Thursday 12th October
The chess team headed out to their first competition of the year, with the very daunting task of playing at the Nottingham Junior High School. The school team consisted of 8 pupils, some of which had never played chess for school before. It was clear from the off that the standard of chess was very high, this was confirmed it when was discussed that the opponents were the 6th best team nationally. This standard was to high for our pupils and unfortunately they didn't win a game. The positive outcome from the evening was that the organisers recognised the potential in lots of our players and were keen to signpost players to further training away from school.
The adults that attended with the team were delighted by the attitude and effort made by all the players. The team will return to competition after Christmas where they will play 2 other schools in a local chess league.