School House surged into an early lead and never looked to be in any danger. Milo Welch led the way on Board One with 4 excellent victories including a win against his sister in the final round. Milo was well supported by Jiwan Rana and Conner Rourke-Davies who were also unbeaten. Tom Ashton won 3 of his 4 games to give School House an emphatic victory.
The Orchard Quartet of Aaron Lau, Slava Zakharov, Neil Wang and Daniel Cummings each recorded 3 wins to secure the runner-up spot for Orchard House.
Mrs Goodrich’s cunning coaching reaped the benefit as the de Winton girls picked up a number of ‘Fool’s Mate’ victories to boost their total score and claim the bronze medals.
All competitors are to be congratulated on a considerable feat of concentration – many players spent more than two hours in cerebral combat. Many reported feeling more tired than after a regular outdoor sport fixture. At the culmination of the competition the combatants consumed a chocolate chess set provided by the competition sponsor.
This year our year 9 have been working with the History, Art and photography departments in Christ College Brecon and The Regimental Museum of the Royal Welsh, Brecon, to learn about a key event in our local history, the Merthyr rising of 1831. They have…Read on
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