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Junior Girls in Chess Semi-Final

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Over the weekend, the Bolton School Junior Girls’ chess teams took part in the first round of the English Primary Schools' Chess Association national competition.

The school’s two teams travelled to Bridgewater to compete. The U11s team won their matches with 16.5 points overall, while the U9s team triumphed with 14 points! They are now through to the semi-final, which will take place in June at Pontins, Prestatyn.

There is a wide range of experience on the team: some have been playing for years, while others only picked up chess six weeks ago! Hesketh House already has a tradition of producing excellent chess players, with many moving up to play for the Girls’ Division teams and some even qualifying to play for Great Britain in world-wide competitions! With this latest win, it looks like the trend is set to continue.

The Junior Boys have also qualified to take part in the semi-final, so the games at Prestatyn promise to be very interesting indeed!

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The U9s and U11s teams with their medals and certificates

The U9s and U11s teams with their medals and certificates