Success for MTS Chess Teams at UK School’s Chess Challenge
On Sat 29th April Merchant Taylors’ Chess teams attended the Cumbria, Lancashire and Mersey megafinal of the Delancey UK School’s Chess Challenge.
The boys played some excellent chess and five of the seven boys won a medal or a trophy for finishing in the top 3 for their age group. Three of the boys scored enough points to qualify for the next stage of the competition – the Northern Gigafinal.
Clockwise from top left –
- Wictor Ozarek, U16 supremo (1st place)
- Steven Miosga, U16 silver medal
- Wesley Yang, U14 bronze medal
- James Jackson, U17 supremo (1st place)
- Alex Barker-Weinberger, U15 bronze medal
The girls also had successful day, getting a shout out from the organisers about how good it was to see so many girls playing chess from our school! Congratulations to the following girls on their achievements;
U13 1st,2nd and 3rd Anna Xie, Eleanor Rowlandson, Anushka Goel
U14 1st and 2nd Hannah Byrne, Ruby Emmerson
U15 1st,2nd and 3rd Hannah Cuthel, Ella Burns, Olivia Gregg
Four of the girls, all in year 8 qualified for the North of England finals in Manchester on July 16th – Eleanor Rowlandson, Anna Xie, Lateefa Abdullateef and Anushka Goel. Anna was 1 match off being the all round girl’s champion it was a very tense final match!
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