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 of their final year of normal inter-school chess. Overall it was a great team performance — do congratulate those in your form/year group.
Board Name Form 1 Denis 7H 2 Shlok 7B 3 Shivam 8H 4 Henry 10D 5 Raghav 8H 6 Aurideep 13H 7 Kiran 13S 8 Shivank 13D 9 William 12B 10 Koushikk 13B
Inter-House Chess Battle
Last Wednesday saw the first online inter- house chess tournament in Wilson's, where approximately 200 students participated in total. They were split up into their 6 houses, and the winning house was determined by the greatest total points from the top 10 players from each house. For each game, each player had 5 minutes plus 3 seconds increment (time added to each move), making the games enjoyable to play in, as they could still concentrate on each move whilst also not being bored waiting for their opponents to move.
Being a player in the tournament myself, and also from my peers' experience, it was fun and relaxing, where although there was a huge turnout, there wasn't much tension and people played simply for the fun of it. Congratulations to Hayes, who ended up being the winning house, with Brecon second and Camberwell third only a point ahead of Datchelor. Thank you to Dr Cooper for being the one behind it all, and the 6 sixth form chess mentors who ran the house teams.
Banner photo: from the 2019 tournament