Reigate Grammar School students placed 2nd at the ECF (English Chess Federation) U13 Schools Chess Championships in Grantham over the weekend, making them National Runners-Up!
RGS scored 10.5/16 with their only loss coming against runaway Champions KCS Wimbledon; the 3-1 thrashing of our old rivals Wilson’s in the last round was particularly enjoyable.
Final top positions (to be officially confirmed):
1st KCS Wimbledon 14
2nd Reigate Grammar 10.5
3rd Magdalen College School (Oxford) 10
4th Summer Fields 9.5
The RGS team consisted of Alex G, Harry A, Annalise H and Bernadette C-W. Ernest T played some good games in the Reserves section and was a great backup to the team. All five players received runners-up medals and the School and each player will receive special certificates from the English Chess Federation.
This is Reigate Grammar’s best National chess result for many, many years; thanks to all who made it possible.
Alex G is now officially the English Youth Grand Prix U13 National Champion and now qualifies for the European Youth or the World Cadets/Youth Chess Championships in 2016.
Photo credit: Brendan O’Gorman