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Junior House & Blitz Chess

Lyons came out top in this year’s junior house chess event, defeating Drake 4-2 in the final round of fixtures.

This competition is played as a mini-league with all houses playing each other over three successive weeks, with six players in each team. This year the final round of matches was a ‘winners take all’ fixture with the top two houses competing for first and second. Once Drake eased into a 4-0 lead, Lyons were fighting for pride and fought back to end it 4-2. In the other match, Wellington defeated Clyde 3-2. This is always a hotly contested house event which involved a lot of pupils, and is enjoyed by all.

The final positions are as follows:

1st Lyons 6 pts (+14)

2nd Drake 4 pts (+11)

3rd Wellington 2 pts (+6)

4th Clyde 0 pts (+4)

Also on the chess front: our bi-annual Blitz Chess event will soon begin. This consists of short ten minute matches played over a successive number of morning breaks (9.55am-10.15am). This is a league format event with cash prizes and all standards are welcome. The matches are as follows:

Round 1: Wednesday 5th December

Round 2: Thursday 6th December

Round 3: Friday 7th December

Round 4: Monday 10th December

Round 5: Tuesday 11th December

Round 6: Wednesday 12th December

Round 7: Thursday 13th December

Mr Jones (Senior Librarian)