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Inter-school online chess tournament

On the afternoon of Friday 5 June, our chess team competed in their first online inter-school chess tournament, organised by the English Chess Federation and featuring a number of schools which reached the latter stages of the National Schools’ Chess Championships. My heart missed a beat or two when BGS took an early lead, which unfortunately wasn’t sustained as we slipped a little down the leader-board towards the end to finish in joint fifth place. But our players relished the experience and did very well overall against strong opposition - it remained close between the top teams throughout. This promises to be the start of a regular online inter-school competition. Vishal in Year 7 should be congratulated as our top-scoring player in this event, winning six blitz games in one hour. And we’ve already had two online BGS chess tournaments – won by Chirag in Year 10 and Kandara in Year 7 respectively. These will continue on a weekly basis on Tuesdays at 4pm until the end of term. Please see the weekly emails or contact Mr Iwi on for details of how to take part in these tournaments.

Mr Iwi