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.
After training hard over the summer break with the Welsh Sailing Squad, Emelia Tinch ( Yr 11) has been selected to become part of the Welsh National Laser Squad. With this selection she can now compete at national level. Well done Emelia!Read on
After winning the UK Pony Club Championships in the summer , Oliver and the Monmouthshire Mounted Games team set their sights on the Prince Philip Cup at the Horse of the Year Show, which took place at the Birmingham NEC October 6-10th. The UK Pony…Read on
17 pupils represented Christ College at the Welsh Schools Skiing Champs at Llangrannog Ski Centre. last weekend. The Primary school event had 52 entries, 27 girls and 25 boys. The event comprised of registered and unregistered ski racers, the registered children being club skiers….Read on
Pupils Ben, Bea, Rosie and Floss are making their mark in Wales Hockey. All are involved in Regional Performance Centres, which is the phase of the Wales programme that takes place at this time of the season. Wales squads are selected from the Regional Performance…Read on
Year 9 violinist, Kurumi , had a fantastic opportunity over the weekend after being selected to take part in a Baroque workshop led by renowned violinist, Rachel Podger. Held at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (RWCMD) in Cardiff, the event was organised…Read on
James Hayward (Yr 12) competed for Wales in the Hammer category at the SIAB Schools Track and Field Internationals in Derby last week. The Hammer category is one of the most technical and skillful athletic events. Despite hitting the cage, James still managed a new…Read on