Check Mate

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

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

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