More Medals for Junior Chess Competitors

CHS’s young chess masters braved the snow covered roads when they took a trip to Bolton School for the AJIS Chess Festival tournament – and won 4 medals!

During the tournament, 8 Junior boys took part in 5 matches against pupils of their own age group. Each match lasted up to 40 intense minutes with all CHS’s pupils winning at least one of their matches.

Competing in the U9s category; Faris, Freddie, Rohit, Edward, Oliver and Aaryan all put in a fantastic strategic performances with Faris picking up the bronze medal in the ‘B’ event, whilst Oliver and Rohit took joint silver in the ‘A’ group.

For the U10s Rohit’s older brother, Rahul won bronze in the ‘A’ competition whilst Edward put in a strong performance for the U11s age group.

By the end of the day, after many minutes of tactical manoeuvring, the pupils could be proud of what they had achieved.

CHS Junior School Deputy Head, Mr Malcolm Johnson said: “For many of our players it was their first taste of competitive chess and from the look on their faces it won’t be their last.”

He said: “Well done to all our boys who took part and a big ‘thank you’ to our parents who not only accompanied their children for the day, but also volunteered to help run the event with the typical CHS ‘can do’ attitude.”

cheadle hulme school juniors take part in the AJIS Chess Festival tournament at Bolton School