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!