Another Good Year For Chess
Thursday, 01 June 2006
The past academic year has seen the Junior Boys' School maintain its tradition of playing high standard chess.
The boys performed at the Association of Junior Independent Schools' Championships and won the team trophy and the cups for the best Under 11 and Under 10 individual performances.
Besides retaining their title as Champions at the AJIS competition, the boys gained two Silver Award trophies at the English Primary Schools Chess Association Championships Northern Semi Final.
The Under 11 team finished runners up in their section of the BCF National Schools Championships. A particular highlight was defeating Bluecoat School of Liverpool, whose average age was 16!
Headmaster, Mike Percik, said: "the boys have showed some real talent and determination whilst competing in these championships. To beat a team that is so much older than they are shows they are capable of achieving ever greater heights in the future."
Sixty eight boys took part in the UK Chess Challenge at the school and James Titterington managed to win all of his games in the U9 section.