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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. Raghav was second with six wins and one loss, with Shlok (8B) and Denis (8H) third equal with 5  points. Following this event Wilson's now has over one hundred and fifty pupils with an active English Chess Federation rating in the new March list.

Junior Team Chess Challenge

Twenty of our best Year 7 and 8 chess players took on local schools in a four round chess tournament. Wilson's U13 A team were victorious with 14 points out of a maximum 16 possible. Second was Wilson's B team, who only lost point to the A team! Third were Tiffin A team but Wilson's C and D were joint fourth with KCS Wimbledon, ahead of first teams from four other schools. Top Wilson's players were Balahari (7G), Anuj (8D) and Ronik (8H) with a perfect score of 4/4. Shlok (8B), Denis (8H), Laxmi (8D), Arlo (7D), Dekrissh (8C), Sudersen (7C) and Sambuddha (8H) all scored 3 points.

Briant Poulter (Surrey School’s) League

Wilson’s A beat Hampton A 3  - 2  Wins for Henry (11D), Denis (8H) and Rahgav (9H)

Wilson’s A beat KCS Wimbledon A 4  - 1 
Wins for Shivam (9H), Denis (8H), Balahari (7G) and Rahul (10G)

Wilson’s B beat Hampton B 4 – 2
Wins for Rahul (10G), Balahari (7G), Anuj (8D) and Aryaman (12C)

Wilson’s B lost to KCS Wimbledon B 2  - 3  Wins for Vedant (9G) and Limo (9C)

Wilson’s C beat RGS Guildford C 10 – 2
Two wins for David (13B) and Limo (9C), one win for Vedant (9G), Jack (10C), Josh (8S), Ian(12C), Mark (8B) and Ronik (8H)

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