Delancey National Schools Chess Championships

18 May 2016

The Bank Holiday weekend saw several of Witham’s committed chess players heading to Lincoln in the next round of the Delancey Schools Chess Competition. After playing the early rounds at school, children who reached the qualifying criteria were invited to play against children from other schools across Lincolnshire for places in the next round of the competition. It was certainly a very challenging day but the Witham players once again did themselves proud!

Five children were successful in qualifying for the next round which will be played in Manchester in early July. Robert Tombs, Richard Tomlinson, Hamish Gordon-Stewart, Shivali Patel and Hugo Dunn will be playing for a place in the finals in London with prize money of £1000. All very exciting and we wish them the best of luck.

Louise Smith