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Wilson’s chess players were excited to take part in Rapidplay at Eton, a national event with more than 50 schools attending from as far afield as Manchester. Morale was high for the Wilson’s team going into the first round, seeing as we were the top seed with an average rating of nearly 2000! By the end of the day, the team would emerge victorious ...

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After last year’s high point of placing second in the National Schools Chess Finals, Wilson’s Chess has started the year with a bang!

On Friday 15th September, three teams entered the annual Russell Jamboree held at Royal Grammar School, Guildford. The A team obliterated the field to win the Championship with 10 points out of 12. Our strongest ...

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Last Friday, the Wilson’s chess team travelled up to Nottingham for a two-day event: the National Schools’ Chess Finals. The team comprised Rahul, Shivam, Shlok, Denis, Raghav, Balahari and me. This was by far the most prestigious competition we would take part in all year, as only the top 26 schools across England were able to qualify. However, ...

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Sixteen schools descended on the Maths Department at Imperial College on Wednesday, 19 April for this year’s national final of the ECF Team Chess Challenge. Teams came from across the country with players travelling from as far as Merseyside, Northumberland, Somerset and Bristol.

In the morning, GM Prof Jonathan Mestel of Imperial College ...

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Old Wilsonian Chess Match Report

Earlier this month, we once again enjoyed the annual Old Wilsonian’s (OW) Chess Match in the John Jenkins Hall. On paper it is a two-round match-up between the past and present chess players of Wilson’s, but it also serves as a reunion for OWs to reconnect with former classmates and teachers, and share where ...

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On Saturday, 25 March, Wilson’s U13 chess team played in the national finals of Junior Team Chess Challenge at RGS Newcastle. There was some tough opposition, but as the defending champions we knew we were in with a chance of winning and retaining the trophy.

In round 1 we had an emphatic victory over Five Ways, a team from Birmingham, followed ...

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Wilson's first team convincingly won the regional final of Team Chess Challenge with an impressive 15/16. This included a 4-0 victory over Sutton Grammar and 3.5–0.5 wins over Eltham College and Tiffin School. The team has therefore qualified for the national finals, where players will defend the title they won last year.

The winning team ...

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Saturday 22nd and Monday 24th October 2022

  • Entry open to all Wilson’s pupils and siblings (aged under 18)
  • Players must be ECF members (membership is free for new members or £6 otherwise for juniors)
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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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