With the help or Miss Brearey, I managed to take a record number of children to the Nottinghamshire South Area Chess League which was hosted at Gamston. All 33 children played with calm focus throughout their games and although many felt quite nervous to begin with, all walked away with smiles on their faces.

But not just experience was gained!

In the A tournament, our top four most experienced played walked away with a fourth place overall.

In the B tournament, our B team finished in first place, with our C team (also an all girl team) finishing in second place. Seven of our players came away with three wins out of three matches. Incredible! I put it down to expert coaching….

Mr Jones