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Catholic Schools Chess Tournament

On Thursday 21st June, I had the pleasure of accompanying four of our students to St Edmund Campion School in Erdington for the annual Catholic Schools chess tournament. It is the second year that we have been, so this year, with one returning competitor, we knew what to expect.

The most difficult decision that I had to make was seeding the team – we had four really strong players, each of whom has at some point this year beaten all of the others; and in a way it seemed hardest on the top seeds, who would have the most difficult (but also the most interesting) matches. The final line-up was Matt (Captain), Jorge, Pedro and Daniel.

All the players had three matches each, played in silent concentration, and they were a real pleasure to watch. We finished with a play-off between three competitors who had each won all three of their matches and I was very proud of Pedro - who was declared the individual winner – and the team as a whole who won the competition by a very convincing margin. The boys were an absolute credit to themselves and to Tommies, winning with grace!

Miss Wiggins
Teacher of Mathematics

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