On the 24 November six students from The Dorcan Academy; Vadim Zbierzak, Hayden Crisp, Hasan Hussain, Ali Abubaker, Dipesh Thapa and Thomas Hamilton went to Commonweal school to play the opening round of the English Chess Federation Schools Challenge. All the players played some great chess with a real ebb and flow to the games. It was a highly competitive tournament which belies the final score of 5.5:0.5. Hasan played to a hard fought draw against their best player. We learnt a lot of lessons which we will use to become better players and we have vowed to play more chess.
Chess club is in the Library Lunchtimes for free play, the Chess club meets on a Thursday afterschool in the Library for coaching and developing our game. It would be great to see more people.