Tuesday 19 November 2019

Yarm Preparatory School Teams at the 2019 HMC Chess Championships

Today we travelled to the 2019 HMC Championships at the Queen Elizabeth Grammar School ('QEGS') in Wakefield with three excited teams of chess players.

We always enjoy this annual tournament regardless of the final placings. QEGS always put on a good show and we like to support the event.

We settled into our room and prepared for our matches in serious fashion. Err...well, as seriously as we could...

We had two teams in the Under-11 section and one team in the Under-9 section.

Our players battled away all day long and managed to win many games. The Under-9s won three and lost three of their matches.

The Under-11 B team won four and lost two and the Under-11 A team won four matches, drew one and lost one. This enabled them to secure a fine third place - just half a point away from sharing the second place.

Congratulations to RGS (Newcastle) on winning both sections.

QEGS certainly know how to look after their guests and they always provide an excellent early tea after the tournament.

Thank you, everyone. We had a very enjoyable day and the children gained more valuable experience.

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