NPS Chess Congress

A massive “Well Done!” to all those who took part in the NJCA Congress at Newcastle Prep School Sports Hall on Saturday 15th October.

This was the largest attendance for one of our Saturday congresses for a while, with over 70 children taking part during the day. Many children attended for morning or afternoon sessions to get a taste of a chess day and we hope to welcome them back to future events!

All competitors should be incredibly proud of themselves!

Kush, Terrence and Avi scored a superb 4.5 out of 7 to finish in joint third place. In second, with an amazing 5.5 was Om. Our top girl champions were Cleo and Maddie with 3 points and winning the trophy, with a fantastic 6 points, was Iason!

With 5 points out of 7, joint third place went to Yogam, Ethan and Ishaan. Second place, with a super 6 points, was Bruce. Top girl was Eleanor with 4 and the overall champion was Adi with 6.5 points.

In a hard fought competition, Jacob took third place with 3 points out of 5. Oliver was second with 5 and won the trophy for top boy. Emma won all her games, and the overall trophy, with 5 wins out of 5!