I interviewed the juniors to gather their thoughts on the trip to the London Chess Classic and continued amassing photographs and other bits and pieces to help with a major report for this site.
The other aspect of the evening concerned the art of having fun as we recreated the bowling and pizza scenario from a couple of months ago.
Here are some captured moments from a wonderful evening.
|Ready for action!|
|What a team!|
|An even better team!|
|A high-scoring match|
|Bowling and pizzas...what more could one want? Ah yes - stickers!|
|And this was even before Tom's starter...|
|Tom proudly showing his London Classic silver chess medal|
|Captain Caitlin, calmly keeping control of the party|
|Finlay, just like all good chess players, knows a fork when he sees one.|
|That's one piece of cucumber Oreo the guinea pig will never get to see|
|Empty plates all round|
|Extraordinary people - with me|
|Tom gets his just desserts|
|Captain Caitlin certainly can have her cake and eat it|
|Finlay smiling as if he has won the cup!|
|Recreating the famous Bottle of Notes|
|Well, so what? If you can't beat them, join them!|