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Boys Reach Q-Final in National Chess Comp

Wednesday, 30 April 2008

The Boys' Junior Department of Bolton School has gone one stage further than ever before in the English Chess Federation National Schools' Championships, which is open to primary and secondary schools.

Having finished runners up to Manchester Grammar School in their regional zone, they qualified for the National Plate tournament.In the first round they beat Greenwood Academy, a secondary school from Irvine in Ayrshire and will now play Leeds Grammar School in the quarter final.

The squad comprises Thomas Chia, James Titterington, Cameron Lee, Ben Gibbons, Ham Dewhurst, Abhinva Kumar and Thomas Fines.

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The boys' chess team has reached the quarter final of the national chess championship