Tuesday 16 October 2018

24th Yarm Team Chess Championships: Filming

In an unprecedented move, BBC1's The One Show filmed our chess tournament and the resulting five-minute feature will be shown tomorrow evening (Thursday 18 October) at 7.00 p.m.

We were delighted to welcome the film crew of Benjamin and Daniel when they arrived at Park End Primary School last Friday to start their coverage of chess on Teesside, with the initial focus on the school's chess team as they prepared for their first-ever tournament.

Cameras rolling for the opening ceremony
If nothing else, it certainly kept the Park End corridors clear

Park End's Headteacher Julia Rodwell being interviewed
Preparing to film the boots

It was particularly good to have the attention of the media when we had such a wide range of newcomers and experienced players at the tournament, some of whom have already been champions of Teesside.

The flourishing library project is certainly having an impact on our numbers. This time we had two teams from Stockton Library and one from Thornaby Library. Thank you to chief volunteers Sean Cassidy and Brian Whitaker for their excellent work and greatly appreciated support.

The Stockton Library squad
Photograph © An Close
Don't forget to tune in tomorrow evening!

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