Chess Day 31st August 2017

The morning session started with some coaching and puzzles on the theme of checkmates; followed by some noisy team working in games of exchange chess.

After more coaching on a theme of eliminating the defence the session ended with a very lively fun chess session featuring card chess and other varients.

The afternoon session was given over to a 6-round tournament with medals for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each of 3 sections.

Results:

Checkmate Stars: James B, Isaac, Cameron, Matthew, Nicholas and Ned

Exchange Chess Champions: James B, Isaac, Theo, Nicholas, Tom, Danny and Niamh

Defence Elimination Experts: Matthew, Elektra and Alex

Tournament Group 1:

1st – Callum

2nd – Tom

3rd – Isaac

Tournament Group 2:

1st – James Z

2nd – Matthew

3rd – Cameron

Arbiters award – Theo

Tournament Group 3:

1st – Nicholas

2nd – Fred

3rd – Niamh

Arbiters award – Elektra and Ned

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