Bolton School Junior Boys

Boys' Chess Success

All four Junior Boys' chess teams have made it through to the Semi Finals of the EPSCA (English Primary Schools Chess Association) National Primary Schools Chess Team Championship 2010.

The competition is for pupils aged 5 - 11 years and is split into two age groups - U9 and U11.  Four teams of six boys from Bolton School were entered into the first round, which was held at Bridgewater School on Saturday 6 February.  The U9 A team won their section with the U9 B team taking third place, while the U11 A team came in second place and the U11 B team came fourth in their section.

The Semi Finals consist of 6 rounds over 2 days at three different Pontins venues. Bolton School Junior Boys will be competing at Pontins in Prestatyn on 19 and 20 June.

We wish the boys the best of luck and who knows - there may be a future Nigel Short (a Bolton School Old Boy) in the making!


Four chess teams

The four teams that progressed to the next round