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Girls Win AJIS Chess Medals

Monday, 01 December 2014

The Junior Girls took part in the latest AJIS Chess Tournament, hosted by the Junior Boys’ School at Park Road. Three other junior independent schools from across the North West sent their best chess players to compete: The King’s School Chester, The King’s School Macclesfield, and Oldham Hulme Grammar School.

A number of children from each school won various games throughout the Tournament, but the final teams were made up of the four players in the A section with the highest score.

There was some tough opposition for the Junior Girls this year. Nonetheless, three girls deserved particular commendation: Lucy Sackfield from Year 5 and Year 6 girls Ariella Tanfield and Amelia Thompson all received medals for scoring highly in their respective groups.

Amerleen Hundle in Year 6 also received a trophy for winning all of her games. She came first in the U11 competition, narrowly beating Junior Boys’ pupil Zen Jepson by just one point!

The Junior Girls’ School has a thriving chess club and strong chess tradition. Recent Junior Girls’ leavers Mahima Raghavendra and Sharon Daniel, who are now in the Girls’ Division Senior School, both took part in the 2013 World Youth Chess Championships in Dubai one year ago. Mahima was ranked 121st in her age group; Sharon was ranked 80th, and more recently used some of her chess skills to her help her win Channel 4’s Child Genius competition!

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U11 winner Amerleen Hundle with her trophy and certificate

U11 winner Amerleen Hundle with her trophy and certificate

The three girls who won medals: Lucy, Ariella and Amelia

The three girls who won medals: Lucy, Ariella and Amelia

The Junior Girls who took part in the AJIS Chess Tournament

The Junior Girls who took part in the AJIS Chess Tournament