Scoill Vallajeelt

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At this years Primary School’s Chess Congress our team did a sterling job. After a wobbly start by our higher boards, we settled down and played some superb chess. We played 7 schools, beating all of them by at least 4 boards to 2 boards, which means we scored highly.

Despite such a good performance we missed out from winning the overall pool stage by a couple of points, so we were runners up of Pool B.
In the final play off we were against Peel who played very tight games and comprehensively beat us 5 boards to 1. So we came 4th out of 16 schools overall.All the players represented the school wonderfully, and played elegant games of chess, and were very sporting too. Interestingly, Kewaigue won the overall trophy, even though we beat them in the pool round 4 boards to 2!!

Happily we did come away with some silverware, as Mia D, on our number 6 board, played steadily and won the ‘Best Girl Player’ of the contest.