Owing to a number of factors, no more games were recorded after 10/03/09. However, a grand total of 52 points were gained, giving an average score between the 21 competitors of 2.5 points. There were some flaws in this terms system: some players played far more games than others, and some played only ‘weaker’ players. For these reasons, in future terms we will use a different system, which I will outline after the results.

So, in this term’s league, the winner, with 11 points, was: Adam Cope

In second place, with 7 points: Nas Andriopoulos

And in joint third place: Ed Aspinal and Henry Entwhistle

Well done to everyone who took part. Next term myself and the other Y11s are on study leave, so the club will meet informally, just come along if you want a game. However, from the Autumn Term of next year, we will be implementing a round-robin style tournament, in which all players will play each other player once with each colour over the term. Hopefully this will give us a more accurate representation of where people are in the club. We will also definitely be arranging some fixtures.


Here is the third in the poster series, scheduled for release at the start of next term:

Upcoming Chess Club Poster

Upcoming Chess Club Poster

Oli Schofield, Ed Aspinal, Ollie Maddox, Nas Andriopoulos and Henry Entwhistle from the Chess Club all had the pleasure of meeting Sir Patrick Moore on the last Wednesday before Easter. He seemed genuinely delighted by his chess set, and was inspirational to talk to. Click here to read the school’s write-up of the event, complete with some horrible photos of me.

Sir Patrick Moore with his new Chess set

Sir Patrick Moore with his new Chess set

League Results 10/03/09

There were just a few games played in this week:

  • Ed A 1-0 Adam C
  • Bishan M 1-0 Ben M
  • Henry E 0.5-0.5 Bishan M
  • Henry E 1-0 Tim
  • James B 1-0 Chris I

League Results 03/03/09

Here are the League results from national square root day (both the day and the month are the square root of the year).

  • Nas A 1-0 Ben M
  • Nas A 1-0 Ollie M
  • Nas A 1-0 Simon M
  • Adam C 2-0 Ben M
  • Adam C 1-0 Simon M
  • Bishan M 1-0 Matthew S
  • Henry E 1-0 Nas A
  • Ed A 0.5-0.5 Mark H
  • Ben M 1-0 Simon M
  • Angus I 1-0 Ed U

League Results 27/02/09

Here are this week’s results:

  • Ed A 1-0 Tim G
  • Ed A 1-0 Tim G
  • Ed A 1-0 Mark H
  • Ed A 1-0 James B
  • Henry E 1-0 Will N
  • Mark H 1-0 Chris P
  • Bishan M 1-0 Simon M
  • Bishan M 1-0 Henry E
  • Adam C 0.5-0.5 Ben M
  • Adam C 1-0 James P
  • Alex W 1 – 0 Adam C
  • Simon M 1-0 Will N
  • Tim G 0.5-0.5 Chris P

Getting an ECF Grade

Some of you have been asking how to get an English Chess Federation Grade.

I have now established that you need to play 9 rated games between now and next July in order to get a grade.

This probably means going to two rated tournaments, as a tournament usually has 5 or 6 games.

Rapidplay tournaments give rapidplay grades, which change twice a year, but there are more longplay tournaments in the South West.