Wilson's School

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Chess News

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On 11 December Wilson’s School hosted a Regional Final of Junior Team Chess Challenge. This was for teams of four players from Year 8 and below, and was the main opportunity for pupils in Year 7 to play chess for the school. Five teams took part and all did well. The first team shone and won the event, including having victories over the main rivals Sutton Grammar and King’s College School, Wimbledon. The team of Henry (Yr 8), Neo (Yr 7), Rahul (Yr 7) and Jack (Yr 7) have therefore qualified to play at the National Final which will take place at Hertford College, Oxford in April. Other individuals who performed outstandingly well were Pratyush and Minhyuk (both Yr 7) who won all 4 of their games (photo, above).

Wilson’s Team Chess Problem Solving team scored full marks in the two sets of problems in this competition. The team of Koushikk (Yr 11), Shivank (Yr 11), Nivjesh (Yr 11), Ian (Yr 9) and Daniel (Yr 9) have thereby qualified for the National finals, which will be held at Imperial College in April. One of the easier problems they had to solve was the following: white to play and give checkmate next move (right).

Wilson’s Chess Academy had a Blitz chess tournament on Friday 14 December. In two hours after school 24 pupils played eight round of chess. The winner, Ghafari (U6) scored an excellent 7.5 points, including beating the school board 1, Tharshan (U6) who was second obtained 7 points. Equal third were Arenkan (L6), Kiran (Yr 11) and Rahul (Yr 7) (photo, below).
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