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Update - 7th February 2018


After 160 chess matches, we are now down to the last 5 competitors. Next term, these 5 will continue to play a mini competition against each other to find out who is truly King or Queen of the school.


The final 5 are;

Jevin T Yr 5 Jemison

Akshith P Yr 5 Jemison

Jenit G Yr 5 Peake

Tom D Yr 6 Geldof

Jenita T Yr 6 Geldof



A well done to the following children who got through to the final rounds and are in the top 20 chess players in the whole school!


Year 3;

Owen B, Albert R, Liya J, Isabella H, Johev G & Elena H


Year 4;

Johnny B, Isabel J, Jack CS, Sajuni V, Matei S, Jack B, John S & Isaac W


A big thank you also goes to all my helpers who have given up part of their lunch time to help set up the boards and referee matches, I really do appreciate their assistance: Jenit, Jenita, Amber S, Nuyem, Rameen, Erin, Matei, Jack CS, Oliver J, Reuben R, Haliyah, Amy K & Johnny B

The children have risen to the challenge to help me break last year's total number of children entering the annual inter-house chess championship!  One hundred and forty-six children signed up to participate this year. Thank you all.


The matches started on Monday 15th January and to date over 100 matches have taken place. We are about halfway there!


It is a knockout competition and the loser of the match is awarded a point for their house, a merit and a certificate in celebration assembly. We have nearly completed all the Round 1 matches.  The winners continue to play (names randomly pulled out from a hat) until we are left with the top 5 chess players in the whole school who then play against each other to find the overall winner.


The competition will continue over the next couple of weeks. watch this space for updates!


Matches played: 112   

St Georges      88               St Davids     72                 St Andrews   57                     Patricks 89


Mrs Deacon

Update - 31st January 2018


We have played 141 matches so far and have started some round 4 matches.


Georges: 105

Davids: 104

Andrews: 77

Patricks: 100


We have our first few people through to round 5. There will be 10 children in this round. It is still a knockout competition at this part. The winners of this round then go on to play each other to find out who is king / queen of the school.


Round 4 winners so far:


Isabel J.  - Year 4

Jenit G.  - Year 5 (Finalist last year)

Jevin T. - Year 5 (Finalist last year)

Tom D.  - Year 6


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