinal', featuring only 60 players from the whole country, aged from 5 to

  1. Both our players are in Year 8: Shlok (8B) and Denis (8H). We congratulate them ...
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Wilson's Chess Festival went very smoothly with students assisting in setting up the venue and tidying away at the end. The chess was played to a high standard with no serious disputes to resolve.

Congratulations go to the winners and runners-up:

Section Alekhine 1st Sahil Kohli (5.5/7) 2nd = Pratyush Manchandia and ...

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The Year 7 ECF chess club met for the final time on Tuesday. While it has been a turbulent year filled with national lockdowns and students having to self-isolate, the club has nevertheless met enough times to declare a winner of the club league. Congratulations to Joshua (7S) as overall winner and the player with the highest win ratio; and to Shourya ...

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Twenty one Wilson's players took part in the Southern Counties Chess Union "Junior Jamboree" on Saturday 5 June 2021. Henry (10D) and David (12B) both played for the Surrey U18 team, on boards 3 and 6 respectively. They helped Surrey to achieve third place in the Event by scoring 2.5/5 and 3.5/5 respectively. The Wilson's team in this event ...

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Wilson's continues to participate in team chess competitions Sports Fixtures online. Twenty six pupils played in the inter-school Mammoth battle on Friday 14 May and Wilson's finished second out of 37 schools. We finished behind Reading School, but ahead of KCS Wimbledon, St Paul's, Judd and Eltham College amongst others. Our leading scorers were: ...

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This time it was the online Surbiton Junior Invitational tournament. Our top 6 players scored 93 points, well ahead of Muswell Hill junior Chess on 84 and Welsh Dragon Juniors on 82. Over 30 teams took part from around the United Kingdom. Our top scorer was Rahul (9G) who scored 26 points. Our other leading players were Aarush (7G), William B (Y12), ...

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ECF Online Under 19 Schools Championships 2021

Congratulations to the Wilson’s team who were runners up in this national event. With 4 of our best 5 players in years 7 and 8 perhaps in future years we will go one better and win a national trophy!

It was also wonderful for our 4 upper sixth players, who had lost most ...

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