The School Chess Championships came to a nail-biting climax recently, with Tom from 10N3 emerging victorious in the final moments of his showdown match with Ethan from 9N1. Tom therefore claimed the coveted title of Nova Hreod Academy Chess Champion 2017-18, winning from a field of 32 students who had taken part. The result, sealed with both players under time pressure in what had been a close game, meant a tie-breaker was not required as Ethan finished in third overall, Samuel from 9N3 took second place and Tom claimed top prize.
The Championships have been keenly fought out over the past two months during Chess Club on Tuesday lunchtimes and also represented the school stage of the national ‘Delancey UK Schools Chess Challenge’ https://www.delanceyukschoolschesschallenge.com/ in which some 40,000 students from over 1,000 schools across the UK have been taking part. Those students who have scored highly at the school stage will be able to go on to represent the school in the regional “Megafinal”, which will be held in May. Congratulations to all those who have taken part and best of luck to those who have also qualified for the next round!