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Posted: 24.03.14

School House Are The Kings Of The Castle In The Inter-House Chess Championship!

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.

Final results

  • School House – 71 points
  • Orchard House – 58 points
  • de Winton House – 40 points
  • St David’s House – 29 points
  • Donaldson’s House – 28 points
  • Board One Winner – Milo Welch
  • Board Two Winner – Jiwan Rana
  • Board Three Winners – Conor Rourke-Davies & Neil Wang
  • Board Four Winners – Tom Ashton & Daniel Cummings

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